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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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Announcements

  • Development & Operations Section Wins at CONNECTIONS!

    The past two years have been full of challenges (and opportunities) in the development of section programs due to COVID-19 restrictions. Despite that, D&O was able to host two section trainings dedicated to the operations and maintenance of park facilities. The first was the “2021 Virtual Park Symposium” held in March 2021 via Zoom to an audience of 131 participants representing all 5 CPRS Regions and 15 Districts. The second was "Batteries Required: Transitioning to Electrical Landscaping in Parks” held in January 2022. This hybrid program hosted an audience of 63 participants both in-person and virtually. These successes were heightened by the impeccable leadership from the D&O Board including President Bryan Peck and Secretary John Courtney.

    We are proud to announce that these efforts were awarded during the 2022 CPRS CONNECTIONS Conference and Expo held last week in Sacramento. To begin, the 2021 Virtual Park Symposium was awarded the esteemed CPRS “Board 100 Award” for achieving ENDS objectives in multi-topic education, networking and distinctive connection with members. Next, President Bryan Peck and Secretary John Courtney were both awarded a “Citation of Merit” for their dedication and commitment to CPRS.

    In fact, since 2008, Bryan has served CPRS as a Regent/Regent Emeritus with Maintenance Management School providing excellence in education and mentoring. Bryan has also spent the last 3 years serving on the Development and Operations Board. As the Vice President, Bryan hosted the successful 2019 Park Symposium to record attendance. As the current D&O President, Bryan has led the Board to success in communications, outreach and education.

    Over the past 11 years, John has volunteered his valuable time to serve on a variety of CPRS work groups including District 2, the A-Team Legislative Committee, Development and Operations Board and the Parks Make Life Better Branding Campaign. During his recent tenure with D&O, John has coordinated web-based digital content, created a quarterly newsletter and provided expertise on virtual programming.

    Please join us in congratulating both Bryan and John on their well-deserved accolades. We look forward to seeing you all again soon in 2022!  

     

  • 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

D&O Events


  • Wednesday
    27
    July

    Tailgate Talks

    RSVP Only

    Jul 27, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PT)
    Need a break from safety training? Interested in discussing innovations in park operations and maintenance? Curious about park planning and design? Then grab some lunch and gather your crew for a virtual “brown bag” lunch session with the CPRS Development & Operations Section. Each session will feature a safety training, park maintenance hot topic, trend in park planning and design and open forum to address challenges and seek solutions. This is a free quarterly program open to anyone who is interested. Pre-registration is required. Zoom link and session agenda will be emailed to all registrants the Monday prior to each session.

  • Wednesday
    26
    October

    Tailgate Talks

    RSVP Only

    Oct 26, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PT)
    Need a break from safety training? Interested in discussing innovations in park operations and maintenance? Curious about park planning and design? Then grab some lunch and gather your crew for a virtual “brown bag” lunch session with the CPRS Development & Operations Section. Each session will feature a safety training, park maintenance hot topic, trend in park planning and design and open forum to address challenges and seek solutions. This is a free quarterly program open to anyone who is interested. Pre-registration is required. Zoom link and session agenda will be emailed to all registrants the Monday prior to each session.

  • Wednesday
    25
    January

    Tailgate Talks

    RSVP Only

    Jan 25, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PT)
    Need a break from safety training? Interested in discussing innovations in park operations and maintenance? Curious about park planning and design? Then grab some lunch and gather your crew for a virtual “brown bag” lunch session with the CPRS Development & Operations Section. Each session will feature a safety training, park maintenance hot topic, trend in park planning and design and open forum to address challenges and seek solutions. This is a free quarterly program open to anyone who is interested. Pre-registration is required. Zoom link and session agenda will be emailed to all registrants the Monday prior to each session.

  • Wednesday
    26
    April

    Tailgate Talks

    RSVP Only

    Apr 26, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PT)
    Need a break from safety training? Interested in discussing innovations in park operations and maintenance? Curious about park planning and design? Then grab some lunch and gather your crew for a virtual “brown bag” lunch session with the CPRS Development & Operations Section. Each session will feature a safety training, park maintenance hot topic, trend in park planning and design and open forum to address challenges and seek solutions. This is a free quarterly program open to anyone who is interested. Pre-registration is required. Zoom link and session agenda will be emailed to all registrants the Monday prior to each session.