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CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has over 30 job announcements; Here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Stewardship Director, Fairfieldclick here for details.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS District 8 Beyond Accessibility: A Higher Level of Inclusive Play, January 28, 2014, click here for more details.

Forum Highlight
Resident Theatre Group Agreement I'm looking to contact any agencies that have a performing arts theatre and have an agreement with a Resident Theatre Group (past or present would be fine). Would love to talk to someone about their experience with this sort of thing.
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CPRS Conference

Preregistration deadline is Jan. 31. Get your conference registration form in now. Register online here. Learn more about the conference here.

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Could power generated from swimming laps create the next wave in sustainable energy?
With the help of an oscillating water column and a summer undergraduate research grant, sophomore Yinger "Eagle" Jin discovered waves made by swimmers in the campus pool produce enough electricity to power 10 100-watt lightbulbs for a day. Jin's research, inspired by assistant professor of mathematics Sarah Mason's first-year seminar class on the mathematics of sustainable energy and funded by the URECA Center, lends new insights into how wave energy is captured and used.
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Boston approves ban on smoking in city-run parks
The Associated Press via Athletic Business
The Boston Parks and Recreation Commission has approved a ban on smoking in city-run parks. The ban takes effect immediately and applies to tobacco, marijuana and other "lighted or vaporized" substances. Violators face a fine of up to $250. The ban covers the 251 parks, squares, cemeteries and other spaces run by the Parks and Recreation Department, including Boston Common, the Public Garden and Franklin Park.
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TrueLine Game Court Building & Renovation
TrueLine now does complete renovations and building of courts. See our splashpad surfaces! We continue to offer tennis court, basketball and other game court surfacing. MORE
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Philadelphia fires 13 part-timers for double-dipping
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department has fired or accepted resignations from 13 part-time workers after an investigation found that they had violated rules against double-dipping in public employment. Ten were schoolteachers, two were U.S. Postal Service employees and one worked for the state Attorney General's Office. All 13 lost their part-time gigs with the city as assistant recreation-center leaders, but may keep their full-time jobs.
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California After School and Healthy Kids Resource Centers
The California After School and Healthy Kids Resource Centers are looking for qualified applicants for their advisory committee. If you are interested in serving on the Advisory Committee, you will need to complete the online application by Friday, Jan. 10. If you have any questions or would like further information, you can contact Melissa Crisostomo at 888-318-8130.
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County Health Profiles
Get a quick snapshot of your county's or legislative district's health, including statistics on demographics (age and race), obesity, engagement in regular walking, food security and more, with the UCLA Center for Health Policy's new Health Profiles. These easy-to-read, one-page fact sheets feature statistics from the most recent California Health Interview Survey 2011-2012. This is valuable information for staff planning and policy reports.

Grant Funding Announcement
The Department of Housing and Community Development has announced the release of a Notice of Funding Availability for the 2013 funding round of the Housing-Related Parks Program. The HRP Program is a program designed to reward local governments that approve housing for lower-income households and are in compliance with State housing element law with grant funds to create or rehabilitate parks. A total of $25 million is available for the 2013 funding round. In addition to newly constructed units, the newest NOFA provides for expanded unit type activities including units preserved, substantially rehabilitated and converted from market rate to affordable. Program Guidelines, NOFA and the application are available on HCD's website.

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Playgrounds are designed to meet age appropriate challenges. Playground safety is paramount and ReadyPlay can be part of your safety program. Installation services available.


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    3 city departments reorganizing (The Press Enterprise)
Best cities for recreational activities (Nerd Wallet)

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  • Trails and the New Federal Accessibility Guidelines Webinar, click here to register
  • March 4-6, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam (Ontario), click here to register.
  • March 4-7, California & Pacific Southwest Recreation & Park Training Conference, click here to register.

  • DEPR — 'Make and Take' Yearly Webinar series
    60 Minute Webinars return for 2014

    Days and times: Third Thursday each month at 10:30 a.m., fourth Wednesday each month at 12:15 p.m.

    This year's "Make and Take" series continues to focus on the most pressing issues facing parks and recreation agencies.

    2014 topics include:
    Risk Management, Best and Next Practices, Collaborative Events and Programs, Sponsorship, Political Savvy, Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It, Marketing Functions that Fit Every Personality, Programming for Changing Times, Managing Millennials, Boosting Employee Morale and brand new for 2014 — A Virtual Show and Tell Showcase.
    For a list of sessions we are working on for 2014, click here.

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