Community Announcements

  • Apply for a D10 Scholarship! Applications Close TODAY Friday, January 12!


    Help fund your education and invest in your future! Apply today for a CPRS District 10 Scholarship!

    The California Parks and Recreation Society District 10 Scholarship Committee offers scholarships to assist noteworthy students in fulfilling their goal of entering the Parks and Recreation profession. The Committee annually awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate-level students majoring in recreation, parks, leisure studies, and closely related fields throughout District 10. Award amounts are generally between $250-$1,000.

    Who is Eligible?

    • Scholarships are available for students majoring in all aspects of recreation, parks, park operations, recreation therapy, commercial recreation, tourism, community recreation, aquatics, and recreation leadership.*

    *If you are not in a degree program in a related field, you must be working in a field mentioned above.


    Applicants must live, work, or attend an accredited college in the District 10 area.

    • Undergraduate applicants must have: overall GPA 2.5+, full-time status of 12+ units (or quarter equivalent), and are working 12-30 hours a week.
    • Graduate Students must have completed at least 9 units for full-time status or 3 semester units and be working 12-30 hours per week with an overall GPA of 3.0+.

    *Only completed applications with faculty recommendation, professional recommendation, and transcripts will be eligible for review.

    Important Dates

    DEADLINE TO APPLY: TODAY, Friday. January 12, 2024 at 11:59pm

    Scholarship Interviews: Thursday, February 22, 2024

    Scholarship Award Recognition: Thursday, March 21, 2024 at the D10 Awards & Installation Banquet


    For additional information, please contact

    Amanda Bassett


    Thank you,

    Your 2023-2024 D10 Board

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  • Share your excitement that you're attending the 2024 CPRS Conference & Expo!

    Spread the word about your attendance at the 2024 Connections: CPRS Conference & Expo!

    Share the excitement and by doing so, open doors for professional connections and create opportunities for collaboration, learning, and support from your network.

    Share the ‘I’m Attending’ (Attached) for your chance to win some truly awesome prizes:

    1st Prize: Score a Free ticket to the 2025 Connections: CPRS Conference & Expo in Sacramento

    2nd Prize: Enjoy a FREE year of Headspace to keep your mind Zen and Focused

    3rd Prize: Have a Redwood tree planted in YOUR name, leaving a lasting legacy

    Remember to include #CPRSConnections2024 on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

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    And Instagram – cprs_ca

  • Region 5 Mini-Conference Early Bird Pricing Ends Thursday, January 11th!

    Don’t miss out on Early Bird Pricing for the Region 5 Mini-Conference! 

    Registration: Now-Jan 11th at 6 pm: $30 & $20 Students & Part-Time Employees

    Late Registration: January 12th – February 1st: $40 & $20 Students & Part-Time Employees 

    The Region 5 Mini-Conference is a place for learning, networking, valuable insights, and engaging discussions! This event is perfect for all levels of experience, so why not invest in yourself and your team!

    Keynote Speaker: “Evolve & Connect: Unleashing You” Henry Perezalonso, Recreation, Arts & Community Services Director

    Sessions Include

    • Recreational Aquatics: How to Design for Programming, Create Revenue, and Manage Costs
    • Recruiting, Onboarding, and Retaining Part-Time Staff
    • You Should Smile More and Other Microaggressions in the Workplace
    • Trials and Tribulations of Field Allocations
    • Bullying Among Older Adults: Not Just a Playground Problem
    • Recreation as a Career Launchpad; from Basketballs to City Hall
    • The Art of Dealing with Difficult People in Youth Sports

    Connect with like-minded individuals, share ideas, and build lasting relationships. 

    Hang out after the conference and enjoy the Social & Cornhole Tournament! The winning team of the Cornhole Tournament will compete in the State Championship during the CPRS Conference in Palm Springs in February!

    Have registration questions or need to pay by check or invoice? Please contact Nick Shattuck at

    Register Here!

  • Start the New Year Right! Attend the Administrators Section Executive Summit

    When:  Jan 8, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM (PT)
    Associated with  Administrators Section

    Parks and Recreation Master Plans, Park Specific Master Plans, Strategic Plans…That’s a lot of plans. Led by staff from Blue Point Planning, this session will discuss the differences between these documents, various approaches to them and effective strategies for community engagement. You will also hear from professionals in the field about successes and pitfalls in development and implementation.

    Sign up once, invite your team, and attend all 3 sessions!   This is a great way to collaborate with your team, engage them in some industry learning, and have a debrief after each session on how you can apply your learning to your agency!

    Register at -

  • CFPR 2024 Foundation Cup Golf Tournament Registration

    The California Foundation for Parks and Recreation (CFPR) welcomes golfers to register for the annual Foundation Cup to be played at @Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Player check-in begins at 6:45 a.m. with tournament shotgun start at 8 a.m.

    Player registration is $230/golfer with registration open for a twosome or foursome and includes green fees, golf cart, swag, player breakfast, player lunch, and amazing fun with your fellow conference attendees.

    Register at CFPR Foundation Cup Golf Tournament.

    Move quickly! Registration is limited.

  • Submission Deadline for the 2024 Elections is this Thursday!

    Hello CPRS Future Leaders!!

    The election deadline for your state, district or section open board positions is fast approaching!
    We need ALL candidates, whether for the CPRS State Board, a District, or a Section Board, to submit their interest via one ONLINE SUBMISSION form by Thursday, November 30th, 2023!
    Find open 2024 CPRS State board positions here.
    Nominating yourself for a position on the CPRS Board is your chance to be a part of something bigger, to give back to your community, and to grow professionally. Your unique perspective and dedication can make a huge difference.  We need your valuable skills, knowledge, and experience!
  • 2024 D10 Board Elections Deadline

    CLOSING SOON! Calling all District 10 members!

    Have a passion for our profession? Want to help represent D10 agencies? Willing to join a fun group of leaders? Help take D10 to the next level by applying for a Board position!

    Available Positions: 

    • Vice President: 3-Year Term (Part of Presidential Series)
    • Treasurer: 2-Year Term
    • Director of Programs: 2-Year Term 

    Applications Close Thursday, November 30th! 

    Apply Today!

    Need Help?

    Here is your Step-by-Step Guide for completing the Candidate Interest Form! 

    Step-by-Step Guide for Candidate Interest Form 

    For further inquiries, please contact or call (916) 665-2777

    We look forward to keeping #D10strong!

  • Members Virtual Holiday Party

    Join us on this virtual call and celebrate CPRS membership this joyous season!

    We encourage everyone to wear their favorite holiday hat or festive sweater. Games, holiday trivia, and plenty of gift cards to win!

    December 6th, 2023 at 11 am

    Register Here

  • Fall Rec Leader Training Consortium (RLTC)

    Fall Recreation Leader Training Consortium (RLTC)

    Geared towards part-time recreation staff and students, the Recreation Leader Training Consortium (RLTC) is an award-winning program that offers trainings related to professional and personal growth including job advancement, work-life balance, and more! 

    Join us Saturday, November 4 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Murdy Community Center in Huntington Beach for a fun day full of learning, activities, and networking. 

    Fall Sessions include:

    • The Imposter Phenomenon
    • How to Stand Out as a Part-Timer
    • Intro to Social Emotional Learning
    • Staying Motivated Throughout Part-Time Work. 

    Registration deadline is Friday, October 27! Register here!

  • D10 2023-2024 Scholarships

    The California Parks and Recreation Society District 10 Scholarship Committee offers scholarships to assist noteworthy students in fulfilling their goal of entering the parks and recreation profession. The committee annually awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate-level students majoring in recreation, parks, leisure studies, and closely related fields throughout District 10. 

    Award amounts are generally between $250-$1,000.

    Application: 2023-2024 D10 Scholarship 

    Application Opens: Monday, October 2, 2023

    Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 12, 2024 

  • D10 Fall Events Calendar

    Check Out Our Fall Calendar of Events! 

    It’s Fall y’all! Save the dates and mark your calendars for the upcoming Fall Events. Registration is required for most events. For more information please visit CPRS D10 Linktree or email 

  • D10 Awards & Nominations

    Professional Awards & Community Volunteer Awards

    District 10 agencies strive to serve their communities. Recognize a coworker, volunteer, or program that has contributed to District 10, the community, or the profession.

    To view award options and submit your nominations, please click the link below.

                 Career Achievement Award

                 Agency/Individual Award

                 Most Valuable Part-Time Player Award           

                 Parks Make Life Better Award            

                 Coveted Leadership Award           

                 Community Volunteers

    For additional information or questions, please contact Amber Castrey, City of Irvine, at   

  • D10 Dues Relief

    D10 Dues Relief is open to all Members! D10 provides Dues Relief to remove a financial barrier that would prevent members from attending events, trainings, and or renewing their membership.

    If you have any questions, contact Monique Villasenor at

  • Mentor Program Kick Off

    2023-2024 Mentor Program

    Join us for the 2023-2024 Mentor Program as a Mentor, Mentee, or both! Gain valuable knowledge from experienced Recreation Professionals and build your network. 

    The in-person Mentor Program Kickoff Meeting is on Thursday, October 19 with a time and location to be determined. Details will be sent to all participants via email once confirmed. 

    For questions, please contact Director of Training and Development, Erika Jennings, at