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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.
Community Services Director, Emeryville, California Click here for details.

CPRS Forum Highlight
Senior Center Programming Questions — Please help!
http://community.cprs.org/vb/showthread.php?t=395.
Mobile Recreation at your agency
http://community.cprs.org/vb/showthread.php?t=396.

Member Highlight
Jerry Fox of the Cosumnes Community Services District passes away
It is with much regret that we inform you of the passing of Mr. Jerry Fox, retired park professional from the Cosumnes Community Services District. Jerry was surrounded by family on Friday, Nov. 7 when he ascended to the greatest park there is. Jerry's service to CPRS was widespread and instrumental. He served as District 2 President and Region 1 Representative for the CPRS state board. For 27 years he developed the D2 Park & Recreation Equipment Expo to the incredibly successful event it is now.

His service to the park & recreation profession was top notch and second to none. He will be missed but never forgotten. Services for Jerry are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Wackford Community & Aquatic Complex, 9014 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove, 95758. A basket for cards will be on hand however, if you wish to send the family a card please send to: 3810 Donna Circle, North Highlands, CA 95660.




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Nonprofit looks to support Watsonville's parks
Register-Pajaronian
A new nonprofit aims to enhance Watsonville's parks and recreational programs for youth. The Friends of Watsonville Parks and Community Services, Inc., which was founded on Jan. 7, received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service on Nov. 3 confirming its nonprofit status.
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Woodland Park pool measure was decades in the making
The Gazette
The idea for a Woodland Park community swimming pool may have been conceived 70 years ago. But it wasn't until 1995 that enthusiasts presented a financing plan to voters. The aquatics center was approved Nov. 4 with 69.9 percent of the vote.
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Vista's recreation fees may go up
San Diego Union-Tribune
Vista may boost its recreation fees to cover rising utility costs and salary increases linked to the state's looming minimum wage hike. The city council is slated to vote on the proposed increases, though at least one City Council member said she was not ready to back the proposal.
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AmCan's Kimberly Park to get some long overdue attention
Vallejo Times-Herald
American Canyon may get a new elementary school at Kimberly Park, but not until after it gets a new middle school to relieve overcrowding at the current one, city council members decided at a joint meeting with the Parks and Community Services Commission. Meanwhile, the park's soccer fields will get some attention.
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New York city deciding what to do with popular wooden playground
The Buffalo News
Josh Haeick remembers when he was 15 and shoveled pea gravel with hundreds of other volunteers building Hamburg, New York's community playground in 1990. Haeick is now the village recreation director and takes his own son to the wooden playground. But the playground is coming to the end of its natural life, and he finds himself contemplating another playground.
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Work in Washington state will open trail to wheelchairs
The Spokesman-Review
One of the busier urban hikes in the Inland Northwest will become accessible to wheelchair users next year. The city of Coeur d'Alene, Washington, will smooth out a portion of the trail on the east side of Tubbs Hill on the lakefront.
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North Carolina county approves Parks and Recreation Master Plan
Daily Tar Heel
North Carolina's Orange County Board of County Commissioners passed the Parks and Recreation Master Plan 2030 in a recent meeting. David Stancil, director of the Department of Environment, Agriculture, Parks and Recreation for Orange County said the first master plan was adopted in 1988 and the Orange County had its first park in 1998. "Many things changed since 1988," Stancil said. "Including new communities and new roads."
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Discount tickets Available at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Enjoy and Support CPRS!
Don't miss your opportunity to purchase discount tickets to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in the months of November and December and support CPRS. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is donating $2 to CPRS for every ticket purchased between Nov. 8 and Dec. 28, 2014, when you use the promo code CPRS at the Six Flags website https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom. You can also download a flyer here and present it at the park. Among other events, you can be part of sleigh bells jingling, & ring ting tingling as the park celebrates its eighth annual Holiday in the Park on weekends from Nov. 28 to Dec. 14.


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CPRS training opportunities
Playground Safety Certification in Lakewood, Jan. 20-22, 2015
http://www.cprs.org/user_media/pdfs/Education/lakewood.pdf
Playground Safety Certification in Sacramento, March 10-12, 2015
http://www.cprs.org/user_media/pdfs/Education/sacramento%202015.pdf .


 

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