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What is your city doing in regards to Executive Order B-29-15 Water Conservation
In light of the most recent Emergency Regulatory Action by the State Water Resource Board:
    Sec. 865. Mandatory Actions by Water Suppliers
    (c) To promote water conservation, each urban water supplier that does not have a water shortage contingency plan that restricts the number of days that outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes and turf with potable water is allowed or has been notified by the Department of Water Resources that its water shortage contingency plan does not meet the requirements of Water Code section 10632 shall, within forty five (45) days, limit outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water by the persons it serves to no more than two days per week.

Are you amending the language for approval and how are you planning to maintain and safely manage sports fields (sand-based), community parks for large special events and other landscape areas that are utilized by the public for social or destination gatherings?

Please send your responses to Dan Diemer, Superintendent of Parks/Facilities, City of Arcata,

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July is Parks Make Life Better!® Month — Start planning now!
Parks Make Life Better!® month is coming in July. Now is a great time to get moving to promote the value of parks in your community.

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CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has over 40 job announcements; here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Recreation Technician, Vallejo, California Click here for details.


Pleasant Hill's Community Center a statewide award winner
San Jose Mercury News
A 21,800-square-foot building that melds well with its verdant environs has turned some heads of approval at the statewide level. "We call it the little Ahwahnee of Pleasant Hill," says recreation superintendent Tina Young of the new Community Center, which received the 2014 Award of Excellence for Outstanding Facility by the California Park and Recreation Society.
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Trust for Public Land's 2015 City Park facts report is tool for advocacy
Playground Professionals
As the opening paragraph of the 2015 edition of The Trust for Public Land’s annual City Park Facts report states "Data is knowledge, and knowledge is power." The data provided each year in this robust, comprehensive report is indeed knowledge for not only the top 100 most populous cities tracked in the report, but for any city feeling the growing pains, demands, land shortages and challenges that urban parks experience.
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State Parks releases plan to more than double Carnegie off-highway area
Contra Costa Times
In what is certain to re-ignite a fierce debate between environmental groups and off-highway vehicle enthusiasts, California State Parks recently released a long-awaited plan to more than double the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area between Livermore and Tracy. After years of scientific analysis, contentious public meetings and a months-long delay, the Preliminary General Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed 3,400-acre expansion is available for a 45-day public review and comment.
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Bike repair stations planned for Illinois trails, parks
The StatE Journal-Register
Cyclists who have a mechanical problem or a flat tire while riding their bicycle on a Springfield, Illinois trail will soon have a spot where they can make a quick fix so they can get back on the road. The Springfield Bicycle Club is partnering with the Springfield Park District, local businesses and individuals to install at least seven bicycle repair stations, also called Cycle Aid Stations, across the city. Each station will have a stand that can hold a bicycle while it is being repaired, a heavy-duty air pump and basic tools.
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National park tourism in California creates $2.3 billion in economic benefit
A new National Park Service report shows that 37,363,392 visitors to national parks in California spent $1.65 billion in the state in 2014. That spending resulted in 24,185 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $2.37 billion.
"The national parks of California attract visitors from across the country and around the world," said Pacific West Regional Director Chris Lehnertz. "Whether they are out for an afternoon, a school field trip or a month-long vacation, visitors come for a great experience and end up spending some money along the way. This new report shows that national park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy — returning $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service — and a big factor in the state's economy as well, a result we can all support." Download the report at

2015 City Park facts
Based on in-depth surveys of park systems in the nation's 100 most populous cities, City Park Facts is the leading source of urban parks data. The annual City Park Facts report covers park acreage, spending, and accessibility as well as the number of specific types of parks in each city. The report’s data helps cities understand how their park systems excel and how they might be improved.
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Free Regional Professional Development Event
CPRS and PlayCore join together to Promote Healthy Play through Statewide Training and Action Grant
April 21, 2015
Bakersfield, CA
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Professional Development Seminar
Complimentary Play Symposium
April 23, 2015
Twentynine Palms, CA
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Annual TR Summertime Workshop — .9 CEU
July 17, 2015
Calamigos Ranch
Malibu, CA
FEE: Current membership (show proof by providing membership number/card NOT your certification number)
CPRS, NRPA or ATRA: $175
Click here to download registration form.

CPRS Aquatics Section
California Aquatic Management School (CAMS)

Designed to properly train you or your staff to recognize and prevent potential playground hazards.
Oct. 7-9, 2015
Granlibakken Conference Center
Lake Tahoe, California
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