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2020 California Parks & Recreation Magazine Index:

Winter 2020, Volume 76, No. 1

2020 Conference Preview
Special section featuring the CPRS Conference & Expo in Long Beach, March 10-13, 2020. Here is a look at what to expect with educational sessions, networking opportunities, special events and the Expo. 

Into the Wild: The Outdoor Educaton Program at Camp Arroyo
Read about the outdoors programs where participants learn about science, nature and sustainability while doing things like hiking, gardening and ropes courses.

CPRS 50 over 50
Park and recreation leaders give their perspective and advice on the park and recreation profession and leadership. 

CPRS 2019-20 Leaders
CPRS Leaders are recognized for their hard work and dedication for the past year.

Spring 2020, Volume 76, No. 2

2019 Conference & Expo Highlights
This special section looks back at the recent CPRS Conference & Expo in Sacramento. Attendees were able to make “Connections” at over 100 educational sessions. Networking opportunities were scattered throughout the conference and attendees were able to visit with over 200 companies at the Expo Show.

Special Needs Adaptive Programming
Learn how to create positive recreation experiences for all abilities in all your programs, especially without an adaptive programming specialist or a licensed recreation therapist. 

Drownings in Pools with Lifeguards on Duty
The aquatics industry has long pondered the cause of lifeguards failing to identify patrons in need of being rescued, since training programs focus extensive effort on teaching would-be lifeguards what to look for when scanning the pool for active and passive drowning victims.

Working For The Smiles
Here are three factors that will help you refocus your energy where it is best served in providing quality recreation experiences to all and working for those smiles. 

Research Review
Small-scale sporting events are a popular way to raise money and spread knowledge and goodwill for a program, project, or cause. Here is research to support those claims.


Summer 2020, Volume 76, No. 3

10-Minute Walk: connecting people with parks
The City of El Cajon has led the charge in the nationwide campaign to provide a park within a 10-minute walk. Read about their plan to accomplish it by 2030.

Preparing for the Future: Creating Age-friendly Parks and Open Spaces
The AARP, The Trust for Public Land and 8 80 Cities have created a step-by-step guide to creating parks and open spaces for people of all ages. Read about the report and how to use it in your community. 

Research Review
Read this research study on quality recreation and youth activity levels. Some of the questions posed include the correlation between structured and non-structured recreation activities.

CPRS 50 over 50
Seven early submitters give their perspective and advice on the park and recreation profession and leadership. 

CPRS 30 Under 30
The idea of the 30 Under 30 Campaign is to encourage CPRS members under the age of 30 to share their knowledge in training situations with other CPRS Members. Here is a synopsis of six trainers and the sessions they presented. 


Fall 2020, Volume 76, No. 4

Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Parks and Recreation
Defining justice, equity, diversity and inclusion and what is the role of park and recreation agencies in fulfilling those definitions.

One Agency’s Journey Into Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Cosumnes Community Services District launched an internal and external campaign to increase diversity, equity and inclusion throughout its community. Learn what they have accomplished so far.

Racial Equity: Getting To Results
A synopsis of the resource tool from the Government Alliance for Race & Equity (GARE). A free download from the GARE Website.

Unveiling the Root Causes of Park Inequity in South Los Angeles
Identifying and understanding the park inequity in south Los Angeles plus a look at ways to “Parkify” your city.

Why We Need Park Equity
A look at the importance of access to greenspace in a community.

It’s Wintertime: Head for the Hills
Learn about programming ideas to increase the number of Hispanics visiting sno-parks.