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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.
Chief of Park Operations, Oaklandclick here for details.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS D1 Step Into the Spotlight Summer Leadership Workshop, June 7 — click here for flier.

Forum Highlight
Unauthorized sports field users
It is our policy that all league use must be permitted, and recently we have run into issues with leagues using fields without permits. All of our fields are at community or neighborhood parks and are not monitored unless we have been made aware of an issue. Recently we have one league that is using fields without permits, and refusing to leave when leagues with permits arrive. Currently, our policy allows us to cancel, suspend or revoke their reservations but we do not want to go this route unless it is a last resort. Does anyone have a best practice to deal with these rogue leagues?
Post your answers here.



NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW


Texas public pools seek water alternatives amid drought
Wichita Falls Times Record News via Athletic Business
Public and members-only pools in Wichita Falls are still looking to make a splash this summer by using alternative water sources. People and businesses are prohibited from using the public drinking supply to top off outdoor pools when the city reaches Stage 5 Drought Catastrophe, according to the city's drought plan.
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Neighborhood campaign to reclaim Leland Park in San Pedro pays off
The Daily Breeze
There was plenty to celebrat when neighbors and city officials came together for a groundbreaking at a San Pedro neighborhood park. When the once-thriving Leland Park was taken over by vandals for "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll," as a city councilman put it, a group of neighbors vowed to take back the 15.7-acre park at 863 S. Herbert Ave., posting hundreds of pictures on Facebook that caught the attention of Los Angeles city officials.
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Fresno hires Mollinedo as PARCs director
The Business Journal
The city of Fresno has hired Manuel A. Mollinedo as the new director of its Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department. Mollinedo begins his new job on June 2, replacing City Manager Bruce Rudd who has overseen the department since last year. Formerly, he was the director of the Honolulu Zoo in Hawaii, where he led the effort to build a new $12 million elephant habitat.
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The best city in America for connecting kids to nature:
10 ways your urban region can claim the title

The Play and Playground News Center
On April 29, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell; Saint Paul Mayor and President of the National League of Cities Chris Coleman; and Neil Nicoll, YMCA USA President, among others, announced that their organizations are joining forces to get kids outdoors in cities across the country: "As part of Department of the Interior's ambitious youth initiative the National League of Cities, YMCA of the USA, and the Department signed an agreement to coordinate efforts to bridge the growing disconnect between young people and the great outdoors by creating meaningful connections to nature..."
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BRANDING CAMPAIGN IMPLEMENTATION


Parks Make Life Better! resolution
Be sure to pass a resolution in your city, county or special district to declare "July is Parks Make Life Better!" Month and help promote parks and recreation as an essential service in all California communities. Click here to download a sample resolution.

California's Great America and Six Flags Magic Mountain support "July is Parks Make Life Better! Month" and CPRS
California's Great America, located in Santa Clara, and Six Flags Magic Mountain, located in Valencia, are offering discounted tickets to CPRS members, park and recreation agencies and your communities to help celebrate July as "Parks Make Life Better!" Month. Additionally, a portion of all ticket proceeds will be donated to CPRS by both parks!

California's Great America is the Bay Area's most exciting theme park! To download the coupon with the CPRS code click here or for instructions for ordering California's Great America tickets click here.

Six Flags Magic Mountain, known as the "Thrill Capital of the World," is a 260-acre theme park featuring 19 world-class roller coasters and over 100 rides, games and attractions for the entire family in 2014. Tickets for Six Flags Magic Mountain are available at www.sixflags.com/magicmountain. Use the special promo code of CPRS14 for your lowest price! The promo code link is located in the upper right hand area of the website. Call Susan Wipf at CPRS at 916-665-2777 if you have questions.

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 John Glaeser, john@cprs.org.



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EDUCATION



Any of your staff need to renew or obtain their CPSI? We have courses!
Playground Safety Certification provides the authority to examine playgrounds for compliance with California regulations R-39-97. To become certified we recommend you take the certification course, then sit for the 100 question exam. Once certified with the National Recreation and Park Association, you will remain certified for three years. CPRS is the exclusive provider for playground safety certification courses throughout California.

Sept. 29-Oct. 1 - Sacramento
in combination with Maint. Superintendents Assoc. Annual Conference
Click here to download registration form.

March 2015 - Sacramento
(part of the CPRS Conference & Expo)
Registration opens in November 2014


 

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