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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.
Management Analyst, Windsor, California Click here to view the listings.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS District 1 General Membership Meeting, Novato, California, Oct. 3

Member Highlights
As part of a reorganization at City Hall, Lake Elsinore now has a new department — Community Services — and a new director. Johnathan Skinner, a supervisor in the parks and recreation field since 1997 with several agencies, has been tabbed to lead the office.
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San Vicente redwoods 1 of the biggest unprotected forests around
San Francisco Chronicle
For more than a century, the coastal town of Davenport, just up Highway 1 from Santa Cruz, stood in the shadow of a giant cement plant. But the closing of the plant four years ago — amid a declining economy and environmental concerns — has ushered in a new chapter for the community, and conservation groups marked a major milestone last week in a bid to preserve the picturesque land and open it to the public.
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Unincorporated areas need more parks too
UrbDezine Los Angeles
Writes Clement Lau: "An article about efforts to increase parkland in Los Angeles was published by the L.A. Times recently and has since been widely distributed, especially among professionals and associations in my field. Written by Dashiell Young-Saver, this piece entitled 'Through lost lots, an effort to make L.A. more of a park place' explains the need for more parks in L.A. and offers examples of how various city agencies, the Trust for Public Land and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust are meeting this need through creative means such as the conversion of vacant lots, underused city streets, utility corridors, traffic medians and alleys into small parks, plazas, bikeways, and pedestrian corridors."
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Eager urban gardeners grow eco-friendly park
The Record
Kitchener, Ontario, has several little parks tucked away in the thick of old neighbourhoods or hidden down winding streets. Uniroyal Goodrich Park is one of those spots. It is a small space that wasn't used much until a group of nearby residents started a community garden.
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Boxing-centered facility represents shift in recreation
Athletic Business
A two-ring boxing center in Macon, Georgia, will mark its opening with a 24-bout tournament, though most of its regular users may never land a punch. The boxing center, named the Bishop Frank Arena after local boxing-scene legend Frank Ray, becomes the first "specialty center" operated by the Macon-Bibb County Recreation Department.
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Newport Beach lifeguards address dangerous surf, rescue
KTLA-TV
VideoBrief Lifeguards from the wedge in Newport Beach talked about recent dangerous surf and how they jumped in to rescue a swimmer.
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South Carolina city council split over tax hike for recreation
The Post and Courier
Just days after residents packed a public input meeting to support large future recreation hubs in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Town Council committees debated last-minute plans to raise property taxes to fund major recreation projects. The results were mixed.
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State parks in crisis; bureaucrats can't make the fixes
The Modesto Bee
Anyone who has visited our state parks, campgrounds and recreation areas realizes these facilities are badly in need of major reform. The Parks Forward Commission Draft Recommendations, intended to serve as "a plan to transform State Park management and modernize State Park operations" and ultimately revitalize the California state parks system, are an important — though somewhat disappointing — start toward resolving the critical issues that have plagued the park system for decades.
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EDUCATION



Professional Development Symposiums
Three complimentary Professional Development Symposiums are being offered to CPRS members. Topics include:
  • Pathways for Play: Infusing Play into Pathway Networks
  • Building Inclusive Communities through Play and Outdoor
  • Adult Fitness Parks: Best Practices for Promoting Community Health by Increasing Physical Activity

  • Lunch, educational resources and continuing education certificates will be provided. Dates are:
  • Tuesday, Sept. 16 in Santa Barbara
  • Wednesday, Sept. 17 in Jurupa Valley
  • Thursday, Sept. 18 in Mission Viejo

  • For additional information and to register click on the date you want to attend.

    CPRS training opportunities
    Playground Safety Certification in Diamond Bar in November. Details here.
    Playground Safety Certification in Sacramento in late September. Details here.



     

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