Friday, May 14, 2010


   Weekly Report

Department: Parks and Recreation

Date: 05-17-10

Prepared by: B. O'Shea Burrell

Specific Weekly Activities

Monday 05-10-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Free play 3:30-5:30pm

Began to prep fields & N. Helena Park

Baseball/softball practice and games cancelled due to rain

Tuesday 05-11-10

Daily cleaning @ HWHCC

Ordered backup scoreboard from BSN with ARCF grant

Prepped fields @ N. Helena Park

Ms. McKinney cancelled D-Tyme Program

Baseball/softball games and practices

Free play 5pm-6pm

Adult male free play 6pm-close

Little League Baseball game

Wednesday 05-12-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Cut Solomon Hill Park

Cut HWHCC lawn

Prepped field @ N. Helena

Co-ed Softball game

Began working on GIF grant through rural development

Free play 3:30pm-6pm

Adult Male free play 6pm-close

Thursday 05-13-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Mid-Delta Graduation practice

Prepped fields @N Helena Park

Little League baseball game

T-Ball Baseball game

Cut grass at N. Helena

Delivered chairs to Tourist Information center

Delivered chairs to Courthouse Pavilion

Adult male free play 6pm-close

Continued baseball/softball registration practice, and games

Worked on Trails for life Grant Deadline (Oct. 30, 2010)

Worked on Communities Creating Healthy Environments (CCHE)

Friday 05-14-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Baseball/Softball games and practice

Mid- Delta Graduation

Working on Arkansas Highway Dept. (Deadline June 09, 2010)

  Saturday 05-15- 10

Coed Softball games in N. Helena Park

Sunday 05-16-10

Baseball at N. Helena Park

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 Washington St. bathrooms(Bid Labor$2100, Materials $1216,44) 9-22-09

·         Repairs to 10th street bathrooms (Bid Labor $2500, Materials $1475) 9-22-09

·         Repairs to A/C on house @ Golf Course

·         Repairs to lighting on Washington St.

·         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

·         Recruiting coaches for youth football league

·         Power turned on at N. Helena Tennis courts

·         Check on storage at Cherry St.

·         5k run TBA

·         Senior Citizen AARP 10- Week Walking Program TBA

·         Contacted Someone about building trash cans for parks

·         CPR training for HWHCC staff TBA

·         Developing Mini conference with other SE Arkansas Park Professionals

·         Play ground equipment for parks (2010 budget)($44,603.92)

·         Marking the HWHCC parking lot

·         Repairs to Cart shed @Golf Course (Bid $3849.77 Materials, Labor $9600) 2-09-08

·         Bring HWHCC playground up to standard TBA

·         Little League Football TBA

·         Summer League Baseball and Softball TBA

·         Youth league football TBA

·         Credit Card Machine @ Golf Course, Phone lines, and computers

·         Call Ronnie Smith for progress about trash cans for the parks

·         Replace fence at Baseball field

·         Backfill dirt along ditch @N. Helena Park

·         Tag Trailors



Staff Issues/Concerns

1.       Transportation

2.       Two-way Radios (gone to shop)

3.       Electronic Marquee for Malco Theater

5.       Need to purchase 4 leaf rakes(Wal-Mart)

6.       More money

7.       Talked with Director about the lack of an equipment budget, planned to present a complete list of future projects and equipment needed to City Council in an attempt to gain their assistance in moving this department forward.


Fuel Log







HWHCC Monthly Count


January         655


February       1116

March           2613

April              2471

May              0

June              0

July               0

August          0

September    0

October        0

November    0

December    0













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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