Category Archives: LBWA

Maintaining Campgrounds

Photos Courtesy of Recreation Resource Management

Editor’s Note: This column, “LBWA” (Leadership By Wandering Around), is based on the premise that, in order to find out what’s going on in the field, a parks and rec leader has to leave his or her desk and “wander around” the area of operations, talk to people, ask questions, and kick around ideas with the individuals in the thick of delivering services to the public. So the author will bring up issues and ask the leaders among the readership … Continue reading

Posted in LBWA, May 2014, Parks and Rec Business | Leave a comment

LBWA — Launch The Fleet

Photo Courtesy Of Randy Gaddo

Editor’s Note: This column, “LBWA” (Leadership By Wandering Around), is based on the premise that, in order to find out what’s going on in the field, a parks and rec leader has to leave his or her desk and “wander around” the area of operations, talk to people, ask questions, and kick around ideas with the individuals in the thick of delivering services to the public. So the author will bring up issues and ask the leaders among the readership … Continue reading

Posted in April 2014, Columns, Issues, LBWA, Parks and Rec Business | Leave a comment

LBWA–“Fore” Effective Golf Course Maintenance

Photo Courtesy of Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department

Editor’s Note: This column, “LBWA” (Leadership By Wandering Around), is based on the premise that, in order to find out what’s going on in the field, a parks and rec leader has to leave his or her desk and “wander around” the area of operations, talk to people, ask questions, and kick around ideas with the individuals in the thick of delivering services to the public. So the author will bring up issues and ask the leaders among the readership … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Issues, LBWA, March 2014, Parks and Rec Business | Leave a comment

LBWA–Let Sport Lights Shine Bright

Photo Courtesy of Hubbell Lighting

Editor’s Note: This column, “LBWA” (Leadership By Wandering Around), is based on the premise that, in order to find out what’s going on in the field, a parks and rec leader has to leave his or her desk and “wander around” the area of operations, talk to people, ask questions, and kick around ideas with the individuals in the thick of delivering services to the public. So the author will bring up issues and ask the leaders among the readership … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, February 2014, Issues, LBWA, Parks and Rec Business | Leave a comment

LBWA–Multi-Use Natural-Turf Fields

Photo Courtesy of Sports Turf Company

Whenever somebody starts to talk about natural turf, multi-use sports fields for parks and recreation use, I start to get a multi-level headache.  Why, you ask? Well, because the topic is layered with competing pros and cons that will make your head spin after a while. Before we embark on an exploratory discussion about the good, the bad, and the ugly of a multi-use field, let’s first define what all of this means for parks and recreation officials.  The term … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Issues, January 2014, LBWA, Parks and Rec Business | Leave a comment