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New CPRS Website 1 Week Away!!!
CPRS will launch a new and improved Website experience for CPRS members the week of August 17. What's New?
  • All new look and feel
  • District and Section Websites
  • Online registration for District/Section events
  • New Forum questions
  • New Library items to help you in your daily work
  • Thank you to our Website partner PlayPower for making the new Website possible.

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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 Coordinator, Napa, California Click here for details.


    Tennessee attorney general opinion on guns in parks sparks debate
    Tennessee's top lawyer says gun permit holders must be allowed to carry their weapons in public parks even during special events. Herbert Slatery's opinion that private operators that put on events at public parks can't bar gun owners has implications statewide.
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    La Jolla Recreation Center celebrates 100 years
    San Diego Community Newspapers
    La Jolla Recreation Center marked its 100th anniversary with proclamations, plaques and kudos bestowed by public officials and longtime facility users at a rededication ceremony. Then known as the Community House and Playground, the La Jolla Rec Center opened in 1915. Previously, in 1911, Ellen Browning Scripps had decided to do something for the "ordinary" people of La Jolla. The result was the most completely equipped playground and community center in the country at that time.
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    Still Seeking Green
    San Francisco Parks Alliance
    San Franciscans have always known that parks and open spaces are essential to quality of life and have consistently urged our political leaders to grasp that connection. "Still Seeking Green," a research brief following up on a more comprehensive report published by SPUR in 2011, looks at park funding since the Open Space Fund set-aside was passed in 2000, and finds that our parks continue to lose out in the City's budget process.
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    Lake Elsinore's older skate park open to all
    The Press-Enterprise
    Open rolling now rules at both of Lake Elsinore's skateboard parks. As at the newly opened skateboard zone at Serenity Park on the south side of town, recreation officials are also leaving the gates of McVicker Canyon Park's skating rink open to users daily without on-site management.
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    National Night Out roundup
    The Press-Enterprise
    The Inland region will celebrate National Night Out with K9 demonstrations, free hot dogs and more. National Night Out is designed to bring communities together and promote police-community partnerships to make neighborhoods safer. Cities across America hold events.
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    Maryland city fires parks and recreation head amid golf course investigation
    The Frederick News-Post
    The head of Frederick, Maryland's parks and recreation department has been let go after 22 years as a city employee. As deputy director of parks and recreation, Roelkey Myers oversaw the city's parks and recreation facilities, financial transactions and staff, including the Clustered Spires Golf Club and Donald Frost, its former general manager and PGA golf professional. Frost and the club have been the subject of dual city and Frederick Police Department investigations since February, when Alderwoman Donna Kuzemchak presented the city with documents that she believed revealed possible financial mismanagement and contractual violations at the club.
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    Pop-up parks add to Philadelphia summer fun
    The News Journal
    If you are walking around Philadelphia this summer, you’re bound to stumble upon at least one urban oasis, and probably two or three, as an increasing number of empty lots and underused spaces around the city have been transformed into pop-up parks. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society began the pop-up garden trend in 2011 as a way to connect the public to its programs and events.
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    There's still time to register for the Every Kid in a Park Announcement webinar
    As part of President Obama's commitment to protect our nation's unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them, the "Every Kid in a Park" initiative was announced in early 2015 to provide all fourth-grade students and their families with free admission to their federal lands and waters for a full year.
    Sign up now to participate in the Announcement Webinar
    Join us for a webinar to learn the final details about this exciting initiative, and ways that you can participate. Speakers will introduce the various program developments and answer your questions. For the webinars, please use the following conference call line: 888-455-3079, Passcode: 8445870
  • August 12, 2015
    Noon-1 p.m.
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  • August 14, 2015
  • Noon-1 p.m.
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    The webinar will be recorded and available after the final webinar session. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Every Kid in a Park Team via email at:


    CPRS Aquatics Section
    California Aquatic Management School (CAMS)

    Oct. 7-9, 2015
    Granlibakken Conference Center
    Lake Tahoe, California
    Click here for details..

    Certified Playground Safety Inspector Training
    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
    Click here to download registration form.

    October 20-22, 2015
    Torrance, California
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