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   PARKS &

         Volume 33, Number 2 March/April 2002




Setting an Environmental Precedent     17
Oak Park negotiates a $50 million cleanup with ComEd and Nicor Gas
by Laura A. Perna

Winnetka Tries Trapeze and It Flies     19
The Flying Gaona Family brings trapeze arts to the North Shore
by Rochelle McKinnon and Lee A. Volpe

Special Focus

A Big Little Tournament    22
900+ golfers ages 3 to 17 compete in Quincy each year
by Nan Ryan and John Hecker, CPRP

Courting Young Golfers    26
How to keep youth returning to the course
by Beth Bales

Heidkamp Earns National Recognition for Promoting Junior Golf    31
Prospect Heights golf pro earns Hook A Kid On Golf award
by Andrea Long

Golf Course Management Strategies    32
How Woodridge's course became known as a "good value"
by Brandon Evans and Pom Sanhamel

Managing Your Best Assets    36
Investing in your event volunteer force pays dividends
by Tom Ford

On the Right Course    39
IP&R's annual listing or golf facilities owned and operated by IAPD-member park districts, forest preserves and city agencies




Collie McLaurin's

Six-year-old Collie McLaurin's concentration is palpable as she prepares to tee off in the Pepsi Little People's Golf Championship held each year in Quincy, Illinois, on five area courses including Quincy Park Districts 27-hole Westview Golf Course. Callie finished fourth in the 2001 tournament and looks forward to her third year of competition this June 17-19. Golf is a family affair for the McLaurin's of Ironton, Missouri. Last year in Quincy her brother, Jordan, 11, finished second in his class while parents, Pom and Cord, caddied for their kids. See related story on page 22.


From the Editor     4

Are You on Board?     6
A tribute to Roger Florey

Eye on the Profession     8
Mastering the hiring game

Partnerships     11
Promoting civic engagement in higher education

Statehouse Insider     14
OSLAD grant funding totals more than $24 million

Mixed Media     47
Lessons learned from the agency showcase

Our Natural Resources     49
A hatchery for all seasons, plus newsbriefs

People and Places     55
Highlights from the 2002 IAPD/IPRA Annual Conference

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