Community Announcements

  • Connections E-Newsletter - July 2022

    CPRS Members:


    Looks like you have been working hard this summer. Why not take a much-needed break to take your mind off the summer chaos? This Thursday is your chance to step away from the clipboards and spreadsheets and join us for an afternoon with other CPRS District 1 members at the annual D1 Membership Meet-up. This year’s meet-up will take place on Thursday, July 14th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Marin Bocce Federation (550 B Street, San Rafael, CA 94903). Don’t be late! Light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Bring your own snack/food, beer, or wine. You are welcome to bring additional food or your own drink(s) of choice (wine & beer are permitted on the courts). Remember to RSVP by e-mailing Rachel Melick at


    See more upcoming events in this month's Connections E-Newsletter!

  • Connections E-Newsletter - June 2022

    Summer is here! Are you ready?


    Congratulations! You made it this far, but there's still A LOT more summer to go. Thankfully, District 1 is here to assist you with taking a moment to rest. In July, all D1 members are welcome and encouraged to join us for our Membership Meetup event! The Membership Meetup will take place on July 14 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Marin Bocce Federation (550 B. Street, San Rafael). Yes, there will be bocce ball along with snacks and drinks. This event is one of the best opportunities to engage with your D1 Board, meet new professionals, and have a good time. Lastly, remember that July is Parks and Recreation Month, so consider how you will celebrate. Here are a few ideas:

    • City Council Proclamation
    • Post video testimonials on your social media
    • Media Press Release
    • Photo-a-Day, share a photo on Facebook each day

  • Connections E-Newsletter - May 2022

    Read the May edition of the District 1 Connections Newsletter for information on:
    • Surf N Turf
    • CAMS
    • CPRS District 3-Elevate the Conversation
    • CFPR Professional Development Scholarship
    • 2022 NRPA Annual Conference

    Main takeaway: REGISTER your summer staff for SURF N TURF our award-winning summer staff training being held on Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Vacaville.

  • NEW Connections E-Newsletter

    CPRS District 1:

    Welcome, to “Connections,” a NEW monthly e-newsletter providing you with information on local events, programs, professional trainings, workshops, socials, and parks & recreation resources!

    Why “Connections”? The goals of our D1 Board this year are both creative and ambitious, but they can be easily summed up in a single word, “Connection.” Connection this year will come in many forms: Connection to members, non-members, and students. Connection to resources, education, and trainings. Connection through social media and regular communications. Connection by way of networking opportunities, events, and community service. Connection through creativity and fun. In short, there are many exciting things in store for CPRS D1 this year, and the CPRS District 1 Board looks forward to connecting with all of you.

    If you have not done so already, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and our CPRS District 1 Homepage!

    See you outside! 

    Matthew L. Milde, CPRP
    CPRS District 1 President
    707-431-3128 (o)

  • Bowling for Parks - Last chance to register!

    CPRS Member:

    This week is your last chance to register for Bowling for Parks and attend Strike Night on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the Epicenter in Santa Rosa – 5:30-9:00 p.m.

    What is Bowling for Parks?
    A bowl-a-thon to support CPRS District 1. A program for our entire membership to get involved, enjoy friendly competition, create a fun social opportunity, and support our annual fundraising goals.

    How can I participate?
    To participate in Bowling for Parks, you can complete a Participant Registration Form by November 12. Once registering, the easiest way to participate is to attend Strike Night on November 13, 2021, at the Epicenter in Santa Rosa from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Once you register, you will receive a pledge form and a link for your friends and family to sponsor you online. Remember, Strike Night is FREE to attend if actively pledging. The deadline to register is Friday, November 12th.

    Can I bring someone to Strike Night?
    Guests of CPRS members can attend with a $20 entry fee. Friends of CPRS can attend as a guest by completing the Participant Registration Form by November 12th.

    Where can I find additional information?
    You can find additional information on Bowling for Park and Strike Night on the D1 Facebook -OR- CPRS Event page. If you know of a CPRS member participating in Bowling for Parks and would like to support them in their fundraising efforts, you can complete the online Donor Registration Form.

    We appreciate your consideration in participating in Bowling for Parks as we aim to support Parks & Recreation professionals/students in bettering the communities where we all live, work, and play. If you have any questions regarding Bowling for Parks, please do not hesitate to me.

    Thank you!

    Matt Milde, CPRP

    Recreation Supervisor, City of Healdsburg
    CPRS District 1 President-Elect
    408-313-8540 (c)

  • CPRS District 1: Informational (Today @ 2:30pm)

    Join CPRS D1 for a virtual session on upcoming programs and initiatives:
    -Bowling for Parks
    -Scholarship Program

    For anyone who is interested in developing their parks & recreation resume or wish to support CPRS D1 in the Bowling for Parks program.

    Come with questions, leave with answers!

    Please email D1 President-Elect, Matt Milde, at to be included in the virtual Zoom meeting.
  • D1 Nominations for 2021-22 Board of Directors due 11/8 @ Noon

    Hello Mighty One!


    CPRS District 1 is currently seeking nominations for members to serve on the 2021-22 Board of Directors.


    The current positions available are:

    Vice President: 3-year term (Vice President, President-Elect, President)

    Director at Large: 1-year term (5 openings)

    Secretary: 2-year term


    If you or someone you know exhibits a strong passion for their career in Parks & Recreation and would be a positive representative for District 1, please send the below information to Matt Milde - no later than Monday, November 8, 2021, @ Noon


      Nominee's Name: 
      Office of Interest:

      Candidate Statement (not more than 100 words):

      CPRS Leadership Experience (not more than 100 words):

      Please attach a candidate photo, preferably a solo portrait.


    If you are interested in continuing your role as a Sections Representative -OR- have interest in volunteering in one of the below Section Representative roles, please let me know.

    • Administration
    • Aging
    • Aquatics
    • Development & Operations
    • Recreation
    • Recreation Therapy
    • Educators
    • Legislative (A-Team)


    If you have any questions regarding the available positions, please feel free to contact me directly. Serving on the D1 Board is both rewarding and FUN so we hope you take this opportunity to support the profession! To check out what your current board has been up to you can look at our Facebook and Instagram pages.


    Thank you!


    MATT MILDE, CPRP  |  Facilities and Events Supervisor

    City of Healdsburg, Community Services Department
    1557 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg, CA 95448
    707.431.3128  |

  • Bowling for Parks - D1 Needs Your Support!

    The California Parks and Recreation Society - District 1 Board has been working hard to prepare our membership for our first-ever bowl-a-thon fundraiser, “Bowling for Parks.” In September thru November 2021, CPRS members will be registering for the program to pledge and solicit donations to support the training, development, and scholarship efforts of the nine (9) Northern California counties we serve. As a CPRS member, we need your support!

    The primary way you can support is by registering online for Bowling for Parks as a “Bowler” (registration is now open and it is free to participate). By registering, your role will be to actively pledge for donations (per pin -or- flat donations), bowl 3-games, and submit your bowling scores to us. We will do the rest!

    CPRS District 1 will host a dedicated night of bowling called “Strike Night” on Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at the Epicenter in Santa Rosa. There you can play your 3-games of bowling with other parks and recreation professionals in District 1. In addition to bowling, Strike Night will also include buffet/food, raffle, silent auction, social hour, pool tables, ax throwing, awards, and other fun activities & prizes. CPRS members who register in advance and actively pledge for sponsors will not need to pay anything to attend Strike Night. It will be free to attend! Registrations for guests of CPRS (those not actively registered to pledge) will open on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, if space is available. Bowlers who cannot attend Strike Night can still participate in Bowling for Parks by submitting their official 3-game bowling scores by November 30, 2021.

    CPRS members and friends can also support by:

    (1) Sponsoring: Complete the Donor Registration form and indicate a CPRS District 1 member you would like to sponsor either through a per pin pledge (pay later) or a flat donation (pay now).

    (2) Challenging: Complete the Donor Registration form and “challenge” a CPRS member (Contender) to participate in Bowling for Parks. Each challenge costs $25.00, and you will win the prestigious Bowling for Parks medal if your “contender” does not register or submit their 3-game bowling scores to us by November 30, 2021. If they accept and meet your challenge, they will win the Bowling for Parks medal.

    (3) Outreach: Spread the word to possible sponsors! We are looking for sponsorship commitments to help cover the administrative and Strike Night event costs, so our hard-earned pledges directly support District 1. If you know of any sponsors that might support our efforts financially or through a silent auction prize donation, kindly reach out to me for details on our sponsorship program.

    (4) Donating: Contribute a small Giveaway or Raffle Prize (roughly $5-$50 in value) such as a gift card, souvenir, or other fun prize -OR- Silent Auction Prize (roughly $50+ in value). We would happily accept! Please get in touch with me to arrange an in-kind donation.

    We appreciate your consideration in participating with us in Bowling for Parks as we aim to support Parks & Recreation professionals/students in bettering the communities where we all live, work, and play. Please keep your eyes on the CPRS District 1 Facebook page to follow the progress of the program.

    If you have any questions regarding Bowling for Parks, please do not hesitate to contact me.


    Matthew L. Milde, CPRP
    CPRS District 1 President-Elect
    707-431-3128 (o)