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Congratulations to the Education Award of Excellence winners
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Congratulations to the Education Award of Excellence Winners — a distinguished award given by the CPRS Board of Directors!
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CPRS DISTRICT/SECTION HIGHLIGHTS


  • May 2, CPRS District 11 Awards and Installation
  • May 3, CPRS District 4 Golf Tournament, click here for flier
  • May 11, CPRS District 10 Recreation Leader Training Consortium, click here for flier
  • May 16, CPRS District 7 General Membership Meeting "Technology in Parks & Recreation", click here for more information
  • May 17, CPRS D&O Section Park Planning & Development Institute, click here for flier
  • May 19, CPRS District 4 TOTAL Guard Training, click here for registration form
  • June 1, CPRS District 1 Summer Leadership Workshop, click here for flier
  • June 1, CPRS District 1 TOTAL Guard Management, click here for flier
  • June 1, CPRS District 3 TOTAL Guard Training, Click here for registration flier
  • June 8, CPRS District 10 TOTAL Guard Training,click here for more information
  • June 8, CPRS District 13 Recreation Leader Training
  • Oct. 23-25, CPRS Aquatic Section California Aquatic Management School, click here to download brochure


  • NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW

    National Park Trust announces 'National Kids to Parks Day' to take place May 18, 2013
    US Newswire via National Park Trust
    The NFL Players Association and National Park Trust have joined forces to promote this year's National Kids to Parks Day scheduled for May 18. The NFLPA will join 17 national collaborators supporting the Third Annual National Kids to Parks Day. Last year more than 108,000 kids and families participated. In addition, 260 mayors in 45 states and Washington D.C. and eight state governors issued proclamations, a U.S. Senate resolution passed declaring National Kids to Parks Day, and more than 250 events were held across the United States.
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    Video surveillance to be installed in Hemet parks
    The Press-Enterprise
    Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone has approved a $30,000 grant to install video surveillance cameras in Hemet city parks. Stone's fellow supervisors unanimously approved the grant to be paid for with money from the county's Community Improvement Designation Fund. A check was presented to the city in late March. "Our city parks are one of our most valuable resources. These cameras will help us preserve the parks for the families who use them," Public Works Director Kristen Jensen said in a news release issued by the supervisor's office.
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    The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report
    Active Living Research
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has just released a five-year follow-up report to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth provides recommendations for increasing physical activity levels of American youth across five key settings: Schools, Preschool and Childcare, Community, Home, and Healthcare.
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    Trampoline park oversight bill advances in Senate
    KPCC-FM
    A Senate committee in Sacramento has unanimously approved a first-of-its-kind measure requiring stricter oversight of trampoline parks. It would require the parks to have the same sort of safety standards as amusement park rides—like regular inspections and reporting of accidents to Cal-OSHA, the state's workplace safety agency.
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    California lawmakers call for expansion of Yosemite National Park
    Los Angeles Times
    State lawmakers are supporting a proposal to expand Yosemite National Park by 1,600 acres, restoring land stripped of its protection by Congress in 1906. The state Senate approved a resolution that asks the federal government to approve the expansion. "This is a great day for Yosemite," said Nathan Weaver, a spokesman for Environment California, which supported the resolution. "We applaud work by California's leaders to preserve and strengthen Yosemite, one of the world's most beautiful parks."
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    Los Angeles State Historic Park to close for a year in 2014
    Los Angeles Downtown News
    Things in 2014 could be a lot quieter at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. A yearlong closure is expected for the park still known to many as the Cornfield between January 2014 and January 2015 as part of an $18 million effort to renovate the 32-acre facility, said Sean Woods, a California State Parks superintendent. Funding for the project was included in this year's state budget and it will go before the state senate budget committee in mid-May for an expected final approval.
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    Disputed land now for sale
    The Press-Enterprise
    A property that was at the center of a bitter, legal dispute between two Jurupa Valley-area agencies is back on the market. The four-acre parcel on Limonite Avenue, just west of Etiwanda Avenue, was purchased from the Jurupa Community Services District by a partnership that included U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona, in 2005 in a disputed transaction. When news surfaced of the sale in 2006, Jurupa Area Recreation and Park District officials protested because they had not been notified the land was available. The park district had expressed an interest in the land as a possible site for a park.
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    Checking out Death Valley's new visitor center
    KCET-TV
    Death Valley National Park is visited by over 800,000 people per year and nearly half of them end up at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. It's there that visitors learn about Death Valley's natural and historic resources, get directions for a great day hike, plan a trip into the park's backcountry, or ask other questions at the national park ranger-staffed site.
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    Malibu Lagoon ready for grand reopening
    Malibu Patch
    The Malibu Lagoon Restoration Project is almost finished. The project was led by California State Parks. Partners included the California State Coastal Conservancy, the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Monica Baykeeper and the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation. The project sparked significant local debate during its planning, with some saying the lagoon was unhealthy because it lacked enough oxygen in the water and was in need of an overhaul, and others saying it was fine and only in need of being left alone.
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    MEMBERS HELPING MEMBERS
    The CPRS Forums are the place for members to exchange ideas and to ask questions. The forums area currently has 200-plus threads. The value of forums increases when you share your knowledge and resources. Increase the value of your membership by answering or posting a question in the forums. Visit CPRS Forums. You can also pose your own question.

    Does your city allow ribbons to be placed on city property?
    Ann Dunleavy, City of Benicia, asks, "Does your city allow ribbons to be placed on city property (ie: trees, city buildings, parks etc) for various causes? (Blue ribbon for Autism, Pink for breast cancer) If the answer is no, can you please respond so we can include that information in the data we are collecting. If yes, could you please provide us with your current policy with rules and regulations."
    Please answer her question here.

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    Guidance for offering support groups
    Valerie Taylor, City of Yorba Linda, asks, "I have recently had several requests from attendees of our senior center for different support/social groups. Some of the requests we've had are widow/widowers, Persian community, and fibromyalgia. Being that we are a multi-use facility, we are not able to accommodate all requests for room use. In addition, we do not have the staff to facilitate these groups. Do any of your centers offer support/community groups for seniors? Who facilitates them? City staff? Local business/agencies? Are they run by the participants themselves?"
    Please answer her question here.

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    Senior citizen walking group
    Valerie Taylor, City of Yorba Linda, asks, "Does your center offer a walking group for seniors? Is there a fee? Who facilitates the group? How is registration handled?"
    Please answer her question here.

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    EDUCATION


  • May 17, Park Planning & Development Institute, click here for flier
  • Aug. 5-7, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam (Elk Grove), click here to register
  • Sept. 9-11, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam (Ventura), click here to register
  • Dec. 10-12, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam (San Clemente), click here to register
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