Spring Into a Smooth Sports Season


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Brad D'Agnillo

Spring is in the air and the excitement for outdoor sports and parks activities is in full bloom. Now’s the time for managers to ensure your facilities are in top condition. From irrigation systems to safety netting, there are several factors to consider as you open parks and fields this spring. With a few simple assurances in place, a safe and enjoyable playing space is possible for all involved.

  1. Develop a Comprehensive Plan: Create a detailed irrigation start up plan and address any repairs needed to ensure optimal performance throughout the season.
  2. Monitor Infill Levels: Check the infill levels on synthetic turf fields to ensure proper depth, which is crucial for player safety, player performance, and field durability.
  3. Conduct Asphalt Inspections: Walk the paths and parking lots to inspect the areas for cracks and potholes that may have developed over the winter months. Addressing any issues promptly can prevent further damage and ensure a safe environment for athletes and visitors.
  4. Assess Safety Netting: Inspect the condition of ball control and safety netting that remained up during the winter. Look for any signs of wear or damage that may compromise player safety and replace or repair as needed.

By following these four tips, you can help guarantee parks are ready for spring sports activities, providing a safe and enjoyable experience for athletes and spectators alike.

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