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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.
Superintendent of Parks Maintenance, Long Beachclick here for details.

CPRS Forum Highlight
Standard Operating Procedures
Ed Jost asks, "The City of Las Vegas operates 13 community/senior/sports centers and before/after school sites at 68 locations. One thing we are looking to standardize is the procedures we use for common tasks across the board. Examples are open/close procedures, field trip procedures, cash handling, facility reservations, etc. We have many of the policies in place but they vary significantly from site to site. While some variables will differ, most practices should follow a similar process. Does anyone have a set of standard operating procedures in place that you can share with us?"
Submit any examples to the CPRS Networking Library here.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS Aging Section SoCal Senior Symposium, Oct. 16, click here for more details.


Is your agency's trail one of the top 10 in California? See if it made Rails to Trails' list
Rails to Trails Conservancy
The trails of California are as diverse as the landscape itself. From the bustling urban pathways to the lost-in-the-wild tracks of the backcountry, the vastly different settings and styles of trails in California makes them almost incomparable.
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Hats off to San Jose's Guadalupe River Trail — Featured as a National Recreation Trail
National Recreation Trails
Surveys indicate that nearly 1,000 people use the Guadalupe River Trail on a daily basis, and of that number, over 50 percent are commuting to and from work. Travel along the Guadalupe River Trail offers the user a variety of experiences. Starting from near the San Francisco Bay, the trail user can travel through the Alviso community, with many historic structures from its 19th century boom as San Jose's port.
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The littlest parks could make the biggest civic changes
Eight years after the first "parklet" occupied a parking space in San Francisco as an act of protest, these mini-parks have become a favorite "placemaking" tool of urbanists across the country. A little wood platform, some sod, tables and chairs, and boom, you've got a new urban park — so long as you keep feeding the meter.
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Get the bike wheels rolling in your community!
ChangeLab Solutions
Bicycling is an easy way to make physical activity part of your day. More and more people in communities all across the country are getting around by bicycle, but there is still tremendous room for growth in the number of people biking on roads everywhere! 
How can we change that?
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Naming rights may fund North Belle Vernon, Pa., project
Valley Independant
Selling the naming rights has proved profitable for many major league parks. But that approach is being taken for organizers of a project to give the Graham Street Park in North Belle Vernon, Pa., a facelift. At its most recent meeting, council gave former councilman R.J. Sokol approval to proceed with the project.
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TrueLine Game Court Building & Renovation
TrueLine now does complete renovations and building of courts. See our splashpad surfaces! We continue to offer tennis court, basketball and other game court surfacing. MORE
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Region-wide ban of smoking in play areas under consideration
The Woolwich Observer
The possibility of smoke-free play areas was on the agenda recently as representatives from Waterloo Region and all of its member municipalities met in Elmira, Ontario, Canada. The preliminary effort was aimed at determining if there's a consensus, allowing for the possible adoption of a region-wide bylaw to restrict smoking around soccer pitches, baseball diamonds, playgrounds and similar recreation areas.
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Chesterfield softball questions on deck for supervisors
Richmond Times-Dispatch
A proposal to extend the contact of the private company running Chesterfield County, Va.'s softball fields has been delayed because officials balked after some residents cried foul, raising issues from field conditions to alcohol consumption. "I think we've had a good relationship," said Butch Tiller, the man behind Softball Nation, the company that has the contract.
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Shawnee County, Kan.'s 'largest workout' draws 600-plus exercisers of varying levels
The Topeka Capital-Journal
Battling joint fatigue and a shoulder injury, Dee Lee decided to return to the fourth annual Shawnee County, Kan.'s Largest Workout to seek alternative exercise options. The 51-year-old Topekan said she has lost 95 pounds since April 2012 and wanted to nurse her continuing interest in exercising. "I'm here to see what new tricks I can add to my toolbox," Lee said prior to the half-hour workout directed by a Maximus Fitness and Wellness instructor.
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College recreation finding synergies with YMCA partnerships
Athletic Business
Multi-million dollar state-of-the-art student recreation and wellness facilities are de rigueur on major college campuses, as students expect more out of their educational experience than just a degree. That expectation is trickling down to even the commuter and community college levels, where offering such amenities hasn't been considered feasible.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Lafayette Park playground (Miller Company Landscape Architects)
Jurupa Valley: Ranger could patrol local parks (The Press-Enterprise)
CPRS Statewide Membership campaign starts today (CPRS)

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ILG Celebrates Local Leadership in Sustainability
The Institute for Local Government has just released a report highlighting innovative local projects that are helping meet ambitious state goals to reduce energy and greenhouse gas emissions. This report examines the funding sources and measurable outcomes that are helping to create more sustainable and vibrant communities throughout the state. Click here to download the report.

How well do teens know your local parks?
The study aimed to develop a self-report park survey tailored to underserved populations at risk of obesity (low income urban youth), and to determine the feasibility and reliability of collecting park measures from memory. Click here to view the study results.

Find resources showing the relationship between environments and policies and physical activity and obesity. The
searchable database contains nearly 700 studies.

What are some of the easy elements you can add to your community to help people live healthier lives?
Download the Active Design Guide for Community Groups from New York City Department of Health.


  • 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.

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