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The Development & Operations Section is comprised of professionals involved in the development, design, management, operation and maintenance of parks, facilities, open space, trails and other infrastructure developed and maintained for public recreational purposes. The mission of the section is to provide educational, networking and technical support programs and services to professionals who operate and develop public facilities.
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  • 2022 CPRS Director's Academy - January 20-21, 2022 in Ontario

    Great training opportunity from the CPRS Administrators Section! Both CPRS members and non-members welcome. The purpose of this academy is to offer a statewide two-day training for current agency executives and those desiring to be in that role in the future. The training is developed around the new and/or future Director as well as the veteran executive. Speakers include public and private sector professionals including City Managers office, Directors, Managers and staff in the trenches. You don't want to miss this incredible opportunity! Topics Include:

    • Maintenance & Operations
    • Risk Management
    • Budgeting
    • Planning & Resource Management
    • Ethics & Surviving the Politics
    • Homeless Solutions

    Arrival: January 20, 11:00 a.m.
    Departure: January 21, 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $120 Member / $200 Non-Member

    Hotel Information
    Sheraton Ontario Airport Hotel
    429 N Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, CA 91764 | (909) 837-8000
  • 2022 Development & Operations Board of Directors - Last Call for Nominations!

    The Park Development and Operations Section is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2022 Board of Directors.  We are seeking candidates for the open positions of Vice President (3-year term), Secretary, and Regional Representatives for Regions 2 and 4.

    Service on the Board of Directors of the Park Development and Operations Section as an officer is a rare opportunity to help drive the decisions of our highly respected and fast-moving professional organization; to shape future opportunities for the education and development of park professionals in California; and to grow personally and professionally; and to heighten your profile and stature and professionally.  

    The opportunity to work with other leaders in CPRS puts you in contact with professionals on the cutting edge of park planning, design and management issues and trends, and gives you the opportunity to be part of the decision-making process at the regional and state level, driving the Section’s strategic goals and energizing CPRS. This is an exciting time to join the leadership of the Park Development and Operations Section while we map our new and ambitious future.

    Help lead your professional organization, and the profession, into the future by nominating a colleague, or yourself, for one of these positions.  The Call for Nominations closes on November 26.  The election begins and concludes in January.   New board members take office at the end of the annual conference in March 2022. 

    Contact Emiliano Barajas at for a nomination form.