“City Parks: America’s New Infrastructure

View the “City Parks: America’s New Infrastructure” video from City Parks Alliance documenting the multi-functional benefits of urban parks. With growing urban populations and aging infrastructure, local governments and their city planners are taking a fresh look at parks as a wise investment of municipal resources to address our greatest urban challenges—from storm water management and flood prevention to reducing public health costs to economic revitalization and job growth. Click here to view the video.




Playground Maintenance Academy
An Outstanding learning exchange featuring Butch DeFillippo, PlaySafe, LLC an experienced consultant in the field of playground maintenance.

Topics Covered
  • Ways to avoid injuries to children and the lawsuits that may follow
  • Adequate Surfacing
  • Surfacing Compliance
  • Playground Site
  • Hazards vs. Risk
  • Responsibility of an Owner/Operator
  • Responsibility of the Installer
  • Purchasing New Equipment

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California Foundation for Parks & Recreation Scholarships Now Available!

The California Foundation for Parks and Recreation Scholarship Committee offers scholarships to assist noteworthy students in fulfilling their goal of entering the park and recreation profession. The Committee annually awards scholarships to junior, senior and graduate level students majoring in recreation, parks, leisure studies and closely related fields, throughout the state of California.

Apply today, using our online application! Deadline to apply is October 31, 2017.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, please visit the California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS) website.



Park Bond Passes Assembly and Senate Houses - Next Stop is the Governor's Desk

At 1:58 a.m. Saturday, the Senate took up, and passed, SB 5 on concurrence from the Assembly.  This means that the measure will be transmitted to the Governor for signature within the next 30 days. 

Thank you to those who took the time to write letters and call their legislators, and especially to those who encouraged their community to do the same.  YOU made the difference in getting SB5 to the Governor's desk!

For next steps, everyone should write and request the Governor sign this measure.  You can submit those letters at any time next week, but please do not delay longer than that.  Submit letters online here!


Friday, September 22
Blue Rock Springs Golf Course - West Course
655 Columbus Parkway, Vallejo, CA

Thursday, October 19
Temescal Beach House
Thursday, November 2
Woodland Community Church & Senior Center
2001 East Street, Woodland, CA 95776