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Creating superior athletic facilities through an interactive workshop environment with agency staff and user groups


CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has over 30 job announcements; Here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Aquatics Positions, La Miradaclick here for details.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS D2 Awards and Installation Banquet, March 21, click here for invitation.

Forum Highlight
Affordable Care Act
Now that this Act is going forward, we wanted to check in with agencies to see how they are tackling this new mandate. Attached is our City's new draft policy and we are working through the nuances that affect our Parks and Recreation business. What are you doing to address the ACA?
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Burden and impact
An estimated 50 million U.S. adults (about 1 of 5) report doctor-diagnosed arthritis. By 2030, this number is expected to increase sharply to 67 million. In California, arthritis affects over 5.3 million California adults (22 percent). Each week throughout the month of March, CPRS, in partnership with the California Arthritis Partnership Program, and the Arthritis Foundation, will share health and wellness information on arthritis and introduce resources to address this growing public health problem.
Click here for more information, resources and webinar.

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  Got Surfacing? Safe*Resilient* Accessible

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

Don' forget to bring these items to conference with you!
  • Conference bag from previous conference
  • Badge and conference tickets
  • Business cards
  • IDs
  • Phone chargers
  • Cash for tips
  • Water bottles
  • Comfy shoes

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Designing bike trails
The Play and Playground News Center
Bike trails offer citizens a multitude of valuable benefits. They act as corridors that wind through our communities connecting neighborhoods, attractions, business districts and landscapes. Bike trails are a critical element of a comprehensive recreational system. Trails allow a diverse range of users to participate at their own speeds, scale and preference. More than that, bike trails entice the average person to reconnect to nature, experience the outdoors and promote physical activity. Additionally, bike trails encourage movement and mobility, serving a separate function as a means of transportation.
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North Carolina council dubious of park-funding idea
The Herald Sun
In Durham, N.C., advocates for a "penny for parks" tax earmark will have trouble assembling a City Council majority for it this year, judging from the reactions of some key members. Critically, Councilwoman Diane Catotti voiced skepticism, saying she has other priorities at the moment for city funding. Even if she comes around to supporting a parks earmark, "it wouldn't be at the full penny," she said.
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  Let us simplify your Recreation Insurance needs
Liability – Accident – Vendor – Special Event – Contractor
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Federal model code hits final stretch
Aquatics International
The first pool- and spa-related model code to be written by the federal government is about to enter its final phase, and the public will be given its last chance to present feedback. The Model Aquatic Health Code, being coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is being written in response to an increase in recreational water illness that has occurred in the past decade. While that was the original inspiration, officials decided to broaden the scope of the code.
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Regular maintenance ensures synthetic turf performance
Athletic Business
There was something uncommon about the crumb rubber extracted from the football field being serviced last year by G9 Turf, an independent contractor that specializes in the maintenance of synthetic turf sports fields. Using a specialized machine that blasts the field surface with 150 pounds per square inch of air pressure through dozens of oscillating nozzles, the infill was loosened, lifted and steered into white bags by a screw conveyor. "We're filling the first bag of infill, and the material is coming out purple and red, and the dust is flying everywhere, and we're thinking to ourselves, 'What is going on here?'" recalls G9 Turf president Grant Hendricks Jr.
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How to make cities happier places
A new study from researchers at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter Medical School shows that moving from a less-green urban environment to a more-green one can lead to lasting positive changes in mental well-being.
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Ten principles for building healthy places
This report distills lessons learned from the three Advisory Services panels ULI conducted in the spring of 2013, and from a workshop attended by experts from a variety of fields. To read the full report, click here.

Transparent California launches searchable online database of salaries for every city, county, and state official
The California Public Policy Center and the Nevada Policy Research institute have launched, a site that gives free access to an easily searchable database of public employee compensation. To learn more, click here.


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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Riverside may hire unarmed guards at some parks (The Press-Enterprise)
Pedal power in city square (CityPeloton)
Hit the trails and play as a family! (The Play and Playground News Center)
Study finds swimming grows minds (Aquatics International)

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Frederick Law Olmstead Jr.: A Vision for the American West Symposium
March 27-28, Stanford University

This symposium brings together nationally known planners, designers, scholars, and thought leaders to explore how the vision of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. has shaped landscape architecture, regional planning, and natural resource conservation in the American West.
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Online Masters from North Carolina State University
North Carolina State University online Masters Degree for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sports Management Professionals is looking for applicants for the Fall 2014 semester.
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