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Athletic Field Lights 1 Clinton Recreation and Parks Town of Cary uses Musco lighting. They have a design built option. Christy Rosas NC State Parks christy.rosas@ncparks.gov
by C. Rosas
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Endorsed Association Fees/Outside League Fees 3 S. Clayton We have a Usage Agreement with our local youth association. We allow them to sell sponsor space on the fencing (provided the signs meet our guidelines). We also allow them to operate and reap 100% of any concession operation (though they have chosen not to the last couple years - we have contracted that out and collect that fee from the contractor). We do all the field maintenance and ballfield preps (with the exception of the youth association lining for their football, soccer and lacrosse games). We only collect from the association a non-resident user fee of $8/player/sport season for anyone living outside the taxing district. They also pay 100% of athletic field lighting costs and any other costs arising, directly or indirectly, from them using the facilities. We rent fields to travel teams at an hourly cost determined by resident/non-resident/non-profit rates. We rent fields for weekend tournaments based on a per-day fee with hourly lights, temporary fencing ($25/fence/day), and game preps (spike/drag/line - $30/occurrence). At no time do we allow anyone other than staff to do any maintenance on our athletic fields.
by T. Lannon
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Staffing at Special Events 7 A. Shearin We have designated part time staff that are Special Event Attendants and their specific job duty is to work with special events. We also use volunteers for quite a bit of our special events.
by Swansboro Parks and Recreation
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Job Descriptions 1 J. Beedle-Munley Various Job descriptions
by Swansboro Parks and Recreation
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Looking for Walking Challenge Apps/Websites 0 B. TOLLE The City of Kannapolis created a walking challenge program about two years ago called Loop the Loop (http://www.kannapolisnc.gov/looptheloop).  We are essentially asking participants to log in, report mileage and earn prizes. When we started the program, we simply used what we had for registrations and mileage reporting – we used Active.net, our registration system.  We created a free “drop-in” program with custom questions to ask about how far each user walked.  Each time a person logged in, they would have to “register” for the activity in order to input their mileage.  The registration system wasn’t user friendly to walkers who just simply wanted to report & go; and it didn’t allow users to see how many miles they had logged.  It wasn’t the best, but it was already in play, it was already paid for, and we made it work. So, now we are at the point of looking for a new program or app that would be more user friendly to participants.  I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to share with me information on any  program/website/mobile app that you are using for a walking or fitness-type challenge program in your community. We have already been in touch with NC State Parks about their 100 mile walking challenge and they gave great feedback - looking for any others out there who might be doing the same! Thanks in advance for any information that you might be able to share!
by B. TOLLE
Monday, March 18, 2019
Playerspace Online Registration System 0 Reidsville Parks and Recreation I was wondering if any Parks and Recreation Department is utilizing the Playerspace Online registration system.  It is primarily utilized by the YMCA's.  If so, what are you using it for and what are the pros and cons? Website https://www.playerspace.net/ Thank You!
by Reidsville Parks and Recreation
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Summer Camp Software 0 A. Shearin For our summer camp, we are currently using Rec1 for registration and payments then doing most everything else by hand- paper sign in/out sheets, paper incident reports, carrying paper contact forms on field trips, etc. We are looking for a way to go digital and have started looking at software systems that are marketed to day cares, which have their own limitations. What are you using? Particularly interested in digital check in/out processes.  Thank you,  Amy Shearin Town of Clayton Parks and Recreation Department 919-553-1550 ashearin@townofclaytonnc.org 
by A. Shearin
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Referee Scheduling Services 1 A. Talley I would be interested in any feedback you receive also if you don't mind sharing. Thanks. M. Bishop Town of Nashville
by Nashville Parks & Recreation
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Info Needed for Travel Baseball / Softball Leagues 0 J. Wallace Hi I would like to find out some information about travel baseball/softball league and other ideas from people to see how they are keeping kids playing at parks & recreation. Trying to keep as many kids as possible playing at our park, has anyone tried a travel baseball/softball league (only travel teams are able to join). Does anyone allow travel teams to join their rec league? Has anyone tried a travel league as the same time as rec league is going on? Thanks Jay Wallace, Athletic Program Supervisor Shelby City Parks & Recreation Email: jay.wallace@cityofshelby.com
by J. Wallace
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Marketing & Special Events Supervisor Job Description & Salary Range 1 Clinton Recreation and Parks I dropped you an email Jonathan
by W. Tilghman
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Skate Parks 0 T. Petrea Skate Parks… does anyone rent or contract with private groups for camps or instruction? If so, how do you handle the pads and helmet issue? Thank you. Tim Petrea Waynesville Parks & Recreation Program Supervisor (CPRP) tpetrea@waynesvillenc.gov  
by T. Petrea
Friday, February 1, 2019
The makings of a master plan or comprehensive plan 0 Carrboro Recreation and Parks Hello can anyone provide a checklist and/or objectives for a comprehensive plan or master plan?   Want to make sure our updated document includes all the necessary elements for growth, evaluation and information when applying for grants, etc. Thanks
by Carrboro Recreation and Parks
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
3rd Party Event Hosting 0 J. Witherspoon Alamance Parks is looking for new ideas for how we can handle 3rd parties wanting to host events in our parks. Do you have a policy that you can share that helps you handle these requests? Jason Witherspoon Program Superintendent Alamance Parks 3916 R Dean Coleman Rd. Burlington, NC 27215 336-570-6288    
by J. Witherspoon
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Operations Manual 0 K. SMITH The Town of Morrisville is renovating the Aquatics and Fitness Center.  We would like to open with a comprehensive Operations Plan.  Does anyone have an Operation Manual that I can use as a guide?  It would be really helpful if it is for an Aquatic &/or Fitness facility. Thanks for your help, Kendal Smith – CPRP; AFAA Morrisville Aquatic & Fitness Center Supervisor ksmith@townofmorrisville.org
by K. SMITH
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Youth Archery Program 2 T. Purifoy Same contact for me - he made our Archery program what it is today
by B. Haigler
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Multiple Policies and Guidelines / Regulations 0 D. Reuter Hello Folks,   I am the new parks administrator for the city of Sanford. I am requesting any examples of uniform policies for employees and guidelines/regulations for drone use in your parks. Any information, policies, etc. you can provide will be greatly appreciated.   Don Reuter, Parks Administrator City of Sanford 919-777-1203 don.reuter@sanfordnc.net
by D. Reuter
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Missing Person(s) Procedures 0 B. Haigler Looking for procedures/protocol for the report of a missing person(s) in a park.   The County currently does not have a policy in place and would always yield to calling 911 for a situation in a building.  We feel parks are unique with the lack of barriers, forest cover and possible water bodies.   Thank you in advance!   Byron
by B. Haigler
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Summer Camp Counselor Pay Scale 0 L. Small Summer Camp is upon us. We are wanting to make sure our camp counselor pay scale is current and competitive. We would love some feedback regarding what your counselor pay scale is. Would it be the same as your gym and/or park monitors? Why or why not?   Thank you for any feedback.   Lindsay Small Recreation Coordinator Town of Huntersville Parks & Recreation  Email: LSmall@huntersville.org  
by L. Small
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Facility Rental Staff Job Descriptions/Advertisements 0 Clinton Recreation and Parks I hope everyone is doing well. Our department is looking to advertise for staff to assist with picnic shelter/activity room rentals. In the past, our full time staff have taken care of rentals, but we have so many rentals that this is hindering staff levels due to comp time given for the rentals. This is the first time we have had these positions. Does anyone have similar job descriptions and/or advertisements that they would be willing to share with us?  We would like to get the advertisement out within the next 4-6 weeks. Thank you in advance for your help with this.  Have a great day. Jonathan Allen, CPRP Parks & Recreation Director City of Clinton jallen@cityofclintonnc.us Phone: 910-299-4900 ext. 3061
by Clinton Recreation and Parks
Friday, January 4, 2019
Toddler Programs 0 S. Clayton We are looking to implement a new toddler program in Havelock. We are looking to offer it 1 morning per week for 2 hours to include sports, fine motor skills, art & crafts, and some other activities. This program will be open to children 6 months - 5 years old. If anyone else has run a drop-in program like this I would like to know if you needed to have additional insurance due to the age of participants or additional legal concerns that we may need to be aware before starting this program.   Thanks in advance!
by S. Clayton
Thursday, January 3, 2019