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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.
Historic Resource Specialist, Irvine and Santa Anaclick here for details.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS D13 Recreation Leader Training, June 7 — click here for flier.

Forum Highlight
Posting of Recreation Class Photos on Social Media
Does anyone have a policy about contract instructors posting photos of students (minors) on personal facebook/twitter pages?
Post your answers here.

Member Highlight
The City of Bakersfield, Recreation and Parks Department is a finalist for the 2014 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. The Gold Medal Awards program honors communities in the U.S. that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development and agency recognition. The City of Bakersfield is a finalist in the Class II population category of 150,000 — 400,000.


Deseret Peak: A field of broken dreams
Deseret News
One year ago, Tooele County nearly hit rock bottom during what one county commissioner called the "perfect financial storm." Now, taxpayers are still paying back more than $4.5 million in interfund loans for a major sports complex that was bleeding money. The interfund loans — or cash loaned from one fund to another — are subject to repayment, but county officials say there was no repayment plan in place at the time the loans were made.
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Playgrounds are designed to meet age appropriate challenges. Playground safety is paramount and ReadyPlay can be part of your safety program. Installation services available.

Valley-Wide solves Menifee's parks riddle — for now
The Press-Enterprise
The smoke has cleared in the skirmish to determine who will run Menifee's parks, with the Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District standing tall and proponents of a city-controlled approach defeated — at least temporarily. City staff and Valley-Wide officials are negotiating a three-year contract after the city council approval a deal which will go into effect July 1, making the sprawling special district responsible for operating the parks and recreation facilities on Menifee's west side.
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  Let us simplify your Recreation Insurance needs
Liability – Accident – Vendor – Special Event – Contractor
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Contact us to customize an insurance package for your agency

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Gary Duncan 760-238-1491 800-849-0293


Backyard Game of the Year
This website is a portal for a contest to create a fun backyard game. But the list of previous finalists is a great resource for programmers.


San Diego County Parks Foundation video contest winners
Click here to read more.

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.

Celebrate "July is Parks Make Life Better! Month" at a local amusement park
Amusements Parks across California 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 will be donated to CPRS by both parks!

California's Great America: 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: Tickets for Six Flags Magic Mountain are available at Use the special promo code of CPRS14 for your lowest price! The promo code link is located in the upper right hand area of the website.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Click here to download special flier. Click here to download the coupon.

Call Susan Wipf at CPRS at 916-665-2777 if you have questions.

Send any samples of how you or your agency is incorporating the brand promise and key messages in your programming — We want photos! Send to John Glaeser,

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

    Neighborhood campaign to reclaim Leland Park in San Pedro pays off (The Daily Breeze)
Fresno hires Mollinedo as PARCs director (The Business Journal)
The best city in America for connecting kids to nature (The Play and Playground News Center)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


Registration open for Maintenance Management School!
Use your year-end monies to hold your spot! Download the informational brochure here. Our annual Maintenance Management School with five years of curriculum is scheduled for Nov. 2-7, in Lake Arrowhead. The best price registration discount ends Sept. 5.

Look at our training calendar — we've got a choice for you!

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.

Sept. 29-Oct. 1 - Sacramento
in combination with Maint. Superintendents Assoc. Annual Conference
Click here to download registration form.

March 2015 - Sacramento
(part of the CPRS Conference & Expo)
Registration opens in November 2014


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