July is Parks Make Life Better!® Month

As July approaches, cities across California are planning celebrations that promote the value parks and recreation programs bring to the lives, health and development of citizens in their communities. 

Help Us Celebrate!

1. Share your photos on the Parks Make Life Better! Facebook Page

2. Have your City Council adopt a resolution proclaiming July as "Parks Make Life Better!® "Month
Download Sample Resolution here

3. Review the Parks Make Life Better!® 
Branding Campaign Promise & Messages with your staff and community members to reinforce why we do what we do and why it is important! 

4. Download Discount Coupons or Purchase Discounted tickets at California's Great America, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom or Six Flags Magic Mountain!

5. Attend a Parks Make Life Better!® concert in the park  happening this summer with CPRS member Stone Soul  -
See concert dates & locations here



Coaching Webinar
Nov. 13-17, 2017
The ICMA Coaching Program delivers a suite of complimentary services to help you grow and enjoy your career. ICMA membership is not required to access any of these services thanks to our sponsors! CPRS is a partner in the ICMA Coaching Program, please visit for fantastic professional development resources.



State-Wide Healthy Play Training & Funding Initiative

CPRS, PlayCore, and GameTime are aligning resources and strategically partnering to support and promote CPRS's use of parks and recreation opportunities, education and resources. The goals of the initiative are:

  • Execute statewide professional development to encourage best practice design considerations for healthy play
  • Deploy research and data collection to demonstrate CPRS as an essential contributor to improving the quality of life of families in California
  • Provide matching funding to assist high-quality projects in each of the five regions to create outdoor recreation spaces that align with research-based best practices
  • Publish white papers and other advocacy and communications tools to further champion play and recreation initiatives

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May Legislative Quick News

The Legislative Quick News is a synopsis of the current state bills and federal legislation that the CPRS Legislative Committee is watching. Click here to download


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