Category Archives: LBWA

Routing Runoff

Photos 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

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LBWA–Freeze Frame

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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, Parks and Rec Business, September 2013 | Leave a comment

Public Restrooms

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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 August 2013, Columns, LBWA, Parks and Rec Business | Leave a comment

Beauty Is More Than Just Skin Deep

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 Issues, July 2013, LBWA, Parks and Rec Business | Leave a comment

Trail Maintenance

Whether in a dense forest or along a beach, all trails require maintenance. 
Photo Courtesy Of Randy Gaddo

“Happy trails to you, until we meet again. Happy trails to you, keep smilin’ until then.” –“Happy Trails,” Dale Evans Rogers The average person walking along a beautiful tree-lined trail in a park is probably intent on enjoying the experience, giving little thought to the hard work and maintenance it takes to keep that trail passable. But parks and rec maintenance pros know all too well that when it comes to trails, it’s all about maintenance. The term “trail” can … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Issues, June 2013, LBWA, Parks and Rec Business | Leave a comment