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Celebrate the ADA
ADA National Network
July 26, 2015 is the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA National Network created a Tool Kit to provide information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Also on the site is a media kit, event and celebration ideas and other resources.
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How the Americans with Disabilities Act has changed the landscape of public playgrounds
Playground Professionals
This summer marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Being reflective of an anniversary as people often are, we thought we would take some time to reflect on the evolution of the accessibility guidelines for play areas, what we know now that we didn’t know back then, and contemplate where we need to look to the future.
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Burk shifts from public works to public parks
Record Gazette
Duane Burk may have only started his job as director of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District a couple of weeks ago, but he has effectively been a component of its growth for the past 30 years. Banning's former public works director resigned May 16 from the city, and assumed his new position with the park district on July 6.
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San Francisco Parks Alliance takes unique approach
Check out how the San Francisco Parks Alliance cultivates their email and donor list. Click here.

Managers' perceptions of entry-level job competencies when making hiring decisions for municipal recreation agencies
Long Beach State faculty in conjunction with CPRS surveyed personnel with hiring responsibilities. The outcome was published in the journal of Park and Recreation Administration in March 2015. Identifying and understanding competencies related to employment in municipal parks and recreation agencies can help guide managers' hiring and employment decisions. Read the abstract here.


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CPRS Aquatics Section
California Aquatic Management School (CAMS)

Oct. 7-9, 2015
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Becoming Certified as a Playground Safety Inspector benefits both the public served, and those who oversee playgrounds as a service of quality control. Certification is verification by an agency or company that those who are certified have the skills, knowledge, and the ability to do the work for which they are employed and provides the overview and training needed to implement California regulations that mandate playground safety standards in public parks.

September 28-30, 2015
San Diego, California
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October 20-22, 2015
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