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CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has over 30 job announcements; Here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Director of Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services, Fresnoclick here for details.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS Administrators Section Executive Summit, January 30, 2014, click here for more details.

Member Highlight
CPRS member, Richard Hawley, is the newly elected President of the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association. Currently Vice President of Sales for PlayCore within the Recreational Surfaces area of the business, Hawley has been in the Recreational/Playground Surfacing business for 23 years.

According to Hawley, his involvement in IPEMA stemmed from his desire to become more involved in the industry of children's playgrounds, and to better understand the policies and procedures necessary to provide safety and accessibility of playground products. Hawley joined IPEMA approximately 15 years ago and has served in various leadership positions within the association prior to his election as President.

Hawley has also been an active member of CPRS since 1997. He is a long time participant of on the Conference Exhibit Committee and has continuously contributed support and sponsorships for programs and training for CPRS since becoming a member.

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2014 Registration Form — Registration is now open. Desktop Education for Parks and Recreation monthly webinar training brings the highest quality parks and recreation education to you, your full time staff, the front-line — your entire agency.
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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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Free program teaches kids about eating, exercise
The Virginian-Pilot via Athletic Business
Jared Fogle found a good way to lose weight and turn his life around, but Suffolk, Va.'s Parks & Recreation Department wants to get kids on the right track before they become obese. Another free, six-week "Get Up and Get Out" program for those between the ages of 6 and 17 starts soon at the East Suffolk Recreation Center, and it sounds like a good one.
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San Diego skate park proposal
With funding from The California Endowment, Health Impact Partners is working with Mid-City Community Advocacy Network and their Youth Council, the Tony Hawk Foundation, and other partners on an HIA that examines the health and equity implications of a skatepark proposal in City Heights, San Diego. City Heights has an inadequate supply of parks, open space, and recreational opportunities for youth, and obesity rates are higher than the County overall. Mid-City CAN and their Youth Council are advancing a campaign to develop a skatepark in their community. Though possible sites are limited, they have focused on an empty dirt lot currently owned by the city but leased to the YMCA. The City Council will also be making decisions for its upcoming fiscal year in early summer, which could possibly provide funding for a park. One innovation is its explicit goal to empower youth in City Heights through the Health Impact Assessment process.
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Addressing crime on park basketball courts
Athletic Business
After the September shooting of 13 people at a southside park in Chicago, the cry rose again: get basketball out of the parks. From gang violence and drug use to littering and foul language, park basketball courts have been hailed as a nuisance in many communities over the years, prompting residents to call for their removal.
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The Town of Windsor decorates one of their Christmas trees (and Christmas pug) with Parks Make Life Better! ornaments.

Send any samples of how you or your agency is incorporating the brand promise and key messages in your programming — We want photos! Send to Jane H. Adams,

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    DeCroce Bill a prescription for wellness for obesity-related health conditions (Politicker NJ)
Lee's Summit parks department toughens policy on background checks (Lee's Summit Journal)

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