Friday, September 25, 2009

DHR 9-28-09

Weekly Report

Department: Parks and Recreation

Date: 09-28-09

Prepared by: B. O'Shea Burrell

Specific Weekly Activities

Monday 9-21-09

Cancelled Men's League due to the untimely receipt of Entry fees

Daily cleaning done @ HWHCC

Weed eating done @ N. Helena Park

Light weight training 5:30 pm-6:30

Darnell Jones began putting up swings in N. Helena Park & Washington Street

Contacted Killion about A/C sleeve

After school tutorial


Tuesday 9-22-09

Daily cleaning @ HWHCC

Mr. Mills came to HWHCC to check out score board

Received damaged scoreboard processor

Began to cut grass in N. Helena Park

Prepped tennis courts for match against Wynne

After school tutorial

Police held OC spray training 6:30-10

Wednesday 9-23-09

Daily cleaning @HWHCC

Began preparing for Girls B-ball league

After school tutorial

Police conducted combat training 6-9pm

Killion turned off A/C unit

Thursday 9-24-09

Daily cleaning @HWHCC

Still soliciting for coaches for Youth League Football

Police conducted defensive maneuvers training 6-9pm

Attended planning meeting to promote 1 cent sales tax 10:45-12:30

Began planning to conduct College Fair slated for January 2010

Purchased radiator for truck (chevy)

After tutorial

Cut grass at N. Helena

Friday 9-26-09

Daily cleaning done @ HWHCC

Blades replaced on lawn mowers

Future Activities


·         Check fire extinguisher every month and Initial after inspection.

·         Fire extinguisher need to be replaced in light room.

·         Ground work @ Washington Street Park
Prune all trees at North Helena Park and Washington Street Park(Via Street department)

·         Repairs to bathrooms in all parks

·         Order pool tables and table tennis for game room

·         Repairs to Washington St. bathrooms

·         Repairs to 10th street bathrooms

·         Repairs to A/C on house @ Golf Course

·         Repairs to lighting on Washington St.

·         New play  ground equipment in all parks

·         Replace basketball goals @ N. Helena, Washington St., Catholic Hollow

·         Repair baseball field @ 10th street park

·         Storage space for equipment

·         Running water in all parks

·         Improve fencing around pool

·         Re-surface Greens at golf course

·         Repair goals in Hollow

·         Fix the trimming on backboards at HWHCC

·         Install Foul Poles at Little League Field

·         Install new swings @ Washington St. and N. Helena  9-14-09

·         Recruiting coaches for youth football league

·         Preparing for Men's basketball league

·         Power turned on at N. Helena Tennis courts

·         Check on storage at Cherry St.

·         First adult male B-ball game 9-22-09

·         Start girls league registration 10-5-09

·         Girls league begins 11-17-09

·         Start boys league registration 11-17-09

·         3k run TBA

·         Senior Citizen AARP 10- Week Walking Program TBA

·         Start date for boy's league TBA

·         Contacted Someone about building trash cans for parks

·         Attending National Parks and Recreations Conference: Tracy Davis Oct 13th-16th

·         CPR training for HWHCC staff TBA

·         Developing Mini conference with other SE Arkansas Park Professionals

·         Dec 10th ARPA Board Meeting Fort Smith

·         Play ground equipment for parks (2010 budget)




Staff Issues/Concerns

1.       Transportation

2.       Two-way Radios (gone to shop)

3.       Electronic Marquee for Malco Theater



O'Shea Burrell
City of Helena-West Helena
Parks and Recreation Director
511 Miller St./P O Box 248
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342
870-338-8481 Phone
888-526-6665 Fax
870-995-8991 Cell

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