Community Announcements

  • CPRS Research to Practice sessions

    2024 CPRS Research to Practice Symposium Call for Abstracts is Now LIVE!
    The Research to Practice Symposium will be on Wednesday, February 28 and Thursday, February 29, 2024, within the expo hall (posters displayed both days and presentations on Th., 02/29/2024). Abstracts should focus on either Professional Practice or Leisure Theory, welcoming submissions from students, faculty, and other researchers. Student researchers (graduate and undergraduate) are encouraged to apply and participate in the inaugural California Recreation Student Research Competition 2024. For any additional questions, contact Alex Sandoval at
  • Submit by 12/31/23: 2024 Research to Practice Symposium

    Students, faculty, and other researching bodies are invited to submit their research abstract for inclusion at the 2024 CPRS Research to Practice Symposium.  Abstract submissions are accepted presently on a rolling basis through 12/31/2023 and the final deadline will be 01/15/2024.  

    Learn more & submit your abstract here!

    The Research to Practice Symposium will be on Wednesday, February 28 and Thursday, February 29, 2024, within the expo hall of Connections, the annual CPRS Conference and Expo.  Posters will be displayed both days and presentations will occur on Th., 02/29/2024.  If selected, researcher(s) will have 5 minutes to provide an oral presentation of their research. After all research has been presented, at least one researcher must remain with their poster to discuss their research for the remainder of the research session (about one hour).

    There are two types of abstracts accepted, Professional Practice and Leisure Theory:

    • The Professional Practice focus communicates research that emphasizes the application of findings to parks, recreation, and tourism professionals. Only empirical research projects will be considered. Professional Practice abstracts must contain the following elements: Introduction, Method, Results, and Conclusions.
    • The Leisure Theory focus emphasizes research related to conceptualizations and theories of leisure behavior, consumption, and the overall social implications of leisure. Both empirical research projects and conceptual/theoretical papers are considered. Leisure Theory abstracts must include the following elements: Introduction, Theoretical Review, Methods (if appropriate), Results (if applicable), and Discussion emphasizing implication for parks and recreation.

    In 2024 we are pleased to announce the inaugural student research competition, open to both undergraduate and graduate students.  All student submissions will automatically be considered for the contest. 

  • 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!
  • 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

  • Save the Date!

    2024 National Academic Leaders Retreat

    Febuaray 26-28, 2024

    Palm Springs, CA

    Call for sessions coming soon!

  • Allan Hancock College Job Posting

    Posted on behalf of Paul LeSage. 
    Please pass this information along to anyone interested in a full-time, tenure-track, community college Recreation Teaching position.  A Master's degree or equivalent experience is required. Contact Paul LeSage with any questions: