Push 2 Play Podcast

Push 2 Play Podcast


As Albert Einstein said, “Play is the highest form of research.” Hosted by members of the California Park & Recreation Society, this podcast covers the latest trends and news in the field of parks and recreation, aims to cover unique and interesting stories, and speaks with playmakers who are making a difference in their community or the field of parks and recreation. If you are looking to advance in the park and recreation profession or become more educated for your own personal growth – come play with CPRS!

Episode 1

On today's episode we speak with Tom Hellmann, Recreation Services Manager with the City of Folsom, and YOUR CPRS State Board President. On this episode we talk about finding answers are not always in the typical places, the importance of CPRS turning 75, and Tom's experience as the President of the State Board. 

Episode 2

On today's episode we fuel up with the 76th President of CPRS which is Frank Carson. We speak with Frank Carson, Director with the City of El Cajon, about accessibility to parks, his goal as CPRS State Board President, and talk about why YOU should get involved with CPRS.  

Episode 3

Engage in a deep dive of leadership and real talk with our guest host, Lydie Gutfeld, and parks and rec superstar Marie Knight.  Listen in as we talk about how to handle not being the "right fit" and learning how to reassess every situation where a door seems like it has closed.  Marie and Lydie will take you on a journey through their experiences as  leaders and work to tell their story in a way that connects with you!  Learn about elevating your skills, handling emotional decision making, and knowing when to walk away.  This podcast will leave you smiling and inspired.

Episode 4

When was the last time you did something for the first time? How about submitting a proposal for this year's CPRS Conference? In this episode, Ben speaks with Marina Servantez, Director of Education, for the California Park & Recreation Society to debunk some of the common myths as to why people do not submit proposals. After listening, we hope you decide this is the year you submit a proposal.