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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.
Recreation Leader, Rancho Palos Verdes, CaliforniaClick here to view the listings.

CPRS District Highlight
D13 End of Summer Social, Big League Dreams, West Covina, Aug. 28 — Click here for details.

Forum Highlight
Customers with medical issues
I need help in speaking with someone who has experience in working with customers at swim centers who has seizures while in the water. Aquatics Staff address the issue but the customer is a regular and continues to come to the pool, each time they experience a seizure. How have aquatic professionals addressed this issue?
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NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW


Where is your city on the list of Best & Worst Cities for Recreation?
WalletHub
In an effort to educate Americans on the value of an active lifestyle and the importance of public open spaces in their communities and finances, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities and highlighted those with the most diverse opportunities for recreation, sports and culture. It did so using 24 key metrics that examine each city's finances, parks quality, entertainment and recreation facilities as well as its weather and environmental conditions.
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'Parking for a Purpose' art project aims to raise money for city parks
KTVN-TV
To complement Artown, the city of Reno's Parking for a Purpose project will collect donations for Parks, Recreation and Community Services maintenance. The project officially kicks off when artist Michael Lucido will paint a parking meter at Moana Springs Recreation Complex. Three other meters are currently installed, one in Barbara Bennett Park and two in Wingfield Park, and will be decorated by artists in the coming weeks.
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Lewiston parents worry privatized gymnastics program would be out of reach
Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal
Parents of Lewiston gymnasts say they're worried that efforts to privatize a recreation department program will price their kids out of the sport. Deputy City Administrator Phil Nadeau said the city is negotiating with two individuals to take over the program as a private business.
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Strava is just the start of in the promise of open trail data
Outside
Nearly unlimited transit and trail data is coming to an app near you. And whether you're seeking singletrack or chasing a commuter train, that's a very big deal.
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Ohio city, humane society team up for Dog Days of Summer
Chillicothe Gazette
Ohio's Ross County Humane Society is teaming up with the city for a fundraising event at the municipal swimming pool that will feature activities geared toward dogs and their owners. The event, known as the Dog Days of Summer, kicks off with a 1K doggie dash around the park and will be followed by several other planned activities, including an opportunity for dogs to enjoy the pool.
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Australia city gets public area tied into wharf
World Landscape Architecture
ASPECT Studios has delivered a new, vibrant and attractive public realm for the Hart's Mill Surrounds in Port Adelaide, Australia. Located adjacent to the wharf and with the backdrop of one of Adelaide's most iconic heritage listed industrial buildings, the new space includes extensive new grassed recreation areas with trees, picnic and barbecue areas as well as multifunctional spaces for events and markets.
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Chicago takes advantage to update Maggie Daley Park
Chicago Park District via YouTube
VideoBrief Maggie Daley Park will transform the sites of Daley Bicentennial Plaza into a single continuous public landscape that will operate at a variety of scales, serve a growing residential community, and join Millennium Park as a new international destination on the Chicago lakefront.
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Deane Dana Friendship Park brings nature education to community
LA36
VideoBrief Located in San Pedro, the An educational nature center highlights the 123-acre Deane Dana Friendship Park. The picturesque gem also features a variety of hiking trails that cover all of the facilily.
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RESOURCES


Grant Award Process — Focus Groups
The After School Division is seeking interested individuals for its Grant Award Process focus groups. Members of the focus groups will provide input on their experience with the grant award process for after school programs. Topics for discussion may include information disseminated by ASD regarding available funding, the application process, award notification, and improvement of the grant process. Click HERE to read more.


TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Drought creates headaches for California recreation (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
6 children hospitalized from chemical exposure at Edgewater camp (Capital Gazette)
Should nonresidents pay more to use city fields, parks? (Palm Beach Post via Athletic Business)

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EDUCATION



CPRS training opportunities
Look at the CPRS training calendar — we've got Playground Safety Certification (CPSI), Maintenance Management School, Desktop Education Webinars, Recreation Therapy Institute, plus others!


 

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