Community Announcements

  • CPRS and Agents of Discovery - Only 8 FREE spots left!

    Only 8 spaces left!!! Don't miss out on this FREE resource to get your community ACTIVE (physically distanced, of course) in your parks!!  Email Stef right away if you want to join us... stephanie@cprs.org.

     

    Hi Parks Make Life Better supporter!

    For a third year, we are promoting Parks Make Life Better! (PMLB) month by partnering with Agents of Discovery– an augmented reality game (think Pokemon GO) that you can set up in your parks.  Interested?? Here’s the scoop….

    What a CPRS Agents of Discovery Partner – and CPRS receive:

    • Up to 20 CPRS agencies can set up a FREE account with Agents of Discovery, for the months of June (set up) and July (launch game for Parks Make Life Better! month)
      • Agencies who participated last year are eligible to participate again
      • Open to agencies who are not current A of D subscribers only
      • NEW this year - Your very own custom A of D Avatar, dressed in a PMLB shirt, of course!
    • You create your Parks Make Life Better! ‘missions’ within one of your parks (or 2 or 5 or however many parks you’d like), then promote this fun and physically distancing capable game out to your communities
    • Training via webinar is a MUST, provided by Agents of Discovery - June 4 or 11
    • Set up of the game is very easy and shouldn’t take more than an hour to complete, depending on how detailed you want your game to be – seriously!
    • Agents of Discovery does the rest… including tracking how many people interact with your PMLB Missions, which missions were most liked, what parks were most visited, etc
    • Your agency receives a great engagement tool for your community to interact with (while physically distancing) in your park(s), as well as data to back up what that engagement looked like

    Our friends at Agents of Discovery will:

    • Give up to 20 CPRS Agencies FREE access to their platform for the months of June (set up) and July (launch game for PMLB month)
    • Create a custom A of D Avatar for each participating agency, dressed in a PMLB shirt!
    • Provide training for all agencies interested in participating

    A little friendly competition to sweeten the deal...

    • The agency with the most downloads between July 1 – 31, 2020 will win an extended AoD license!  The 2 runners up will win AoD/CPRS Prize Packs.  

    Learn more about Agents of Discovery here.  Then email me ASAP if you are IN! 

    Help us promote Parks Make Life Better! month AND get your community engaged this July!

    And please let me know if you have any questions…

    #ParksMakeLifeBetter

    Stef 😊
    stephanie@cprs.org

  • D10: Deadline to join a committee extended!

    Good morning D10,

    As we all face an unique year ahead, District 10 needs the help of dedicated and passionate professionals to find new and innovative ways to support our members. The deadline to join a committee for the 2020-2021 year has been extended to Friday, June 12. Joining a committee is a great opportunity to contribute to the success of District 10, gain leadership & planning skills, and expand your professional network. Click here to submit your interest form. 
     
    For more information, please contact Joanna Contreras, CPRS D10 Director of Training & Development, at jcontreras@tustinca.org.

    In other news…

    • #HOMErec: We want to see the ways D10 does recreation from home. Send us a photo, use #HOMErec and get featured.
    • D10 District Digest: Check out May’s edition and click here to subscribe!

    Stay safe friends,

    Your CPRS District 10 Board
    cprsdistrict10@gmail.com
    @CPRSDISTRICT10

     

  • D10: May's D10 District Digest, 20-21 Committee Interest Form & More!

    Good morning D10,

    It goes without saying that this has been an incredibly unique start to our new CPRS year where we've all likely felt too busy to do much in the way of celebrating achievements. As we carry on into 2020-2021, we felt it was important to take a moment to acknowledge some of the triumphs of the past year. Click here to see the May 2020 edition of the D10 District Digest which includes features of our 2019-2020 Scholarship winners as well as our Committee Interest form for the upcoming year, information about our first board meeting, our #HOMErec social media campaign, and more.

    We hope each of you continue to lean on your fellow D10 members, as we collectively forge ahead in the journey to find new and innovative solutions to the problems we all face.

    All the best to each of you,

    Your CPRS District 10 Board
    cprsdistrict10@gmail.com
    @CPRSDISTRICT10

  • D10: April D10 District Digest, TenType Retirement & COVID-19 Updates

    Good afternoon friends of D10,

    We truly hope this email finds you in good health and happiness. As everyone continues to adjust to the changing nature of their jobs and day to day lives, we wanted you to know we were thinking of you and are busy exploring ways we can work together to overcome the challenges we all face.

    Click here to see the April 2020 edition of the D10 District Digest which includes a letter from the incoming President, highlights of what local cities are offering to combat class cancellations, information about helping to provide virtual internships and more.

    All the best to each of you as you navigate this both at work and home,

    Your CPRS District 10 Board
    cprsdistrict10@gmail.com
    @CPRSDISTRICT10

  • COVID 19 Updates & Event Cancellations

    Good afternoon CPRS District 10 members,

    In conjunction with Governor Newsom’s updated guidelines regarding actions across all communities throughout California to limit the spread of COVID-19, the upcoming Awards and Installation Banquet on Thursday, March 26 has been cancelled. Credit card payments were not processed, paperwork will be shredded, and checks will be voided and returned. We will work to devise a way to install the incoming 20/21 Board of Directors over the coming weeks. Our outgoing and incoming boards are committed to honoring our 2020 sponsors, award winners, scholarship recipients and volunteers. We will find creative ways to do so throughout the year as life gets back to normal.

    We are also canceling the Mentoring Wrap-Up Lunch that was scheduled for this Wednesday, March 18. At this time, there have been no changes or cancellations made to the following scheduled activities:

    • Rec Leader Training Consortium Saturday, May 2
    • Total Guard Training Saturday, June 6

    Lastly, the D10 Leadership is committed to our responsibilities entering the 20/21 year so we can continue to serve our members and the profession, in standard District 10 fashion. All the best to you and yours during this time.

    CPRS District 10
    cprsdistrict10@gmail.com
    @CPRSDISTRICT10

  • D10: March District Digest, D10 at Conference, RFA sponsor feature, and more!

    Hi D10 Members,

    March your way into all we have waiting for you this month. Start by checking out our monthly D10 District Digest email (subscribe here) so you can see the many ways to connect with and support D10 at Conference next week, learn how students can enter a raffle for a prize, and discover how you can be more involved in our District for 2020-2021. Several of our D10 sponsors will be also be at Conference next week, so be sure to show them some love by stopping by their booths. Read on for more info from one of these sponsors.


     

    Sponsor feature: Richard Fisher Associates (RFA)

    Richard Fisher Associates (RFA) is an award-winning Landscape Architectural firm that specializes in helping public agencies with design of their parks, trails, open spaces, streetscapes, water conservation and grant application needs.

    Did You Know?

    • RFA is run by father/daughter team Dick Fisher & Taylor Smith
    • RFA will be a presenter at this year’s conference
    • RFA has been a sponsor of CPRS since 1979 and is the longest showing firm at state conference
    • RFA is the designer of an award-winning Universally Accessible Playground
    • RFA has assisted public agencies with their Prop 68 grant applications

    Want to chat? Stop by Booth #323 in Long Beach, call (714) 245-9270 or click on www.rfaland.com. Let RFA help you and your agency with your park designs or grant application needs!


     

    -Your CPRS District 10 Board
    cprsdistrict10@gmail.com

    Follow us on Instagram & Facebook @CPRSDISTRICT10

  • D10: Raffle baskets needed & Sponsor feature- RRM Design Group

    Good morning D10,

    We are looking forward to the upcoming “Time to Bloom” Awards & Installation Banquet, Thursday, March 26 from 5-9pm at The Center in Lakewood. It will be a night to celebrate our profession, achievements, and the outstanding volunteers we work with. RSVP by March 6, 2020.

    Calling all Raffle Basket Donors: We need your help! It would be greatly appreciated if you are able to provide a basket for the raffle portion of the evening. Raffle tickets will be sold that evening and proceeds will help fund the future of recreation. Bring your raffle basket by 5:00pm March 26th or contact Stephanie Goodwin at Stephanie.Goodwin@svusd.org to arrange a convenient drop-off location prior to the event. Please confirm with Stephanie by March 6th if your city is putting together a basket.


    Here are some other relevant D10 happenings this week and coming up soon. Keep reading below to learn more about one of our amazing sponsors, RRM Design Group.

    • Rec Connect: Join us for the February Rec Connect- Large Events and Street Fairs, tomorrow, February 20 from 12-1pm. Grab your lunch and call in for some awesome learning. Join: https://zoom.us/j/849320422. Call in: +1 (669) 900-6833 US | San Jose, +1 (646) 558-8656 US | New York. Meeting ID 849 320 422. *reminder- there is no Rec Connect for March due to the CPRS Conference*
    • Network: See you at the CPRS Golf Tournament on March 10 & the D10 Conference Social at 5:30pm on March 10 at Beachwood BBQ.
    • Evolve: With your support, our quarterly TenType (Winter edition) can transition into a monthly email newsletter that effectively updates you on current & upcoming programming, recognizes both sponsors & members who support us, and includes a compilation of relevant, easy to access hyperlinks. (February edition)

     

    Sponsor feature: RRM Design Group

    Creating Environments People Enjoy. RRM’s mission is creating environments people enjoy. Our work and our culture embody sustainability, collaboration, innovation and respect. Our firm’s unique structure also services as a foundation for the energy and inspiration that drive our team: we bring over 130 architects, engineers, landscape architects, planners, and surveyors together under one roof to take on projects throughout California from idea through implementation. Click here for more information.


     

     -Your CPRS District 10 Board
    cprsdistrict10@gmail.com

    Follow us on Instagram & Facebook @CPRSDISTRICT10

     

  • D10 Digest February edition out now!

    Good morning D10 members!

    "Believe you can and you're halfway there."- Theodore Roosevelt

    We believe you can make the most of your extended February by leaping into upcoming training opportunities, reflecting on our recent D10 Training, preparing yourself for the busy Conference month just around the corner, and more! Subscribe now and click here to view February’s edition of our monthly email we’ve dubbed the D10 Digest!

    Friendly reminder that we’re hosting our monthly board meeting tomorrow morning at 9am in Long Beach and members are always welcome to attend! Email jschmillen@newportbeachca.gov for more information.

    Other D10 News & Notices:

    • Register now! The Winter RTLC is almost here! Join us Saturday, February 8 from 8am-12:30pm at the Huntington Beach Senior Center. Click here to register or contact cprsd10rltc@gmail.com for more information ($5 CPRS Members & Recreation Major Students | $15 Non-members)
    • Be involved: Apply to become a Section Rep by January 31.
    • Volunteer: The CPRS Conference Committee needs your help! All shifts are at least 4 hours and in exchange you get a free ½ day of conference registration! Click these links (greeters, registration) to find out more info or to register for one of the remaining time slots.
    • Network: See you at the CPRS Golf Tournament on March 10 & the D10 Conference Social at 5:30pm on March 10 at Beachwood BBQ.
    • Celebrate: See you at the Annual D10 Awards & Installation Banquet on March 26 in Lakewood. RSVP by March 6, 2020.
    • Recreation Section Intensive Scholarship: Held Tuesday March, 10 from 1-5pm, covering topic “Leadership Survival Guide.” Scholarship applications due February 10.

    -Your CPRS District 10 Board
    cprsdistrict10@gmail.com

    Follow us on Instagram & Facebook @CPRSDISTRICT10

     

     

     

     

  • RSVP for D10 Awards & Installation Banquet, Rec Section Intensive Scholarship, & more!

    Hi D10 members!

    The Annual D10 Awards and Installation Banquet is quickly approaching! The banquet will be hosted in Lakewood this year where we will celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and install the 2020-2021 Board. Haven’t seen old Recreation friends in a while? Want to get more involved or meet new contacts? This is the place to do it! See you March 26th in Lakewood. RSVP by March 6, 2020.

    CPRS Conference 2020 will be here before you know it! Jump start your conference week with the Recreation Intensive on Tuesday, March 10 from 1-5pm. The Recreation Section is offering a scholarship to attend the Recreation Intensive at the CPRS 2020 Conference at the Long Beach Convention Center. This half-day workshop, “Leadership Survival Guide,” will equip new and seasoned leaders with tools to tackle big and small leadership challenges. Trainers Henry Perezalonso, CPRE and Kyle Brown, CPRE will share valuable knowledge from unique perspectives that will provide a well-rounded approach to leadership. Prepare to leave energized and inspired! Click here to fill out the short scholarship application. Applications are due February 10. (CEUs available: .35; Lunch is on your own)

    Other D10 News & Notices:

    • Register now! The Winter RTLC is almost here! Join us Saturday, February 8 from 8am-12:30pm at the Huntington Beach Senior Center. Click here to register or contact cprsd10rltc@gmail.com for more information ($5 CPRS Members & Recreation Major Students | $15 Non-members)
    • Be involved: Apply to become a Section Rep by January 31.
    • Volunteer: The CPRS Conference Committee needs your help! All shifts are at least 4 hours and in exchange you get a free ½ day of conference registration! Click these links (greeters, registration) to find out more info or to register for one of the remaining time slots.
    • Network: See you at the CPRS Golf Tournament on March 10 & the D10 Conference Social at 5:30pm on March 10 at Beachwood BBQ.
    • Evolve: With your support, our quarterly TenType (Winter edition) can transition into a monthly email newsletter that effectively updates you on current & upcoming programming, recognizes both sponsors & members who support us, and includes a compilation of relevant, easy to access hyperlinks. (January edition)

    -Your CPRS District 10 Board
    cprsdistrict10@gmail.com

    Follow us on Instagram & Facebook @CPRSDISTRICT10