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CPRS District 10
Battle for Los Angeles VII Social
April 13, 2015
Angel Stadium
Los Angeles, California
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CPRS District 14
Board Installation & Awards Dinner
April 14, 2015
Wilson Harding Golf Course
Los Angeles , California
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CPRS District 10
Awards & Installation Banquet
April 16, 2015
Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center
Mission Viejo, California

CPRS District 9
Awards & Installation Ceremony
April 23, 2015
Roxbury Park Community Center
Beverly Hills, California

CPRS District 10
Total Guard Training

June 6, 2015
Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base
Los Alamitos, Calfornia
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CPRS Aquatics Section
California Aquatic Management School (CAMS)

October 7-9, 2015
Granlibakken Conference Center
Lake Tahoe, California
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July is Parks Make Life Better!® Month – Start Planning Now! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 17 April 2015 07:35


Parks Make Life Better!® month is coming in July. Now is a great time to get moving to promote the value of parks in your community.

What can you do?

Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2015 10:38
Resilient Latino Youth: In Their Own WORDS--A Report PDF Print E-mail
Written by Leslie Fritz   
Thursday, 09 April 2015 15:44
This report  uses the concept of resilience to shine a light onto a particular group of minority youth, second-generation Latino* adolescents (children of immigrants) who have grown up in extremely challenging circumstances (including poverty, various types of violence and discrimination, and the stresses of living in immigrant families) but have been able to cope with adversity, learn from it, and excel.

* The terms “Hispanic” and “Latino” are used interchangeably by the U.S. Census Bureau and throughout this document to refer to persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central and South American, Dominican, Spanish, and other Hispanic descent; they may be of any race.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 12:22
CPRS and PlayCore Promote Healthy Play PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Stephens   
Saturday, 07 March 2015 15:03

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CPRS is teaming up with PlayCore and GameTime to promote play and health across California!

To further CPRS’ Health and Wellness initiative, and promote the CPRS Brand Promise, PlayCore’s Center for Professional Development will provide state-wide professional development services and up to $1 million dollars in matching action grant funding to assist one park in each of the five CPRS Regions install a pre-approved playground space that promotes best practices. These sites will serve as National Demonstration Sites (NDS) for data collection and will contribute data toward the publication of a White Paper to be launched at the 2016 CPRS Conference that highlights best practices and outcomes achieved by the state-wide initiative. Demonstration Sites promote advocacy at the community and state levels, and provide education, networking opportunities and resources that align with the CPRS Brand Promise.

More info!

Ready to apply?  Download the application here; submit the application and an essay (1,000 - 2,000 words) outlining your community playground needs and expected outcomes.  Deadline to submit your completed application and essay is August 15, 2015!

Attend a free regional training event - April 21, 2015, Bakersfield, CA - click here for registration details

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Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 12:42
CPRS Conference & Expo A Success!!! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 16 March 2015 10:12


There were approximately 3000 people in Sacramento to experience the 2015 CPRS Conference & Expo March 11-13. Judging from the smiling and excited faces from beginning to end, conference attendees were definitely empowered, engaged and able to explore. There were 1600+ people who attended at least some conference function, 700+ exhibitor personnel, 200+ speakers and nearly 200 volunteers.

Watch your  email for the conference evaluation and an announcement of where to find the conference handouts.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015 10:24
Journey to Park Bond 2016 Begins! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Stephens   
Thursday, 26 February 2015 07:49

Senator de León Introduces Park Bond Legislation

February 24, 2015

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leόn has introduced SB 317, The Safe Neighborhood Parks, Rivers, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2016.  If approved by the Legislature, the Park Bond will appear on the November 2016 ballot.  

The bill, which doesn't currently contain funding amounts, authorizes the use of funds for sustainable community projects, wildlife conservation objectives, and for the creation and expansion of safe neighborhood parks in critically underserved communities.  Funding priority is given to natural resource and wildlife protection projects that implement and adopt natural community conservation plans or endangered species recovery plans.   In addition, the bill charges the Natural Resources Agency with the responsibility of developing and adopting a statewide resources protection plan to identify funding priorities for projects that promote resource protection and public access to underserved populations. 

Funding categories are:

  • Parks
  • Rivers, Lakes, and Streams
  • Coast and Ocean Protection
  • Climate Resilience

In its current form, this bill provides an outline for a parks and natural resources bond.  We anticipate many amendments to this bill as it moves through the legislative process. 

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