NHRPA Maintenance Workshop

  • 09/05/2019
  • 7:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Concord Parks & Recreation, 14 Canterbury Road, Concord, NH 03301


  • Use this registration if someone from your Town, City or School is a member of NHRPA or if you are a member of VRPA, NESTMA or NEPA
  • Use this registration if you are not part of NHRPA

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The New Hampshire Recreation & Parks Association would like to invite you to our first annual Maintenance workshop. Attendees will have the opportunity to rotate through four sessions and learn valuable tools and resources to take home and put to practice in their community.  

The sessions & workshop schedule are outlined below: 

Fertilization: Synthetic or Organic - Presenter: Frankie Dinardi, Organic First LLC, Rick Peruzzi, South Portland Parks and Recreation.

What you feed your turf could make or break your turf management plan. We will discuss the pros, cons and best practices for each. We will hear how one department made the switch and never looked back!

Alternative Parks & Amenities – Presenter: Craig Fraley, Amherst Parks & Recreation Department

“If you build it, they will come” Break away from the diamond and rectangular fields at your parks and do something fun and new for all residents.  In this workshop we will go through the planning, budgeting and building process of many different low cost amenities for your parks.  We will discuss gaga pits, disc golf, mountain bike parks and other small additions to feature your existing parks.  

Smart Field Maintenance Practices on a Smaller Budget – Presenter: Jess Hamilton MTE –Turf Equipment Solutions

What tools do you have in your shed?  Jess will talk about solutions to purchasing smart equipment that does it all vs. having multiple tools that can only do one job.  In this session you will learn about being preventative and cost effective with your turf maintenance and not needing to pay for the high cost fixes after the fact. 

Vendor Hall Session - visit with all the vendors as part of the rotating sessions.

Lunchtime Round Tables:

Winter Pool Maintenance


Playground Maintenance

Ball field Maintenance

Indoor Maintenance - preventative plans, daily/weekly maintenance

Maintenance Workshop Schedule

7:00 – 7:50 am:  Registration/Check-In

8:00 am:  Welcome, coffee & donuts

8:30 – 9:15 am:  First Session Rotation 

9:20 – 10:05 am:  Second Session Rotation 

10:10  – 10:30 am:  Break

10:30 – 11:15 am:  Third Session Rotation 

11:20 am -12:05 pm:  Final Session Rotation 

12:05 – 1:30 pm:  Lunch & Round Tables

Thank You to our Workshop Sponsors:






In partnership with New England Park Association & New England Sports Turf Managers Association


"NHRPA " is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03301

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