Friday, May 21, 2010


Parks & Recreation Weekly Report

Department: Parks and Recreation

Date: 05-24-10

Prepared by: B. O'Shea Burrell

Specific Weekly Activities

Monday 05-17-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

 Cut Solomon Hill Park

Began to cut 10th St. Park

Games and practices cancelled due to wet fields.

Back up Scoreboard arrived; Purchased with ARCF Grant

Free play 3:30-5:30pm

Adult male free play 6pm- close

Tuesday 05-18-10

Daily cleaning @ HWHCC

Prepped fields @ N. Helena Park

Finished 10th St. Park

Free play 5pm-6pm

Resolution for grant denied! Once again moving forward is put on hold.

Games and practices held at N. Helena Park beginning @ 5:30pm

Adult male free play 6pm-close

Wednesday 05-19-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Began to cut Washington St. Park

HWHFD held HAZMAT Training @ N. Helena Park

Free play 3:30pm-6pm

Coed Softball Games @ N. Helena Park

Thursday 05-20-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Prepped fields @N Helena Park

T-Ball games @ N. Helena Park

HWHCC being decorated for Graduation Dance

Friday 05-21-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Working on Arkansas Trails Grant(Deadline June 09, 2010)

Working on Football Equipment Grant

Working on GIF Grant

Attending training in Little Rock for Summer Food Program

Graduation Dance

  Saturday 05-22- 10

Sunday 05-23-10

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

4.       Transmission needed in white dodge

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




















               20 Gal

                  3-3-10                                O'shea                                GMC                                   21 Gal



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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