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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.
Community Services Coordinator, Yucaipaclick here for details.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS D10 Recreation Leader Training Consortium, May 3 — click here for flier.

Forum Highlight
Does your agency purchase swimsuits?
A couple of questions:
  1. Does your facility have a uniform policy, and if so do you provide swimsuits for your staff?
  2. Do you provide a new suit one time only for new hires, or do you provide a swimsuit to each guard every year they are employed?
  3. If you do not provide a uniform swimsuit, do you require all guards purchase the same suit? If so, do you have suits on hand to purchase?
  4. When guards' suits become worn/damaged, do you replace their suit?
  5. Do you allow two-piece suits?
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Park bond proposal advances out of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee
CPRS members need to demonstrate the financial needs of their agencies and that S.B. 1086 is a viable opportunity.

The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee approved S.B. 1086 — the proposed Safe Neighborhood Parks, Rivers and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2014 — by a vote of 7-1. Sponsored by CPRS and authored by Los Angeles Democrat and future leader of the Senate Kevin de Leon, creates the framework for a future park and resources bond. It has been more than a decade since a "true" park and resources bond has been approved by California voters. The financial needs of city, county, and regional park and recreation agencies for rehabilitation, development, and acquisition is increasing due to the continuing recession in California.

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Lathrop aims to control skateboarders
Manteca Bulletin
Once it's open it will be one of the best public skate parks in northern California. And that means that there will no leeway when it comes to criminal trespassing or finding public spaces for purposes other than which they were intended. The Lathrop City Council is expected to pass an ordinance that will formally allow "coasting" devices like skateboards, inline skates, bicycles and scooters to freely utilize the skate park at the Lathrop Generations Center.
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Kern River Parkway analysis omitted from high-speed rail report
The Bakersfield Californian
The proposed route for California's bullet train would take it through the McMurtrey Aquatic Center parking lot, the south end of Mill Creek Linear Park, and across the Kern River Parkway, and city officials want a do-over. In his weekly general information memorandum to the mayor and the Bakersfield City Council, City Manager Alan Tandy informed them he believes the California High-Speed Rail Authority's failure to properly analyze impacts to the city's parks and recreation facilities amounts to a violation of federal law.
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North Carolina city council keeps "penny for parks" option alive
The Herald-Sun
Advocates of the so-called "penny for parks" proposal for raising money to improve the standard of maintenance of Durham, N.C.'s parks succeeded in keeping it alive for the city council's upcoming budget debate. Mayor Bill Bell acquiesced to the idea of discussing the earmark in upcoming budget talks, after Councilman Steve Schewel conceded that none of his colleagues are inclined for now to spend it on new construction.
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TED Talk by Amanda Burden, 'How Public Spaces Make Cities Work'
More than 8 million people are crowded together to live in New York City. What makes it possible? In part, it's the city's great public spaces — from tiny pocket parks to long waterfront promenades — where people can stroll and play.
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Playground Safety Week
National Playground Safety Week 2014 is April 21-25! This is a time to focus on children's outdoor play environments, a time to pledge to use good judgment when playing, and a time for gratitude for all the adults who work tirelessly on maintaining our playgrounds.
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After School Meal Program (Child and Adult Care Food Program)
After School Meals: Menus and Meal Patterns

This brief (10-minute) presentation of the California AfterSchool Network Nutrition and Physical Activity features Arnell Hinkle of Canfit, Deborah Tamannaie of CDE Nutrition Services Division and Michelle Drake of Elk Grove Unified School District. The presentation outlines the requirements and benefits of the After School Meal Program, how to get started with the After School Meal Program, and promising practices including sample hot and cold menu ideas and schedules. In addition, the brief presentation outlines additional resources available to support the implementation of the After School Meal Program.
Watch the webinar here.

How to Apply to Serve Meals
After School Meal Program Nuts and Bolts

This 10-minute video is the first of a series of future videos on the nuts and bolts of the Child and Adult Care Food Program, After School Meal or Supper program.

The video is hosted by Kathy B. Lewis, co-chairman of the Nutrition and Physical Activity committee of the California AfterSchool Network, and Laurie Pennings, manager of the CACFP Unit at the Nutrition Services Division of the California Department of Education.

The video presentation focuses on how to apply for the CACFP After Meal Program and the different application options and resources available.

For more information on the After School Meal program and additional resources, please click here.

Watch the video now!

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    Conference Educational Session handouts available! (CPRS)
Everything you've always wanted to know about America's city parks (The Huffington Post)
Lodi Parks and Recreation Commission votes to start parks donation fund (Lodi News-Sentinel)
CPRS Executive Director Jane H. Adams, Retirement Reception (CPRS)

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CPRS Recreation Therapy Section
Recreation Therapy in Corrections Workshop
A full day of gathering on innovative techniques being used to address therapeutic recreation challenges for therapists based in corrections. Click here for details.

Certified Playground Safety Inspectors — Training, Certification and Resources
Playground Safety Certification provides the authority to examine playgrounds for compliance with California regulations R-39-97. To become certified we recommend you take the certification course, then sit for the 100 question exam. Once certified with the National Recreation and Park Association, you will remain certified for three years. CPRS is the exclusive provider for playground safety certification courses throughout California.

June 18-20 - Livermore
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