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The CPRS Job Center currently has over 40 job announcements; here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Community Services Coordinator, San Mateo, Californiaclick here for details.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS D5 Aquatic Inservice, June 13 — click here for flier.

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Code of Conduct Policy
“Do you have a "Code of Conduct" displayed in your Senior Center, and if so, can you email or send me a copy of this policy? Please send to: Anna Hudson,
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Transgender man denied use of men's locker room, files suit against NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
The Rainbow Times
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, with pro bono co-counsel Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, recently announced that it has filed suit against the New York City Parks and Recreation Department on behalf of a 24-year-old transgender man who was targeted for discrimination last summer at a public pool in Staten Island, New York. Bryan Ellicott went to the Joseph H. Lyons Pool, and while in the men's locker room, he was confronted by a pool staff member and told he had to leave the men's locker room.
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Man donates $50,000 to hire staff to keep 11 urban parks supervised
Daily Record
Eleven urban parks in Jacksonville, Florida, will have adult supervision this summer with the help of a $50,000 donation from attorney Steve Pajcic. Mayor Alvin Brown announced the donation and pilot program, called "Rec 'N Roll Jax," at Woodstock Park, one of the facilities that will benefit from the program.
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A call to action for the aquatics industry
Athletics Business
For many wounded warriors, aquatic therapy stands as one of the most effective means of treating both physical and mental injuries. Community aquatic centers, YMCAs, university facilities and others should take the lead in making free access to such facilities for veterans a top priority.
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Leashed dogs to get 1-year trial in 4 city parks in Florida
Palm Beach Post via Athletic Business
Man's best friend is now welcome — as long as the dog is on a leash — at four city parks in Palm Beach, Florida. The City Commission recently unanimously approved amending the ordinance that prohibited dogs from the parks, but not without some concern from both the commission and the public.
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Raise a glass to The 606!
The Trust for Public Land
Good news for those thirsty for more park space — or just plain thirsty: Goose Island Beer Company is donating a portion of proceeds from its delicious Green Line Pale Ale to work on The 606, Chicago's next great park. The Trust for Public Land is leading the effort to transform nearly three miles of unused railway on Chicago's northwest side into a world-class elevated greenway.
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Improvements coming to beaches in Carlsbad
Seaside Courier
Carlsbad is teaming up with the state to improve the beachgoing experience along Carlsbad Boulevard and to restore and re-vegetate the eroded coastal bluff along the seawall in the same location. The area — which includes walkways, landscaping, benches, picnic tables and a restroom — has seen better days, and the California Department of Parks and Recreation does not have all the resources to take care of needed maintenance.
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Temporary fencing installed along Isla Vista cliffs
Santa Barbara Independent
Bright orange mesh fencing is cropping up along the bluffs of Isla Vista. The temporary fencing — which will be installed along the ocean side of five public parks — will fortify some existing low wooden railings and will also be installed where no barriers exists. The cliffs have long posed a threat to residents and party-goers in the seaside college town.
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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.


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.

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)

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


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