P&R Weekly
Jun. 15, 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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Super Hero Fun Run Information — Join us July 26
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Visit California's Great America — discount tickets

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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.
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"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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Drought heroes pull plug on mud bath
The Bakersfield Californian
The list of villains might outnumber the list of heroes in the ongoing drive to conserve water, but add one name to the good column: the Epilepsy Society of Kern County, which decided to cancel its annual Mud Volleyball Tournament, the sole source of income the organization relies on to stay afloat. Though the group had secured the permissions necessary to turn Stramler Park into a man-made mini lake, and several teams had already signed up for the tournament, organizers said they couldn't justify using the critically low resource amid the historic drought. More

Incight provides support to athletes with disabilities
The Desert Sun
Vail Horton, a Palm Desert High School graduate and congenital amputee, along with Scott Hatley, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, founded Incight in 2004 in Portland where they attended college. Launched originally as a scholarship program for students with disabilities, Incight would expand its services to meet the educational, employment and independence needs of people with disabilities.More

With summer looming, Florida city to keep some parks open until midnight
The Tampa Tribune
Following a surge in gun violence this year, the city will be extending hours at some parks and offering free programming and activities this summer while kids are out of school. Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced that nine parks in East Tampa and West Tampa — the neighborhoods most affected by the violence — will soon be open until midnight every day. More

PlayCore awards Fitness National Demonstration Site™ Award to a new Marblehead Park
PlayCore recently awarded its Fitness National Demonstration Site™ Award to a brand new outdoor fitness park in San Clemente. The ribbon cutting took place at their grand opening of Marblehead Park on Friday, June 12, 2015.

"The National Demonstration Site Designation is given to parks that align with the four identified areas of a well-rounded workout, involve the community in planning, actively market the space, and agree to participate in future data gathering. The site receives a certification, becomes part of a national registry, and is promoted actively to other communities wishing to offer appropriate outdoor fitness for adults to help share best practices," said Anne-Marie Spencer, PlayCore's corporate VP of marketing.

The new National Demonstration Site will be listed on the National Fitness Park locator at playcore.fitness.com. To learn how to bring best practices in outdoor fitness to your community, request a copy of Outdoor Fitness Parks: Best Practices for Promoting Community Health by Increasing Physical Activity, send a request to info@playcore.com. More