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Creating superior athletic facilities through an interactive workshop environment with agency staff and user groups


CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has more than 20 job announcements, here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Library & Community Services District, Salinasclick here for details

CPRS Forum Highlight
Co-sponsorship Policy
John De Lorenzo asks, "Does anyone have a co-sponsorship policy by which the co-sponsor of an event or activity with your agency gets fees waived for use of your facilities? If so, can you send me a copy of that policy to or describe what criteria must be met to qualify as a co-sponsored event and thus to have fees waived. Thanks."
Please answer his question here.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS District 3 Rec & Tech Roundtable, Aug. 22, 2013
Roundtable discussion covering the use of technology in Bay Area parks and recreation agencies. Share and debate how to use technology to make jobs easier, customers happier, advertising more effective and registration more efficient. Click here to download form


The National Park Service turns 97 on Aug. 25
National Park Service
On Sunday, Aug. 25, the National Park Service turns 97 years old. To celebrate, admission to all national parks will be free so that everyone can join in the festivities taking place coast-to-coast. "National parks belong to all Americans, and we invite everyone to join us and celebrate this special day," said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. "From kite-building demonstrations at Wright Brothers National Memorial, to a river paddle at New River Gorge National River or a scenic railroad ride at Steamtown National Historic Site, America's national parks offer something for the whole family."
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Physical activity is the closest thing we have to a 'Wonder Drug'
Phit America
In a recent exchange with PHIT America, Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reiterated his strong support for physical activity as a way to maintain good health. "Physical activity is the closest thing we have to a wonder drug," acknowledged Dr. Frieden. "Being active is one of the most important things people of all ages, sizes, and shapes can do to improve their health."
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  California Land Management
We have been providing a cost effective alternative method of providing security and maintenance services in city and county parks for over 30 years. Current and past clients include a wide variety of local, state and Federal agencies, private companies and non profit land trusts. For information call 6500-322-1181 or email MORE

A closer look at why child obesity rates may be falling
USA Today
If the USA is starting to get a handle on childhood obesity, as federal health officials said, what might we finally be doing right? Three trends are being held up by health experts as encouraging developments: programs to get kids to exercise more, such as first lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign; an increase in breast-feeding; and improvements in the nutritional content of foods provided to low-income women and children by the federal government.
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Creates unique outdoor environments for the future generation, assists public agencies with landscape architecture and park design
Soccer Camps & Seasonal Training Programs
Are you looking for a quality week long soccer camp during spring or summer vacation, and/or an ongoing soccer training program during your spring or fall season? MORE

After Wilsonville, Hillsboro bee deaths, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District looks to create pollinator haven
The Oregonian
June was a bad month for Oregon bees. First, an estimated 50,000 bees died in that parking lot after trees were sprayed with Safari, an insecticide used to control aphids. Then, just days later, hundreds of bees were found dead under a linden tree in downtown Hillsboro. The tree also had been treated with Safari, though the Oregon Department of Agriculture has not yet confirmed the cause of the Hillsboro bee deaths.
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Enjoy this video by the City of Orinda. Another great example of an agency using the key messages to tell a story.

Send any samples of how you or your agency is incorporating the brand promise and key messages in your summer programming — We want photos! Send to Jane H. Adams,

  Got Surfacing? Safe*Resilient* Accessible

Playgrounds are designed to meet age appropriate challenges. Playground safety is paramount and ReadyPlay can be part of your safety program. Installation services available.

How to be more productive and creative at work? Play more
Scientists say there are two main reasons we play: first, it's preparation. It allows us to practice skills that we will need in a safe environment where we can fail with few consequences, so we can apply those skills when they are really needed. Bears in the wild who play as cubs have a much higher survival rate than those who don't. Play is also necessary for brain growth.
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KaBoom! is are offering maintenance grants of $750 to communities whose playgrounds may be in need of a little TLC
If you or others in your community have made efforts in the last six months to improve your playground, you may be eligible! The application process is quick and simple! Please visit our Grants Page at for more information.
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KaBoom! is also offering $750 to communities that need to top-off their Engineered Wood Fiber safety surfacing.
If your playground's ground covering is wearing a bit thin, find out more at
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    2 top design features for an inclusive playground (PGP)
District wants to run parks and recreation department (Half Moon Bay Review)
Is it possible to put a value on parks? (Trust for Public Land)

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Military fitness centers encouraged to offer more for youths
Athletic Business
When thinking of military members, images of fit men and women running endless miles and working hard doing everything from swimming to indoor cycling to Cross-Fit is what typically pops to mind. But, turn that image into a family portrait and the image may look a little different, especially when service members' children are in the picture.
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  • Sept. 9-11, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam (Ventura), click here to register
  • Oct. 23-25, CPRS Aquatic Section California Aquatic Management School, click here to download brochure
  • Nov. 20-23, Academy for Youth Sports Administrators, CPRS members can attend at a reduced rate. This Academy will be held concurrently with NAYS' annual Youth Sports Congress and the Athletic Business Conference and Expo.
  • Dec. 10-12, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam (San Clemente), click here to register

  • From the Driveway to the Trailhead — The Missing Link Webinar
    This webinar will explore the elements of street design, the value of local and regional partners and the use of advocacy that can help to make your community more bicycle and pedestrian friendly. Read more

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