P&R Weekly
Sep. 16, 2013

CPRS Statewide Membership campaign starts today
CPRS Districts have a special offer for individuals who join CPRS as a new member between Sept. 16 and Oct. 31. Each new member who joins CPRS during this period will receive a District "Training Gift Voucher" to be used at a District training event during the next 12 month (value not to exceed $50). Additionally, each new member will earn their agency an entry into a drawing to win a free conference registration to the 2014 Annual California & Pacific Southwest Recreation & Park Training Conference March 4-7, in Ontario, Calif. See the benefits of membership and download your application!More

Jurupa Valley: Ranger could patrol local parks
The Press-Enterprise
Jurupa park district officials are considering a proposal to charge a fee to sports groups using fields to cover the cost of a park ranger to enforce park regulations and provide extra security. "I support the idea," said Richard Marcher, president of the Jurupa Area Recreation and Park District board.More

Up the down slide, children assessing their own risk
Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School
Lesley Romanoff said, "What are you building?"

"A danger machine, but we can't figure out how to make it really dangerous."

This is a conversation Romanoff had with a group of children as they worked with one of our round posts and some boards. They worked diligently pushing the post up a ramp they built with the boards.More

Lafayette Park playground
Miller Company Landscape Architects
Miller Company Landscape Architects has designed a new playground at Lafayette Park, located in the heart of San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood. The playground is a child-oriented landscape that connects nature to a child's sense of exploration, adventure, and fantasy.More

NRPA Congress Call for Sessions due Nov. 15

It's time to start preparing for the 2014 Congress and Exposition in Charlotte, N.C. (Oct. 14-16) The deadline is Friday, Nov. 15, Instructions and information, including the link to submit a proposal, can be found here.More

Share your thoughts

What priority should our nation give to the protection of open space and natural areas? Your opinions matter as the Trust for Public Land shapes its conservation priorities for next year. Take a few minutes to submit the 2013 National Conservation Survey.More