Category Archives: Voices of Parks & Rec

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Letter To The Editor I was just reading the October 2012 PRB issue when I came across the Best in Special Events article. We have a few events going on here that I thought would be great in that article: Harry Potter School’s Out Day We run a one-day day-camp style program on a day when kids are out of school. The activity center is decorated to look like a castle. Staff members and participants dress up as their favorite … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Issues, March 2013, Parks and Rec Business, Voices of Parks & Rec | 1 Comment

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Field Notes Cre8Play is now designing peaceful gardens and play environments which incorporate critical healing elements including native wildlife, flowers and music. Freshpark Action Sports, a producer of folding, modular action sports kits, received a safety endorsement from nationally accredited orthopedic surgeon Nick DiNubile. Water Technology, Inc. (WTI) announced that Mike Jaroszewski has been named to the WTI and Neuman Group Project Development team. He will provide sales and support and work with the team in a leadership capacity to manage … Continue reading

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Understanding Stone Finishes Fort Worth, Texas–A basic understanding that all cleaning professionals must have when cleaning and maintaining stone floors—such as marble and granite—is how the floor has been finished. This is not always an easy assessment, yet it can make a significant difference in how the floor is cared for. Using the wrong chemicals or performing unacceptable floor-care tasks on stone floors can have serious implications. So, how do you know how a stone floor has been finished? There … Continue reading

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Create Exceptional Customer Service

We can all learn lessons about loyalty from our dogs! Photo Courtesy of Craig Dishman

My family and I recently visited Disney World, and while I went with high expectations of experiencing magic, I did not come away with an incredible feeling of exceptional service. Don’t get me wrong–we had a great time, and we will go back, but I did not leave “wowed.” Instead, I left thinking that my staff members and I can do a better job and focus on exceptional customer service. Throughout my life, there have been three important figures that … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Issues, January 2013, Parks and Rec Business, Voices of Parks & Rec | 2 Comments

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Design Standard For Athletic Field Light Structures Coming    Reston, Va.—The collapse of more than 12 light structures at athletic fields around the country over the past several years, and another 200 other sports lighting structures removed from service as a safety precaution, has prompted members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to examine these structures and create a new design standard for the industry. The ASCE Athletic Field Lighting Structures Standard Committee was created in the fall … Continue reading

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