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Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop

  • 18 Jun 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Petawawa Civic Centre ~ 16 Civic Centre Road, Petawawa, ON K8H 3H5
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  • Available to municipalities participating in Communities in Bloom.
  • Available to current OPA Members only.
    Price includes HST
  • Consider joining OPA to receive member benefits.
    Price includes HST

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Ball Diamond maintenance is a regular, necessary and costly procedure. Whether using stone dust, a mixture of clay, sand, original materials or the new diamond conditioners, amendments and materials, a similar process must be used. They all require regular grooming and good maintenance practices. This program will illustrate best practices and maintenance standards to your front line staff. A reasonable standard of maintenance is now a necessity because of risk management principles that indicate all diamonds should be maintained to a standard and level of acceptance equivalent to the municipalities around you. In the case of an incident, or an injury, that is what the lawyers are now using as a bench mark for a "standard of care".

This course will cover:

  • Fundamentals of General Field Maintenance
  • Pitchers Mound Maintenance
  • A Front Line Worker's Role
  • Ball Diamond / Fields Checklist for Risk Management Objectives
  • Striping, Lining and Logos
  • Irrigation and Drainage on Infields
  • Dragging, Infield Grooming Practices and Equipment
Date: June 18, 2018
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Petawawa Civic Centre ~ 2nd Floor Main Banquet Hall
16 Civic Centre Road 
Petawawa, ON K8H 3H5

Outdoor location: 
On site ~ 5 minute walk from the diamond

Course Cost:
OPA Member Price: $247.80
Potential Member Price: $345.90

**Lunch is not provided at this session please bring a bagged lunch**

Register online, payment can be made via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association) or by calling the OPA office with a credit card for processing. 

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