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CPRS Conference & Expo
March 10-13, 2015
Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, California
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CPRS District 3
Youth/Teen Camps Brown Bags Series- Camp Staff Training
March 18, 2015
Danville Community Center
Danville, California
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CPRS District 10
General Membership Meeting
March 24, 2015
Cypress Community Center
Cypress, California
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CPRS District 14
Recreation Inclusion Summit
March 24, 2015
Santa Clarita, California
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CPRS District 8
Awards and Installation Banquet
March 25, 2015
Chase Palm Park Center
Santa Barbara , California
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CPRS District 12
Awards & Installation Breakfast
March 25, 2015
Encinitas Community Center
Encinitas, California
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CPRS District 14
Board Installation & Awards Dinner
April 14, 2015
Wilson Harding Golf Course
Los Angeles , California
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CPRS District 10
Awards & Installation Banquet
April 16, 2015
Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center
Mission Viejo, California

CPRS District 10
Total Guard Training

June 6, 2015
Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base
Los Alamitos, Calfornia
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Journey to Park Bond 2016 Begins! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Stephens   
Thursday, 26 February 2015 07:49

Senator de León Introduces Park Bond Legislation

February 24, 2015

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leόn has introduced SB 317, The Safe Neighborhood Parks, Rivers, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2016.  If approved by the Legislature, the Park Bond will appear on the November 2016 ballot.  

The bill, which doesn't currently contain funding amounts, authorizes the use of funds for sustainable community projects, wildlife conservation objectives, and for the creation and expansion of safe neighborhood parks in critically underserved communities.  Funding priority is given to natural resource and wildlife protection projects that implement and adopt natural community conservation plans or endangered species recovery plans.   In addition, the bill charges the Natural Resources Agency with the responsibility of developing and adopting a statewide resources protection plan to identify funding priorities for projects that promote resource protection and public access to underserved populations. 

Funding categories are:

  • Parks
  • Rivers, Lakes, and Streams
  • Coast and Ocean Protection
  • Climate Resilience

In its current form, this bill provides an outline for a parks and natural resources bond.  We anticipate many amendments to this bill as it moves through the legislative process. 

CPRS Conference & Expo Materials Available PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 00:00
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March 10-13, 2015
Sacramento Convention Center
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 07:54
Election Results Announced!! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 26 January 2015 00:00

Dear CPRS Owners (you the membership), 

The election results are in and I am happy to share the news with you below. I want to thank Kristi McClure Huckaby, the current Vice-President of the CPRS State Board of Directors for chairing the Nomination Committee this year and working with the State office to get the election ballots out after finding great candidates. 

Members elected to the State board and who will become board members at the conclusion of the CPRS Annual Conference and Expo in Sacramento March 11-13, 2015 include:

  • Vice President: Jim Wheeler, City and County of San Francisco  
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Tara Gee, City of Roseville
  • Region 2 Representative: Traci Farris, City of Ceres
  • Region 4 Representative: Tom Boecking, City of San Gabriel
  • Council of Section Representative: Lydie Gutfeld, City of Irvine

They will join:
Tim Barry, Livermore Area Recreation and Park District, who advances to the President position
Kristi McClure Huckaby, City of Chula Vista, who advances to the President-Elect position

Continuing on the Board include Region 1 Representative Henry Perezalonso, Town of Danville; Region 3 Representative Darin Budak, City of Bakersfield; Region 5 Representative Aliah Brozowski, San Diego County; and Council of Section Representative Tom Hellman, Cosumnes Community Services District.

Thank you all for taking the time to vote in this year's election.

Mark Mariscal
President, CPRS Board of Directors

Superintendent of Operations
Department of Recreation and Parks

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 07:56
January trendSCAN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 08:45

What do the important gurus of trend setting and future projections envison for 2015 and beyond?  Will the current support for land acquisition continue?  What do the identified trends such as "instant skills" and "fast laning" mean for parks and recreation?  And the repeated projections for urbanization of the world not just the United States has major implications. Click here to read.

Parks Make Life Better!(SM) Branding Campaign PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Glaeser   
Friday, 09 April 2010 14:54


CPRS created a statewide branding campaign to be used by local park and recreation agencies. The goal of the Parks Make Life Better!® branding campaign is to raise awareness of the benefits of parks and recreation throughout California and to raise the status of parks and recreation as an essential community service. When all 525 park and recreation agencies in California unite under one banner and communicate clearly and concisely the key messages of the Parks Make Life Better!® branding campaign, we will reach our brand objectives:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 February 2012 07:29