Push 2 Play Podcast

Push 2 Play Podcast


As Albert Einstein said, “Play is the highest form of research.” Hosted by members of the California Park & Recreation Society, this podcast covers the latest trends and news in the field of parks and recreation, aims to cover unique and interesting stories, and speaks with playmakers who are making a difference in their community or the field of parks and recreation. If you are looking to advance in the park and recreation profession or become more educated for your own personal growth – come play with CPRS!

Season 2, Episode 6
AI in P&R... How should we respond?

Today's playmaker is CPRS District 1 President Matt Milde and does he have some thought-provoking ideas for you! Artificial Intelligence is all around us. How are we as leaders and providers of park and recreation programs and services using AI? How can or should we be? What's the impact either way? Find out Matt's thoughts and let us know what you think! By the way, here are a few resources Matt shared with us after our chat.

Meet Your Best Event Planning Resource: AI (click here)

ChatGPT (AI Chat Tool) (Click here)

Season 2, Episode 5
Passionate D12 Leader Talks Leading with Empathy!

Leading with empathy; investing in your people; investing in YOURSELF! These are all words of wisdom shared by our D12 President, Tracy Stayton in this Push 2 Play episode. Don't miss out on Tracy's passion... it will make your day!

Season 2, Episode 4
Little Moments of Perfectness!

Are you ready for a boost of energy?  Give this episode a listen and meet CPRS District 10 President Brittany Batiste.  You'll leave feeling revived!  Brittany shares her leadership journey, how CPRS is her personal 'phone a friend' link, and reminds us that it's all about those Little Moments of Perfectness we experience every day in this profession.  Push 2 Play for some great energy!

Season 2, Episode 3
CPRS Director of Membership Invites You To Engage!

Come meet the newest member of the CPRS HQ team - Director of Membership John Doyle!  

Being a life long lover of all things outdoors, John is bringing a new perspective to his role here at HQ and it's all about YOU!  Get to know him a bit better in this episode of Push 2 Play... and be sure to engage with not only John, but with all the CPRS HQ team!

Season 2, Episode 2
Parks and Park Planners - the role they play in a thriving community!

We all use our parks and green spaces in different ways - from programming for our communities to enjoying these spaces personally. When was the last time you thought about who, how or why those spaces were designed in the first place? Hear from Park Planning and Development Manager Tara Gee about how she views her role in developing park spaces for the City of Roseville. Truly a 'balancer' of wants, needs, maintenance, safety, trends, fads and all things green.

Season 2, Episode 1
Living an Epic Adventure!

We're getting personal today with our friend and former Director of San Clemente Beaches, Parks and Recreation, Bruce Wegner.  Our conversation is all about living an Epic Adventure and moving from a life of success to a life of significance.  It's the perfect way to start off a bright, shiny new year... come listen in and let us know your personal vision statement!

Listen to Season 1 Here

Interviews include:

  • Tom Hellmann
  • Frank Carson
  • Marie Knight
  • Marina Servantez
  • SFSU Professors, Dr. Jennifer Shea and Dr. Ernita Joaquin
  • Farrell Buller
  • Henry Perezalonso
  • Jamie Sabbach