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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.
Recreation Specialist II & Recreation Leader II, Oaklandclick here for details.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS District 13 Holiday Cheer Luncheon, December 4, 2013, click here for more details.

Forum Highlight
Plans for Park Fields
We are a small district and would like to put in some grass that could be used for soccer next year. Do you know of a company that could draw up some plans at a reasonable cost? Please respond to this member question here.

CPRS Conference

Conference brochures have been mailed and the conference Website has all the information you need about conference education sessions and special events. Register now and book your hotel. For more information, click here.
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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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Playground safety concerns raised by San Diego city auditor report
How safe are San Diego's playgrounds? A report by the city's independent auditor's report now headed for review by the City Council raises some troubling maintenance issues. The findings enumerated by the auditor Eduardo Luna, fault inspection schedules, maintenance priorities and reporting procedures. Recommendations include re-training for the staff of the Park & Recreation Department.
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Playgrounds are designed to meet age appropriate challenges. Playground safety is paramount and ReadyPlay can be part of your safety program. Installation services available.

Surviving a crisis
Aquatics International
It's every aquatics facility's worst nightmare — a child facedown and motionless in the water. In this case, it happened at the wave pool at Splash! at Lively Park in Springfield, Ore. Operators immediately turned off the wave generator, and a lifeguard performed CPR while someone dialed 911. The 12-year-old boy was breathing when paramedics rushed him to a nearby medical center.
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Scholarship Program
Christopher K. Jarvi (former Director for the City of Anaheim), is being honored by the Foundation for Sustainable Parks and Recreation. FSPR has created the Christopher K. Jarvi Partnership Scholarship Program, which is dedicated to supporting the efforts of Parks and Recreation Professionals in finding new partners and creating new partnerships that will lead to continued professional growth and that will bring value to the communities they serve. The scholarship application is available here.

Learning in Afterschool: The Intersection of Afterschool and Dropout Prevention
In honor of Attendance Awareness month, the Afterschool Alliance has published the resource: Preventing Dropouts: The Important Role of Afterschool. This publication addresses the dropout problem present in schools today and emphasizes the positive impact that afterschool programs play on keeping students in school. To read the issue brief, click here.

Cash for Kids Playground Grants
Burke offering discounts on applicable play structures. More information available here.


  • Dec. 5-6, Bay Area Revenue Management School, click here for details
  • March 4-6, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam (Ontario), click here to register.

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