AGHW Attorneys Speak on Recreational Activities Claims and Defenses
On May 6, 2016, Associate Kimberly Chin spoke at the Bay Area Chapter of the Public Agency Risk Managers Association (“PARMA”) with a presentation entitled Hazardous Recreational Activities: Taking the Risk Out of Recreation. Ms. Chin informed municipalities, school districts, and park and recreation districts of the various claims that can arise in the context of recreational activities, including dangerous condition of public property and public employee negligence, as well as available statutory immunities and defenses and risk management strategies.
On May 20, 2016, Partner Mark Hazelwood spoke at the annual conference of the California Association of Recreation and Park District (“CARPD”) with a presentation entitled Liability Update for Recreation and Park Districts. Speaking to representatives from various recreation and park districts, Mr. Hazelwood presented on the various claims that such districts can face, such as dangerous condition of public property, public employee negligence, and sexual molestation. Mr. Hazelwood also reviewed various immunities and defenses available to park and recreation districts and discussed specific risk management strategies for various types of recreational activities, such as skateboard and BMX parks, aquatic activities, and golf courses.