P&R Weekly
Jun. 29, 2015

34 children sickened at Antioch water park; cause still unknown
Officials say 34 children, were treated for minor respiratory issues after being exposed to a chemical at Antioch's Prewett Family Water Park recently. The Contra Costa County Fire Department says a total of 34 kids were affected, so officials closed the Antioch public pool for the day. At least 17 children were transported to local hospitals and another 17 children were treated and released. More

Evansville Half Marathon: How Team 13 was born
Evansville Courier & Press
The YMCA wanted to have a training program to help people get ready to complete the Evansville Half Marathon. The program was named "Thirteen weeks to Thirteen Miles." Participants would meet three days a week for 13 weeks to train. More

Colorado residents shocked to learn 'park' is private property
The Gazette via Athletic Business
For 21 years, Joanne and John K'Miller have enjoyed walking their dog to their neighborhood park in Briargate, Colorado and strolling around its pretty pond. So imagine Joanne's surprise recently when signs were posted around the park declaring "No Trespassing" and "Private Property."More

Tennessee city turns to golf bikes, foot golf to enliven staid sport
The Commercial Appeal via Athletic Business
The new Golf Bike contraptions started rolling recently at the Links at Overton Park. They are six-geared, fat-tired bicycles with saddles that hold a dozen golf clubs and represent a new paradigm for getting around the oldest public golf course in Memphis, Tennessee. Meanwhile, a new, 18-hole FootGolf course is being readied to open at the Links at Riverside.More

Should the Franceschi house be saved or bulldozed?
Santa Barbara Independent
Commanding one of the finest views across Santa Barbara and far out to sea, the Franceschi House is the dilapidated centerpiece of city parkland high on the Riviera. For decades, conversation has gone back and forth between restoring the 5,800-square-foot historical building and razing it. That debate filled City Hall recently, as Parks and Recreation Department staff recommended that council members call off efforts to restore Franceschi and call in the wrecking ball.More

ACR 18 (Gordon) officially recognizes July is Parks Make Life Better!® Month in California
Have your City Council adopt a resolution proclaiming July as "Parks Make Life Better!® "Month

Download sample here. More

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Visit California's Great America — 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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