Friday, August 27, 2010

Parks and Recreation DHR 8/30/2010

   Parks & Recreation Weekly Report

Department: Parks and Recreation

Date: 08-30-10

Prepared by: B. O'Shea Burrell

Specific Weekly Activities

Monday 08-23-10

Daily cleaning done @ HWHCC

Attended DHR meeting

Began to cut N. Helena Park

Verticut greens at Golf course

Trimmed around ponds

Met with Mr. Robinson about youth program

Met with worker at golf course

Switched repaired on green ford truck

Taebo Class 5pm

Adult male free play 6pm-close

Tuesday 08-24-10

Daily cleaning @ HWHCC

Continued to cut N. Helena Park

Cut grass @ HWHCC

Sprayed front yard with target @ golf course

Repaired pavilion at golf course

Ordered spring for deck on John Deere x495

Trimmed bushes at pro shop

Cut rough around green #3

Picked up balls on driving range

Blades on Bad boy had to be changed

Picked up oil from O'Reilly auto parts

10w-30 & SAE 30

Daily maintenance on Golf carts

Taebo Class 5pm

Adult male free play 6pm-close

Wednesday 08-25-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Cut greens at golf course

Continued to cut N. Helena

Fertilized greens @ golf course, driving range tee box

Continued to trim around ponds

Breakdown on R. front wheel on Bad Boy lawn mower

Ice delivered to golf course

Sprinkler head on #1 green broke

Fixed flat on golf cart

Worked on Bad Boy lawn mower R. front wheel

Preformed maintenance on golf carts

Organizing Men's 35 and over league

Finished N. Helena Park

Taebo Class 5pm

Adult male free play 6pm-close

Thursday 08-26-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Repaired R. front wheel on Bad Boy lawn mower

Repaired sprinkler head on green #1

Cut Solomon Hill Park

Began to cut Sacred Heart Park

Delta Care visited HWHCC 12pm-2:30

Taebo Class 5pm

Adult male free play 6pm-close

Worked on merit pay issues

Friday 08-27-10

Daily cleaning done @ HWHCC

Finished cutting Sacred Heart Park

Finished trimming at N. Helena

Cleaned truck (white dodge)

Organized tools at golf course shop

Finished trimming  at play ground

Saturday 08-28- 10

Old Tymers Ball

HWHGAA tournament

Sunday 08-29-10

HWHGAA tournament

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

·         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

·         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 Trailers



Staff Issues/Concerns

1.        Much larger television and floor mats for exercise classes; Great participation!

2.        Seeking ways to implement a more stringent protocol for offenses committed by patrons of the HWHCC

3.        Two-way Radios

4.     Electronic Marquee for Malco Theater

5.       More money; Job security

6.       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.

7.     Significant drop in children attending center, typical during this time of year. There is an increase in adult participation in Parkers' exercise program and other forms of adult recreation. 

8.    Kitchen stove needs to be replaced.  

9.    Refrigerator needs to be replaced 


Fuel Log




















               20 Gal

                  3-3-10                                O'shea                                GMC                                   21 Gal

                  7-6-10                                 Jamal                                  Dodge                                21 Gal

                  7-11-10                               Jamal                                  Dodge                                21 Gal

                  7-14-10                              Jamal                                   Dodge                               22 Gal

                  7-20-10                                Jamal                                  Dodge                                15 Gal

                  7-20-10                                Jamal                                   Green Truck                     23.8 Gal

                   7-23-10                               Jamal                                    mower's                              12 Gal

                   7-28-10                               Jamal                                 Mower's                             10 Gal



HWHCC Monthly Count


January         655


February       1116

March           2613

April              2471

May              1472

June              2450

July               2175

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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