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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.
Program Specialist II, Vacaville, Californiaclick here for details.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS RT Section Recreation Therapy in Corrections Workshop, June 20 — click here for flier.

Forum Highlight
Cashless Systems at Swim Centers
I am researching if there are any cashless payment systems for swim centers?
We are looking for system or machine where swim patrons can come to a swim center and pay for programs ( i.e. lap swim, 10 swim cards , BAM or other swim programs, ) by using a ticket dispensing machine, they can pay by credit card or cash? Is any swim center using such a system or something similar? We want a system where there is no exchange of cash between the swim center staff and the patron.
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Member Highlight
Chattanooga, Tennessee-based PlayCore's chief executive said recently that the sale of the playground and recreation equipment maker will signal more growth of the business that has already acquired nine companies in the past seven years. New York City-based Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm focusing on middle market investments, announced it has bought PlayCore. Irving Place Capital, another New York private equity business, sold the Chattanooga company after owning the playground equipment firm for the past seven years.
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Trees or fields? Parks directors face tough choices in California drought
Do you let the grass turn brown, or keep watering the fields and hope the plants make it through the summer? That's the balancing act maintenance crews at local parks are going through during this year's drought.
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Parks are transforming South County, making it healthier
Times of San Diego
Years ago, kids growing up in South County had very rather limited places to go to if they wanted to get outside and enjoy nature. But a remarkable transformation has taken place in the southern part of our region. Working with numerous cities and agencies, the County of San Diego has built a robust network of regional parks and amenities that provide countless ways for families to exercise and to enjoy our precious natural habitats and thriving wildlife.
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Open Space Measure AA backers declare victory in $300 million bond measure
San Jose Mercury News
Environmentalists and park lovers declared victory Monday in a closely watched battle over a ballot measure aimed at providing a cash infusion for Silicon Valley open-space projects in the region's race against sprawl. Measure AA — a $300 million bond measure that will help the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District build more trails, preserve redwoods and buy more pristine land — needed a two-thirds majority. And it now appears inevitable that it will squeak through, backers said.
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The flying parks, from Highline in New York to Promenade Plantée in Paris
Landscape Architects Network
A park is by definition a green area — usually at the ground level, beside streets and buildings — that offers people an outdoor place for spending time with friends or by yourself. But what happens when parks are elevated from the ground as happened at the Promenade Plantée and the Highline?
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Cities need nature
The Huffington Post
We humans have an intrinsic emotional need to connect with nature. Yet cities also, and fundamentally, need the structure of hardscape urbanism — streets, buildings, and infrastructure — in sufficient density to achieve environmental and economic efficiency and nurture social bonds. It is critical that we incorporate nature into cities, but we must do so in a way that supports urbanity rather than replaces it.
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Screws found embedded in slide at Illinois playground
Several sharp metal screws were found embedded into the slides at an Oak Lawn, Illinois, park. Officials say it was done with the intent of hurting the children who slide down it.
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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.


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.

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    Valley-Wide solves Menifee's parks riddle — for now (The Press-Enterprise)
Deseret Peak: A field of broken dreams (Deseret News)

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CPRS Training Opportunities
Look at the CPRS training calendar — we've got Playground Safety Certification (CPSI), Maintenance Management School, Desktop Education Webinars, Recreation Therapy Institute, plus others!

The Boomers are coming! Are you prepared?
Seniors are more active today than ever! Is your agency prepared to engage them? Want to find out what the latest programming trends are for your Seniors? Join us for a 60-minute training on Thursday, June 19, at 2:30 EST


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