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The CPRS Job Center currently has over 40 job announcements; here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Park and Beach Supervisor I/II, Encinitas, CaliforniaClick here to view the listings.

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Sports Floor vs. Tartan Floor
We are going to replace our Sports Center floor. We opened the Sports Center in Fairfield in 1978 and have had the tartan floor, which lasted from 1978-92. In 1992, we installed another tartan floor. It lasted from 1992-2014. We are considering a Sports Court floor to replace the current tartan floor. Any feedback on the quality and maintenance required for the Sports Court floor would be greatly appreciated.
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Ohio park's weekly kid event adds entertainment fountainside
The Columbus Dispatch
Music pulses through the public-address system in Columbus, Ohio's Bicentennial Park, but the squeals of happy children create the soundtrack to the city’s Fountainside events. Fountainside takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. most Wednesdays. The event, in its fourth year, continues to grow and usually draws several hundred people, said Bill Behnke, a program coordinator with the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.
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New Mexico disabled advocate pushes for playground access
Albuquerque Journal
Tonya Rivera is championing her "Every Ability Plays Project," which envisions playgrounds with specialized equipment that can provide disabled children — kids with mobility issues or blindness or anything else that might pose obstacles to using what Rivera calls "everyday" playground equipment — a way to play alongside kids without disabilities. It's an idea that has collected partners from across the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Planning and prioritizing renovations for rec centers
Athletic Business
Many communities across the country are emerging from the recession with new energy, new life and new ideas for their future. While budgets are loosening, recreation organizations are still limited when it comes to undertaking new projects. Construction of a new recreation center is still out of reach for many organizations, but long-desired renovations of an existing facility might be feasible — at least some of them.
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Fontana Community Services Department oversees many popular events
Fontana Herald News
If you are one of the thousands of residents who enjoyed events at a park or public pool in Fontana so far this summer, chances are that you can thank the Fontana Community Services Department for helping supply the good times. The Community Services Department oversees a huge assortment of entertaining activities throughout the year, and interest is particularly high during the summer months.
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Oregon parks board discusses possible relocation of senior center
Corvallis Gazette-Times
Should Oregon's Corvallis Senior Center stay where it is or move to a new location? The issue was discussed for the first time in a public forum Thursday when the Parks, Natural Areas and Recreation Board addressed it at its monthly meeting.
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National Park Service and Boys & Girls Clubs merge outreach efforts
National Park Service
As part of the Department of the Interior's ambitious youth initiative to engage and employ the next generation through America's great outdoors, the National Park Service and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America recently announced they are combining their efforts to provide memorable and meaningful experiences for young people.
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National Park Tourism in California creates $1.5 billion in economic benefit
A new National Park Service report shows that more than 35 million visitors to national parks in California spent over $1.53 billion and supported 20,089 jobs in the state in 2013. Click HERE and HERE to read more.


Santa Monica's parks, green spaces are "lungs of our city"
"Out is In!" is the theme of this year's National Parks & Recreation Month. The community of Santa Monica is an incredibly active one, where city parks are an important part of our urban life. Over 70 percent of our residents live in apartments, with another 10 percent living in condos or town homes. That means the vast majority of residents do not have a back yard to call their own — in fact their back yards are our city parks. The green space in our city is a more integral part of our active and passive wellbeing than most people realize. It is the lungs of our city. Our Santa Monica leaders should always be seeking to add to our city's capacity to breathe. Click HERE to read more.

Parks Make Life Better! Bash at Howarth Park
Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks Presents a BASH!! at Howarth Park featuring the Sonoma County Traveling Fair with everything for families you can imagine! Click HERE to read more.

Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks: We work for our community!
The Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks department has produced a video documenting its work efforts in maintaining the city's leisure and recreation areas, because "our workspace is your leisure space." Click HERE to view the video.

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

    California state parks acting director named (The Sacramento Bee)
Newport Beach lifeguard killed in the line of duty (City of Newport Beach)
Washington city in talks to buy recreation center (The Columbian)

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Sacramento Play Summit
Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Sacramento, (part of the Maintenance Superintendents Association Conference) The 2014 Play Summit date has been set for Sept. 13, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Play Summit will be held at the Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, California, 95814. Early Bird registration deadline is Aug. 31. Cost is $35 per person, $25 students, seniors (65+), members of Fairytale Town, Friends of the Sacramento Library or ScholarShare account holders. Click here for details.

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!


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