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Insurance Policy for Youth Sports Participants 0 A. DiMarzio The Town of Fuquay-Varina would like to know if your department offers youth sports participants the opportunity to opt in and purchase an insurance policy to cover medical issues that may arise through participation in the league. Thank you, Anthony DiMarzio | Asst. Parks & Recreation Director Town of Fuquay-Varina adimarzio@fuquay-varina.org
by A. DiMarzio
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Parent Communication for Summer Camp 2 C. CHESSON Attached is our summer camp parent information packet. We send an email update each week to parents. In addition we utilize a program called ePACT. This system allows us access to an app for our camp cell phones in which counselors have access to each participants emergency contact information. Also with this app we can send email reminders to specific groups as well as text messages to specific groups. Another great reminder notification application that is free is the Remind App.
by L. Small
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Summer Camp Question 6 S. Paschal We charge a flat rate regardless of resident/non-resident status.
by Black Mountain Recreation & Parks
Monday, November 4, 2019
NC County Parks & Recreation Study 0 D. Taylor Hello Everyone, Iredell County Parks & Recreation Department needs your help in gathering some statistical data from County Parks and Recreation Departments in our state.  If you work in a county parks and recreation department can you please take a few minutes to fill out the survey below.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QVBF7HF Thanks for all your help in advance!  I will be happy to share our research upon completion.  Thanks again! Daniel Taylor Athletic Program Director Iredell County Parks & Recreation Department
by D. Taylor
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Use of an Advisory Committee to Reserve Facilities 0 D. Reuter Does anyone use an advisory committee to review/approve/recommend groups seeking to reserve facilities? Thanks Don Reuter Parks Administrator City of Sanford don.reuter@sanfordnc.net
by D. Reuter
Monday, October 28, 2019
Permanent Part-Time Positions 0 M. Hawkins The Town of Hope Mills is currently exploring the option of hiring Permanent Part-Time positions. If any organizations currently have any permanent part time employees, and could share their benefit break downs, annually/weekly hours allowed, etc., we’d greatly appreciate it! Meghan H Freeman, Assistant Director Programs/Events Town of Hope Mills Parks & Recreation mhawkins@townofhopemills.com    
by M. Hawkins
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Development of a Dog Park 0 ELKIN RECREATION & PARKS Colleagues: We are working with a local interest group on the installation and development of a Dog Park. If any departments have an MOU or some other agreement with a non-profit group to manage this type of facility, please pass along! Thanks Adam W. McComb Assistant Town Manager Director, Elkin Recreation & Parks E-mail – amccomb@elkinnc.org
by ELKIN RECREATION & PARKS
Friday, October 18, 2019
Recommendations for Recreation Management Software 0 Creedmoor Parks & Recreation The City of Creedmoor is constructing a new community center that will feature a gymnasium, walking track, and a selection of exercise equipment; the facility will be very different from anything we have had in the past. Staff are just beginning the policy development process and researching recreation software packages. Creedmoor is a small community of < 5000 residents and we really don’t need the Cadillac version, just looking for an affordable program that will enable us to manage memberships and activities. Any recommendations? Korena Weichel | City Manager City of Creedmoor kweichel@cityofcreedmoor.org
by Creedmoor Parks & Recreation
Friday, October 18, 2019
Hayrides at Fall Events 1 D. Spivey Hey Daniel, Great timing! Our department was just discussing how to go about facilitating a hayride for our upcoming Halloween event. We have a staff member from our town's Public Works department who will set up and drive the hayride. For liability, we are having all participants sign a waiver before getting on the ride. We will also be posting multiple signs with rules and guidelines around the signup table. Hope this helps!Clint BowmanRecreation Coordinator Black Mountain Recreation & Parksclint.bowman@townofblackmountain.org
by C. Bowman
Friday, October 11, 2019
E-Sports 4 J. Andersen We are providing the systems, games, and controllers, so there is no cost/need from the participants to bring anything. We are looking at starting up a club in the spring where kids can come hang out, play games, and then have a group of kids that will participate in tournaments and stuff. If we get decent participation we may look to expand to a league. We aren't good enough yet to do training or anything, but if the demand is there we would.
by A. Lance
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Management of Pickle Ball Courts 0 J. Lefever Searching for answers on the management of pickle ball courts. Do other municipalities have time limits on the courts? Does your organization run its own leagues or do you allow outside leagues to come in and facilitate the leagues on their own? J.P. Lefever Athletic Supervisor Knightdale Parks, Recreation & Cultural Programs  john.lefever@knightdalenc.gov  
by J. Lefever
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Discounts for coaches who's kids participate in youth sports 5 Black Mountain Recreation & Parks Cramerton Parks and Recreation gives head coaches a resident rate which is $20 less than non-resident. If the head coach is already a resident they don't get a discount.
by R. Andrea
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Strategic Plan for a Senior Center 0 C. Puceta I am requesting information for future growth for a senior center. We are moving from a 7,000 square foot building to a 20,000 square foot building. Has anyone done a strategic plan or model? Thank you. Colleen Puceta City of Monroe Senior Center Supervisor Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center cpuceta@monroenc.org
by C. Puceta
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Family Restroooms 0 J. KOSTKA I am interested in hearing about how other parks manage their family restrooms. What type of lock do you use? Do you require patrons to check out a key? Have you had any concerns or issues regarding a family restroom in your park? 
by J. KOSTKA
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Outdoor Lightning Detection/Alert Systems 0 P. Bowles Do any Parks departments have outdoor Lightning Detection/Alert systems for Outdoor Athletic Facilities? Pat Bowles, Athletic Coordinator Huntersville Parks and Recreation pbowles@huntersville.org
by P. Bowles
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Park Policy for Drones and Model Airplanes 3 A. Johnson Here is how our Ordinance reads for Pender County:Sec. 28-43. - Engine-powered models or toys restricted.It shall be unlawful for any person to start, fly or use any fuel-powered engine, jet-type or electric-powered model aircraft, boat, car, truck or rocket or like powered toy or model except in areas specifically designated for such use.(Ord. of 6-8-2015, § 11-75)Note that it does not specifically refer to drones, though one could argue that drones fall under "... like powered toy or model...". We are actively researching this topic now to see if we need to change the ordinance to include drones or if we need a separate policy just for drones. We are following this thread closely.
by Pender County Parks & Recreation
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Public Artwork Donations to Parks Grounds 0 O. GREENE Looking for departments that allow the public to donate Art work (sculptures or murals) to the parks grounds. I am wondering do you have action plans in place for how long the art work can stay up, who is responsible for up keep of the art work. We are looking to input some local art work in our parks and want some guidelines. Thanks Oliver Greene, Director Franklin County Parks & Recreation ogreene@franklincountync.us
by O. GREENE
Friday, August 23, 2019
Swim Suit Donations 0 C. Castle I am curious if any departments accept swim suit donations to be given to those who attends public swim without swimsuits.  A community member has started up a swim suit donation initiative.  She/He collects new or slightly used suits, cleans them and then brings them to our department sorted into individual zip-locked bags with the suit size written on the outside.  We are hoping to distribute the suit rather than having to turn families away from the pool.  We are not looking to collect the suits after they are used; the individuals/family keep the suits.  Does your department have any experience with swim suit donations, perhaps a liability waiver you use, any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.  Thank you   Cindy Castle Lee County Parks & Recreation
by C. Castle
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Pre--Fab Restroom Buildings 7 Clinton Recreation and Parks Contact Info for the manufacturer:Tom Knepshield II, Vice PresidentHunter Knepshield Company, Inc.LaGrange, Ky 40031Phone: 502-225-9121E-mail: Knepjr@iglou.comWeb: www.hunterknepshield.com
by A. Mackintosh
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Summer Day Camp Refund Policy 0 S. Clayton We are looking to review out refund policy for our summer day camp program after the completion of this summer and we wanted to see what other departments had in place.   Thank you in advance.   Stephen
by S. Clayton
Thursday, August 8, 2019