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Health & Fitness - 1/28/2015

Recap of the Friends of Tietze Park Annual Meeting

District 14 Park Board Member Paul Sims relayed that the “Aquatics Master Plan” will most likely leave the well-attended pools safe from closure (including Tietze). Grayson Haye, Coordinator-Aquatic Services, stated they are now hiring for the 2015 Pools. Tietze pool is open June 7th. Last summer’s “Dive In Movie” at Tietze (Frozen) was the most successful event of this type yet for the Aquatic Services.

Tony O’Sullivan, Coordinator-Recycling reviewed planned improvements for the recycling area at Tietze. Tony has already beefed up collection areas in the community in order to reduce the load on Tietze. New graphics will list what is recyclable and a map of other nearby drop-off locations if Tietze’s are full. Feel free to contact Tony if you see an area in need of attention: email:  or phone: 214-671-0396

Rose-Mary Rumbley entertained us with stories about William R. Tietze, the longest-serving Superintendant of Parks. The park was renamed Tietze in 1934 and Skillman was once named Lindbergh Lane after Charles Lindbergh. When it was found that he was a Nazi sympathizer, the street was quickly renamed Skillman after a local businessman.

Jim Rooks, Tim Schleppenbach and I were re-elected as directors.

Recapping a very busy 2014 at Tietze Park: Donated the flagpole, TietzeShred VII, parade and dedication of the flagpole on Memorial Day, co-sponsored Tietze Splash in August, donated a bike rack to the park, a “float” in the Lakewood Hts. Centennial parade and again co-sponsored “National Night Out at Tietze Park” in October.



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