What it takes to make Upper Moorman Park tick
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:19:48 GMT —
Now that spring weather is here, you may be itching to get outside and have some fun.
One place to do that is within the Quincy Park District.
KHQA shows you what you can do at Upper Moorman Park and what it takes to make it all work.
For every sound you hear at Upper Moorman Park that makes you happy, there's a sound behind the scenes that makes it happen.
"Everyday we have to bring out the flags for the mini golf course, the nets to get the balls out of the water, the bats, helmet. We have to turn the machines on, calibrate the batting machines to make sure they are pitching right," Shane Hibbard, Recreation Supervisor said.
And that's just everyday. There are bigger things that happen in the off season before the park opens.
"It's hours and hours," Tim Klobe, the Recreation and Marketing Supervisor said.
"All the landscaping," Hibbard said.
"There are mechanical parts that have to be tested and make sure all the electrical parts work," Klobe said.
"Greasing up electrical motors, making sure everything works," Hibbard said.
"There are electric and water pumps for the waterfall. Making sure the astroturf surface is in proper condition," Klobe said.
Then there's general trash pick up, and getting things ready for the concession stand.
Something to look forward to this year is new shelter houses. The large one should be done sometime this summer, and the smaller one should be done by the end of the year.
The Park District also has all of the safety gear you'll need for all the activities from bike and baseball helmets to life jackets.