You Spoke and We're Listening

Earlier this summer, we asked all CPRS members to share their thoughts with us on the programs and services offered by our association. A total of 3,996 survey links were sent (all active members) and 452 of you completed the very detailed questionnaire. That's an 11.3 percent return rate, above the average rate of 5-10 percent typical with these types of surveys. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us! Our research firm, Downs and St Germain, has compiled your anonymous responses and we're happy to share the Executive Summary. Download here.



Playing Field Maintenance Academy with Guidebook

Half-day training for field maintenance providers that includes a take-home publication; topic areas include Playing Field Turf, Soccer Goal, Fencing, Dugout Care, Durability of Materials, Access for Public and Emergency Vehicles, Standard of Care and Legal Considerations.

Register Online!  (If registration is closed, please get on our waiting list by calling 916-665-2777)



USA Archery and CPRS Partner to Grow Archery in California

USA Archery is excited to announce a partnership with the California Park & Recreation Society to secure grant funding to educate archery coaches in the state and meet the demand of interested archers. In an effort to grow archery at the community level, USA Archery helped secure a generous grant donation of $40,000 from the Archery Trade Association and Easton Foundations. Click here for application. Please submit your grant application to by Sept. 30, 2018.


Prop 68 UPDATE

Start planning now for funding opportunities via Prop 68!  While we don't have a definite release date for programs appropriated in the 2018/19 State budget, we do have a rollout schedule for the following programs:

Statewide Park Program - Round 3:  $254,942,000 to be awarded

Fall/Winter 2018 - Public Hearings, Application Workshops
Spring 2019 - Applications Due

Per Capita Program:  $185,000,000

Fall 2018 - Public Hearings, begin determining allocations
Spring/Summer 2019 - Announce allocations, release final guide

Learn more about Prop 68 funding priorities here!


Monday, November 12
UCLA Conference Center - Lake Arrowhead