Making a Case for Parks & Recreation

CPRS believes there should be public investment in parks, open space and recreation to achieve positive environmental, economic, and health outcomes for all Californians.  

Advocacy for Parks & Recreation includes:

  • Position parks and recreation as an essential community service to elected officials and the general public
  • Preserve and protect government provided parks and recreation
  • Positively impact the profession’s future and develop your advocacy skills
  • Utilize resources for lobbying at the local level
  • Track state & federal legislation that may have significant impact to service delivery
State Capitol

CPRS Advocacy Resources and Opportunities

Members receive access to the CPRS Lobbyist concerning pending legislation.  Also, the statewide branding campaign “Parks Make Life Better!®” is a tool available to members to position parks & recreation as an essential service in their own community. Currently 360+ agencies statewide are using the campaign. Monthly Legislative Committee calls are open to all members to participate in or just listen to what is going on right now.