Sportworks adds another member to the team

Sportworks Field Design is pleased to announce that Kayleigh Hammond recently joined The Kleingers Group’s division which focuses on a variety of sports design and engineering. Kayleigh joins the growing sports engineering division and will work in our West Chester, Ohio location alongside Craig Honkomp and Brad D’Agnillo. As part of her role, Kayleigh will support a strong team of sport engineering experts. Kayleigh has worked with the Sportworks team through several co-op terms. This co-op experience provided her the opportunity to work on several sport engineering projects, including the new Xenia Community Schools synthetic track, Batavia Schools tennis facility…

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10 Things to Consider When Planning a Sports Park

It’s not every day that an Owner takes on planning a 100+ acre sports park, but when the scenario arises, Sportworks Field Design brings proven experience to the team. Over the years, Sportworks has designed a number of large scale sports parks and have found that many of the same considerations tend to come up during our design process. We would like to share with you what to consider before you take on your sports park design. 1. Connect to Existing Community Assets Creating transportation linkages to other community resources such as, parks, schools, YMCA’s, and more will encourage participation at…

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Field Expert Craig Honkomp Shares Head Games Documentary with Design Team

Recently, a lot of attention and concern has been placed on concussions and head injuries among athletes of all sorts, ranging from little league to professional players.  After attending a presentation by Chris Nowinski, writer of the featured book, and subsequently watching the film, Sportworks Field Design expert, Craig Honkomp came back to the office and shared the 2012 documentary Head Games with the design team.  ”As a person and a father, it was an emotional movie.  As a sports field designer, it was very educational, thought provoking and insightful.  If you have kids, or know kids that play in any sport; not just…

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STC Releases Maintenance and Performance Guidelines for Synthetic Turf

ATLANTA, GA – With the publication of its technical guidelines, the Synthetic Turf Council has provided objective measures that make it possible to better understand the professional guidelines and test protocols, the selection use and maintenance of synthetic turf systems and the crumb rubber infill used in synthetic turf fields. Guidelines for Synthetic Turf Performance – These guidelines encourage periodic and voluntary maintenance that should be implemented to maximize multi-sports field performance. If a field is not performing within the desired range in critical test areas despite targeted maintenance, then the owner will know it may soon need to be…

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Homeowners Turn to Synthetic Turf to Save Time, Money and Resources

Synthetic Turf Council Reports: Growing Number of Homeowners Turn to Synthetic Grass to Save Time, Money and Conserve Resources ATLANTA, GA – With the U.S. Census Bureau estimating that homeowners spend an average of 2.8 hours weekly on lawn maintenance and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stating that landscape irrigation accounts for almost one-third of all residential water usage, a growing number of consumers are turning to synthetic grass for their yards to save time, money and conserve millions of gallons of water each year. “Today’s synthetic grass is engineered and tested to be a beautiful, safe, cost-effective and eco-friendly…

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