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2017 California Parks & Recreation Magazine Index:

Winter_2017_Cover_Art.pngWinter 2017, Volume 73, No. 1

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2017 CPRS Conference & Expo Preview
The CPRS Conference & Expo is returning to Sacramento February 28-March 3, 2017. Read about the educational sessions, networking opportunities, special events and expo hall highlights that are available to you at the annual conference.

Creating A Play Space Just About Anywhere
A United Kingdom company has developed a program to create pop-up adventure play areas. Learn how you can bring one to your community.

Where the Wild Things Play
Is an adventure park right for you? Read about a reporter’s experience at Berkeley’s Adventure Playground.

CPRS Teams Up to Promote Play with Statewide Training and Action Grant
CPRS and GameTime are working together to create a program which highlights success stories, discusses challenges and barriers, and offers advocacy and inspiration for making play a priority in California. 

Spring_2017_Cover_ArtSpring 2017, Volume 73, No. 2

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2017 CPRS Conference & Expo Recap
We look back at the successful CPRS Conference & Expo in Sacramento February 28-March 3, 2017.

Another California City Leads the Nation
The City of South Pasadena is the first city in the nation to be designated an AGZA Green Zone. Learn how they accomplished the feat.

What Do You Mean Parks & Recreation is an Essential Service?
Just what is an essential community service? How do we tell our story to show that parks and recreation is an essential service.

Summer 2017 Cover ArtSummer 2017, Volume 73, No. 3

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Solving Homelessness in Parks and Recreation
Just as there is no one reason for homelessness, there is no one city or county agency that can handle the issue on its own. Collaboration is the only solution.

Criminalization of Homelessness
For some cities and counties, the solution to homelessness is to enact laws or ordinances that restrict the actions of the homeless. Is this solving the issue or making things worse?

Facing Homelessness: People in Our Parks
To better understand the homelessness issues in parks, it is necessary to better
understand the needs of the homeless.


Fall 2017 Cover ArtFall 2017, Volume 73, No. 4

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CPRS and You: A Powerful Force
In the past 20 years, CPRS and you have had tremendous affect on the state’s legislature. Here’s a look at what we’ve accomplished together.

What Is Next Now That We Have A Bond Measure?
SB 5 is now the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018. What’s next?

SB 5 Bond Measure: Money allocation for Parks
This article breaks down the allocations for the the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018.

Advocacy - Why You?
CPRS Board Member Cindy Bagley explains her journey to understanding the role a CPRS member has in advocacy.

Sudden Oak Death and People Increasingly Intertwined
Sudden oak death instances is experiencing sharp increases in urban areas. What’s going on?

Fallen Trees and Your Agency’s Responsibilities
A look at the legal ramifications of fallen trees.