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Are you getting ready for the CPRS Conference & Expo?

Arcade Creek Recreation & Park District's Julie Leber found her elf getting ready for the CPRS Conference & Expo in Sacramento, March 10-13, 2015. For more information on the conference, visit

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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.
Recreation Specialist, Gilroy, CaliforniaClick here for details.

CPRS Forum Highlight
E-Cigarette Regulations at Parks
Due to health and fire safety aspects, bans on cigarette smoking in parks have become more widespread. As a result, park users are increasingly turning to the use of e-cigarettes (AKA "vaping"). Does your park/agency have rules and regulations regarding the use of e-cigarettes, and if so do they differ between indoor and outdoor use?

The Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, has a ban on smoking at all parks due to fire concerns. Does your organization have such bans?

Please reply to the forum, or email me directly at Your input is greatly appreciated. Jackie Nelson, District 6

  Got Surfacing? Safe*Resilient* Accessible

Playgrounds are designed to meet age appropriate challenges. Playground safety is paramount and ReadyPlay can be part of your safety program. Installation services available.


Plan Inclusive Play — PiPA
Inclusive Play
PiPA has been created to help Local Authorities, Landscape Architects, Planners as well as families with disabled children to create inclusive outdoor play areas as well as assessing installed play areas.
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Mindful design — The new face of play
Playground Professionals
Playground designers are up against some tough competition, and originality is more important than ever before. Kids have seen it all these days from the virtual realities on iPad games and apps to the CGI in a Pixar film.
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  Let us simplify your Recreation Insurance needs

Liability – Accident – Vendor – Special Event – Contractor
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Unique playground creator featured in documentary
MultiView Inc.
The playground is entering a new era thanks to the innovative designers and builders at Cre8Play. That's what happens when you take a guy who grew up working with traditional playgrounds, but also aspired to be an artist. By manufacturing play spaces that continue to break the mold, the masterminds at Cre8Play have been helping kids push their creative limits while having fun and being active since 2005. From enchanted forests to tropical islands, kids are climbing, sliding and jumping their way into worlds they thought they could only dream of. The company is featured in the latest episode of "Good Company," a documentary chronicling some of America's unique entrepreneurs.
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Echo Park's landmark Jensen's Recreation Center sells for $15 million
The Eastsider
A real estate investment company has purchased Jensen's Recreation Center, a 1920s brick apartment building with an iconic rooftop sign in Echo Park, for $15 million, according to the Los Angeles Times. Vista Investment Group paid nearly double the $8.4 million that the previous owned spent seven years ago to acquire the three-story, 46-unit apartment building with ground floor shops, according to online county assessor records.
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In new drainage projects, long-buried urban streams see the light again
National Geographic
In the past, burying streams created problems, including pollution, which would make its way to waterways. What's more, paving and piping often make flooding worse. In recent years many cities have been undoing the past century's drainage projects, uncovering or "daylighting" buried streams.
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Discount tickets Available at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Enjoy and Support CPRS!
Don't miss your opportunity to purchase discount tickets to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in the months of November and December and support CPRS. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is donating $2 to CPRS for every ticket purchased between Nov. 8 and Dec. 28, 2014, when you use the promo code CPRS at the Six Flags website You can also download a flyer here and present it at the park. Among other events, you can be part of sleigh bells jingling, & ring ting tingling as the park celebrates its eighth annual Holiday in the Park on weekends from Nov. 28 to Dec. 14.


CPRS training opportunities
Playground Safety Certification in Lakewood, Jan. 20-22, 2015
Playground Safety Certification in Sacramento, March 10-12, 2015 .


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