When:  Dec 7, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM (ET)
​SPARK sessions will connect parks and recreation professionals from different cities/counties who share similar job functions.  These meetings may incorporate site visits to introduce successful facilities, programs, or processes in the hosting agency. Participants will develop long-term professional partnerships.

(SW TURF RODEO will be held 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. note Reg. required to attend)

Lunch will be provided by Sarasota County Sports Commission

TOPICS: Athletic Field Scheduling & Usage

  • Scheduling utilizing technology
  • Usage vs maintenance
  • Online reservations user/practice/games/schedules
  • Outside users – non-primary users balancing for public use – Field scheduling priority

Athletic Turf Maintenance/Field Maintenance and tour

  • Partnerships – other’s challenges
  • Renovations and cultural practices
  • Daily maintenance and equipment
  • Capital Projects – lighting standards

The benefits of sports tourism

  • What does sports tourism look like in your community?
  • How sports tourism and the relationship with your Sports Commission benefit your agency
  • Sponsorships/Partnerships
  • Trends you are seeing sports tourism


Event is FREE but you must register as space is limited If you would like to attend, please email


Twin Lakes Park
6700 Clark Road
Sarasota, 34241


Amber Bulloch
(850) 878-3221