Why Don't Americans Use Their Parks at Night?

Nightlife is a fixture of vibrant urban parks all around the world. But it’s a rare thing to find in the U.S., where parks often close after sunset—even if there’s nothing stopping you from walking in if you really want to. Read more



Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Course

CPRS, in conjunction with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) are dedicated to promoting children's right to play in a safe and challenging play environment. The CPSI program offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on playground safety as well as provides certification for playground safety inspectors.Learn more >>



Healthy Play Initiative Grants Available

In partnership with our friends from PlayCore and GameTime, we are once again offering opportunities to all communities in California.

For complete initiative information, visit  

  • Deadline to submit your Healthy Play Initiative essay is August 9, 2019.
  • Awardees will be notified by September 3, 2019.
  • Projects must be completed by March 13, 2020.

30 Under 30 / 50 Over 50

Check out some of CPRS's outstanding up and comers, along with those professionals who have paved the way...

30 Under 30

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