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CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has more than 20 job announcements, here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Recreation Coordinator, Ukiahclick here for details

CPRS Forum Highlight
Late Pickup of Minor Staff
Anna Bielecki, asks "Has anyone had an issue with late-to-pick-up minor seasonal staff, resulting in overtime for permanent staff who are reluctant to leave a minor unattended? If so, do you have a policy or best practice you could share?"
Please answer her question here.

CPRS Member Highlight
CPRS member Rod Buchanan is on his way to Gilbert, Ariz., to assume the Director of Parks & Recreation position. Read more


City needs new fiscal strategy for parks
Lompoc Record
The operation of the Lompoc parks/recreation empire needs a new approach. No longer will the status quo work in a period when budgets are lean. According to a presentation by Brad Wilkie, the city's money man, during budget hearings, the Parks Department needs about $1.2 million for salaries and another $1.98 million for supplies and services for the two-year budget cycle. That's about $1.6 million a year to operate the system, exclusive of any improvements. About $550,000 of this is from the General Fund, or about $275,000 per year.
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Historical society pushing to preserve March building
The Press-Enterprise
The Moreno Valley Historical Society is pushing to protect a historic World War II-era building that members hope might one day house the city's first museum. Members want to get inside the 70-year-old American Red Cross building on March Air Reserve Base soon so an architectural historian can check out its condition, document the interior and determine whether it remains possible to restore the building.
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Wanted: A Kid's 'Good Place'
Playgrounds and the apparatus they contain are doing many things effectively. They offer an opportunity for parents and kids to recreate together. They can present a wide variety of physical challenges and experiences. Playgrounds can also be gathering places for community social interaction. Historically, kids have found such spaces in vacant lots, creek beds, the woods, and even the street, places that adults didn't control. Since the 1940s, the forces of suburban development, traffic, and civic "planning" have steadily eroded access by children to such habitats.
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33 famous pools around the world that will blow your mind
Swim University
You might have a pool or hot tub in your backyard, but your pool is probably not like these. Don't get me wrong, the pool in your backyard is awesome, but these are the most opulent pools and luxurious hot tubs in the world. Actually dipping your feet in the water of these impressive waterscapes is an event unto itself. If you're a true pool and spa enthusiast, an adventure that includes some of the most famous pools in the world should be on your list, and these 33 destinations should definitely be at the top.
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3 city departments reorganizing
The Press-Enterprise
The city of Corona is in the midst of eliminating its Parks and Community Services Department. When the reorganization is completed early next month, the recreation portion of the department will be overseen by Library Director Julie Fredericksen. The landscape and maintenance responsibilities will become part of the Public Works Department, whose director is Kip Field. The new department will be called the Library and Recreation Services Department.
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Department head: Parks, street merger working
Rice Lake Online
The merger of the parks and street departments is going well, notwithstanding a recent complaint about the condition of a ball field, Community Services Department director Jim Anderson told the City Council. Anderson, the department head who manages the former recreation department, responded that the combined street and park crew did an exceptional job this spring given the adverse weather and increased workload of merging the departments.
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The City of Berkeley has a great way to share July is Parks Make Life Better!® month — the "It List. Five Things To Do In Berkeley This Weekend." Click here to read.

Send any samples of how you or your agency is incorporating the brand promise and key messages in your summer programming — We want photos! Send to Jane H. Adams,

More park, less lot in Parkway's Eakins Oval
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Hundreds of thousands of Philadelphians and visitors filled the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and its environs during Independence Day celebrations earlier this month. But while the boulevard between City Hall and the Art Museum has hosted that and other major festivities, its hair-raising, multilane traffic discourages recreation at other times. So it's a welcome development that, for the first time in decades, the parking lot within Eakins Oval, the 8-acre common at the foot of the museum, has been transformed into a "Park on the Parkway."
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    The Bay Area's healthy parks, healthy people movement (KQED-TV)
2 top design features for an inclusive playground (Mara Kaplan for Playground Magazine)
California State Parks announces $2.29 million in projects (Sierra Sun Times)

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Salt Lake County Parks and Rec administrator charged with stealing fees
The Salt Lake Tribune
A Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation administrator is accused of stealing up to $5,000 in registration fees. Colette Colovich was director of the Salt Lake County sports office starting in July 2010, according to the charges. In May, her supervisor noticed funds missing from entry fees collected from the ninth-grade youth basketball program, investigators wrote.
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  • Sept. 9-11, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam (Ventura), click here to register
  • Oct. 23-25, CPRS Aquatic Section California Aquatic Management School, click here to download brochure
  • Nov. 20-23, Academy for Youth Sports Administrators, CPRS members can attend at a reduced rate. This Academy will be held concurrently with NAYS' annual Youth Sports Congress and the Athletic Business Conference and Expo.
  • Dec. 10-12, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam (San Clemente), click here to register

  • Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) is the national standard for all parks and recreation professionals who want to be at the forefront of their profession. CPRP certification demonstrates your practical knowledge and that you have the current real-world skills necessary in today's changing park and recreation environment. Read more

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