P&R Weekly
Oct. 6, 2014

Early bird deadline ends Oct. 31
The CPRS Conference & Expo is scheduled for March 10-13 in Sacramento. Click here to download the registration form.

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CPRS Fall Trainings
October 14, 2014, CPRS District 3 — Fall Institute
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October 15, 2014, CPRS Aging Section — Senior Programming Roundtable
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October 24, 2014, CPRS District 10 — Registration Software Demo Day
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October 28, 2014, CPRS District 2 — Lunch n' Learn Series - HR/Administration
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November 5, 2014, CPRS Administrators Section — 2014 Executive Summit
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November 7, 2014, CPRS Recreation Therapy Section — Recreation Therapy Is Everywhere Workshop

November 13, 2014, CPRS District 12 — November Workshop

November 13, 2014, CPRS Region 4 — Mini Conference
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November 14, 2014, CPRS District 4 — Bay Area Institute
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November 18, 2014, CPRS Region 1 — Northern California Software Symposium

November 20, 2014, CPRS District 8 Annual Conference — Reigniting the Spark - Passion for Parks & Recreation
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'Pyramid methodolgy' will help determine park service fees
The Coast News
Encinitas residents could see higher fees for certain parks and recreation services, but the city is asking residents to help them prioritize the programs as part of the fee-planning process. The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting five meetings in October in which they will unveil a new methodology for developing the fees, using a "pyramid methodology" developed by a Colorado-based recreation consultant firm and used in other jurisdictions, such as Carlsbad and the County of San Diego.More

Banned from skate park, Ventura County cyclists seek bike park
Ventura County Star via Athletic Business
Ojai Skate Park, which opened more than 15 years after being proposed, is for skateboarders. No bicyclists are allowed. So a coalition of parents banded together to work on creating a similar facility for bicycle riders.More

Top 10 world class landscape architecture projects of 2013
Landscape Architects Network
With such a slew of world-class landscape architecture projects — either freshly consummated or procuring maturity through phases of design implementation over time — choosing only 10 was no easy feat. With an emphasis on waterfront revitalization and urban greening, here are the top 10 projects of 2013.More

National parks invite visitors to discover something new in a park with free admission on 9 days in 2015
National Park Service
America's Best Idea — the national parks — is even better when it's free! In 2014, there is one remaining fee-free day: Nov. 11, Veterans Day.More

Minnesota council shares mixed opinions on changes
Alberta Lea Tribune
Minnesota's Albert Lea City Council shared mixed opinions about the proposed changes to the city's management structure. City Manager Chad Adams suggested splitting up the services and responsibilities of the Parks and Recreation Department under other departments and eliminating Parks and Recreation Director Jay Hutchison's position.More

'Deadheaders' help flowers bloom in Arizona park
Your West Valley
Autumn is here, and the Rose Society of Glendale has volunteered to help prune the more than 400 roses that are on display in the Arizona city's Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area rose garden. The society partners with Glendale Parks and Recreation to see that the roses remain beautiful for park visitors.More

Fall Fitness Sundays to launch in Niagara County state parks
The Buffalo News
The cooler weather and ripples of color created by changing leaves will prompt hikers to join naturalists from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to enjoy a slate of special events in upcoming weeks. It starts with Fall Fitness Sundays — a full month of Sunday hikes designed for those who would like to stay fit, but leave the confines of the gym while the weather is still inviting.More

Consultant: Washington city should seek manager for recreation, put parks under public works
Snoqualmie Valley Record
What Snoqualmie, Washington, really needs is a recreation manager — that's the recommendation of Ralph Dannenberg, the consultant the city hired to examine efficiencies and leadership of its parks and recreation arm. Snoqualmie has been without a standalone parks and recreation head since Gwen Voelpel resigned in 2011; Dan Marcinko's Public Works Director role expanded to become Interim Parks and Public Works Director.More