P&R Weekly
Jun. 8, 2015

July is Parks Make Life Better!® Month — Ticket promotions

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Visit Six Flags Discovery Kingdom — discount tickets

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Click here to download the coupon

Super Hero Fun Run Information — Join us July 26
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Visit California's Great America — discount tickets

To download the coupon with the CPRS code click here
or for instructions for ordering California's Great America tickets online click here.
Visit Six Flags Magic Mountain — discount tickets

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Tickets for Six Flags Magic Mountain are available at www.sixflags.com/magicmountain — Enter promo code CPRS15. Online purchase only.
To view Parks Make Life Better!® concert dates go to http://www.stonesoul.com/

"Stone Soul will be promoting Parks Make Life Better!® — a campaign to raise awareness of the value and benefits that public parks and recreation offer our communities." Over 300 California cities are using this campaign.
Sample Resolution for your use Have your City Council adopt a resolution proclaiming July as "Parks Make Life Better!®" Month
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Social services, parks, code enforcement priorities in Stanislaus County budget plan
The Modesto Bee
A Stanislaus County budget plan released recently would add staff positions to handle the increased demand for mental health and social services. Residents could also expect to see better park maintenance and stronger code enforcement if county leaders approve the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.More

Take Chesterfield County's Great Park Challenge
June 6th is National Trails Day, and to celebrate this annual event, the folks at Chesterfield County Parks & Rec invite you to take part in their Great Parks Challenge. Beginning on the 6th and running through Monday, June 15, the Great Parks Challenge is a free event great for individuals and families–or groups of individuals and families!More

More study to slow action on American Canyon Parks & Rec needs?
Vallejo Times-Herald
American Canyon City Council members will consider increasing — by no more than $31,160 — the contract with the firm conducting the Parks and Recreation Department's Needs Assessment, to allow the addition of an operational audit. This is being suggested despite at least one commissioner questioning whether this will slow progress in meeting needs already identified. During the 2013-2014 visioning process, city officials learned "that residents greatly appreciate their parks and recreation programs and facilities and desire to have more," according to the staff report. More

Roanoke County bringing new life to Explore Park
The Roanoke Times
When Roanoke County, Virginia parks director Doug Blount envisions Explore Park he sees a full-service adventure park and tourist destination complete with hiking trails, boating, fishing, campgrounds, a ropes course and overnight accommodations. In coming weeks, when the county finalizes the master plan for Explore Park's future, the 1,100-acre area on the Blue Ridge Parkway will be one step closer to Blount's vision and will likely see more development in upcoming years.More