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CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has more than 40 job announcements; Here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Parks and Facilities Superintendent, Fair Oaks, Californiaclick here for details.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS Region 1 Fall Training, Nov. 20, 2013, click here for more details.

Member Highlight
Riverside director to retire
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Early bird registration ends Oct. 31
Early bird registration rates for the 2014 California & Pacific Southwest Recreation & Park Training Conference in Ontario, March 4-7, 2014 end in Oct. 31. The registration fees are the lowest they will be, $379 for CPRS members for full registration. You can register by downloading the Early Bird flyer here or you can register online.
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CPRS Membership Campaign
CPRS welcomes the following new members to our CPRS Community:
Kristopher Johnson-LeCesne (Great Western Park & Playground); Erin Cavin (Southern Nevada Health District); Chris Erwin (International Mulch Company); Justiny Coliny and Mark Maynard (International Mulch Company); Clinton Calkins (Town of Moraga); Jennifer Wilson (City of San Mateo); Jaime Magdaleno (City of Fillmore); Brian Cordeiro (City of Newport Beach); John Adams (City of La Mirada); Robyn Jensen and Leonard Salsbury (Riverside County Regional Park & Open Space District); Danielle Greg Dunn, Marman-Scardino and John Marman (West Coast Turf); Andrea Gonzalez (City of La Mesa); Raymond Wong (City of Glendale); Antony Ryans (Greater Vallejo Recreation District); Jarrod Harden (City of Menlo Park); Molly Patience (City of Los Alamitos); Nicole Duran and Larry Cabral, (City of South El Monte); Aimee Hansen (Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District); Greg Dwyer (City of San Pablo)

Professionals joining CPRS as a new member through Oct. 31 will receive a "Training Gift Voucher" from their CPRS District to use at a District training (value up to $50) — good through Oct. 2014! Additionally, your agency will be placed into a drawing for a free 2014 Conference registration. You may download your membership application here.

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YMCA comes to rescue of struggling recreation center
Athletic Business
The Lancaster Family YMCA has come to the rescue of the New Holland Recreation Center, which opened almost five years ago and faced an uncertain financial future. The YMCA has agreed to lease the center for three years beginning on Nov. 1, with an option to buy the facility at 123 N. Shirk Road. The center will be called the YMCA at New Holland and is the organization's first push into the eastern part of the county.
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Local recreation wouldn't be the same without PARC Foundation
Presido Sports
It's hard to imagine Santa Barbara without the many open spaces and recreational opportunities that we have at our fingertips. While it often seems like a given, many of the community programs and public venues important to our lives would not be the same without the consistent efforts of the Parks And Recreation Community Foundation.
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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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Top fitness trend: High-intensity interval training
USA Today
Workout wimps, watch out: The top two fitness trends for 2014 are high-intensity interval training, such as P90X and CrossFit, and body-weight training such as push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups and planks, according to an annual fitness trends survey. Previous hot trends that didn't make the new top 20 list: Zumba (Latin-inspired dance workouts), Pilates, spinning, kickboxing, barefoot walking and running and stability-ball workouts.
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Council votes to launch bike corrals, plan parklets in Sacramento
The Sacramento Bee
The Sacramento City Council envisions a city where you can rent a bicycle from a vast bike-sharing network, park your ride in a bike corral, then settle into a curbside "parklet" for a cup of coffee. Responding to calls from merchants and pedestrian and bicycle advocates, the City Council voted unanimously to launch a network of bike corrals and begin a pilot program for mini-parks to be built in parking spaces near businesses.
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Bike-sharing rolls to a good start in Columbus, Ohio
The Columbus Dispatch
Mike Whaling has never considered himself much of a bicyclist. But each morning, Whaling leaves his car parked at his German Village home and walks the three blocks to a CoGo Bike Share station on S. Third St. He swipes his membership key, hops on a bicycle and glides north on Fourth St. with commuter traffic. Within minutes, he parks in the heart of Downtown and walks the rest of the way to his office on Lynn Street.
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San Ramon's "Parks Make Life Better! Clean Up Days" is a great way to tie in the messages of nature and forever into an event.

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,

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    City of San Rafael wins 1st-ever Silver Beacon Award (Institute for Local Government)
New 'green' playground at P.S. 261 will help prevent flooding of Gowanus Canal (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
RWC Parks & Rec Depertment earns 'Champs for Change' honors (Redwood City - Woodside Patch)

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With the renewed interest in outdoor fitness, PlayCore’s newest best practice guidebook release is a timely tool for providing communities with guidance to create meaningful outdoor fitness spaces. To learn more about becoming a National Demonstration Site for Fitness, or to obtain a copy of the Best Practice Guidebook, click here.

Research you can use: Newly published research sheds light on programming and its affect on park usage. Read more here.


  • Nov. 5, Wondering what Maintenance Management School is all about? New feature at the CPRS Maintenance Management School — "Open House" for Administrators. We are offering an opportunity to see the Maintenance Management School 'in action' Nov. 5 — come visit us!
  • 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.
  • March 4-6, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam (Ontario), click here to register.

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