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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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City of Huntington Beach Parks Make Life Better® Photo Contest
Parks Make Life Better Photo Contest: How Do Parks Make Your Life Better? Join us in celebrating the "Parks Make Life Better" month of July by submitting a photograph and testimonial of you and/or family and friends enjoying your favorite City of Huntington Beach park, program or facility.
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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.
After School Community Services Assistant, Fontana, California Click here for details.

Congratulations to the California agencies that won the Parks Build Community award!
Sixteen parks will receive $20,000 each to help their communities be active, live healthier and connect with nature. View the winners here.

CPRS Forum Highlights
Pool Rules

We need some feedback on what other agencies are doing these days when it comes to pool rules. Do you allow shirts or any street clothes in the pool? We have seen an increase in the number of patrons coming in to swim in street clothes.
Do you have child rest periods aka Adult Swim periods to give children a rest from using the pool? If so, how long is the rest period and how often are they done?
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Tennis Facility Question
Hello! I'm looking to connect with a few staff that manage tennis programs specifically at a facility. We have a rec center (basically a gym) with an affordable rate of $33/month which includes access to the shared-use tennis courts.
Do your pass holders pay anything additional to play tennis on top of their normal pass?
Do you have lights?
Are you a joint-use with a school facility?
If yes- what types of programs do you offer during the high school tennis seasons?

Please email me if you have anything to share!


A Yosemite gathering takes on culture, race, socioeconomics in National Parks
High Country News
On May 17, 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt sat by a campfire with naturalist John Muir to discuss the preservation of America’s wild lands. Along the banks of the Merced River, near the steep granite cliffs of Half Dome and El Capitan, they talked about the creation of what would become the National Park System. One hundred and twelve years later to the day, an eclectic group of conservation professionals gathered at Yosemite Valley to discuss how to help people of all races and ethnicities feel welcome in those parks.
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ASTM playground safety proposal defeated — but it could yet return
Playground Professionals
ASTM's proposal to tighten up impact absorbency standards for playground surfacing has been defeated. The proposal did not receive enough support from members of the relevant committee even to be considered at its meeting in California last week. This is a major victory for those opposed to the proposal. It shows that a growing proportion of ASTM committee members now disagree with it.
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Public prefers Johnny Carson Park South as future site of dog park
The Burbank Leader
The results are in following a series of public meetings this spring about a potential off-leash dog park in Burbank, and one site fetched an overwhelming share of support from residents who attended. The location at Johnny Carson Park South, between the Ventura Freeway and Riverside Drive, garnered 82 percent of the votes from the roughly 60 residents who provided feedback on three proposed sites.
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Film festival planned for Hermosa Beach in 2016
Easy Reader News
The red carpet could be rolled out for a new film festival in Hermosa Beach next year. The non-profit Hermosa Arts Foundation and a Parks and Recreation subcommittee are working with film festival consultant Jon Fitzgerald, who has worked for the American Film Institute and Santa Barbara Film Festival, to create a “blueprint” for the festival.
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Annual TR Summertime Workshop — .9 CEU
July 17, 2015
Calamigos Ranch
Malibu, California
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.

Certified Playground Safety Inspector Training
September 28-30, 2015
San Diego, California
Click here to download registration form.
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 & Park Association you will remain certified for three years. CPRS is the exclusive provider for playground safety certification courses throughout California.

CPRS Aquatics Section
California Aquatic Management School (CAMS)

Oct. 7-9, 2015
Granlibakken Conference Center
Lake Tahoe, California
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