Community Announcements

  • Bowling for Parks - D1 Needs Your Support!

    The California Parks and Recreation Society - District 1 Board has been working hard to prepare our membership for our first-ever bowl-a-thon fundraiser, “Bowling for Parks.” In September thru November 2021, CPRS members will be registering for the program to pledge and solicit donations to support the training, development, and scholarship efforts of the nine (9) Northern California counties we serve. As a CPRS member, we need your support!

    The primary way you can support is by registering online for Bowling for Parks as a “Bowler” (registration is now open and it is free to participate). By registering, your role will be to actively pledge for donations (per pin -or- flat donations), bowl 3-games, and submit your bowling scores to us. We will do the rest!

    CPRS District 1 will host a dedicated night of bowling called “Strike Night” on Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at the Epicenter in Santa Rosa. There you can play your 3-games of bowling with other parks and recreation professionals in District 1. In addition to bowling, Strike Night will also include buffet/food, raffle, silent auction, social hour, pool tables, ax throwing, awards, and other fun activities & prizes. CPRS members who register in advance and actively pledge for sponsors will not need to pay anything to attend Strike Night. It will be free to attend! Registrations for guests of CPRS (those not actively registered to pledge) will open on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, if space is available. Bowlers who cannot attend Strike Night can still participate in Bowling for Parks by submitting their official 3-game bowling scores by November 30, 2021.

    CPRS members and friends can also support by:

    (1) Sponsoring: Complete the Donor Registration form and indicate a CPRS District 1 member you would like to sponsor either through a per pin pledge (pay later) or a flat donation (pay now).

    (2) Challenging: Complete the Donor Registration form and “challenge” a CPRS member (Contender) to participate in Bowling for Parks. Each challenge costs $25.00, and you will win the prestigious Bowling for Parks medal if your “contender” does not register or submit their 3-game bowling scores to us by November 30, 2021. If they accept and meet your challenge, they will win the Bowling for Parks medal.

    (3) Outreach: Spread the word to possible sponsors! We are looking for sponsorship commitments to help cover the administrative and Strike Night event costs, so our hard-earned pledges directly support District 1. If you know of any sponsors that might support our efforts financially or through a silent auction prize donation, kindly reach out to me for details on our sponsorship program.

    (4) Donating: Contribute a small Giveaway or Raffle Prize (roughly $5-$50 in value) such as a gift card, souvenir, or other fun prize -OR- Silent Auction Prize (roughly $50+ in value). We would happily accept! Please get in touch with me to arrange an in-kind donation.

    We appreciate your consideration in participating with us in Bowling for Parks as we aim to support Parks & Recreation professionals/students in bettering the communities where we all live, work, and play. Please keep your eyes on the CPRS District 1 Facebook page to follow the progress of the program.

    If you have any questions regarding Bowling for Parks, please do not hesitate to contact me.


    Matthew L. Milde, CPRP
    CPRS District 1 President-Elect
    707-431-3128 (o)

  • The Dish with D1

    The Dish with D1 Announcement
    Calling all hungry park and recreation professionals! D1 is dishing out tasty bites of news and announcements. Do you have an upcoming event, staff/agency highlight or news to share with the CPRS community? Share it in The Dish with D1, our new quarterly newsletter.

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  • CPRS D1 Surf N' Turf Call for Sessions!

    Hello District 1! 

    Surf N' Turf will be returning this summer, Virtually! We are looking for vibrant and talented professionals to facilitate a workshop at our interactive, educational and fun two day event! If you're interested in teaching a class, please see attachments and workshop info below! Looking forward to a great summer season! 

    Important information about the workshop:
    Dates: Tues, June 1st and Wed, June 2nd from 3:00pm – 6:00pm

    Session Times: There are two sessions each day. Session 1 is from 3:30pm – 4:15pm

    and Session 2 is from 4:45pm – 5:30pm. The sessions will all be virtual, and you are
    only required to attend the workshop during your session.

    Please request an application from Rachel Beer at: ,

    Application Deadline: 5pm, Friday, April 16th, 2021.