Philly becomes first U.S. city to map urban trails on Google Street View

You can now go to the park in Philadelphia on your phone — not to skip out on actual nature, but to explore and plan your trip. After a yearlong process covering more than 400 miles, Philadelphia is officially the first city in the United States to have its urban trail system mapped on Google Street View, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Parks & Recreation announced Wednesday. Click here to read more.




CPRS Train the Trainer Webinar Series — Everyone Trains — Let Us Support You
Are you a new trainer looking to develop your training skills or an experienced trainer looking to strengthen your training expertise? Give us 75 minutes to help you refine your delivery to co-workers or cohorts! Learn the tips and tricks that change a good training to a great one! Register here.

3-Part Series:

  • Oct 25, 2017 Training Matters — Generate Buy-in, See Results
  • Nov 29, 2017 Understanding Learning Styles & How to Choose the Best Delivery Strategies
  • Jan 31, 2018 Present & Facilitate Like A Pro 



California Foundation for Parks & Recreation Scholarships Now Available!

The California Foundation for Parks and Recreation Scholarship Committee offers scholarships to assist noteworthy students in fulfilling their goal of entering the park and recreation profession. The Committee annually awards scholarships to junior, senior and graduate level students majoring in recreation, parks, leisure studies and closely related fields, throughout the state of California.

Apply today, using our online application! Deadline to apply is October 31, 2017.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, please visit the California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS) website.



Park Bond Passes Assembly and Senate Houses - Next Stop is the Governor's Desk

At 1:58 a.m. Saturday, the Senate took up, and passed, SB 5 on concurrence from the Assembly.  This means that the measure will be transmitted to the Governor for signature within the next 30 days. 

Thank you to those who took the time to write letters and call their legislators, and especially to those who encouraged their community to do the same.  YOU made the difference in getting SB5 to the Governor's desk!

For next steps, everyone should write and request the Governor sign this measure.  You can submit those letters at any time next week, but please do not delay longer than that.  Submit letters online here!


Monday, October 16
Passcode: 236688
Thursday, October 19
Richard C. Trudeau Training Center, 11500 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
Thursday, November 2
Woodland Community Church & Senior Center
2001 East Street, Woodland, CA 95776