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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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  • Registration for Maintenance Management School is Open!

    CPRS is excited to announce we will be "together again" for an in-depth training program at UCLA Lake Arrowhead Lodge! Sign up today for Maintenance Management School and take advantage of the early-bird rates.

    Maintenance Management School (MMS)

    November 15-19, 2021
    UCLA Lake Arrowhead, CA
    Hosted by CPRS HQ and MMS Regents

    This school teaches a systematic approach for determining the resources needed to maintain a public facility, with lifelong professionals providing knowledge and opportunities not available anywhere else.  Whether it's your 1st Year attending, 2nd Year learning with us or you are ready for Grad Year, there is space for you at MMS 2021.

    We’ll be IN-PERSON November 15th - 19th, for this outstanding learning experience!  We will continue to monitor state and federal public health guidelines for events to ensure a safe learning environment. Due to the special learning environment MMS is known for, we will not be offering a virtual option for this event. 

    Space is limited – be sure to sign up today! 

    Register Today!

  • Now Open for Applications! Maintenance Management School Scholarship Opportunity.

    The Development and Operations Section proudly provides funding for select park personnel to attend the award winning CPRS Maintenance Management School (MMS). Students of MMS explore systematic approaches to total resource management of public park facilities. Scholarship dollars are applicable for MMS tuition only which includes lodging and meals. Funding from this scholarship is not applicable for travel or other expenses. The award of this scholarship is based upon the number of applications received, quality of responses and the amount of funding available. The CPRS Development and Operations Section reserves the right to award full or partial scholarships. Funds are applicable for all years of MMS, including the Graduate Forum. 

    Please note plans are on-going and are subject to change due to the ongoing pandemic. At this time, Maintenance Management School is moving forward as usual pre-pandemic. 

    Scholarship information and application can be found on the Development and Operations Discussion Page or Resource Library.