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Device explodes, another found at Florida recreation complex
WFTS-TV
Deputies arrested six teens early after a device exploded and another device was found Monday night at a recreation center in Dunedin, Florida. Deputies responded to a call of subjects in the park after hours. Upon arriving on scene, deputies made contact with multiple subjects in the area and began to canvass the area around the center. That's when a device exploded near the racquetball courts. Deputies continued to canvass the area and a second device was located.
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Canadian mom shocked 8-year-old told to put on her top at public pool
The Record
A woman is calling for the city of Guelph, Ontario to change its policy about how girls and women must dress at public pools after her 8-year-old daughter was told to cover up. Anika Warmington was visiting the wading pool at Exhibition Park near downtown Guelph with her family. The kids didn't have their bathing suits with them so they took off their shirts and went in with just their shorts to cool off.
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Hesperia's Rue named Volunteer of the Year
Hesperia Star
More than three years of service and dedication to youngsters in Hesperia recently earned High Desert resident Edward Rue the "Volunteer of the Year Award" from Hesperia Recreation and Park District, California Park & Recreation Society District 11 San Bernardino/Riverside County and CARPD (California Association of Recreation and Park Districts). Rue, 28, said he began volunteering for the Hesperia district in order to be a coach and mentor for his son, who expressed a desire to play basketball. According to Rue, he loved it so much, he decided to coach several other teams in various sports.
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Fontana's Coleman gets Community Champion Award
Fontana Herald News
Karen Coleman, who has been contributing to good causes in Fontana for almost 40 years, has received the Community Champion Award from the California Park and Recreation Society, Division 11. Coleman, a member of the Fontana Parks and Community Services Commission, has been a participant with many organizations over the years, including the Family Service Agency of Fontana, Catholic Youth Ministry, Fontana Community Senior Center Advisory Board, and Redwood Elementary Advisory Committee.
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Pocket parks help Indiana neighborhoods use small pieces of land
Indianapolis Recorder
Indiana communities are saying goodbye to vacant lots that are neighborhood eyesores and saying hello to pocket parks. "It's usually a corner piece for a neighborhood or brings the neighborhood together and embodies what the neighborhood wants to represent. It's a real community asset," said Ashlee Wilson Fujawa, director of public relations for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, an organization dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and environment in local communities.
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EDUCATION


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September 28-30, 2015
San Diego, California
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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 & Park Association you will remain certified for three years. CPRS is the exclusive provider for playground safety certification courses throughout California.

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Oct. 7-9, 2015
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PARKS MAKE LIFE BETTER! HIGHLIGHTS


Mission Viejo hosting a 'Parks Make Life Better!' Photo Contest
Mission Viejo Life
In celebration of July as "Parks Make Life Better" month, the city of Mission Viejo is hosting a special photo contest — calling on residents to submit photos of their favorite Mission Viejo park, program or facility. Whether it's a park or playground, senior or mommy-and-me program, youth or adult sports league or community center class, the city wants to know about its positive impact on residents' lives.
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