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2015 California Parks & Recreation Magazine Index:

Winter_2015_Cover_Art.pngWinter 2015, Volume 71, No. 1

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2015 Conference - See You There!
Empower, Engage & Explore at the 2015 Conference in Sacramento on March 10-13. 

  • Welcome to Sacramento
  • General Session
  • Special Events for Networking, Education and Fun
  • Superhero Welcome Reception
  • Parks Make Life Better! State Capitol Rally
  • Expo Hall

Your Department's Most Important Asset?
What can the leisure industry learn from the word's most admired company?

Complete Park Systems
A win-win project for parks, recreation and community services agencies.

Things are Moving and Shaking Here at CPRS HQ
An overview of the upcoming year for CPRS.


Spring 2015 Cover ArtSpring 2015, Volume 71, No. 2

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Reminiscing about the Annual Conference in Sacramento 
This special section looks back at the annual conference in Sacramento, March 10-13, 2015. Superhero attendees took over downtown Sacramento and showed why they are "Superheroes of the Community."

Unity Day
Explore how the City of Newark is preparing to host a city-wide event entitled "Unity Day" on October 21, 2015 to take a stand against bullying.

CPRS by the Numbers 
A look at some important numbers from the past year at CPRS.

California Aquatic Management School Celebrates its 15th Anniversary
What does the California Aquatic Management School have planned for its 15th Anniversary? Get a brief look at what's in store.


Summer 2015 Cover ArtSummer 2015, Volume 71, No. 3

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Recreation Therapy Partners with PAWS
How have service dogs provided a new avenue for recreation therapy professionals. 

Therapeutic Horseback Riding: An Overview
There are three major benefits of a therapeutic horseback riding regime which include physical, psychological and social benefits to the rider.

Trails Go Digital
An agency in Connecticut embraced the use of tablets and smart phones on their trails to enhance trail usage.

The ABC's of Hiking
Before getting out on the trails, be sure to review these ABC’s of Hiking. Use this information when creating your trail guide brochures.

CPRS Annual Report
CPRS is governed by four major ends policies. CPRS staff report to the State Board and CPRS members on how it reached its goals.

Call To Service
What does it mean to serve as a CPRS leader and what are the benefits? Past leaders share their experiences as CPRS leaders.

Tell Them Your Story
It is necessary for park and recreation professionals to “change the conversation” they are having with their communities. It’s more than just relating the benefits.


Fall 2015 Cover ArtFall 2015, Volume 71, No. 4

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Shout It From the Rooftops
Staff recognition is such an important part of a supervisors job. Are you doing it right?

10 Staff Appreciation and Recognition Ideas That Won't Break the Bank
Easy to implement ideas to thank your staff for a job well done.

Lead Your Staff to Soar, Pilot them to higher levels
Do you want your employees to be successful? It’s not just about managing them and more about PILOTing them.

The cost recovery conundrum
We asked CPRS members about their cost recovery rates and the answers only brought about more questions. What did we learn from this?

10 steps to create a cost recovery plan
Whether you already have a cost recovery plan and it needs some tweaking or you’re starting one from scratch, here are 10 steps to help you create a robust cost recovery plan.

Legislative Wrap Up
A glance at the 2015 Legislation Session.