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Certified Playground Safety Inspector Training
CPRS
Designed to properly train you or your staff to recognize and prevent potential playground hazards.
May 18-20, 2015
Riverside, CA
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What is your city doing in regards to Executive Order B-29-15 Water Conservation
CPRS
In light of the most recent Emergency Regulatory Action by the State Water Resource Board:
    Sec. 865. Mandatory Actions by Water Suppliers
    (c) To promote water conservation, each urban water supplier that does not have a water shortage contingency plan that restricts the number of days that outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes and turf with potable water is allowed or has been notified by the Department of Water Resources that its water shortage contingency plan does not meet the requirements of Water Code section 10632 shall, within forty five (45) days, limit outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water by the persons it serves to no more than two days per week.

Are you amending the language for approval and how are you planning to maintain and safely manage sports fields (sand-based), community parks for large special events and other landscape areas that are utilized by the public for social or destination gatherings?

Please send your responses to Dan Diemer, Superintendent of Parks/Facilities, City of Arcata, ddiemer@cityofarcata.org.

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July is Parks Make Life Better!® Month — Start planning now!
CPRS
Parks Make Life Better!® month is coming in July. Now is a great time to get moving to promote the value of parks in your community.

What can you do? Click here to learn more.

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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.
Parks Manager, Mammoth Lakes, California Click here for details.

CPRS Member Highlights
Congratulations to Manuel Escobar, County of Los Angeles, and Zack Ortiz, Arden Manor Recreation & Park District, for being named to the inaugural California Youth Sports Administrators Leadership Committee. The goal of the committee is promote the need for education and professional standards of those overseeing youth sports programs. The committee will also help guide policy and standards in youth sports programming and administration.

Carlene McCart remembers reviewing - and agonizing - over Stuart Kesler's application for a recreation program coordinator job with the City of Mill Valley in 1985. McCart went with her gut, and 30 years later, Kesler, now the Community Center Manager, is nearing his last day on April 24 before he retires.
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NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW


Park in Washington increasing security patrols this summer
The Spokesman-Review
Officials at Spokane, Washington's Riverfront Park hope to crack down on vandalism by increasing the hours security officers patrol during the summer. It's part of a larger push to boost park security through extended staff coverage and public safety improvements during the park's redesign, park security supervisor Justin Worthington said.
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Minnesota parks officials reject ending 10 mph speed limit for bike trails
Star Tribune
Minneapolis park officials recently rejected a proposal to remove 10 mph speed limits on park bike paths after the plan ignited an online debate among drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. Park board opponents said they found the proposed new rule requiring bikers to use "reasonable and prudent" speed too vague. Some bristled at the idea of bike paths as speedways.
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Livermore park district may limit play on some sports fields
The Independent
The drought may cause the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District to limit play on some sports fields, and could lead to closure of some of them. The Board of Directors heard a report from staff member Bruce Aizawa recently on measures the district is taking to comply with the mandatory reduction in water use.
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ASTM Committee considers lowering the HIC value on impact attenuation
CPRS
The ASTM committee on playground surfacing is once again voting on whether or not to lower the HIC value on impact attenuation criteria for playground surfacing. The proposed change will lower the HIC (Head Injury Criterion) value from 1000 to 700. The playground surfacing at every existing playground will have to be tested and brought into compliance. For details on the FO8 Meeting and to register as a guest: http://www.astm.org/MEETINGS/filtrexx40.cgi?+-P+TERM+F08+searchresults.frm.
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RESOURCES


Kids To Parks Day — May 16, 2015. Get involved by registering your events
Do you have a park event taking place on May 15, 16 and/or 17? National Park Trust online event search will help direct families in your community to details about your event.
Register here!.


EDUCATION


Free Regional Professional Development Event
CPRS and PlayCore join together to Promote Healthy Play through Statewide Training and Action Grant
April 21, 2015
Bakersfield, CA
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Professional Development Seminar
Complimentary Play Symposium
April 23, 2015
Twentynine Palms, CA
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Annual TR Summertime Workshop — .9 CEU
July 17, 2015
Calamigos Ranch
Malibu, CA
FEE: Current membership (show proof by providing membership number/card NOT your certification number)
CPRS, NRPA or ATRA: $175
NON MEMBERS: $195
F/T STUDENTS: $130
Click here to download registration form.

CPRS Aquatics Section
California Aquatic Management School (CAMS)

Designed to properly train you or your staff to recognize and prevent potential playground hazards.
Oct. 7-9, 2015
Granlibakken Conference Center
Lake Tahoe, California
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