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Show us your presentation skills
The Recreation Therapy Institute at the CPRS Annual Conference & Expo is looking for presenters.

Click here for the Call for Sessions Proposal Form.

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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.
Volunteer and Special Events Specialist, Norco, CaliforniaClick here to view the listings.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS D2 Park & Recreation Equipment Expo, Elk Grove, California, Sept. 19 — Click here for details.

Forum Highlight
Customers with medical issues
I need help in speaking with someone who has experience in working with customers at swim centers who has seizures while in the water. Aquatics Staff address the issue but the customer is a regular and continues to come to the pool, each time they experience a seizure. How have aquatic professionals addressed this issue?
Post your answers here.

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Competition offers $5,000 to design downtown San Diego mobile park
A new competition is soliciting ideas for temporary "parklets," or small parks, that could be installed in downtown San Diego. The winner will get $5,000 from the city to fund construction.
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San Francisco's Garfield Park family-friendly again with police help
San Francisco Chronicle
The silver unmarked police car slowed as it approached the cement stairs leading up to San Francisco's Garfield Park. The stairs were empty. Behind the wheel, Capt. Dan Perea smiled. He remembered when that corner of the park was hopping with drug dealing and gang goings-on. Now the park is full of families — children on swings and in the sand, strollers parked nearby, the laughter and squeals mixing with the noise from an afternoon adult soccer game on the adjacent artificial turf field.
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  Let us simplify your Recreation Insurance needs

Liability – Accident – Vendor – Special Event – Contractor
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Contact us to customize an insurance package for your agency

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Free Wi-Fi debuts at Los Angeles parks, beaches
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles officials plan to roll out a free public Wi-Fi service at six public city parks, as well as a mobile service to handle service requests sent in from the field. Visitors to Cabrillo Beach, Echo Park Lake, Griffith Observatory, Pershing Square, Reseda Park and Venice Beach will be able to access the wireless network at designated hotspots, according to the city.
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Indiana city's parks get $500,000 estate gift
The Journal Gazette
Indiana's Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation officials were pleasantly surprised recently to learn about a $500,000 gift from the estate of Dr. Suzanne Knoebel, a renowned cardiologist in Indianapolis who died July 2. Knoebel had grown up in Fort Wayne and was part of the Buckner family. The former Buckner Farm is now Buckner Park and is owned by the city.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Where is your city on the list of Best & Worst Cities for Recreation? (WalletHub)
'Parking for a Purpose' art project aims to raise money for city parks (KTVN-TV)
Strava is just the start of in the promise of open trail data (Outside)
Deane Dana Friendship Park brings nature education to community (LA36)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.

Legislative Quick News now available
The current CPRS LEGISLATIVE QUICK NEWS is now available. It includes items discussed at the MOST RECENT Legislative Meeting. The Quick News and the Legislative Watch List can be found on the CPRS website, Click here to view CPRS Legislative Information.
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Petition for Recreation Therapy Licensure
We've got a petition and we're seeking to get 10,000 signatures to encourage Congress to take action on H.R. 4755. Please get as many people as you can to sign this petition, including your state association members, their family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and even patients/ consumers (if possible).

Please use this link to learn more about HR 4755.

Click here to sign the petition.

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Parks Make Life Better!® Month is great success
With the wrap-up of July as Parks Make Life Better!® month, CPRS is taking this opportunity to thank and recognize all our members, companies and the California State Legislature, who worked together to promote the value of parks & recreation within our great state.

Special thanks to those cities that shared their July celebration posts on the CPRS Parks Make Life Better!® Facebook page, and to cities who adopted resolutions declaring July as Parks Make Life Better!® month. You can see city examples on the CPRS website.

Also, as a result of CPRS' partnership with California's Great America during the month of July, California's Great America will be donating $20,680 to CPRS, due to the fact that their Parks Makes Life Better!® discount coupon/ticket sales totaled 10,340!!!! Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom also participated in our discount coupon program in July. Once again, Thanks to Everyone!


Students — Apply NOW for a CFPR Scholarship
Park & Recreation Scholarship applications are due in October.

The California Foundation for Parks and Recreation's Scholarship Committee manages and coordinates scholarships to assist noteworthy students fulfill their goal of entering the park and recreation profession. The committee annually awards approximately 20 scholarships to junior, senior and graduate level students majoring in recreation, parks and leisure studies throughout the state of California. Students apply during October; they are selected in December; notified of their awards in January; and are awarded their scholarship at the annual conference in March. Award amounts are generally between $1,000 and $2,000. On occasion, an outstanding student has been the recipient of more than one scholarship.

Application forms (click here to download the 2014 form) must be completed by the candidate and submitted prior to the posted deadline date.

Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness
NRPA is proud to partner with The Coca-Cola Foundation to help build stronger communities by supporting individuals, families and neighborhoods to live active, healthy lifestyles. The Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness program employs the talents and expertise of our nation's veterans to lead fitness workouts and serve as role models for healthy living. Click here for details.


CPRS training opportunities
Just added: Playground Safety Certification in Diamond Bar in November. Details here.
Sacramento Course scheduled in late September. Details here.


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