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Ball Diamond Maintenance and Best Practices Workshop

  • 13 May 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Town of Minto ~ Palmerston Community Centre - 520 Cavan St, Palmerston, ON N0G 2P0
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  • 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 in-class workshop 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

Date: May 13, 2020
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Palmerston Community Centre, 520 Cavan Street, Palmerston, ON N0G 2P0 

Course Cost:

  • OPA Member Price: $255.00
  • Potential Member Price: $356.00

**Lunch is not provided at this session please bring a bagged lunch**

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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