November Events:

November 13, 2017
MPAC Midwest Grows Green Forum
Oakton Comm College, Rm. 1610
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL  

November 15, 2017
Applications for 2017 Field
of the year are due.

2018 Events:

STMA National Conference:
January 16-19, 2018 in 
Fort Worth, Texas.  Go to 
the STMA Website for complete
information & registration.

Winter Workshop & Annual
Meeting 2018: TBD


Membership Dues
 2018
To Join or Renew

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ILSTMA Workshops                         
 

Fall Workshop:
 
Our Fall Workshop was a great success! 

Even though the weather didn't entirely cooperate, our participants enjoyed some time on the field with vendors and received a complete tour of the park facilities and lunch.  Thank you to the vendors who participted in the workshop and donated items for a raffle.

A special thank you to Joel White and his crew for their efforts to make sure that everyone enjoyed their time at Toyota Park, Andy Yeaman for speaking to the group and to Burris Equipment for being a lunch sponsor.


Winter Workshop & Annual Meeting:

We are currently planning our Winter Workshop & Annual Meeting.  Look for more information in the future.

Past Workshop Photos
 
 
Winter Workshop  - Minooka High School

Northbrook Park District wins the Field of the Year Award 

Scott Gaunky accepts the President's Award

Tom welcomes everyone to the workshop

 
 
Fall  - Waukegan Sports Park

Greg Petri describes challenges overcome to build the Sports Park 

The Western suburbs were well represented

Examining the turf

    
 
Summer 2011 - Vendor Fair, Schaumburg

Learning about new turf technology

Line painting demo

 
    
   
Winter 2011 - Irrigation Workshop, Oak Brook

Live product demonstrations

A packed house!

Hands-on learning

 

Summer 2010 - Northwestern University, Evanston

Attendees get tips on mound maintenance at Northwestern's baseball field.
ILSTMA members inspect Ryan Field as the Wildcats prepare for their fall football season.
Coach Pat Fitzgerald gives kudos to Northwestern's sports turf crew and talks Big 10 football.

 

 

Summer 2009 - Vendor Fair, Lake Forest

The Vendor Fair is a great place to test out the latest turf care equipment.

Attendees learn about new products and services to make their jobs easier.

Fueled by a delicious breakfast, participants head to the vendor booths.

 

 

Spring 2009 - Road Ranger Stadium, Rockford

Workshop participants ask questions about the equipment used to maintain the field.
ILSTMA members learn about the construction of the stadium and the best practices used to maintain it.
It was time to get dirty with a hands-on reconstruction of the bullpen mound. 

 

Spring 2008 - Irrigation Workshop, Wheeling

In small breakout groups, attendees got personal training on the workings of irrigation components.
A presentation of trends in the irrigation industry helped members prepare for the future.
Participants spent two days learning how to optimize the impact of irrigation systems on their facilities.

 

Summer 2007 - Lippold Park, Crystal Lake

Sports Turf Managers learn about the facility
and the challenges overcome during its construction.

Participants got to experience the unique
all-synthetic turf baseball fields.