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The CPRS Job Center currently has over 40 job announcements; here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Volunteer and Special Events Specialist, Norco, CaliforniaClick here to view the listings.

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CPRS D2 Park & Recreation Equipment Expo, Elk Grove, California, Sept. 19 — Click here for details.

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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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The office of the future could be a park
Fast Company
VideoBrief The cubicle is dead, but what's next? Will the office of the future be a self-driving car? A city in itself? A cabin in the forest? According to New York-based architecture firm Juhyunkim Architecture PC, the workplace of the future is a park.
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Key considerations when building a splash pad
Athletic Business
They're bubbling up from Texas to Minnesota and from coast to coast as complements to traditional dry playgrounds and existing pools, as well as stand-alone aquatics amenities replacing traditional pools altogether. For many municipalities, both urban and suburban, splash pads offer a simpler, more affordable aquatics recreation alternative.
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Ohio reaps benefits of national park sites
The Columbus Dispatch
A new study released by the park service estimates the economic impact of national parks on each state. According to the study, more than 2.4 million people visited Ohio's national parks last year, spending $149 million and supporting 2,300 jobs. That puts the state in the middle of the pack nationally.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Planning and prioritizing renovations for rec centers (Athletic Business)
Fontana Community Services Department oversees many popular events (Fontana Herald News)
New Mexico disabled advocate pushes for playground access (Albuquerque Journal)

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Camera helps Spokane, Washington, police monitor downtown skate park
The Spokesman-Review
Spokane, Washington, police are keeping an eye on a longtime problem park downtown. Downtown officers are able to watch a live feed of a surveillance camera overlooking the Under the Freeway Skate Park, a property that has drawn much public attention because of its reputation as a haven for crime.
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LA's new inclusive playground in Sun Valley is ready for fun
Los Angeles Register
Children climbed, ran and crawled on Los Angeles' newest inclusive playground, a farmhouse-themed play space in Fernangeles Park designed to provide kids with disabilities a fun and safe way to use facilities from which they are often excluded. The 3,700-square-foot playground, which opened recently, is the 29th inclusive playground built in Los Angeles, making the city "the most playable city in the nation," according to Mike Shull, the interim general manager for the Department of Recreation and Parks.
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New playground intended to help autistic children build social skills
The Baltimore Sun
Inviting a friend to play on a tire swing can be difficult for autistic children, but with special kinds of playgrounds cropping up in Maryland and around the country, it may become easier. The Shafer Center, a school in Owings Mills for autistic children ages 2 to 8, recently installed a playground intended to help children with social interaction and motor skills.
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