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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.
Chief Executive Officer/General Manager, Santa Maria, Californiaclick here for details.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS D1 Step into The Spotlight Summer Leadership Workshop, June 7 — click here for flier.

Forum Highlight
Policy for community center and teens
The Recreation Division in San Pablo is moving into our new Community Center in a few weeks and we are very excited! Does anyone have any policies and procedures related to showing video games and movies in the teen room that they can share? Do you allow youth to bring in their own movies and games? Also, does anyone have their community center rules that they can share with me? If so, please e-mail me at Thank you to anyone who can provide assistance:


Texas public pools seek water alternatives amid drought
Times Record News via Athletic Business
Public and members-only pools in Wichita Falls, Texas are still looking to make a splash this summer by using alternative water sources. People and businesses are prohibited from using the public drinking supply to top off outdoor pools when the city reaches Stage 5 Drought Catastrophe, according to the city's drought plan.
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Urban forests share links with healthy lives
Statesman Journal
While generally understood, the health benefits of trees in our communities are under-appreciated by the average American. Urban trees filter and retain storm runoff, reduce the stress in our lives, contribute to an environment that promotes exercise and may even help many cities meet state or federal clean-air requirements.
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Norwin area officials take recreation seriously
Providing plenty of fun and games for residents is serious business in the Norwin neighborhood area. North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania is expanding its summer recreational offerings for children this year by using a private company to operate a lacrosse program and a pair of camps focusing on Olympic sports.
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Parks Make Life Better! resolution
Be sure to pass a resolution in your city, county or special district to declare "July is Parks Make Life Better!" Month and help promote parks and recreation as an essential service in all California communities. Click here to download a sample resolution.
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Offer the 'Walk with Ease' Program during July — it's Parks Make Life Better! month
Did you know? Walking is the most preferred exercise among people with arthritis and has been shown to improve arthritis symptoms, physical function, gait speed and quality of life. Did you know? Of California adults with arthritis: 43 percent do not get the recommended amount of physical activity or are inactive. And that 56 percent have been told by their doctor to exercise for their arthritis. And we have plenty of open space to help people walk — and it doesn't require a fitness trainer — just a space to be safe and secure!

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California's Great America and Six Flags Magic Mountain support July is Parks Make Life Better! month & CPRS
California's Great America, located in Santa Clara, and Six Flags Magic Mountain, located in Valencia, are offering discounted tickets to CPRS members, park and recreation agencies and your communities to help celebrate July as "Parks Make Life Better!" month. Additionally, a portion of all ticket proceeds purchased during the month of July will be donated to CPRS by both parks!

California's Great America is the Bay Area's most exciting theme park! To download the coupon with the CPRS code click here or for instructions for ordering California's Great America tickets click here.

Six Flags Magic Mountain, known as the "Thrill Capital of the World," is a 260-acre theme park featuring 19 world-class roller coasters and over 100 rides, games and attractions for the entire family in 2014. Coupon and ticket information for Six Flags will be available closer to July — watch for it!

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Commit to health: New free resource for summer day camps
National Recreation and Park Association
Healthy Snacks and Lunchbox Challenge
The Challenge is a fun and exciting way to help summer day camp providers improve the types of foods and beverages children bring for snacks and lunch. The Challenge focuses on encouraging children and their parents to pack daily fruits and vegetables for snacks and lunch and water to drink — consistent with the National AfterSchool Association Healthy Eating Standards.

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New report: State of the State of Expanded Learning in California
Last month, the California AfterSchool Network released "State of the State of Expanded Learning in California 2013-2014," a report detailing the AfterSchool landscape in California — providing information on the number of schools with expanded learning programs, the demographics of students served by those expanded learning programs, the variety of activities and learning opportunities provided to students, the positive impact expanded learning programs have on students who participate and the unmet demand for high–quality expanded learning programs. The report provides an informative overview of not only the reach and positive impact of expanded learning programs in California, but offers guidance on additional ways expanded learning programs can continue to help the state help their students succeed.

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    Police probe string of razor-blade incidents hurting kids (CBS This Morning)
Defibrillator plays life-saving role for heart attack victim (Orange County Register)
Bark for your park (Petsafe)
Tuscon, Arizona, city manager proposes slashing parks, bumping business fees next year (Arizona Daily Star)
Anaheim officials weigh closed school for park space (Orange County Register)

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Looking to share your expertise?
In an effort to enhance the overall content of P&R Weekly, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of CPRS, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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Any of your staff need to renew or obtain their CPSI? We have courses!
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.

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Sept. 29-Oct. 1 - Sacramento
in combination with Maint. Superintendents Assoc. Annual Conference
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March 2015 - Sacramento
(part of the CPRS Conference & Expo)
Registration opens in November 2014


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