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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.
Community Services Manager, Sierra Madre, California Click here for details.

CPRS Member Highlights
Long Beach City Manager Pat West names interim parks director

Long Beach City Manager Pat West announced recentlyy that Stephen Scott will serve as interim director of the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department. Scott currently manages business operations for the department and will replace George Chapjian, who is leaving June 26 to lead the Santa Barbara County Community Services Department.
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Paul Council to retire in July
After 38 years of service to the San Mateo community, Paul Council is retiring from the City of San Mateo. Congratulations Paul and enjoy your retirement.


34 children sickened at Antioch water park; cause still unknown
Officials say 34 children, were treated for minor respiratory issues after being exposed to a chemical at Antioch's Prewett Family Water Park recently. The Contra Costa County Fire Department says a total of 34 kids were affected, so officials closed the Antioch public pool for the day. At least 17 children were transported to local hospitals and another 17 children were treated and released.
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Evansville Half Marathon: How Team 13 was born
Evansville Courier & Press
The YMCA wanted to have a training program to help people get ready to complete the Evansville Half Marathon. The program was named "Thirteen weeks to Thirteen Miles." Participants would meet three days a week for 13 weeks to train.
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Colorado residents shocked to learn 'park' is private property
The Gazette via Athletic Business
For 21 years, Joanne and John K'Miller have enjoyed walking their dog to their neighborhood park in Briargate, Colorado and strolling around its pretty pond. So imagine Joanne's surprise recently when signs were posted around the park declaring "No Trespassing" and "Private Property."
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Tennessee city turns to golf bikes, foot golf to enliven staid sport
The Commercial Appeal via Athletic Business
The new Golf Bike contraptions started rolling recently at the Links at Overton Park. They are six-geared, fat-tired bicycles with saddles that hold a dozen golf clubs and represent a new paradigm for getting around the oldest public golf course in Memphis, Tennessee. Meanwhile, a new, 18-hole FootGolf course is being readied to open at the Links at Riverside.
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Should the Franceschi house be saved or bulldozed?
Santa Barbara Independent
Commanding one of the finest views across Santa Barbara and far out to sea, the Franceschi House is the dilapidated centerpiece of city parkland high on the Riviera. For decades, conversation has gone back and forth between restoring the 5,800-square-foot historical building and razing it. That debate filled City Hall recently, as Parks and Recreation Department staff recommended that council members call off efforts to restore Franceschi and call in the wrecking ball.
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California local governments find innovative ways to conserve water
Local governments and California residents alike are looking for ways to conserve water. Some innovative solutions include expanding use of recycled water and encouraging drought resistant landscaping. Here are two examples of what your agency can do.
Redwood City —
Menlo Park — Read more here

Accessible vs. Inclusive
Twenty-five years ago, on July 10, 1990, President George Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark legislation that extended civil rights protection to people with disabilities. ADA not only made curb cuts and wheelchair buses commonplace, it changed how playgrounds and parks are laid out and designed.
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Certified Playground Safety Inspector Training
September 28-30, 2015
San Diego, California
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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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ACR 18 (Gordon) officially recognizes July is Parks Make Life Better!® Month in California
Have your City Council adopt a resolution proclaiming July as "Parks Make Life Better!® "Month

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"Stone Soul will be promoting Parks Make Life Better!® — a campaign to raise awareness of the value and benefits that public parks and recreation offer our communities." Over 300 California cities are using this campaign.
Sample Resolution for your use Have your City Council adopt a resolution proclaiming July as "Parks Make Life Better!®" Month
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