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CPRS Maintenance Management School
November 3-7, 2014
UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center
Lake Arrowhead , California
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CPRS Administrators Section
2014 Executive Summit
November 5, 2014
Neighborhood Community Center
Costa Mesa, California
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CPRS District 9
Fall Training - Participate, Learn, Lead
November 6, 2014
Memorial Center
Hawthorne, California
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CPRS Recreation Therapy Section
Recreation Therapy Is Everywhere Workshop
November 7, 2014
Laguna Town Hall
Elk Grove, California
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CPRS District 12
November Workshop
November 13, 2014
Coronado Community Center
Coronado, California
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CPRS Region 4
Mini Conference
November 13, 2014
Los Angeles County Arboretum
Arcadia, California
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CPRS District 4
Bay Area Institute
November 14, 2014
West Valley College
Saratoga, California
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CPRS Region 1
Northern California Software Symposium
November 18, 2014
San Ramon Community Center
San Ramon, California
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CPRS District 8 Annual Conference
Reigniting the Spark - Passion for Parks & Recreation
November 20, 2014
Santa Maria Veteran's Memorial Building
Santa Maria, California
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CPRS District 13
Holiday Cheer
December 3, 2014
San Dimas Canyon Golf Course
San Dimas, California
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CPRS Region 5
Mini Conference
January 29, 2015
Laguna Hills Community Center
Laguna Hills, California

CPRS District 2
Lunch n' Learn Series - Sports
February 17, 2015
West Sacramento, California
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CPRS Conference & Expo
March 10-13, 2015
Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, California
Early Bird Registration Open June 2014

Welcome to the CPRS Web site
Early Bird Registration Ends October 31 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:07

This is the lowest rate for the CPRS Conference & Expo. The place for top-notch education, largest west coast Expo Show and outstanding networking opportunities.

Click here to download the Early Bird form

Click here to register online

Don't Be This Guy!!!
CPRS Players show the angst of missing the Early Bird Deadline.
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For Conference Info click here.

New Agency Signs on the Parks Make Life Better! Branding Campaign PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 03 October 2014 09:09

CPRS welcomes Mooresville Park & Recreation District in Indiana as the newest agency to sign onto the Parks Make Life Better!® branding campaign. 

That brings the number of agencies using the logo and key messages to 332 California agencies and 10 out-of-state agencies. The campaign is also an international campaign with the City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on board. If your agency is not yet part of the campaign, please download the logo use agreement here.

Happy Fall CPRS! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Stephens   
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 10:19

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Ahhh... the chill in the air this morning means it's time for FALL!  How are YOU celebrating the changing of the seasons?  Let us know about your fall festivals and events on our Facebook page!

A few Fall Updates for you...

Your CPRS Districts and Sections are busy at work with Fall education and networking events.  If you haven't been to a District or Section event recently, now is the time to consider attending!  A full listing of events is just to the right on our homepage, or feel free to contact the CPRS HQ Team at 916.665.2777 so we can connect you.  Remember, professional development events are about more than just learning, they're also about networking with peers, sharing your challenges, and celebrating your successes.  Get involved!

The CPRS Annual Conference and Expo planning is well underway.  Mark your calendars to be here in Sacramento, March 11-13, 2015.  The pre-conference brochure will be in your hands soon...

Fall also means it's AWARDS Season!  Take a moment and recognize the excellence all around you.  Nominate the people, places, spaces and programs that make your community an amazing place to live, work and play!  Need more info?  Visit our website at  

Here at HQ, we're busy working on upgrading our technology for YOU!  If you haven't already, please take a moment to give us some feedback on the survey you received.  The information gathered in the survey will help guide us as we re-design our web presence.  Need the survey link again?  Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Stay tuned... big changes are coming!

We love hearing from you! Questions, concerns or even the occasional compliment are all welcome.  Happy Fall!


Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 11:10
Calling All RT Professionals--Submit a Session for the RT Institute PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cheryl Coyle   
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 10:29

The CPRS Recreation Therapy Section is now accepting proposals for the 2015 Recreation Therapy Institute to be held Friday, March 13 in Sacramento.  Please take the knowledge you have and share it with others in the field by filling out the “RT Call for Sessions” proposal form.  We are looking for all kinds of sessions including career options, funding & resource development, chronic disease self management, exploring services for non-traditional populations, practical solutions to the daily business of providing services or working as part of a treatment team, so if you have experience or expertise in the Recreation Therapy field, please share what you are doing and how you are doing it!

Click here to retrieve the “Call for Sessions Form”

Students - Apply NOW for a CFPR Scholarship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 21 August 2009 07:38

Park & Recreation Scholarship Applications are Due in October

The California Foundation for Parks and Recreation's Scholarship Committee manages and coordinates scholarships to assist noteworthy students fulfill their goal of entering the park and recreation profession.The Committee annually awards approximately 20 scholarships to junior, senior and graduate level students majoring in recreation, parks, and leisure studies throughout the state of California. Students apply during October; they are selected in December; notified of their awards in January; and are awarded their scholarship at the annual conference in March. Award amounts are generally between $1000 and $2000. On occasion, an outstanding student has been the recipient of more than one scholarship.

Application forms (click here to download the 2014 form) must be completed by the candidate and submitted prior to the posted deadline date.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014 08:03
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