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Congratulations to 26 California cities!
CPRS
With research proving play is critical to the overall well-being of children, 217 cities and towns earned recognition from national non-profit KaBOOM! as 2013 Playful City USA communities for their efforts to give children the childhood they deserve by providing ample opportunities for play.

Recognized cities from California include: Azusa, Baldwin Park, Brentwood, Brisbane, Carson, Cerritos, Encinitas, Fairfax, Glendora, Kerman, La Mesa, Lakewood, Live Oak, Pico Rivera, Rancho Cucamonga, Redwood City, Riverside, Roseville, San Bernardino, San Francisco (a 7 time honoree), Santa Fe Springs, Santee, Temecula, Three Rivers, West Covina and Whittier.

California earned second-place over all with 26 communities receiving the designation. Each of the 2013 Playful City USA communities demonstrated creative commitments to addressing the lack of play among children.
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Share your knowledge
CPRS
The 2014 Annual Conference Program Committee seeks proposals that will teach how-to's; be more than relevant, be progressive, encourage opportunities for learner engagement, and demonstrate application to public sector work. 2014 in Ontario will feature a diverse range of trainers, not just presenters, contain cutting edge ideas while stimulating and provoking discussion. Different levels of experience are welcomed.
Click here for our "call for sessions" submittal form. The deadline for sessions and intensive proposals is July 1.

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CPRS DISTRICT/SECTION HIGHLIGHTS


  • May 15, CPRS District 2 Lunch 'n Learn Roundtables, El Dorado Hills Community Services District
  • May 16, CPRS District 7 General Membership Meeting "Technology in Parks & Recreation", click here for more information
  • May 16, CPRS District 12 Director Forum, click here for more information
  • May 16, CPRS Development & Operations Section 2013 Lathrop Educational Forum, click here for flier
  • May 17, CPRS D&O Section Park Planning & Development Institute, click here for flier
  • May 18, CPRS District 3 TOTAL Guard Training, Click here for registration flier
  • May 19, CPRS District 4 TOTAL Guard Training, click here for registration form
  • May 22, CPRS District 3 Therapeutic Section Roundtable Series, click here for registration flier
  • May 29, CPRS District 10 Adaptive Recreation Roundtable Meeting, click here for more information
  • 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 8, CPRS District 10 TOTAL Guard Training,click here for more information
  • June 8, CPRS District 13 Recreation Leader Training, click here for more information
  • Oct. 23-25, CPRS Aquatic Section California Aquatic Management School, click here to download brochure



  • July is 'Parks Make Life Better!' month
    CPRS
    The California state legislature is set to approve Assembly Concurrent Resolution, declaring July is Parks Make Life Better!® Month. This measure declares the Legislature's recognition of the importance of access to local parks, trails, open space, and facilities for the health and development of all Californians. This measure declares July 2013 as Parks Make Life Better! Month. Click here to download a sample resolution here.
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    NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW


    Join us in celebrating National Water Safety month
    CPRS
    In recognition of the popularity of swimming and other water-related recreational activities in the United States, and the resulting need for ongoing public education on safer water practices, the month of May 2013 is National Water Safety Month!
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    $1 million grant from Coke to give Atlanta more hope
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Since Jamia Perry, a 10-year-old fifth grader, has been coming to the Center of Hope at Thomasville, Ga., she has mastered the computer and is proficient enough in chess to teach it. "I am here every day after school," she said while searching online for an educational website. "I love it here." That is what Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed wants to hear. When he was elected in 2009, he promised to open every city recreation center — most were shuttered — and enhance them enough to be Centers of Hope, with added programs in technology, character, fitness and academics.
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    Group of 7 won't let London, Ohio, close city pool
    The Columbus Dispatch
    There was to be no pool this summer. City of London, Ohio, officials said so. With a shrinking city budget and mounting operating losses, the pool was one of the first budget items to go. But the residents of this Madison County city wouldn't hear of it. The movie theater has closed. There's no miniature golf course or shopping mall in town. Even jobs are hard to come by for teens looking to stay busy. What would the kids do this summer to occupy their time, parents asked?
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    Point Mugu State Park hard closure in place through May 23
    The Malibu Times
    All backcountry trails and fire roads in Point Mugu State Park will remain closed until May 23, a California State Parks official said after the massive Springs fire scorched 12,000 of the park's 14,000 acres. Craig Sap, State Parks' Angeles district superintentent, said the hard closure was necessary while crews locate and extinguish hot spots and and assess trail hazards.
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    BRANDING CAMPAIGN IMPLEMENTATION


    The City of Cypress is in the middle of its annual Arts Week and one of the programs is the Rising Stars Art Contest which is a collaboration between the Cypress School District, Private elementary schools in Cypress, Cypress residents and the Cypress Recreation and Community Services. This contest is open to all children living or attending a school in Cypress from Pre-School to 6th grade. The theme this year was "Parks Make Life Better". Over 150 art pieces were collected this year.


    Send any samples of how you or your agency is incorporating the brand promise and key messages to Jane H. Adams, jane@cprs.org.



    Lake Gregory's future brightens?
    Mountain News
    Lake Gregory Regional Park will become a major Southern California recreational destination if negotiations about to begin between County Regional Parks and Urban Park Concessionaires are finalized. "All I am really in a position to tell you right now is that we have authorization to negotiate with a vendor," said Keith Lee, Regional Parks director. "No deals have been struck." But according to sources close to the process, plans to turn Lake Gregory into a major fishing and recreational destination are significant.
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    RESOURCES


    Call for Applications: Bikes Belong Community Partnership Grants (deadline May 24, 2013)
    Fundable projects include paved bike paths, lanes, and rail-trails as well as mountain bike trails, bike parks, BMX facilities, and large-scale bicycle advocacy initiatives. Proposals must come from a partnership that is minimally comprised of one government agency or office, one non-profit organization, and one business. Proposals may be for facility or advocacy projects but must be submitted on the Community Partnership Grant Application. Bikes Belong (BB) will accept requests for funding of up to $10,000 for facility and advocacy projects. There is no specific percentage match, but BB considers leverage and funding partnerships very carefully and it does not consider grant requests in which BB funding is greater than 50% or more of the project budget.

    To view the grant application, click here.

    Apply for the 2013-2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Roadmaps to Health Prize
    The RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize honors outstanding community partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives. Throughout the country, people are coming together with a shared vision, strong leadership, and commitment to making needed and lasting changes that are enabling individuals to live long and healthy lives. The invitation to apply for this prize is being extended to all U.S. communities working toward better health.

    RWJF is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 Prize. Up to six RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize winning communities will be honored in 2014 and each will receive a no-strings-attached $25,000 cash prize. Entry deadline is May 23, 2013.

    Click here for more information.


    Matching up with volunteers
    Have your act together organizationally, but looking for volunteers? Check out Volunteer Match. This popular web-based service sees millions of visitors a year and has served more than 80,000 nonprofit organizations. That's a lot of good change agent work!

    Vendor opportunities for CPRS company members
    Consider exhibiting your products and services at The 2013 League of California Cities Annual Conference & Expo on September 18-20 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Corner and island booths still available. More than 1,800+ city officials from throughout California will be under one roof. Attendee demographics include: mayors, council members, city managers, public works and park & recreation professionals and many more are expected. Need more information? Click here, or contact Rebecca Inman, 916-658-8237.


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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.

    Social media booth at special events
    Valerie Taylor, City of Yorba Linda, asks, "We are planning on hosting a social media booth at our 4th of July celebration. We are going to be encouraging our attendees to "Like" our Department's Facebook page and to check-in at the event. Has anyone else ever hosted a similar booth? Do you have any ideas for incentives for participation? How did you promote your booth? Thank you!"
    Please answer her question here.

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    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 & regulations."
    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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    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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    EDUCATION



    The Children Learning with Nature Conference 2013
    CPRS
    Leading voices from around the world will come together to share and exchange ideas about creating spaces and places for children that are full of joy and wonder. It's about creating great environments whether in urban settings with tiny outdoor spaces, or large rural open spaces, as well as everything in between. Beyond environments there will be great emphasis about teaching methodologies and practices.
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  • 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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