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CPRS District 10
Total Guard Training

June 6, 2015
Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base
Los Alamitos, Calfornia
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CPRS Aquatics Section
California Aquatic Management School (CAMS)

October 7-9, 2015
Granlibakken Conference Center
Lake Tahoe, California
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CPRS Office Closed July 3 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 14:28


In observance of Independence Day, the CPRS office will be closed July 3, 2015. The office will reopen on July 6, 2015.
Have a safe July 4th everyone!

Calling for 2016 Long Beach Sessions - Proposals Due July 1 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Leslie Fritz   
Friday, 01 May 2015 16:43

Ready to teach your peers at our next annual conference?  We'll be in Long Beach March 8-11, 2016 and Sacramento February 28-March 3, 2017.  Here is the call for sessions form as a word document with instructions on completion.  Our submittal deadline is July 1!  The CPRS Education Division staff would really like to help you -- in advance of the submittal date.

Our program committee meetings occur beginning June, we will have some tips to help you as you begin the writing process.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015 14:56
July is Parks Make Life Better!® Month PDF Print E-mail
Written by Susan Wipf   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 07:35


Parks Make Life Better!® month is coming in July. Now is a great time to get moving to promote the value of parks and recreation in your community.

What can you do?

  1. Have your city council pass a resolution recognizing July as Parks Make Life Better!® month. Download sample resolution here.
  2. Order promotional materials for your July (or summer) events at
  3. Plan a group trip to California’s Great America, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom or participate in the Superhero 5 K Fun Run planned at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.  A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales and the fun run will be donated to the California Park & Recreation Society! To access coupons and fun run events follow the links below:
    - California’s Great America Tickets (click here)
    - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Tickets (click here)
    - Six Flags Magic Mountain (click here
  4. - Six Flags Superhero Fun Run Event - July 26th (click here)
  5. View Parks Make Life Better!® materials at the CPRS website for ideas to use in your own agency
  6. Check out the Parks Make Life Better! Concert In the Parks Tour with Stone Soul at

    Well over 300 agencies throughout the State of California are currently using the Parks Make Life Better!® branding campaign. The campaign is designed to advance the message that Parks and Recreation are essential community services. So when people ask you what are the values of Parks and Recreation? Refer to any one of, or all of, the six core campaign messages below.

    Parks & Recreation provide all communities:

    1. access to the serenity and inspiration of nature
    2. outdoor space to play and exercise
    3. facilities for self-directed and organized recreation
    4. positive alternatives for youth which help lower crime and mischief
    5. activities that facilitate social connections, human development, therapy, the arts, and lifelong learning

    If you are not currently using the Parks Make Life Better!® branding campaign and would like to, contact the CPRS office at 916-665-2777 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to sign up and obtain the logo and tool kit materials.

    Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015 14:48
    CPRS and PlayCore Promote Healthy Play PDF Print E-mail
    Written by Stephanie Stephens   
    Tuesday, 16 June 2015 00:00

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    CPRS and PlayCore join together to Promote Healthy Play through Statewide Training & Grant

    To further CPRS’ Health and Wellness initiative, and promote the CPRS Brand Promise, PlayCore’s Center for Professional Development will provide state-wide professional development services and up to $1 million dollars in matching action grant funding to assist one park in each of the five CPRS Regions install a pre-approved playground space that promotes best practices. These sites will serve as National Demonstration Sites (NDS) for data collection and will contribute data toward the publication of a White Paper to be launched at the 2016 CPRS Conference that highlights best practices and outcomes achieved by the state-wide initiative. Demonstration Sites promote advocacy at the community and state levels, and provide education, networking opportunities and resources that align with the CPRS Brand Promise.

    More info!

    Ready to apply?  Download the application here; submit the application and an essay (1,000 - 2,000 words) outlining your community playground needs and expected outcomes.  Deadline to submit your completed application and essay is August 15, 2015!

    Questions?  Contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


    Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015 14:05
    CPRS Delivers Education to You! PDF Print E-mail
    Written by Leslie Fritz   
    Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:42

    60 Minute Webinars Return for 2015 - We start in June!

    CPRS Webinars Planned June-November, the first Wednesday each month at 10:00am.  This year 's series will focus on Building a Productive Workforce!  Faculty will again be comprised of creative park and recreation trainers and leaders.

    Click here for registration form (returning CPRS subscribers call 916.665.2777 to get a $50 discount)

    Monthly Webinar Training brings quality parks and recreation education to you, your full time staff, front-line -- your entire agency.

    If you have additional questions, please send an email to Leslie Fritz,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 14:27
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