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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!
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CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has more than 20 job announcements, here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Program Supervisor, Diamond Barclick here for details.

CPRS Forum Highlight
Holiday Celebration Activities — What do you do?
Cindy Bagley asks, "I am writing to get some ideas of what other cities do for their Winter Holiday Celebrations? Could you please share some of your ideas for activities and features. Thank you so much!"
Please answer her question here.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS D2 Park & Recreation Equipment Expo, Sept. 20, click here for more details.

Special training for park maintenance workers
Is it September already? Register now for Maintenance Management School and put those training dollars to good use. What is Maintenance Management School? A school that teaches you to plan appropriately with the money you still have and make a case for money you need to keep. Our best pricing package is available until Sept. 25! Register here.
"That is one of the easiest decisions to make!" Rick Gould, Director, City of Santa Clarita


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.
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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.

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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.
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TrueLine Game Court Building & Renovation
TrueLine now does complete renovations and building of courts. See our splashpad surfaces! We continue to offer tennis court, basketball and other game court surfacing. MORE
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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.
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One of the key messages of the Parks Make Life Better! branding campaign is that parks and recreation provide safe, outdoor spaces to play. Enjoy this clip of Police Chief Chris Spallino, Town of Windor, giving credit to the Parks and Recreation Department for its part in reducing crime.

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.

Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Add your inclusive playgrounds to a national database (PlayCore and National Public Radio)
Investing in childhood makes economic sense (Kaboom)
Popularity of city-run fitness centers skyrockets (The Star Tribune)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


ILG Celebrates Local Leadership in Sustainability
The Institute for Local Government has just released a report highlighting innovative local projects that are helping meet ambitious state goals to reduce energy and greenhouse gas emissions. This report examines the funding sources and measurable outcomes that are helping to create more sustainable and vibrant communities throughout the state. Click here to download the report.


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.
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  • 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.

    P&R Weekly
    Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
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