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Sacramento City Council plans to boost parks budget for first time since '07
The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento's core public services have been devastated the past five years, the result of persistent, historic budget deficits at City Hall. Police officers have been laid off, fire rigs have been shut down and development projects have been put on hold. Of all the services to take a hit, the upkeep of the city's vast parks system has been affected perhaps the most. That cycle of cuts now seems likely to end.
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CPRS DISTRICT/SECTION HIGHLIGHTS


  • 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 7 Summer Leaders Workshop, click here for details
  • 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



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    NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW


    Nonlethal tactics used for goose control
    The Spokesman-Review
    Park managers in Bend, Ore., are using a mix of egg oiling, hazing and possibly a youngster roundup to keep the number of geese — and the amount of goose poop — down at parks around town. The Bend Park & Recreation District has been contending for decades with Canada geese, which gather and graze on waterside grass, but the efforts drew public attention in summer 2010 when the district killed more than 100 geese. Since then, district officials have said they are focused on control methods that don’t result in dead geese.
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    Fitness flash mob hits Madison, Wis., streets
    The Capital Times
    If meeting up at the mall dressed in elf garb or dancing a coordinated routine to the Spice Girls isn't your thing, take heart. A new kind of flash mob is growing in Madison, Wis., and it's one that may help those tired of the gym or their regular routine to get motivated to work out. Described as a "fitness flash mob," the November Project uses social media to recruit random people to participate in early morning workouts, with the objective of turning fitness into a social event.
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    BRANDING CAMPAIGN IMPLEMENTATION


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



    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.

    Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
    Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is offering reduced tickets for July is Parks Make Life Better!® month. For more information, click here.


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    Biomass projects help parks departments save money, environment
    Athletic Business
    When budgets need cutting, park maintenance and landscaping often take the hit before more public-centered programming, a decision that can end up costing more in the long run. This summer, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department is beginning the second phase of a project to remove and replace more than 300 dead and unsafe trees in Golden Gate Park at a cost of $1.7 million, part of a $4 million bond passed in 2008 to create a citywide park forestry program.
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    East Bay regional park district and California state parks sign 30 year contract for McLaughlin Eastshore state park
    East Bay Regional Park District and California State Parks
    In a move to advance regional partnerships to keep State Parks open, East Bay Regional Park District and California Department of Parks and Recreation have agreed to a long-term contract to manage and operate McLaughlin Eastshore State Park along the San Francisco Bay.
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    RESOURCES


    Sport and Recreation safety fact sheet
    A 2012 survey found that one in three children who play a team sport are injured seriously enough to miss practice or games. Safe Kids Worldwide explored this risk area further and compiled facts and statistics on sports injuries in the 2012 Sports and Recreation Fact Sheet.
    Click here to view the fact sheet.


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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.

    Affordable Care Act
    Keri Smith, City of Palmdale, asks, "Is your agency reducing work hours for part-time employees this summer in anticipation to the Affordable Care Act? Is your agency holding part time un-benefited employees to a firm 29 hours or less per week? Is your agency considering a 12-month measurement period to determine their weekly average (for example, some weeks an employee would work more than 29 hours, some weeks less)? Is your agency working with an advisor or consultant regarding the Affordable Care Act?"
    Please answer her question here.

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    Field use policy and fees for club sports, traveling teams
    Randy Davis, City of Dixon, asks, "Many cities and districts reduce or eliminate field use fees for sports organizations that are open to all children in the community. However, I would like to know how your city or district deals with club sports organizations or traveling teams that limit participation to only the very skilled athletes. Do these types of organizations or teams pay reduced fees to use fields or do they pay the regular rate?"
    Please answer his question here.

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    Adult day care use of community center
    Alison Martinez, City of Claremont, asks, "Our community center is used primarily for meetings and contract classes. We often have Adult Day Care groups use our community space to play games, watch television, and use the computer lab. Recently the numbers of individuals and groups has grown significantly and we find large groups (10-20) hanging out in the hallways talking, sleeping or playing games. We want to be inclusive but find we are limited in space to accommodate the growing number of groups and individuals. Have other centers experienced this? How have you managed? Do you have policies or guidelines? Do you have activities or programs specifically designed for groups with special needs, on a drop in basis?"
    Please answer her question here.

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    Employee safety manual
    Sandi Kukkola, El Dorado Hills Community Services District, asks, "Do you have an employee safety handbook? We have tried several times to create one but always end up with a large document. We want something concise that can be quickly referenced. Thank you!"
    Please answer her question here, or post your documents in the CPRS Library for all to share.

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    EDUCATION


  • 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


  • 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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