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Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop

  • 09 May 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Township of Severn - Coldwater Arena and Fairgrounds ~ 11 Michael Anne Drive Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0
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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



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: Wednesday May 9, 2018

Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Coldwater Arena and Fairgrounds (In -Class: Community Hall in the arena)
Township of Severn
11 Michael Anne Drive 
Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0

Outdoor demonstration to take place at the Fairgrounds next door.

Lunch provided by the Coldwater Lions Club! 

Coldwater Lions Club


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

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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