Tag: Operations

In the hubbub and craziness of life, we often encounter things that interrupt the smoothness of our day. When these situations arise, they can often make even the most level-headed person question why they even bothered to get out of bed that morning. Recently the Landscape Department has been working on edging and mulching all […]

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Each Great Park has its own maintenance crew to handle day-to-day tasks, such as cutting the grass, cleaning picnic areas and getting rid of trash in our parks. What most people don’t know is that we also have a specialized crew that travels to every park. This crew focuses on specific projects that fall outside […]

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Park maintenance is never dull. One day our staff may be repairing a broken toilet and the next we’re laying sod at the dog park. Then there are days when Mother Nature decides what we will be doing. This was definitely the case this spring. Everyone expects a little bit of rain in the spring, […]

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While visiting the Tech Centre at Glenwood Gardens the other day, something shimmering in the sunshine caught my eye outside the lunch room window. Flying insects were swarming thickly above the boxwood shrubs in the landscape bed next to the building. Upon closer inspection, I saw a spider web thickly covered with insects, which I […]

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On the corner of Riddle Road and Springfield Pike, a sliver of Glenwood Gardens is nestled in among the neighbors of the City of Woodlawn. With the Mill Creek winding through it, it has the potential to host a variety of wildlife and wildflowers in the midst of a quick-moving urban environment. Throughout the years, […]

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Recently I had the opportunity to walk The Vineyard Golf Course with Great Parks’ landscape manager Jerry Frankenhoff and Woodland Mound’s assistant park manager Jason Rahe. Jerry made our mission clear before we even stepped foot on the first hole: we were to assess each one of the treated ash trees on the course – […]

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