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Safe Spaces to Play: Parks Make Life Better!® PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 02 September 2011 12:16

All communities should have access to safe places to play and be physically active. Infrastructure for physical activity is the backbone of a prosperous, equitable, safe and healthy state. Now is a critical time for California advocates to stand united. You can declare your support for the basic right that everyone has to safe places for play and physical activity. On behalf the Joint Use Statewide Taskforce (JUST), The Strategic Alliance for Healthy Food and Activity Environments, The Healthy Places Coalition, CPRS, and all endorsers, sign onto our declaration to local, state, and federal policymakers to demonstrate our shared vision for equal and accessible physical activity opportunities for all, and to garner their support for effective health and equity promoting policies and practices. To sign-on today as an organizational or individual endorser, contact: Sandra Viera, Program Coordinator at Prevention Institute,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Learn more about the role of parks and recreation in Safe Spaces to Play.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 September 2011 12:26
A Day In The Life Of A Park PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 August 2011 07:56

A reporter from the Sacramento Bee spent a Saturday recording the events that took place in a city park this summer. The article touches on all the important aspects of how Parks Make Life Better!®: Safe outdoor space to play, the beauty and serenity of nature, a place for healthy movement and exercise, positive space for free-time fun, and a gathering space of socializing and learning. Congratulations to the City of Sacramento for having such a jewel in the heart of the city. Click here to read the article.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 August 2011 08:03
It Takes a Village - A Reporter Shares His Opinion PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jane Adams   
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 15:09

Support for parks and recreation comes from many sources. CPRS received this article from member Rick Gould written by a Santa Clarita reporter who shares his opinions regarding the community value of parks (and dog parks), streets, schools and more. CPRS members are encouraged to share stories they read promoting the value of parks and recreation.Send your stories to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 15:47
Trudeau Advocacy Scholarship Now Accepting Applications PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jane Adams   
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 15:36

The Trudeau Advocacy Scholarship offers a young professional an opportunity to participate in the NRPA 2011 Mid-Year Legislative Forum in Washington, D.C. March 15-18 (tentative), and to advocate for parks, recreation and environmental conservation legislation on Capitol Hill.

The deadline to submit an on line application for the Trudeau Advocacy Scholarship is Friday, October 8.

Parks Make Life Better! On Facebook PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 10 June 2010 09:50

Parks Make Life Better!SM has a group page on Facebook. It is opened to the general public and is intended to be a place for the world to proclaim their love of parks and recreation. Please join the group and add your personal stories of how parks and recreation has made your life better.

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