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1/24/2018 to 1/25/2018
When: January 24-25
12:30 PM
Where: Saluda Shoals Park
5605 Bush River Rd
Columbia, South Carolina  29212
United States

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Park Maintenance Institute

Hosted by the SC Recreation and Parks Association

Parks & Resource Management Branch (PRM) 


Join your fellow parks and maintenance professionals from across the state at the 2018 SCRPA Parks Maintenance Institute! This 2 day professional development program is designed exclusively for all park maintenance staff in South Carolina.


Program Schedule


January 24, 2018

Registration – 12:30-1:00


Education Session 1           1:00-2:15

Importance of Park Maintenance to the Overall delivery of a Quality Park & Recreation Agency                    

Chris Hunter, North Region Manager Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation


Education Session 2           2:30-3:45

Pond Management                                                           

Maintenance of Retention and Detention Ponds.                                                                                                      


Education Session 3           4:00-5:15

Demonstration of latest equipment (large and small)                                            


Dinner                   approx. 5:30 – 6:30 (dusk)                                             



Hotel Check-in/Social 8:15 – 10:00pm          Check-in to hotel and social                                             


January 25, 2018

Breakfast – 7:00-7:45


Education Session 1           8:15-9:30

Saluda Shoals Environmentalist  

Interpretative tour of Saluda Shoals Park.                                                               


Education Session Bock 2 9:45-11:00

Clemson Extension Session 1


Proper Pain for the Job

Paint selection. Interior and Exterior including when to use Epoxy.


Education Session Bock 3 11:15 -12:30

Clemson Extension Session 2


Small Engine Equipment

Troubleshoot and repair


Lunch – 12:30-1:00             Provided                                                                                                                                                               


Session 4 – 1:00-2:15

Why What you do is Important to all of us - David Bennett, Executive Director Charleston County PRC    


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