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SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS ...........................................................8 Staff recognition is such an important part of a supervisors job. Are you doing it right?

10 STAFF APPRECIATION AND RECOGNITION IDEAS THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK...........................................................12 Editor Stephanie Stephens, CAE Executive Director Managing Editor John Glaeser Director of Communications Advertising Melonie Zarzuela Assistant Advertising Manager CALIFORNIA PARKS & RECREATION (ISSN 0733-5326) is published quarterly by the California Park & Recreation Society, Inc., 7971 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95832-9701. Opinions expressed in credited articles are those of the author and not necessarily those of the society. Subscription rate is $30.00 per year and is included in membership dues. Individual subscriptions apart from CPRS membership are available only to colleges, libraries and members of CAPRCBM. Single copy price for all other issues is $7.50 for members and $12.50 for nonmembers. Periodicals postage paid at Sacramento, California, and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to CALIFORNIA PARKS & RECREATION, 7971 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95832-9701. Send manuscripts, query letters and artwork to John Glaeser. Advertising materials should be forwarded to the address above or call 916/6652777. Guidelines for submitting articles and advertising rates are available from same address, or from the CPRS website ( ©2015, California Park & Recreation Society, Inc.

Easy to implement ideas to thank you staff for a job well done.

LEAD YOUR STAFF TO SOAR, PILOT THEM TO HIGHER LEVELS..........................................................14 Do you want your employees to be successful? It’s not just about managing them and more about PILOTing them.

THE COST RECOVERY CONUNDRUM....................................................18 We asked CPRS members about their cost recovery rates and the answers only brought about more questions. What did we learn from this?

10 STEPS TO CREATE A COST RECOVERY PLAN..................................22 Whether you already have a cost recovery plan and it needs some tweaking or you’re starting one from scratch. Here are 10 steps to help you create a robust cost recovery plan.

LEGISLATIVE WRAP UP........................................................................34 Whether you already have a cost recovery plan and it needs some tweaking or you’re starting one from scratch, here are 10 steps to help you create a robust cost recovery plan.


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Will The Real Tim Barry Please Stand Up


by Tim Barry, CPRE, SDA • CPRS President


t the last CPRS Conference in Sacramento, I had the surprising experience of being introduced to my alter ego! Yes, Danville’s Henry Perezalonzo introduced me to Tim Barry, Recreation Supervisor for Burlingame (see inset photo). We both had a good laugh, greeted each other as brothers from another mother (and father), and debated who was the real Superman and who was the Bizarro-World Superman (reference to the 1960’s comic book hero and his alter-ego Bizarro-World nemesis- “Us do opposite of all Earthly things!” for the less-experienced members reading this). Attending CPRS events “…is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get!” Meeting new people who can help you figure out some of the solutions to problems you encounter in your daily work is one of the foundational benefits of CPRS membership. Yes, you may even

run into your alter-ego as, I did! Also, our powerful online Forums and Communities website resources can connect you to fellow members so you can post or respond to questions, the responses of which will help you get the job done right and discover industry best practices. Have you figured out who the real “you” is? Our lives are full of ongoing discovery about who we are, how we evolve and what we are capable of. While both Tim and I were “the real Tim Barry standing up,” we have our own uniqueness and are still growing and evolving as individuals. Figuring out who you are, what you stand for, what you love in life, and who is important in your life is a great journey full of ups and downs and discovery. Part of my discovery is this great opportunity as your President to attend trainings and meetings and meet more of our members. In addition to outstanding District training efforts, our Sections are doing a great job of providing professional training in their areas of specialty. My hat’s off to Benicia’s Jill Wynn and Morgan Hill’s Jennie Tucker as co-chairs of the California Aquatics Management School held in October in Lake Tahoe. What a tremendous job they did, supported by Aquatics Section President Beth Frazer from Cosumnes Community Services District, in providing top notch speakers, fun activities and timely topics for attendees. Well done! I hope your parks and facilities professionals have signed up for the continued on page 58

1. Publication Title: California Parks & Recreation 2. Publication No. 0733-5326 3. Filing Date: October 21, 2015 4. Issue Frequency: Quarterly 5. No. of Issues Published Annually: 4 6. Annual Subscription Price: $30.00 7. Complete Mailing Address of Known Office of Publication: California Park & Recreation Society, 7971 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95832-9701 8. Complete Mailing Address of Headquarters or General Business Office of Publisher: Same as #7 9. Full Names and Complete Mailing Addresses of Publisher, Editor and Managing Editor: Publisher: same as #7; Editor: Jane H. Adams, California Park & Recreation Society, 7971 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 958329701; Managing Editor: John Glaeser, California Park & Recreation Society, 7971 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95832-9701 10. Owner: California Park & Recreation Society, 7971 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95832-9701 11. Known Bondholders, Mortgagees and Other Security Holders Owning or Holding 1 Percent or More of Total Amount of Bonds, Mortgages, or Other Securities: None 12. The purpose, function and nonprofit status of this organization and the exempt status for federal income tax purposes has not changed during the preceding 12 months. 13. Publication Name: California Parks & Recreation 14. Issue Date for Circulation Data Below: Summer 2015 (mailed September 2015) 15. Extent and Nature of Circulation: Actual No. Copies Single Issue Published Nearest To Filing Date Average No. Copies Each Issue During Preceding 12 months

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Why Praise, Most Times, Works Better Than Pressure So you have had that great event, great program, and great activity. You’re done and you think that it’s all over until the next project. Actually, you still have some work to do to complete the circle of project appreciation….THANKING THOSE WHO GOT YOU TO THE FINISH LINE! By Johnathan Skinner Director of Community Services City of Lake Elsinore



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ecently, I had the pleasure of presenting a session with a friend and colleague of mine, Sven Leff, the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Cedar Rapids at the NRPA National Congress in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sven and I go way back to our days working for then Director Julee Conway, and we were heavily engulfed in program after program, project after project, wanting to get things done. Julee (and other mentors before and since) have instilled something in Sven and me that we have carried through… “Be proud of your accomplishments, but don’t forget to be proud of those who got you there.” Our session at the Congress, “SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOP – Recognizing Success and Celebrating It” wasn’t a new concept to anyone, not groundbreaking by any means, but an opportunity for those who attended to take a step back and remember to thank those who got you there. We focused on three areas: Why Recognize; How to Recognize; and What to Recognize.

Why Recognize?

This is a question that many Coordinators, Supervisors and Management ask all the time. “Their recognition is their paycheck”, “Volunteers? Their recognition is doing the work or getting hours needed to graduate.” While these may be true, this creates an environment of doing it because they have to do it for an end result rather than wanting to do the work and potentially getting that person(s) looking for other opportunities to team with you in the future. There are numerous examples of those who believe “because I have to” when projects come along. Through recognition (in addition to their having to do the work), I gained some important key players that were more than willing to lend a hand when the next big project came along. Think of the last time a staff member did a little extra that helped to meet a goal that you were trying to obtain. What about that volunteer who stayed that extra thirty minutes to help pick up those chairs at the end of the concert? Here’s one for you…

what about that Council member, Park and Recreation Commissioner or City official that showed up to hand out water at the 5K? Do they deserve that recognition as well? I would say YES! What happens when you fail to recognize? We have seen the fallout from not saying a simple “thank you” to staff that are assigned to a project or program, a volunteer who has given their time to contribute to the success of a project or a Council person not acknowledged for their contribution (large or small) to an activity. In many cases, not all, the amount of support during the event or the need for support for future endeavors could suffer. Will staff, volunteers and Council show up again? Maybe. Will they have the same enthusiasm as they would if they had received that “thank you” or other recognition during the last event? I don’t believe so. Here’s an example from the City of Lake Elsinore. We had a Ribbon Cutting for Summerlake Park, new play equipment was installed after many years of neglect. There was pomp and circumstance (I really don’t know what that is) but it was a big thing. We had Council members there as always, but what staff decided to do is encourage our Council to go down the new slide to show the kids how fun it would be. Some Council jumped at the opportunity, others were reluctant but still participated. We videotaped all the Councilmembers present going down the slide. We posted the video on our Facebook page (LE Extreme Recreation) and it was a big hit! At the next two park ribbon cuttings (within three weeks of each other), guess who decided on their own to go down the slides and play on the equipment as part of the Ribbon Cuttings? The Council! That one recognition at the first event has sparked a rejuvenation for our City Council to actively participate in groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings and special ceremonies!

How to Recognize

There are as many different ways to recognize as there are different styles of shoes. Being in the business for many years and seeing many professionals


recognizing accomplishments, you have many choices. Depending on the why you’re recognizing can play into how you’re recognizing. I usually think of the situation and the person being recognized. Do they like being the center of attention? Do they shy away from the limelight? Do they have kids or family members who might have helped them with your project or event? What is the message of the recognition? For some people, the simple “Thank you for…..” is sufficient. You may be saying, “Johnathan, I do that anyway.” This may be true but do you go to that person and acknowledge them individually for their contribution? This can’t be done at all events because based on the size of your volunteers, staff or Commissioners that could take longer than the actual event. What you can do is have key staff have “recognizers” who assist in thanking groups of people. Say for instance you have a 5K run, getting to everyone would be a daunting task. What about having the person who is in charge of all the water stations thank the individual water stations; the person in charge of registration thanking those volunteers; you thanking each one of your “recognizers” for helping you? That becomes more manageable. A great example from Sven Leff was the creation of “Our CR HEROES” program. Sven has a multitude of staff that help him create great parks and recreation in Cedar Rapids, and it’s not only his department but Public Works, the City Manager’s Office, etc. Thinking outside the box and wanting the community to also see the people that make Cedar Rapids great, he developed the “Heroes” program. Here’s what they did: a staff member was selected from each department, then interviewed with some fun questions. Not only were selected staf featured in the seasonal brochure, but a trading card wa also created so the staff person could distribute their cards around the community. Here is an example of one highlighted Hero: Name: Kristy Sanchez, Title City: Planner. What do I do: I help ensure our City has beautiful artwork and design that reflects our history and culture. Favorite Part of my Job: I 9

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love the variety of tasks and the fact that I get to interact with members of the community and hear their dreams for our City. My Secret Super Power: I can see the future! I imagine creative ways to use spaces, buildings or neighborhoods. This not only gave staff the recognition they deserve, it also gave them something they could give to others in their family and the community to show their pride in working for Cedar Rapids!

What to recognize

There’s an old saying, “If you give too much praise, it loses its meaning.” Recognition, like discipline, has a time and place when it has a big effect on how it will be accepted and internalized. Early in my

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thanking staff for coming into work. I felt, at the time, that people had a choice daily to either come to work or not and that because they chose to work, the organization should recognize that positive choice. A mentor pulled me aside and we had a great discussion on the difference between recognition/praise and acknowledgement. “Acknowledging” someone for coming into work is saying “good morning?”, “you see the game last night?”, “how are the kids?” It’s letting them know that you acknowledge them being at work and honestly their financial compensation is also that acknowledgement. Recognition/ praise should be reserved for appropriate times. One example I have is during a typical day in Community Ser vices our Of fice Spe cialist was inundated with phone calls, learning a new financial system, typing several letters and communications in addition to my many requests for setting meetings, etc. Is this part of their work? Yes. Did they receive financial compensation? Yes. Did it rise to the level of receiving recognition or praise for doing their job? For me, most definitely!!!

I consistently take temperature gauge readings of staff and when I feel they need a cup of coffee, snack or me looking directly at them to say, “Thank you for being amazing!” I do that. Without their attention to the details and getting projects done on time, our organization cannot be successful. On a larger scale, partnerships that create a synergy between agencies that assist the community need to be celebrated and acknowledged as well. In our field of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, the partnerships and relationships that we forge with other organizations assist in time of trouble and strife. While working in the City of Reno, both Sven and I encountered snow, rain and other events that required the city to utilize the positive relationships with neighboring cities, special districts and private businesses for the care shelter and safety of our residents. At the time of the incidents you realize the importance of the relationships and at the conclusion of the situation it is imperative to publically recognize those who made that positive difference in a not so positive situation. So, what have we learned? Recognition is not only to thank someone for a job well done but can also help gain additional assistance in the future. Recognition can be as small or as big as you want it, but it must be appropriate for the actions that are being acknowledged. Actions should be acknowledged but not all actions should the recognized or praised. A lot of knowing the “Why, How and What” to recognize will depend on the organization and the people that are implementing the recognition. Just remember that you receive benefits from your recognition of others as well.

Johnathan O. Skinner is the Director of Community Services for the City of Lake Elsinore and has been in the profession for over 40 years. He can be reached at


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10 Staff Appreciation and Recognition Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank Pass the Trophy - Best when it is a peer-to-peer award. The “trophy” can be a stuffed animal, a baton, artificial plant, or some other symbol that best represents your agency. The “trophy” can reside in the employees office for one month, before he/she presents it to another deserving co-worker. Mini Parades – Start a parade with all the pomp and circumstance from the supervisor’s office to the desk/office of the employee that deserves some recognition. Co-workers can use noise makers, wear party hats and have other fun extras as part of the “parade floats” to make it a special show of appreciation Fantastic Friday News Calls – Use the office intercom to make an office announcement congratulating a staff person on a job well done. Create a cheer to go along with the announcement. Random Acts of Fun – These can fall into the vein of staff appreciation vs. employee recognition. These can include: have lunch catered at the office, a game of four square in the parking lot, take the staff to a baseball diamond for a kick ball game, call an impromptu meeting to play a board game, take the staff on a scavenger hunt during the lunch hour. Wall of Good Stuff – Staff are encouraged to write on a white board to recognize team members for accomplishments during the day, week or month. At the next staff meeting, those staff members are called out in a special way to celebrate their accomplishments (personal or work-related). Shout it Every Where - However you recognize your staff for going above and beyond, use your social media channels to also recognize them. Don’t forget the home page of your Website. It is a great place to recognize your staff and show the human side of your agency. Collect Tokens or Gold Coins - Allow supervisors or team members to award tokens or gold coins to co-workers for a job well done. At the end of the month, quarter or year, the tokens can be turned in for real-life prizes like gift cards, special day off or free lunch. Monthly Get Together Cheers – Have a monthly gathering outside of the office: quick lunch at a park or restaurant. At the gathering you will have a shout-out to one or two deserving people. Make it a surprise.

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Recognize your employee’s passions – Give your staff time to work on their true passions that aren’t work related. Offer them 2-4 hours a month to work on a project that is very special to them, then give them time during a staff meeting to present what it is they are working on. Thank you T-shirt signed by co-workers – Use company shirts or have “Thank You” t-shirts produced. When someone does something spectacular, have all those involved sign a shirt and present at a stand-up meeting in the middle of the office. FALL 2015 • CALIFORNIA PARKS & RECREATION



Lead Your Staff to Soar, PILOT Them to Higher Levels

By Elizabeth McCormick Speaker and Author


Have you noticed that your employees or staff members seem stuck and unable to move upward? Do you have staff who sit in meetings like a plane stuck on the runway? Have you noticed that your staff don’t seem to be reaching for the sky?




f you have noticed any of these situations in your agency or department, it may be time to PILOT your employees more than merely manage them. Not only will you notice an increased amount of motivation among staff, you will begin to notice that they are contributing more and becoming more involved and invested in your agency’s or department’s success. When you PILOT individuals you help them realize their full potential and become the type of leader that every agency or department needs in order to soar. Not only will the following guidelines help your team become more motivated, they will also help realize their own potential. Many staff are not as successful as they have the potential to be, simply because they do not realize the power they have within. Being a PILOT for your employees will help them realize their abilities and use them to become more effective, productive, and be a catalyst to their growth.

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Leaders develop others’ potential: to be a better person, to perform better in their job, and to be better equipped to grow into leadership. Leaders develop leaders. But you may not understand how? To develop leaders, you must be someone that they can emulate. Show your staff that you are learning alongside them. Your employees want to learn from the way that you handle failure and you can do so with grace and ease. When your employees see you fail, they see that you are just like them. You are still learning and working at becoming a better leader. As a leader, you need to use your failures as learning experiences that you can share with your team. These experiences will create a culture that allows for creativity and educated risk-taking

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P ILOT u to allow failure and not fear it. People tend to learn more when they feel safe and secure enough to make mistakes.


we gain or lose from waiting?” Then, ask yourself these questions; “Are you hitting the mark?” “What are the performance indicators we need to watch for?” Involve everyone on the team in the problem solving process and put everything up for consideration and then discuss the pros and cons for each possible adjustment.


Have you ever had a meeting to discuss the meeting before the meeting? Are you spending more time getting ready to get ready? These behaviors occur when we become stuck in “Analysis Paralysis”. In order to turn your ideas into actions, you need to take action! There is a fine line between waiting for perfection and taking a calculated risk. Ask yourself, “Is the speed of implementing this more important than perfection?” “What will we gain or lose from pulling this trigger? What will


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It’s always good to be the first. Leading your industry demonstrates innovation, and innovation does not happen without first, taking educated risks. Leadership is such a broad and all-encompassing term that may be difficult to explain. Effectively leading means communicating in a clear

and concise manner. As a leader, it is important that you clearly communicate the vision and inspire your staff to perform their duties in the manner that is expected of them. The speed at which you act can determine the amount of time in which it takes for your products or services to hit the market. The sooner you take action, the faster your clients will be able to benefit from the products and services that you have to offer. As a leader, you need to commit to a course while you communicate with your team and take the required actions to achieve your goal. Your communication and action will lead you closer to your vision, because as we all know, if you are not moving closer to your vision, you are actually moving further away. When your employees see your drive and dedication to achieving the end result, they will follow and lead their team more effectively because they can clearly understand your vision and the actions needed to reach your goal.


u P ILOT they have anything they would like to address? Do they have any feedback over what was covered in the meeting? Effective leaders understand the importance of asking these questions and actively listening to the responses.


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As a leader, you need to understand that you are responsible for the nurturing and culture of your agency or department and how it responds to risk, change, and learning from failures on any level. To evaluate the strength of your team, you should evaluate how your team embraces change, welcomes change, initiates change, recommends change, and ask for ideas on how to change. If new ideas are raised in a meeting, do you properly explore them or shut them down immediately? Do you allow your employees to have a voice? At the close of every meeting, do you take the time to ask your staff if

your employees that you believe in the vision of your agency or department, your employees, and the work that they are doing. To do this effectively, you need to take the time to be the Pilot in Command and lead from you are, in order to drive the action!

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Too many people give up when they are so close to success. Don’t give up; on yourself as a leader, on your staff, on your agency/department. You are essential to their success. Be the Pilot in Command of your agency, not the co-pilot who follows along. You want your staff to willingly follow you! No one asks themselves “How can I be an average leader today?” Every day, you need to show

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The Cost Recovery Conundrum A Conversation Starter The CPRS Listserv lit up – quite literally – when we posed this topic this summer:

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“CPRS is attempting to find an average cost recovery rate for the state of California. Please let us know what your agency’s rate is.” The variety of answers, and the follow up questions by respondents, made for a lively discussion! FALL 2015 • CALIFORNIA PARKS & RECREATION



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CPRS Agencies Speak On Their Cost Recovery Efforts A follow up survey was conducted with the 33 agencies who responded to our original listserve question, to help us better understand how they were (or were not) determining their cost recovery rate. The following outlines the questions and the interesting responses we received. A note about what you are about to read… A total of 7 agencies responded to our follow up survey; agencies are representative of both Northern and Southern California communities. While not a significant response, it did further solidify for us that Cost Recovery continues to be a hot button topic for CPRS agencies. We hope this article and list of resources helps you start the conversation in your agency about your Cost Recovery plan, lack of a plan or desire to start developing a plan.

Are you utilizing a cost recovery plan for your agency? What is the purpose of your plan? 5 out of 7 responded ‘yes’, they do have a plan. The reason for a plan? To offset agency budget. While subsidizing other programs and adding value to programs were also listed as reasons, budget was the #1 factor for plan implementation. What programs are integrated into your cost recovery model? The top two responses were youth programs and specialty classes, followed closely by aquatics, adult recreation, teen programs and general exercise/fitness classes. Parks, before and after school programs and senior recreation were at the bottom of the list. What success have you had in implementing your cost recovery plan? Respondents indicated increased revenue was a top success; positive response from community members and leaders were also cited. What challenges have you had in implementing your cost recovery plan? The number one challenge cited was ‘agency policies are unclear and/or too complicated’. What does your cost recovery model include? Top three responses were: all costs associated with managing and maintaining our recreation programs; recreation programs to include facilities and maintenance; all costs associated with managing and maintaining our parks and facilities. For those respondents not utilizing a cost recovery plan, the following reasons were cited: Not an organizational priority, no policy in place and being short staffed as main reasons.


espondents reported percentages ranging from 23.5% full cost recovery to 110% direct cost recovery. Other respondents countered with more questions: how do you define cost recovery? What’s included? Direct costs? Indirect? Is park operations included? We realized this discussion needed more attention.

How do you define Cost Recovery?

Simply stated: If the revenue coming in for a program, service, activity or event meets or exceeds the expenses associated with putting on the program, service, activity or event, you have full cost recovery. While that may be a simple statement, achieving it can be easier said than done. Let’s break this down: revenue for a project may come from user fees, sponsorships, grants, taxes, etc. Not too difficult, right? Where things get a bit sticky is determining the actual expenses of a project. Consider this formula: Full cost of an activity or program = the direct costs + an appropriate portion of indirect costs Direct costs are the easy costs to calculate, but figuring indirect costs can start your head spinning. For instance, your agency has indirect staff costs including but not limited to: administrative staff, accounting, human resources, front line staff, maintenance and the like. There are also indirect overhead costs: computers, telephones, electricity, cleaning supplies, bathroom supplies and much, much more. Going one step further, how do you fairly apply these costs to any one program, service, activity or event? No longer simple is it? Luckily there are many, many models out there to consider as you begin this journey toward a cost recovery plan. We’ve outlined one here, from our friends at GreenPlay, LLC. No one model is better than another, it’s truly about how the model works for your community, philosophy, programs and services. If you do nothing else, at least begin the conversation with your team. Every step you take toward a cost recovery plan will strengthen your financial future.


• Tools for planning and budgeting: CA Plus Website - • PRK 3.06 Cost Recovery Policy, City of Parks & Recreation Programs, City of Portland, Oregon cfm?a=68098&c=36767 • City of Davis Recreation Activities Cost Recovery Policy • County of San Diego Parks and Recreation Cost Recovery, • Cost Recovery City of Mercer Island,



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The creation of a cost recovery and subsidy allocation philosophy and policy is a key component to maintaining an agency’s financial control, equitably By Teresa Penbrooke, MAOM, CPRE Chris Dropinski, and Karon Badalamenti, GreenPlay, LLC


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Step 1 Building on Your Organization’s Values, Vision and Mission

The premise of this process is to align agency services with organizational values, vision, and mission. It is important that organizational values are reflected in the vision and mission. Oftentimes, mission statements are a starting point and further work needs to occur to create a more detailed common understanding of the interpretation of the mission and a vision for the future. This is accomplished by engaging staff and community members in a discussion about a variety of Filters.

Step 2 Understanding the Pyramid Methodology, the Benefits Filter and Secondary Filters

Filters are a series of continuums covering different ways of viewing service provision. Filters influence the final positioning of services as they relate to each other and are summarized below. The Benefits Filter, however; forms the foundation of the Pyramid Model and is used in this discussion to illustrate a cost recovery philosophy and policies for parks and recreation organizations. 24

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ritical to this philosophical undertaking is the support and buy-in of elected officials and advisory boards, staff, and ultimately, citizens. Whether or not significant changes are called for, the organization should be certain that it philosophically aligns with its constituents. The development of a financial resource allocation philosophy and policy is built upon a very logical foundation, based upon the theory that those who benefit from parks and recreation services ultimately pay for services. The development of a financial resource allocation philosophy can be separated into the following steps:

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The Benefits Filter The principal foundation of the Pyramid is the Benefits Filter. Conceptually, the base level of the pyramid represents the mainstay of a public parks and recreation system. Services appropriate to higher levels of the pyramid should only be offered when the preceding levels below are comprehensive enough to provide a foundation for the next level. This foundation and upward progression is intended to represent public parks and recreation’s core mission, while also reflecting the growth and maturity of an organization as it enhances its service offerings. It is often easier to integrate the values of the organization with its mission if they can be visualized. An ideal philosophical model for this purpose is the pyramid. In addition to a physical structure, pyramid is defined by

Webster’s Dictionary as “an immaterial structure built on a broad supporting base and narrowing gradually to an apex.” Parks and recreation programs are built with a broad supporting base of core services, enhanced with more specialized services as resources allow. Envision a pyramid sectioned horizontally into five levels. Mostly Community Benefit The foundational level of the Pyramid is the largest, and includes those services including programs and facilities which mostly benefit the community as a whole. These services may increase property values, provide safety, address social needs, and enhance quality of life for residents. The community generally pays for these basic services via tax support. These services are generally offered to residents at a minimal charge or with no fee. A large percentage of the agency’s tax support would fund this level of the Pyramid. Examples of these services could include: the existence of the community parks and recreation system, the ability for youngsters to visit facilities on an

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Filter Definition Benefit

Who receives the benefit of the service? (Skill development, education, physical health, mental health, safety)

Access/Type of Service

Is the service available to everyone equally? Is participation or eligibility restricted by diversity factors (i.e., age, ability, skill, financial)?

Organizational Responsibility

Is it the organization’s responsibility or obligation to provide the service based upon mission, legal mandate, or other obligation or requirement?

Historical Expectations

What have we always done that we cannot change?

Anticipated Impacts

What is the anticipated impact of the service on existing resources? On other users? On the environment? What is the anticipated impact of not providing the service?

Social Value

What is the perceived social value of the service by constituents, city staff and leadership, and policy makers? Is it a community builder?


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Considerable Community Benefit

Considerable Community Benefit The second and smaller level of the Pyramid represents services which promote individual physical and mental well-being, and may begin to provide skill development. They are generally traditionally expected services and/or beginner instructional levels.

These services are typically assigned fees based upon a specified percentage of direct (and may also include indirect) costs. These costs are partially offset by both a tax subsidy to account for Considerable Community benefit and participant fees to account for the Individual benefit received from the service. Examples of these services could include: the capacity for teens and adults to visit facilities on an informal basis, ranger led interpretive programs, beginning level instructional programs and classes, etc.

Individual/Community Benefit (Balanced Beneficiaries)

Balanced Individual/Community Benefit The third and even smaller level of

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the Pyramid represents services that promote individual physical and mental well-being, and provide an intermediate level of skill development. This level provides balanced Individual and Community benefit and should be priced accordingly. The individual fee is set to recover a higher percentage of cost than those services that fall within lower Pyramid levels. Examples of these services could include: summer recreational day camp, summer sports leagues, year-round swim team, etc.

Considerable Individual Benefit

Considerable Individual Benefit The fourth and still smaller Pyramid level represents specialized services generally for specific groups, and those which may have a competitive focus. Services in this level may be priced to recover full cost, including all direct and indirect expenses. Examples of these services could include: specialty classes, golf, and outdoor adventure programs.

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Mostly Individual Benefit At the top of the Pyramid, the fifth and smallest level represents services which have profit center potential, may be in an enterprise fund, may be in the same market space as the private sector, or may fall outside the core mission of the agency. In this level, services should be priced to recover full cost in addition to a designated profit percentage. Examples of these activities could include: elite diving teams, golf lessons, food concessions, company picnic rentals, and other facility rentals such as for weddings or other services.


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Step 3 Developing the Organization’s Categories of Service

In order to avoid trying to determine cost recovery or subsidy allocation levels for each individual agency ser vice including ever y program, facility, or property, it is advantageous to categorize agency services into like categories. This step also includes the development of category definitions that detail and define each category and service inventory “checks and balances” to ensure that all agency services belong within a developed category. Examples of Categories of Service could include: Beginner Instructional Classes, Special Events, and Concessions/ Vending.

Step 4 Sorting the Categories of Service onto the Pyramid

It is critical that this sorting step be done with staff, governing body, and citizen representatives involved. This is where ownership is created for the philosophy, while participants discover the current and possibly varied operating histories, cultures, and organizational values, vision, and mission. It is the time to develop consensus and get everyone on the same page − the page that is written together. Remember, this effort must reflect the community and must align with the thinking of policy makers. Sample Policy Development Language: XYZ community brought together staff from across the department, agency leadership, and citizens to sort existing programs into each level of the Pyramid. The process was facilitated

by an objective and impartial facilitator in order to hear all viewpoints. It generated discussion and debate as participants discovered what different people had to say about serving culturally and economically varied segments of the community, about historic versus active-use parks, about the importance of adult versus youth versus senior activities, and other philosophical and values-based discussions. This process gets at both the “what” and “why” with the intention of identifying common ground and consensus.

Step 5 Defining Direct and Indirect Costs

The definition of direct and indirect costs can vary from agency to agency. What is important is that all costs associated with directly running a program or providing a service are identified

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10 Steps u and consistently applied across the system. Direct costs typically include all the specific, identifiable expenses (fixed and variable) associated with providing a service. These expenses would not exist without the service and may be variable costs. Defining direct costs, along with examples and relative formulas is necessary during this step. Indirect costs typically encompass overhead (fixed and variable) including the administrative costs of the agency. These costs would exist without any specific service but may also be attributed to a specific agency operation (in which case they are direct expenses of that operation). If desired, all or a portion of indirect costs can be allocated, in which case they become a direct cost allocation.

Step 6 Determining (or confirming) Current Subsidy/Cost Recovery Levels

This step establishes the expectation that the agency will confirm or determine current cost recovery and subsidy allocation levels by service area based on the new or revised definition of direct and in-direct costs. This will include consideration of revenues sources and services costs or expenses. Typically, staff may not be cost accounting consistently, and these inconsistencies will become apparent. Results of this step will identify whether staff members know what it costs to provide services to the community, whether staff have the capacity or resources necessary to account for and track costs, whether accurate cost recovery levels can be identified, and whether cost centers or general ledger line items align with how the agency may want to track these costs in the future.

Step 7 Establishing Cost Recovery/Subsidy Goals

Subsidy and cost recovery are complementary. If a program is subsidized at 75%, it has a 25% cost recovery, and vice-versa. It is more powerful to work through this exercise thinking about where the tax subsidy is used rather than what is the cost recovery. When it is complete, you can reverse thinking to articulate the cost recovery philosophy, as necessary. The overall subsidy/cost recovery level is comprised of the average of everything in all of the levels together as a whole. This step identifies what the current subsidy level is for the programs sorted into each level. There may be quite a range within each level, and some programs could overlap with other levels of the pyramid. This will be rectified in the final steps. This step must reflect your community and must align with the thinking of policy makers regarding the broad picture financial goals and objectives. Examples Categories in the bottom level of the Pyramid may be completely or mostly subsidized, with the agency having established limited cost recovery to convey the value of the experience to the user. An established 90-100% subsidy articulates the significant community benefit resulting from these categories. The top level of the Pyramid may range from 0% subsidy to 50% excess revenues above all costs, or more. Or, the agency may not have any Categories of Service in the top level.

The Commitment Factor: What is the intensity of the program; what is the commitment of the participant? Drop-In Opportunities Instructional – Basic Instructional – Intermediate Competitive – Not Recreational Specialized The Trends Factor: Is the program or service tried and true, or is it a fad? Basic Traditionally Expected Staying Current with Trends Cool, Cutting Edge Far Out The Political Filter: What is out of our control? This filter does not operate on a continuum, but is a reality, and will dictate from time to time where certain programs fit in the pyramid. The Marketing Factor: What is the effect of the program in attracting customers?

Step 8 Understanding and Preparing for Influential Factors and Considerations

Inherent to sorting programs onto the Pyramid model using the Benefits and other filters is the realization that other factors come into play. This can result in decisions to place ser28

vices in other levels than might first be thought. These factors also follow a continuum; however, do not necessarily follow the five levels like the Benefits Filter. In other words, a specific continuum may fall completely within the first two levels of the Pyramid. These factors can aid in determining core versus ancillary services. These factors represent a layering effect and should be used to make adjustments to an initial placement on the Pyramid.

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Low Medium High Cost per Cost per Cost per Participant Participant Participant The Economic Conditions Factor: What are the financial realities of the community?

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is enough without a concerted effort to increase revenues. Upon completion of steps 1-8, the agency is positioned to illustrate and articulate where it has been and where it is heading from a financial perspective.

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Across the country, ranges in overall cost recovery levels can vary from less than 10% to over 100%. The agency sets their goals based upon values, vision, mission, stakeholder input, funding, and/or other criteria. This process may have been completed to determine present cost recovery levels, or the agency may have needed to increase cost recovery levels in order to meet budget targets. Sometimes, simply implementing a policy to develop equity

The results of this process may be used to: • articulate and illustrate a comprehensive cost recovery and subsidy allocation philosophy • train staff at all levels as to why and how things are priced the way they are • shift subsidy to where is it most appropriately needed • benchmark future financial performance • enhance financial sustainability • recommend service reductions to meet budget subsidy targets, or show how revenues can be increased as an alternative • justifiably price new services

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Legislation and Cap & Trade The year 2015 can best be characterized as a year of building on the hope and promise of a growing economy. In reflection, dating back to the beginning of the “great recession” (2008), CPRS and affiliated organizations witnessed a significant attitudinal change among policy makers in Sacramento regarding investments in parks programs and projects. This shift in appeal was to a large degree a reflection of what was happening in many California communities across the state. Disproportionate hits to local park budgets with the resulting downsizing of staff and program opportunities coupled with fee increases, placed an incredible strain on the ability of park agencies to remain relevant.



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s a result of an uptick in economic activity in the state, there are rare growing signs of hope and optimism. During November of 2014 the voters of this state approved a water bond that contains funding for important outdoor and resource related investments. Likewise, for the third consecutive year, a statewide park/resources bond has been introduced in the Legislature in the form of SB 317 by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León. This legislation failed to advance during the year but remains in play for next year. While this measure does not completely address CPRS member needs at this juncture, it remains a work in progress that will be resurrected in 2016. In terms of other funding prospects, CPRS members should be directing attention to the 2015-16 State Budget as it contains $16.6 Million in competitive grant dollars for the “Youth Soccer Program” and $10 Million (See AB 988 [Stone]) for a newly minted Environmental Education Program. Both of these programs will be the subject of upcoming public hearings conducted by the California Department of Parks & Recreation. On the policy front, CPRS was very engaged on a number of bills that impact park operations: There were two bills that sought to extend the effective deadline of laws that benefit CPRS members. First, AB 327 (Gordon) extended the existing exemption for volunteer work performed on public works projects until January 2024. Second, AB 1146 (Jones), extended the immunity provisions available to entities operating skate parks. This bill also extended liability protections for injuries related to the use of other recreational wheeled devices (skates, non-motorized bicycles, etc.) in skate park settings. Both bills were signed into law. On the trails and non-motorized travel front, changes are definitely afoot. The Legislature approved AB 604 (Olsen) and AB 1096 (Chiu), bills that make it permissible to operate electric skateboards and electric bikes on specified public right of ways, bike lanes, Class 1 trails etc. CPRS remained neutral on these items. Additionally,

AB 40 (Ting) prohibits the state or local entities from imposing toll charges on bicycle and pedestrian travel across bridges. All three bills were signed by the Governor. CPRS was also actively engaged on a matter that impacts our Therapeutic Recreation Section. AB 1279 sought to extend title protection to California’s Music Therapists. As the bill advanced, provisions were inserted into the bill to grandfather all Music Therapists regardless of whether the individuals were qualified. The Therapeutic Recreation Section objected to the notion of watering down an affiliated professions qualification criteria and, as a result, the author and sponsor dropped the grandfathering language to placate Therapeutic Recreation Section concerns. Ultimately the Therapeutic Recreation Section was in full support of the bill. However, the Governor vetoed the bill asserting that the profession already had a board in place to ascribe title to qualified individuals.

In the oppose column, CPRS protested the provisions of AB 665 (Frazier). This bill would have imposed a statewide preemption on all local rules, regulations, and ordinances relative to the discharge of firearms on properties within the state. While CPRS respects state property rights, historic uses of these lands, and recognizes hunting as a legitimate outdoor activity, this bill would have rendered null and void any discretion that a local entity maintains relative to the posting of signage or creating buffers discouraging the use of weapons on state lands adjacent to local parks. On another front, CPRS took exception to AB 608 or “The Homeless Bill of Rights (Part 2)” which would have conferred a unique set of rights and privileges on individuals defined as homeless. Both bills were upended in the Legislature but CPRS will actively monitor AB 665, in particular, as its progress was stifled but not halted completely by CPRS.

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During the late 1990’s and into the earlier part of the last decade, there was an increasing chorus of voices among the scientific community that global warming was no longer a fiction conjured up by the left-leaning environmentalists as a way to thwart the increasing industrialization of society but that climate change was real. Several countries throughout the world, primarily those in Europe, set to blaze a path to combat this relatively new threat to humanity. Never one to shy from challenges of this magnitude, California joined the global fold in 2006 through the enactment of AB 32, The Global Warming Solutions Act (Act). Why is this important to CPRS? The Act established carbon emission goals wherein California is required to reduce these emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. In order to achieve this goal, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is required


to create a mechanism (carbon credit auctions) to provide an opportunity to purchase credits to emit carbon in excess of specified levels. The proceeds from the purchase of these credits are deposited in the “Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF)” and are allocated through the budget toward projects and programs designed to reduce or sequester carbon emissions. Since the inception of this program, CPRS has been strongly advocating for the Legislature and Administration to allocate these funds toward “green infrastructure” or improvements that “green” the built environment and provide a host of other co-benefits (e.g. water filtration through park development). To date, our pleas have fallen on deaf ears. However, there have been investments of benefit to CPRS members, albeit limited, including specified “Active Transportation” projects as ancillary improvements in conjunction with an “Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities” grant; Urban

Forestry (tree plantings), and land acquisitions for carbon storage within coastal wetland, mountain meadows, and watershed settings. Roughly $3 Billion has been allocated from the GGRF since 2012 and little has been directed toward “community greening.” Yet, because of our perseverance and the perseverance of other active landscape supporters, changes might be in the wind. Nearly four months ago, CARB, as part of its statutory charge, began to develop the outline for the “Second Investment Plan.” The Investment Plan is a guidance document or three-year roadmap required in law that reflects the Governor’s priorities to combat climate change through investments in carbon reductions measures. Sixty percent of the annual GGRF awards are affixed in law (25% High Speed Rail; 20% Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program; 15% transit), leaving the remaining 40% subject to annual negotiations through


u W r ap U p the budget. CPRS, while working in conjunction with a number of partners including the State Park Partners Coalition, Outdoor Afro, and Latino Outdoors, submitted a letter outlining possible investment in the greening of the built environment. One of CPRS’ key legislative champions is Senate President pro Tempore Kevin De León. He has been fighting tirelessly in support of an “urban greening” allocation but his efforts are buffeted to a large degree by the needed inclusion of an urban greening component in the proposed Second Investment Plan. The Second Investment Plan articulates a vague but important passage for outdoor active landscape interests: “The benefits of urban forests and the greening of built environments that can result in climate benefits are also important. These benefits, including carbon sequestration, air filtration, community cooling, improved active transportation and recreation conditions, improved storm-water runoff,

and water retention, can each provide incremental climate benefits.” This statement greenlights the Legislature to begin working on language to facilitate the funding of aforementioned improvements. This activity could translate into hundreds of millions of dollars over the next several years and CPRS encourages its member agencies to be active and poised to take advantage of this changing funding dynamic. CARB is prepared to adopt its Second Investment Plan on December 18, 2015. CPRS will be on hand to provide comment, if necessary, in support of this new dynamic. In addition to all of CPRS’ direct legislative activities and work on the regulatory front, CPRS spent considerable time developing new partnerships with like interests including the “Active Landscape Coalition” and the “California Active Transportation Leadership Group” in an effort to build greater political mass around issues of importance to our profession.

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How YOU can make a difference for Parks & Recreation... The CPRS Legislative Committee works with committee leaders and the CPRS HQ Team to lead CPRS’ legislative program. Open to all interested members, the Committee establishes the legislative priorities for each twoyear legislative session, tracks bills based upon those legislative priorities and provides direction to the CPRS Legislative Advocate, Houston Magnani and Associates. Monthly conference calls are held to keep the committee informed and to gain the committee’s input. Join us the 2nd Monday of each month, 2:00-3:00 p.m. for this interactive call. If you’re interested in being added to the Legislative Committee and/or conference call notification list, please contact Janet Albritton at janet@cprs. org or by calling 916/665-2777. We look forward to having you on the CPRS Legislative Committee!





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County of Kern City of King City City of Kingsburg City of La Habra City of La Mesa City of La Mirada City of La Puente City of La Quinta City of La Verne City of Lafayette City of Laguna Hills City of Laguna Niguel City of Lakewood City of Larkspur Recreation City of Lathrop City of Lemoore City of Lincoln Livermore Area Recreation & Park District City of Lodi City of Long Beach City of Los Alamitos City of Los Altos City of Los Angeles County of Los Angeles Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation City of Lynwood City of Madera City of Malibu Town of Mammoth Lakes City of Manhattan Beach City of Manteca County of Marin City of Martinez McKinleyville Community Services District Mendocino Coast Recreation & Park District City of Menifee City of Menlo Park City of Merced City of Mill Valley Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District City of Mission Viejo City of Montclair City of Montebello City of Monterey County of Monterey Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District City of Moorpark


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City of Richmond Rim of the World Recreation & Park District Rio Linda Elverta Recreation & Park District City of Rio Vista City of Riverbank City of Riverside County of Riverside Regional Park & Open Space District City of Rocklin City of Rohnert Park Rosamond Community Services District City of Rosemead City of Roseville Rossmoor Community Services District City of Sacramento County of Sacramento City of Salinas Town of San Anselmo City of San Bernardino City of San Bruno City of San Carlos County of San Diego City of San Diego City of San Dimas City of San Fernando City of San Francisco County of San Francisco City of San Gabriel County of San Joaquin City of San Jose City of San Juan Capistrano City of San Leandro City of San Luis Obispo County of San Luis Obispo City of San Marcos City of San Mateo County of San Mateo City of San Pablo City of San Rafael City of San Ramon City of Sanger City of Santa Clara County of Santa Clara City of Santa Clarita City of Santa Cruz County of Santa Cruz City of Santa Maria City of Santa Rosa City of Santee Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve City of Saratoga City of Sausalito City of Scotts Valley City of Seal Beach City of Sierra Madre City of Signal Hill County of Solano City of Solano Beach


South Coast Air Quality Management District City of South El Monte City of South Gate City of South Lake Tahoe City of South Pasadena Southgate Recreation & Park District County of Stanislaus City of Stanton City of Stockton City of Suisun City City of Sunnyvale Sunrise Recreation & Park District City of Tahoe City Tamalpais Community Services District Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District City of Temecula City of Temple City Templeton Community Services District City of Torrance City of Tracy Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District City of Tulare City of Turlock City of Tustin City of Twentynine Palms City of Ukiah City of Union City City of Upland City of Vacaville County of Ventura City of Victorville City of Visalia City of Vista City of Walnut City of Walnut Creek City of Watsonville City of West Covina City of West Hollywood City of West Sacramento West Side Recreation & Park District City of Westminster City of Whittier Town of Windsor City of Woodland City of Yorba Linda Town of Yountville City of Yuba City City of Yucaipa Out-of-State Agency Brownsburg Parks, Indiana City of Bluffton, Indiana City of Butte-Silver Bow, Montana Clarksville Parks & Recreation, Indiana City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada City of Franklin, Indiana

City of Johnson City, Tennessee Mooresville Park & Recreation District New Haven-Adams Township, Indiana Noblesville Parks & Recreation, Indiana City of Shelbyville, Indiana City of South Bend, Indiana Washington Township, Ohio Company Alfa Products All About Play/Little Tikes Commercial - Nor Cal Buell Recreation California’s Great America Callander Associates Capitol Enterprises Inc. Columbia Cascade Company Community Works Design Group David Evans and Assoc. Inc. David Volz Design Landscape Architects, Inc. Goric Marketing Group USA Innovative Playgrounds Company KPCRadio.Com Land Concern Ltd Leader Manufacturing, Inc./Fairweather Site Furnishings Division Maximum Solutions, Inc. Murdock-Super Secur National Academy of Athletics National Parks Promotion Council NLM Consulting Services PlaySafe, LLC Play Smart Surfacing Play-Well TEKnologies Poimiroo & Partners Public Restroom Company Recreation Republic RHA Landscape Architects Planners, Inc. RJM Design Group, Inc. Robertson Industries, Inc. Shade Structures Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation SpectraTurf SSA Landscape Architects, Inc. Stone Soul Music StructureCast Tri Active America Western Wood Preservers Institute Windsor Parks-Recreation Foundation Vermont Recreation & Parks Association University/College CSU Long Beach CSU Northridge San Jose State University SDSU MOVE


Advertisers Index Aluminum Seating 800/757-SEAT

Aqua Source 800/574-8081

Aquatic Design Group 800/938-0542

Arch Pac 760/734-1600

Since 1968

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Jones & Madhaven 805/777-8449

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Lincoln Aquatics 800/223-5450

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Moore Iacofano Goltsman 800/790-8444

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Architerra Design Group 909/484-2800 p. 16

Most Dependable Fountains 800/552-6331 p. 21

Capitol Equipment 626/357-3768

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Most Dependable Fountains 800/552-6331 p. 25

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Murdock-SuperSecur 800/825-6030

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Musco Lighting 800/825-6030

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My Bark Co. 209/786.4042

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Columbia Cascade Co. 800/547-1940

Crane Architectural Group 714/525-0363

David Evans & Associates 909/481-5750

David Volz Design 714/641-1300


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Greenfields Outdoor Fitness 888/315-9037 p. 30-31

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Nuvis Landscape Architectiure & Planning 714/754-7311 p. 53 FALL 2015 • CALIFORNIA PARKS & RECREATION

u Advertisers Index Pilot Rock 800/762-5002

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Public Restroom Company 888/888/2060 p. 11

RHA Landscape Architects-Planners 951/781-1930 p. 49

RHAA Landscape Architecture + Planning 415/383-7900 p. 45

Richard Fisher Associates 714/245-9270

Safe Sitter, Inc. 317/596-5001

Safety Play, Inc. 888/878-0244

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2015-2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Tim Barry Livermore Area Recreation & Park District 4444 East Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550 925/373-5727 • PRESIDENT-ELECT Kristi McClure Huckaby City of Chula Vista, 276 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910 619/585-5618 • VICE PRESIDENT Jim Wheeler San Francisco Recreation & Park District 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 415/831-6833 • SECRETARY-TREASURER Tara Gee City of Roseville, 316 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678 916/774-5253 • REGION 1 REPRESENTATIVE (Dist 1, 2, 3) Henry Perezalonso Town of Danville, 233 Front Street, Danville, CA 94526 925/314-3454 • REGION 2 REPRESENTATIVE (Dist 4, 5, 6) Traci Farris City of Ceres, 2701 Fourth Street, Ceres, CA 95307 209/538-5682 •

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REGION 3 REPRESENTATIVE (Dist 7, 8, 15) Darin Budak City of Bakersfield, 1600 Truxton Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93312 661/326-3138 • REGION 4 REPRESENTATIVE (Dist 11, 13, 14) Tom Boecking City of San Gabriel, 250 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776 626/308-2875 • REGION 5 REPRESENTATIVE (Dist 9, 10, 12) Aliah Brozowski County of San Diego, 5500 Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123 858/966-1330 •

SSA Landscape Architects 831/459-0455

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Sator 888/887-2867

COUNCIL OF SECTIONS REPRESENTATIVES (Aquatics, Development & Operations, Recreation Supervisors and Recreation Therapy) Tom Hellmann Cosumnes Community Services District 9014 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove, CA 95758 916/405-5631 •

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(Administrators, Aging, and Educators) Lydie Gutfeld City of Irvine, 3 Ethel Coplen Way, Irvine, CA 92612 949/724-6817 •

Water Odyssey by Fountain People. Inc. 512/392-1155 p. 7 CALIFORNIA PARKS & RECREATION • FALL 2015

Please contact any Board Member with questions or comments



Company Members through November 15, 2015

A-G Sod Farms, Inc. (Riverside) PH: 951/687-7581 FAX: 951/687-4869 2900 Adams St., Ste. C-120, Riverside, CA 92504 E-Mail: Website: REP: Joel Addink, CFO; John Addink, President; Larry LeMay, Vice-President of Operations SERVICE: Five farms in California & Colorado producing high quality sod for sports fields and parks.

AHBE Landscape Architects (Los Angeles) PH: 213/694-3800 FAX: 213/694-3801 617 West 7th Street, Suite 304, Los Angeles, CA 90017 E-Mail: Website: REP: Calvin Abe, President; Mary Lu, Business Development Manager SERVICE: AHBE Landscape Architects provides comprehensive design services, master planning and urban design.

Abey Arnold Associates (Marin) PH: 415/258-9580 FAX: 415/258-9780 1005 A Street, Suite 305, San Rafael, CA 94901 E-Mail: Website: REP: Phillip Abey, Principal SERVICE: Landscape Architecture.

All About Play/Little Tikes Commercial - Nor Cal (Sacramento) PH: 916/923-2180 FAX: 916/646-6383 3844 Presidio Street, Sacramento, CA 95838 E-Mail: Website: REP: Glen Wurster, Principal SERVICE: Accessible outdoor playground equipment including unique theme playscapes and park service equipment.

AccessRec LLC (USA) PH: 973/955-0514 FAX: 973/340-9109 55 Park Slope, Clifton, NJ 07011 E-Mail: Website: REP: Scott Jenkins, Sales Manager SERVICE: AccessRec LLC manufactures and supplies the most affordable ADA beach access compliance and beach wheel chairs on the market. Aflex Technology PH: (64) (3) 546-6747 FAX: (64) (3) 546-8112 P.O. Box 1292Nelson 7040 New Zealand E-Mail: Website: REP: Karen Stratford, Sales Manager SERVICE: Giant pool inflatable obstacle courses & slides providing fun & challenging entertainment.


Aluminum Seating, Inc. (San Bernardino) PH: 909/884-9449 FAX: 909/388-2187 PO Box 3310, San Bernardino, CA 92413 E-Mail: Website: REP: Bonnie Gaudesi, Sales Manager SERVICE: Manufacturer of all aluminum outdoor bleachers, picnic tables & benches. Amateur Softball Assoc. (San Francisco) PH: 415/350-8788 FAX: 510/888-5758 1224 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122 E-Mail: Website: REP: John Gouveia - 510/881-6712 SERVICE: The objective of the Amateur Softball Association is to develop, direct and promote the sport of softball.

American Ramp Company (Jasper) PH: 417/206-6816 FAX: 417/206-6888 601 S. McKinley Ave., Joplin, MO 64801 E-Mail: danny@americanrampcompany. com Website: REP: Danny Phillips, Skatepark Specialist SERVICE: World’s premier skatepark provider, having built over 200 skateparks in over 38 countries.

Arch Pac, Inc. (San Diego) PH: 760/734-1600 FAX: 760/734-1611 1351 Distribution Way Suite 1, Vista, CA 92081 E-Mail: Website: REP: Ken Moeller, AIA, ASLA SERVICE: Consulting Architects, Landscape Architects, Engineers & Planners specializing in aquatics, pools, and associated architecture.

American Solutions for Business PH: 714/396-1803 FAX: 714/551-2232 400 Princeland Court, Corona, CA 92879 E-Mail: Website: http://home.americanbus. com/ REP: Donna Meyers, Account Representative; Glenn Leonard, Vice President of Sales; Randy Olson, Vice President of Sales Operations SERVICE: Providers of printed documents, promotional products, corporate logo apparel like brochures, uniforms, stationary, catalogs, forms.

Architerra Design Group, Inc. (San Bernardino) PH: 909/484-2800 FAX: 909/484-2802 10221-A Trademark Street, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 E-Mail: Website: REP: Richard Krumwiede, President; Gregg Denson, Director of Design; Jeff Chamlee, Director of Production. SERVICE: Landscape architectural consulting services, new parks, park renovation, and streetscape design & construction documents.

Aqua Source (Sacramento) PH: 209/745-6401 FAX: 209/745-7179 P.O. Box 1146, Galt, CA 95632 E-Mail: Website: REP: Ron Ybarra, President SERVICE: Commercial swimming pool equipment, automated chemical & filtration systems, commercial pool vacuums, heaters, deck equipment. Aquatic Design Group (San Diego) PH: 760/438-8400 FAX: 760/438-5251 2226 Faraday Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92008 E-Mail: Website: REP: Randy Mendioroz, Scott Ferrell, Dennis Berkshire, Justin Caron SERVICE: Programming, planning, design and engineering services for competition, recreation and leisure aquatic facilities.

Associated Students, CSUF, Inc. (Orange) PH: 657/278-4511 FAX: 657/278-2503 800 N. State College, Fullerton, CA 92834 E-Mail: Website: REP: Keith Fonseca, Director Titan Recreation; Alison Wittwer, Safety & Aquatics Coordinator, Farron Fowler, Intramurals & Youth Camp Coordinator. SERVICE: University recreation program. We also provide summer youth programs to the community. AstroTurf (Whitfield) PH: 706/277-8873 FAX: 706/277-5220 2680 Abutmant Road, Dalton, GA 30721 E-Mail: Website: REP: Sydney Stahlbaum, Director of Sales Support; Jennifer Young, Territory Manager SERVICE: AstroTurf offers synthetic turf systems with proprietary technologies designed specifically for Parks and Recreation needs.


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BCI Burke Co, LLC (Fond Du Lac) PH: 920/921-9220 FAX: 920/921-9566 660 Van Dyne Road, Fond Du Lac, WI 54936 E-Mail: Website: REP: Mike Phelan, President SERVICE: BCI Burke has been manufacturing high-quality and innovative playground equipment for 95 years. Bellinger Foster Steinmetz Landscape Architecture, Inc. (Monterey) PH: 831/646-1383 FAX: 831/373-8653 425 Pacific Street, Suite 201, Monterey, CA 93940 E-Mail: Website: REP: Mike Bellinger, Principal; Lee Steinmetz, Principal; Elke Ikeda, Associate SERVICE: Parks, trails and open space planning; Design for healthy and sustainable communities. Berry Bowling Systems PTY LTD PH: 61-/417 - 946 102 3 Cochrane Street, Mitcham, Victoria 3132 E-Mail: daarons@berrysportsurfaces. Website: REP: David Aarons, General Manager; Alan Berry, Director SERVICE: Designers, suppliers & installers of world bowls approved synthetic lawn bowling greens. Blair, Church & Flynn Consulting Engineers, Inc. (Fresno) PH: 559/326-1400 FAX: 559/326-1500 451 Clovis Ave., Suite 200, Clovis, CA 93612-1376 E-Mail: Website: REP: Dave Briley, Landscape Architect SERVICE: BC&F provides civil engineering and landscape architecture services for parks, playgrounds, trails and athletic facilities.

BMLA Landscape Architecture (Los Angeles) PH: 951/737-1124 FAX: 951/737-6551 310 North Joy Street, Corona, CA 92879 E-Mail: Website: REP: Baxter Miller, Principal SERVICE: Provides park master planning and construction documents for all park type facilities and recreation areas. Bobcat Company (Cass) PH: 701/241-8700 FAX: 701/280-7860 250 East Beaton Drive, West Fargo, ND 58078 E-Mail: Website: REP: Lee Jordheim, Nat Acct./Gov Sales Account Manager; Mike Kozbacher, Government Accounts Manager SERVICE: Bobcat Company provides compact equipment for global construction, industrial, landscaping and agricultural markets.



Since 1990, Jones & Madhavan has worked with public agencies throughout California to develop hundreds of successful aquatic facilities. If you are planning a new aquatic facility or are

considering modernization of an existing facility, Jones & Madhavan can provide the professionalism you will appreciate from beginning to end.


Atlas American LLC (Butte) PH: 408/836-3542 FAX: 530/343-5167 1700 Bidwell Avenue, Chico, CA 95926 E-Mail: Website: REP: Robert Adamis, President SERVICE: We specialize in vandalism & corrosion resistant washroom accessories that are Made in the USA.

• Renovation Analysis • Needs Analysis • Master Planning • Programming • Architecture • Engineering • Aquatic Design • Construction Administration

Dominguez Aquatic Center

Van Nuys / Sherman Oaks Recreation Center

Terra Linda Aquatic Center

Granite Hills High School

BSN Sports (Dallas) PH: 800/527-7510 FAX: 800/899-0149 1901 Diplomat Dr, Farmer’s Branch, TX 75234 E-Mail: Website: REP: Erik Rios, Division Manager SERVICE: Recreational sporting goods. Facility maintenance, aquatics apparel. Buell Recreation (Sacramento) PH: 916/616-1912 3800 Bayou Way, Sacramento, CA 95835 Website: REP: Doug Buell, Owner/President SERVICE: Buell Recreation is the exclusive BCI Burke Playground Equipment dealership in Northern California. Bull Stockwell Allen (San Francisco) PH: 415/281-4720 FAX: 415/281-4721 300 Montgomery Street, Suite 1135, San Francisco, CA 94104 E-Mail: Website: REP: David D. Ross, AIA, LEED A.P. SERVICE: Specialists in community and recreation centers, fitness and sports facilities, and senior and childcare centers.

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Buyer’s Guide u CA Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA) (Sacramento) PH: 916/928-1625 x202 FAX: 916/928-0705 2300 River Plaza Drive, #120, Sacramento, CA 95833 E-Mail: Website: REP: Terry W. Stark, President/CEO; Charlotte Carson, Director Continuing Education SERVICE: Pest control advisors.

California Land Management (Santa Clara) PH: 650/322-1181 FAX: 650/322-1194 675 Gilman Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2528 E-Mail: Website: REP: Eric R. Mart SERVICE: Provides professional park management, security, maintenance, ranger patrol & related services.

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The California Parks Company (Tehama) PH: 916/529-1512 FAX: 916/529-4511 2150 Main Street, Suite 5, Red Bluff, CA 96080 E-Mail: Website: REP: Marshall Pike, VP - Business Development, Kohn Koeberer, President, Kris Koeberer, VP, Operations. SERVICE: Recreation Concessions. California Special Districts Alliance (Sacramento) PH: 916/442-7887 FAX: 916/442-7999 1112 I Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814 E-Mail: Website: REP: Cathrine Lemaire, Member Services Director SERVICE: One-stop shop for local agencies, providing advocacy, education, financing, risk management services and more. California State Soccer Association South (Orange) PH: 714/778-2972 FAX: 714/441-0715 1029 S. Placentia Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92831 E-Mail: Website: REP: John Weinerth, CEO; Luis Salcedo, Director of Competition & Membership Development SERVICE: The official state soccer association of USSF providing recreational youth and adult programs, coaching education and referee certification services. California’s Great America (Santa Clara) PH: 408/986-5873 FAX: 408/986-5855 2401 Agnew Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054 E-Mail: edgar.vidal@cagreatamerica. com Website: REP: Edgar Vidal, Manager, Group Sales SERVICE: California’s Great America Theme Park is Northern California’s number one spot for fun and excitement!

Callander Associates Landscape Architecture, Inc. (Sacramento) PH: 916/631-1312 FAX: 916/635-9153 11180 Sun Center Drive, Suite 104, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 E-Mail: Website: REP: Erik Smith, Principal; Mark Slichter, Principal; Benjamin Woodside, Principal SERVICE: Landscape architects. Capitol Equipment, Inc. (Los Angeles) PH: 626/357-3768 FAX: 626/359-3121 2718 E. Huntington Drive, Duarte, CA 91010 E-Mail: Website: REP: Joe & Sue Guarrera SERVICE: Portable steel equipment shelters, standard and custom sizes. Central Coast Playgrounds (Santa Barbara) PH: 805/878-9509 FAX: 805/934-1814 P.O. Box 2212, Santa Maria, CA 93455 E-Mail: Website: REP: Steve Strachan, Owner SERVICE: Park & Playground construction. CH Bull Company (San Mateo) PH: 650/837-8400 FAX: 800/229-2855 229 Utah Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080 E-Mail: Website: REP: Andy Bull SERVICE: Stocking distributor, Genie lifts, Ridgid, ladders, material handling, safety equipment, including engineered fall protection systems. Coast Recreation Inc. (Orange) PH: 714/619-0100 FAX: 714/619-0106 3151 Airway Ave, Suite A-3, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-4620 E-Mail: Website: REP: Tim Hodges, Gregg A. Rogers, Mike Eisert, Chad Barry, Michael Salcido SERVICE: Representing Landscape Structures, playground equipment, Landscape Brands Site Furnishings, and Icon Shelters in Southern California.


u Buyer’s Guide Columbia Cascade Company (Multnomah) PH: 503/223-1157 FAX: 503/223-4530 1300 S. W. Sixth Avenue, Ste. 310, Portland, OR 97201-3464 E-Mail: Website: REP: Steve Kirn, Sales Mgr.; Ted Jonsson, Gordon, Jake and Josh Jurgenson, ParkPacific, Inc., 888/460-7275, FAX 925/210-0944; Reg and Deborah Nations, Pacific Site Complements, 888/770-7483, FAX 949/606-8697 SERVICE: TimberForm & PipeLine playground and outdoor fitness equipment, TimberForm site furnishings and CycLoops & CycLocker bicycle management products. Commercial Aquatic Services, Inc. (Orange) PH: 877/794-6227 FAX: 877/794-6329 1121 N. Hawk Circle, Anaheim, CA 92807 E-Mail: Website: REP: David Woodland, President, Heather Woodland, Director of Operations SERVICE: Sales, service, repairs and bulk chemicals for commercial pools. Community Works Design Group (Riverside) PH: 951/369-0700 FAX: 951/369-4039 4649 Brockton Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506 E-Mail: Website: REP: Tim Maloney SERVICE: Landscape architects, park planning and design. Cornerstone Studios, Inc. (Orange) PH: 714/973-2200 FAX: 714/973-0203 106 W. 4th, 5th Floor, Santa Ana, CA 92701 E-Mail: Website: REP: Don Wilson, ASLA SERVICE: Park planning, trail design, irrigation master planning, plan checking, sports field design, visual resource analysis.

Corona Clay Company (Riverside) PH: 951/277-2667 FAX: 951/277-2204 22079 Knabe Road, Corona, CA 92883 E-Mail: Website: REP: Craig J. Deleo, V.P. SERVICES: Manufacturer & distributor of Sport Clay Infield mixes. Counsilman-Hunsaker (Saint Louis) PH: 310/734-2282 10733 Sunset Office Drive, Suite 400, Saint Louis, MO 63127 E-Mail: Website: REP: Doug Cook, PE SERVICES: Aquatic design, engineering and consulting, programming, Facility Impact studies, existing facility evaluations, and feasibility studies. Crane Architectural Group (Orange) PH: 714/525-0363 FAX: 714/525-9826 110 E Wilshire Ave # 300, Fullerton, CA 92832-1934 E-Mail: rcrane@cranearchitecturalgrp. com Website: REP: Rick Crane, Owner SERVICE: Architectural services: community centers, senior centers, sports complexes, concession stands, park restrooms, ADA improvements.

“Our passion is to create beautiful, enduring and meaningful places that inspire the human spirit.”

CSI Software (Harris) PH: 713/942-7779 x245 FAX: 713/942-7731 3333 Richmond, 2nd Floor, Houston, TX 77098 E-Mail: Website: REP: Ryan Wehmeyer, Marketing Manager, Steven Green, Regional Sales Manager; Ken Heineman, VP Sales SERVICE: CSI Software offers many software module choices that facilitate management and improve operational effectiveness. Dahlin Group Architecture Planning (Alameda) PH: 925/251-7200 FAX: 925/251-7201 5865 Owens Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94588 E-Mail: Website: REP: Karl Danielson, Principal; Gregor Markel, Associate/Senior Architect; Elaine Moal, Marketing Manger SERVICE: Architectural and planning services.


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Buyer’s Guide u Dave Bang Associates, Inc. (Orange) PH: 800/669-2585 FAX: 800/729-2483 P.O. Box 1088, Tustin, CA 92781 E-Mail: Website: REP: Pete Stokes SERVICE: Suppliers of high-quality park, playground, athletic equipment & site equipment since 1979.

David Evans and Assoc. Inc. (San Bernardino) PH: 909/481-5750 FAX: 909/481-5757 4200 Concours, Ste 150, Ontario, CA 91764-7976 E-Mail: Website: REP: Kim Rhodes, Chris Giannini, Greg Clark SERVICE: Multidisciplinary firm specializing in landscape architecture, civil and transportation engineering, surveying, and construction management.

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David Volz Design Landscape Architects, Inc. (Orange) PH: 714/641-1300 FAX: 714/641-1323 151 Kalmus Drive, Suite M-8, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 E-Mail: Website: REP: David Volz, Landscape Architect, Leed AP; Gary Vasquez, Landscape Architect; Eric Sterling, Landscape Architect SERVICE: Award winning park planners and sports facility experts! DVD provides assistance with project planning budgets. Deschamps Mat Systems (Essex) PH: 973/928-3040 FAX: 973/928-3041 218 Little Falls Road, Unit 7, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009-1277 E-Mail: Website: REP: Alex Girard, Area Sales Manager, Thierry Darche, Director of Operations SERVICE: We develop, manufacture and distribute state-of-the-art Mobility Solutions. Dynamo Industries PH: 613/845-0910 FAX: 613/845-0914 5-733 Industrielle Street, Rockland, Ontario K4K 1T2 E-Mail: Website: REP: Richard Martin, President; Rob Lockhart, Business Development/Safety Compliance; Sylvie Laforest, Business Development SERVICES: Playground manufacturer. Eagle Sports & Awards Company (Los Angeles) PH: 310/384-2540 FAX: 818/886-5554 19918 Bryant St., Winnetka, CA 91306 E-Mail: Website: REP: Elliot Heffler, Owner SERVICE: Silk-screening, embroidery, awards, banners, advertising & promotional specialties. EcoFert, Inc (Orange) PH: 562/552-4034 1237 S. Wright St., Santa Ana, CA 92705 E-Mail: Website: REP: Steven A. Hunt, Director of Business Development; Lou Franson, President; Steve Hagy, Director of Operations SERVICE: Landscape care solutions through a full service program utilizing organic based amendments applied through fertigation systems.


eTrak-Plus (Charleston) PH: 877/513-8725 FAX: 843/763-3877 1095 Playground Road, Charleston, SC 29407 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jerry Plybon, Director, National Business Development SERVICE: The complete parks & recreation software management solution for (online/on-site) reservations, registration, POS, membership management. Eurmax (Los Angeles) PH: 855/222-6679 FAX: 626/279-1522 9460 Telstar Avenue, Suite 2, El Monte, CA 91731 E-Mail: REP: Joel Delgadillo, General Sales Manager SERVICE: Eurmax manufactures the best quality pop up canopies in the world at the best prices! Ewing Irrigation Products (Maricopa) PH: 602/437-9530 FAX: 602/437-0446 3441 E. Harbour Drive Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 437-9530 Fax (602) 437-0446 REP: Michael Haymore, Regional Manager; Bill Snider, Regional Manager; Tom Noonan, Water Efficiency Sales SERVICE: The largest family owned distributor of landscape and irrigation products in the country. Flexground (Placer) PH: 916/275-3588 2029 Opportunity Drive, #3, Roseville, CA 95678 E-Mail: Website: REP: Sandi Walsh, General Manager California SERVICE: FlexGround is the premier provider of rubberized poured in place and recreation surfacing. Gail Materials, Inc. (Riverside) PH: 951/667-6106 FAX: 951/667-6102 10060 Dawson Canyon Road, Corona, CA 92883 E-Mail: Website: REP: David Dzwilewski, Consultant SERVICE: Leading manufacturer of ballfield materials, stabilized decompose granite, sports sand and specialty soils. Serving the West Coast.


u Buyer’s Guide Gates & Associates (Contra Costa) PH: 925/736-8176 FAX: 925/838-8901 2671 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA 94583 E-Mail: Website: REP: Todd Young, Principal; Chuck Gardella, Sr. Associates; Vanessa Lindores, Associate SERVICE: Landscape Architecture. Glass Architects (Sonoma) PH: 707/544-3920 FAX: 707/544-2514 200 E Street, #100, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 E-Mail: Website: REP: Eric M. Glass, AIA SERVICE: Architectural design and master planning. Specializing in indoor and outdoor aquatic, community and recreational facilities. Grand Slam Safety Fence System (Contra Costa) PH: 925/997-6266 130 Alcosta Court, San Ramon, CA 94583 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jeanette Lewis Chamberlain, West Coast Sales Director, Bob Lyndaker, President, Bob Chamberlain, VP Marketing/Sales SERVICE: Design, manufacture outfield safety fencing system-permanent or removable for multi-sport parks-baseball, softball, little league. Greenfields Outdoor Fitness (Orange) PH: 888/315-9037 FAX: 866/308-9719 2617 West Woodland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92801 E-Mail: Website: REP: Please call to find a rep in your area SERVICE: Outdoor fitness equipment. Gro-Power, Inc. (San Bernardino) PH: 909/393-3744 FAX: 909/393-2773 15065 Telephone Ave., Chino, CA 91710 E-Mail: Website: REP: Brent Holden, President; David Diehl, Sales Representative; Jack Engberg, Sales Representative SERVICE: Go “green” with Gro-Power products. They’re safe for the environment and naturally conserve water.

Group 4 Architecture Research + Planning, Inc. (San Mateo) PH: 650/871-0709 FAX: 650/871-7911 211 Linden Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080 E-Mail: Website: REP: Dawn Merkes, President, Andrea Will, Architect, Associate; Jonathan Hartman, Architect, Associate SERVICE: Architectural, research and planning services. GSM Landscape Architects, Inc. (Napa) PH: 707/255-4630 FAX: 707/255-7480 1700 Soscol Avenue, Suite 23, Napa, CA 94559 E-Mail: Website: REP: Gretchen McCann, President; Michael Rosales, Staff Landscape Architect; Bart Ito, Project Manager SERVICE: Award winning landscape architectural design for parks, sports fields, recreational and educational facilities throughout California. HAI, Hirsch & Associates, Inc. (Orange) PH: 714/776-4340 FAX: 714/776-4395 2221 E. Winston Rd. #A, Anaheim, CA 92806 E-Mail: Website: REP: Patrick Hirsch, President SERVICE: Landscape architecture, park planning, master plans, sports facilities, redevelopment & public work projects. Harris Design (Alameda) PH: 510/647-3792 FAX: 510/647-3712 755 Folger Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710 E-Mail: Website: REP: Bill Harris, Principal SERVICE: Creative, community-based planning & design from concept through construction. Parks, trails, master plans, sports facilities, open space.


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Buyer’s Guide u Hermann Design Group, Inc. (Riverside) PH: 760/777-9131 FAX: 760/777-9132 78365 Highway 111, PMB 332, La Quinta, CA 92211 E-Mail: Website: REP: Chris Hermann, President/CEO, Kristin Moore Hermann, Managing Director/CFO, Jose Estrada, Project Manager/Vice President SERVICE: Landscape architecture, planning and project management for community parks, sports parks and dog parks.

The HLA Group Landscape Architects & Planners, Inc. (Sacramento) PH: 916/447-7400 FAX: 916/447-8270 2600 Capitol Avenue, Suite 120, Sacramento, CA 95816-5928 E-Mail: Website: REP: Steven Canada, ASLA; Greg Hauser, ASLA SERVICE: Landscape architecture and planning emphasizing parks and recreation, urban design, community design and land planning.

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Hunter Industries (Placer) PH: 916/899-9437 P.O. Box 1005, Meadow Vista, CA 95722 E-Mail: don.franklin@hunterindustries. com Website: REP: Donald D. Franklin, Northern Calif. Specification Manager; Lynda Wightman, Industry Relations Manager; Daniel Kamieniecki, So. Calif. Specification Manager SERVICE: Irrigation Manufacturer - MP Rotator, Sprays, Rotors, Smart Controllers, Valves, Drip. ID Edge, Inc. (Boulder) PH: 303/665-0405 FAX: 303/665-4026 1849 Cherry Street #10, Louisville, CO 80027 E-Mail: Website: REP: Dianne Lippoldt, Operations Manager SERVICE: ID provides photo ID, key fob, wristband, and reusable name tag solutions to the parks and recreation industry. iFLY Indoor Skydiving (Los Angeles) PH: 818/985-4359 x201 FAX: 818/301-2269 1000 Universal Studios Blvd. Bldg 6520 Suite 1, Universal City, CA 91608 Email: Website: REP: Veronica Salazar, Director of Sales & Marketing SERVICE: Indoor skydiving activity, training facility & educational programming. Innovative Playgrounds Company LLC (Los Angeles) PH: 877/732-5200 FAX: 562/693-5199 12407 East Slauson Avenue, Unit D, Whittier, CA 90606 E-Mail: info@innovativeplaygrounds. com Website: www.innovativeplaygrounds. com REP: Alvino Larios, President SERVICE: Sales, designs, and project management for BCI Burke playground equipment, safety surfacing, shade structures, and fitness/sport/site amenities.

IZone Imaging (Bell) PH: 254/778-0722 FAX: 254/778-0938 2526 Charter Oak Dr., Suite 100, Temple, TX 76502 E-Mail: Website: REP: Mike MacEachern, Owner/CEO; Grady Brown, President; Michael Dean, Director of Sales & Production SERVICE: Sign Solutions and Customer High Pressure Laminate (CHPL) graphic panels and decorative surfaces. J2 Engineering, Inc. (Fresno) PH: 559/251-5600 5234 E. Pine, Fresno, CA 93727 E-Mail: Webiste: REP: James Flynn, President SERVICE: Forensic engineering firm. Jacobs, Inc. (Sacramento) PH: 916/929-3323 FAX: 916/929-1772 1050 20th Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95811 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jeff Townsend, Principal SERVICE: Landscape architectural and engineering design services for parks, recreation and open space projects. Jacobsen (Sacramento) PH: 704/614-4550 1060 National Drive, Suite 1, Sacramento, CA 95835 E-Mail: Website: REP: Shane Chaplin, Pro Turf Territory Sales Rep. SERVICE: Jacobsen, Turfco, Smithco, Cushman, Ventrac products. Turf equipment, mowing equipment, etc. JCI SafePark (Orange) PH: 800/734-4882 FAX: 959/588-9776 23372 South Pointe Drive, Suite C, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 E-Mail: Website: REP: James, Clark, Founder, CEO; Dave Sale, Field Operations Manager; Charles Froeming, Lead CPSI SERVICE: Playground Audits, Inspections, Impact Testing-Traix-2010, Playground maintenance, repair, complete certified playground refurbishment and upgrades.


u Buyer’s Guide JetMulch (Santa Cruz) PH: 866/306-8524 FAX: 831/462-2126 P.O. Box 1667, Capitola, CA 95010 E-Mail: Website: REP: Phil Reiker, President/Manager SERVICE: Blown-In Mulch and ASTM certified playground materials. Jones & Madhavan (Ventura) PH: 805/777-8449 FAX: 805/777-8489 100 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Ste 211, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-8134 E-Mail: Website: REP: Nachi Madhavan, AIA; Doug Jones, PE. SERVICE: Planning, architecture & engineering services for public aquatic facilities. Keenan & Associates (Los Angeles) PH: 310/212-3344 FAX: 310/787-8838 2355 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite 200, Torrance, CA 90501 E-Mail: Website: REP: Betti Paquale, Assistant Vice President SERVICE: Loss Control Services, training and playground inspections and program consulting. Kidz Love Soccer (Santa Clara) PH: 408/774-4629 FAX: 888/391-5114 780 Montague, Suite 602, San Jose, CA 95131 E-Mail: Website: REP: Peter Stanley SERVICE: Age-appropriate youth soccer instruction. Classes and camps for children 2-12 years of age. Knorr Systems, Inc. (Orange) PH: 714/754-4044 FAX: 714/754-7791 2221 S. Standard Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92707 E-Mail: Website: REP: Mike Smith, Director of Sales SERVICE: Knorr Systems: quality aquatic equipment and services including: water treatment, filtration, recreation, maintenance, service contracts.

KTU + A Planning & Landscape Architecture (San Diego) PH: 619/294-4477 FAX: 619/294-9965 3916 Normal St., San Diego, CA 92103 E-Mail: Website: REP: Kurt Carlson, Principal; Cheri Blatner, Senior Associate; Sharon Singleton, Principal SERVICE: We Provide Award Winning Landscape Architectural Planning and Design Services for Parks and Recreation Facilities. The KYA Group (Orange) PH: 714/659-6477 FAX: 714/586-5526 1522 Brookhollow Drive, Suite 3, Santa Ana, CA 92705 E-Mail: Website: REP: Lynne Lees, Marketing and Personal Relations Manager SERVICE: Industry specialist in surface solutions and sustainable plantscapes supported by project management, design and maintenance services. L.A. Steelcraft Products, Inc. (Los Angeles) PH: 626/798-7401 FAX: 626/798-1482 PO Box 90365, Pasadena, CA 91109-0365 E-Mail: Website: REP: James Holt, President SERVICE: Equipment Manufacturer: Playgrounds, schools, fiberglass tables & benches, court & field equipment, bike racks, flagpoles & site amenities. Landscape Structures, Inc. (Wright) PH: 763/972-5200 FAX: 763/972-3185 601 7th Street South, Delano, MN 55328-0198 E-Mail: Website: REP: Tim Barrett, Regional Sales Manager SERVICE: Commercial playground designer and manufacturer. LDA Partners, LLP (San Joaquin) PH: 209/943-0405 FAX: 209/943-0415 4 S. Central Court, Stockton, CA 95204 E-Mail: Website: REP: Eric Wohle, Partner SERVICE: Architectural Services.

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Buyer’s Guide u Lincoln Aquatics (Contra Costa) PH: 925/687-9500 FAX: 925/680-2825 2051 Commerce Ave., Concord, CA 94520 E-Mail: Website: REP: Charles Luecker, President & CEO SERVICE: Distributors of commercial swimming pool equipment, chemicals and aquatic supplies since 1954.

Lincoln Aquatics, (Orange) 182 Viking Avenue, Brea, CA 92821 PH: 714/990-6015, 800/223-5450, FAX 714/990-4130 E-Mail: Website: REP: Andrea Hickman, Office Manager SERVICE: Distributors of commercial swimming pool equipment, chemicals and aquatic supplies since 1954.

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LPA, Inc. (Placer) PH: 916/772-4300 FAX: 916/772-4330 1548 Eureka Rd. #101, Roseville, CA 95661 E-Mail: Website: LPA Inc. (Placer), Roseville, CA;LPA Inc. (Orange) 5161 California Avenue Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92617, 949/261-1001, Fax: 949/260-1190 E-Mail:; REP: Kevin Sullivan, Principal (Roseville Office) Steve Kendrick, Principal (Roseville Office) Heather Van De Zilver, Business Development (Irvine Office) SERVICE: Sustainable design solutions in architecture, landscape architecture and planning for community centers, aquatics and parks. Mariposa Landscapes (Los Angeles) PH: 626/960-0196 FAX: 626/960-8944 15529 Arrow Hwy, Irwindale, CA 91706 E-Mail: Website: REP: Terry Noriega, President SERVICE: Landscape Construction, Hardscape Construction, Landscape Maintenance, Tree Care, Indoor Plantscape. Martin Brothers Consulting Services, Inc. (Orange) PH: 714/654-5980 15391 Cedarwood Avenue, Midway City, CA 92655 E-Mail: Website: REP: Matthew Martin, Vice President; Paul J. Martin, President; Luke Martin, Inspector SERVICE: We provide inspections services for Playground Safety and ADA compliance for all playgrounds. As certified Access specialists we provide ADA consulting for all recreation programming. Marty Turcios Therapeutic Golf Foundation (Contra Costa) 221 Green Street Near Richardson, Martinez, CA 94553-2359 PH: 925/957-9441 E-Mail: Website: REP: Marty Turcios, President and Educator, Melody Lacy, Secretary, Pete Schober, Treasurer SERVICE: We teach golf, as recreation therapy, to veterans with traumatic brain injuries and to adults with autism and other severe disabilities. www.

MCE Corporation (Alameda) PH: 925/452-2709 FAX: 925/803-4404 6515 Trinity Court, Dublin, CA 945682627 E-Mail: Website: REP: Steve Loweree, Vice PresidentMaintenance Division; Dean McDonald, Project Manager SERVICE: Full service park maintenance contractor & consultant for QA programs, maintenance standards and transition to contracting. Melton Design Group (Sacramento) PH: 530/899-1616 309 Wall Street, Chico, CA 95829 E-Mail: Website: REP: Greg Melton, Principal SERVICE: Landscape architecture, providing design services for parks. Sports complexes, skateparks & masterplans. We focus on providing personal service. Meyer & Associates Architecture (Orange) PH: 949/380-1151 FAX: 949/380-8117 23265 South Pointe Drive, Suite 102, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 E-Mail: REP: Randall K. Meyer SERVICE: Architecture/Landscape Architecture; New/Renovated recreation facilities; Community/Senior Centers; Park Restrooms; Facility Repair; ADA Improvements. MIG, Inc. (Alameda) PH: 510/845-7549 FAX: 510/845-8750 800 Hearst Ave., Berkeley, CA 94710 E-Mail: Website: REP: MIG Pasadena: 626/744-9872, MIG Fullerton: 714/871-3638, MIG Davis: 530/753-9606, MIG Riverside: 951/787-9222, MIG San Diego: 619/677-2003, MIG Sonoma: 707/282-9008, MIG Menlo Park: 650/327-0429 REP: Susan Goltsman, Tim Gilbert, Mathew Gaber, Steve Lang, Jim Pickel, Lauren Schmitt, Joan Chaplick, John Baas SERVICE: Landscape architecture and recreation and environmental planning for parks, open space and the public realm.


u Buyer’s Guide Miracle Playground Sales/Miracle Recreation (Riverside) PH: 800/264-7225 FAX: 877/215-3869 9106 Pulsar Ct, Ste C, Corona, CA 92883-4632 E-Mail: Website: REP: Kevin Spence SERVICE: Innovative playground equipment, playground safety surfacing; park shelters & gazebos; tables, benches & athletic equipment & splashpads.

NGI Sports a Division of River City Athletics (Hamilton) PH: 775/544-6306 FAX: 423/499-8882 2807 Walker Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421 E-Mail: Website: REP: Cory Brisbin, West Coast Sales; Richard Burke, CEO/COO SERVICE: Nova Pro tennis and track is your guaranteed solution. Specializing in innovation for sports construction.

Most Dependable Fountains, Inc. (Shelby) PH: 800/552-6331 FAX: 901/867-4008 5705 Commander Dr., Arlington, TN 38002-0587 E-Mail: Website: REP: Vince McGrory, Sales; Anita Beachum, Sales SERVICE: Outdoor drinking fountains, pet fountains, showers, misters, play towers, hydrants, jug fillers, handwash stations & grills.

No Fault Sport Group (East Baton Rouge) PH: 225/215-7760 FAX: 225/291-3821 3112 Valley Creek Drive Suite C, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 E-Mail: Website: REP: Mark Chittock, Vice President of Sales; Simon Ferrer, Regional Sales Manager SERVICE: Provide rubberized safety surfacing for playgrounds.

Murdock Mfg. (Los Angeles) PH: 800/591-9880 FAX: 626/855-4860 P.O. Box 3527, City of Industry, CA 91744 E-Mail: Website: REP: John S. Mitchell, Manager SERVICE: Pre-engineered buildings, restroom plumbing fixtures, drinking fountains, and water hydrants. Musco Sports Lighting (Orange) PH: 949/754-0503 FAX: 949/754-0637 4 Jenner, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92618 E-Mail: Website: REP: Michael Marchetti, Karin Pekala, Michael Higgins, Michael Winfrey, Paul Austad SERVICE: Providing sports lighting solutions for your budget, for the environment. My Bark Co., Inc. (San Joaquin) PH: 209/786-4042 FAX: 209/786-4043 P.O. Box 932, Linden, CA 95236 E-Mail: Website: REP: Mary Yelton, President SERVICE: ReadyPlay, EWF from virgin forest wood, bark products, colored enhanced mulches and soil amendments.

Noll & Tam Architects (Alameda) PH: 510/649-8295 FAX: 510/649-3008 729 Heinz Avenue, Suite 7, Berkeley, CA 94710 E-Mail: Website: REP: Janet Tam, Principal SERVICE: Architectural design, programming and planning for recreation/ community/senior centers and other civic buildings. NUVIS (Orange) PH: 714/754-7311 FAX: 714/754-7346 3151 Airway Avenue, Suite J-3, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 E-Mail: Website: 5 Crow Canyon Ct. #110, San Ramon, CA 94583 (Contra Costa County) REP: Leslee A. Temple, FASLA, President, (714) 754-7311 SERVICE: NUVIS landscape architecture - over 40 years of design solutions for people, environments, and experiences worldwide.



Buyer’s Guide u O’Dell Engineering (Stanislaus) PH: 209/571-1765 x102 FAX: 209/571-2466 1165 Scenic Drive, Suite B, Modesto, CA 95350 E-Mail: Website: REP: Chad Kennedy, Landscape Architect; Randall O’Dell, Owner; Keith Christensen, Landscape Architect SERVICE: Multi-disciplinary firm providing landscape architecture, civil engineering, land surveying and 3D laser scanning.

Outdoor Creations, Inc. (Shasta) PH: 530/337-6774 FAX: 530/337-6675 2270 Barney Road, Anderson, CA 96007 E-Mail: Website: REP: Scott Puhlman SERVICE: Precast concrete site furnishings, includes picnic tables, benches, BBQs, fire pits, planters, signs and concrete products for outdoor use.

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Pacific Design Concepts/Little Tikes Commercial - Southern California (Orange) PO Box 1909, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 PH: 714-846-4885 FAX: 714-846-3485 E-Mail Website: REP: Scott Muscolo SERVICE: Accessible outdoor playground equipment including unique theme playscapes and park service equipment.

Peak Software Systems (Salt Lake) PH: 801/572-3570 x307 FAX: 801/572-7834 45 W 9000 S #2, Sandy, UT 84070 E-Mail: Website: REP: Debbie Nelsen, V P Sales; Josh Smith, Sr. Acct. Mgr. SERVICE: Since 1993, SportsMan SQL has been a leading innovator of recreation management software.

Pacific Park and Playground, Inc. (Ventura) PH: 805/581-0252 FAX: 805/581-5959 6166 Goshen St., Simi Valley, CA 93063 E-Mail: Website: REP: Scott Muscolo, Owner; Cindy Grabow, Playground Design & Sales; Kate Little, Regional Sales & Marketing Manager SERVICES: Providing park and playground products and services to Southern California cities, counties, schools, churches and others.

PerfectMIND PH: 604/983-0620 110-980 West 1st Street, North Vancouver, BC C7P 3N4 E-Mail: Website: REP: Vahia Shababi, VP Business Development and Marketing SERVICE: PerfectMind is a cloud-based Parks & Recreation management software to help grow communities of all sizes.

Pacific Park At the Santa Monica Pier (Los Angeles) PH: 310/260-8744 x253 FAX: 310/899-1826 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401 E-Mail: Website: REP: Sarah McCann, Marketing Sales Manager SERVICES: Family amusement park located at the Santa Monica Pier. PDPlay (San Diego) PH: 760/597-5990 FAX: 760/597-5991 2458 South Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, CA 92084 E-Mail: Website: REP: John Ogden, President SERVICE: California manufacturer of commercial play structures, site furnishings, and poured-in-placed rubberized surfacing.

PIER 39 (San Francisco) PH: 415/705-5500 FAX: 415/981-8808 P.O. Box 193730, San Francisco, CA 94119-3730 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jodi Cumming, Manager, Travel Industry Sales SERVICE: PIER 39, San Francisco’s Premier Bay Attraction, includes 110 shops, 13 restaurants and numerous attractions. Pilot Rock Site Products R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co., Inc. (Cherokee) PH: 800/762-5002 FAX: 712/225-5796 P.O. Box 946, Cherokee, IA 51012-0946 E-Mail: Website: REP: Customer Service Dept. SERVICE: Manufacturing and direct sales of park grills, picnic tables, benches, campfire rings, trash receptacle holders, etc.


PlaceWorks (Alameda) PH: 510/848-3815 FAX: 510/848-4315 1625 Shattuck Avenue 3rd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94709 E-Mail: Website: REP: Sarah Sutton, Principal; Melissa Erikson, Senior Associate; Sheila Cedervall, Senior Associate SERVICE: Landscape architecture, park, trails, open space planning, community facilitation, environmental planning for healthy, sustainable communities. Play Foundations Inc. (San Diego) PH: 760/721-2993 FAX: 760/721-3837 1338 N Melrose Drive, Suite K, Vista, CA 92083-2923 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jack Cox, President/CEO SERVICE: Certified installer of leading playground, recreational equipment and surfacing manufacturers. Quality maintenance services for existing playgrounds. PlayCore (Hamilton) PH: 423/425-3168 FAX: 423/425-3124 401 Chestnut Street Suite 410, Chattanooga, TN 37402 E-Mail: Website: REP: Anne-Marie Spencer, VP Marketing; Bob Farnsworth, CEO; Lisa Moore, VP Strategic Services SERVICE: PlayCore helps build stronger communities by advancing play through research, education, partnerships, and products. Playcraft Direct, Inc. (Josephine) PH: 888/571-7640 FAX: 541/244-2196 123 N. Valley Dr., Grants Pass, OR 97526 E-Mail: Website: REP: Kurt Krauss, CEO; Toney Lewis, Sales Manager SERVICE: Seller of playground equipment (commercial type).

Playground Inspection, LLC (Los Angeles) PH: 888/293-7889 FAX: 818/578-3408 P.O. BOX 16654, Encino, CA 91416-6654 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jim Stein SERVICE: Independent inspector, surface impact testing with Triax, early childhood certified, playground inspections, compliance certificates, insured. Playgrounds by Design, Inc. (Alameda) PH: 925/426-6705 FAX: 925/426-6735 1811 Santa Rita Road, Ste. 103, Pleasanton, CA 94566 E-Mail: REP: Jim Bruno, President; Susan Lee, Sales Associate SERVICE: Park Structures, playground safety, surfacing material, concrete products, site furnishings, bleachers, recycled plastic picnic tables and benches. Murdock Super Secur restrooms and drinking fountains.

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Playgrounds Unlimited (Santa Clara) PH: 408/244-9848 FAX: 408/244-9847 980 Memorex Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95050 E-Mail: mikea@playgroundsunlimited. net Website: REP: Michael Altieri, CEO; Joe Mendes, President SERVICE: Construction services; site preparation; play equipment; water play; shade shelter installation; Pour-inplace & synthetic turf safety surface. PlaySafe, LLC (Bernalillo) PH: 505/899-9532 PO Box 66056, Albuquerque, NM 87193-6056 E-Mail: Website: REP: Sam “Butch” DeFillippo SERVICE: Playground audits, maintenance training, strategic master plan development, feasibility studies, expert witnesses & recreation program development.




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Buyer’s Guide u Precision Concrete Cutting (San Mateo) PH: 650/867-8657 FAX: 650/240-3866 P.O. Box 8013, Foster City, CA 94404 E-Mail: Website: REP: Joseph Ortega, Manager; Joe Fouret, Owner SERVICE: PCC utilizes a unique 100% ADA complaint saw-cutting method to repair uplifted sidewalks to reduce liability. Public Restroom Company (Douglas) PH: 888/888-2060 FAX: 888/888-1448 2587 Business Parkway, Minden, NV 89423 E-Mail: Website: REP: Chuck Kaufman, President; Kathy Kaufman, Advertising Mgr.; Chad Kaufman, V.P. Sales; Marie Hunt, Sales Administration; Pat McBride, Sales; Katie Kaufman, Project Development Manager SERVICE: Public Restroom Company is a design build specialist for “odor free, vandal resistant, park restroom and concession buildings. Pure Play (San Diego) PH: 760/622-5277 FAX: 760/798-3938 502 Bougher Rd., San Marcos, CA 92069 E-Mail: Website: REP: Tom Hoover, Owner; Michael Alvarez, Lead Design/Rendering Technician SERVICE: Commercial playground equipment, shade structures, site furnishings, and safety surfacing. QUAD KNOPF (Fresno) PH: 559/733-0440 FAX: 559/435-2905 6051 N. Fresno St., Fresno, CA 93705 E-Mail: Website: REP: Michael Ratajski, Project Manager/ Senior Planner; Dan Garver, Landscape Architect SERVICE: Land planning, policy planning, landscape architecture, urban design, civil engineering, environmental planning, biology, surveying, construction management.


Quadriga Landscape Architecture & Planning (Sacramento) PH: 916/441-2129 1415 21st St., Suite A, Sacramento, CA 95811 E-Mail: Website: REP: Christine Talbot, Associate Principal; Russ Mallard, Landscape Architect SERVICE: Landscape architectural and planning services. Rain Bird Corporation (Riverside) PH: 951/500-1796 34259 Canyon rim Drive, Lake Elsinore, CA 92532 E-Mail: Website: REP: Dennis Mueller, Public Agency Account Manager; Kirt Courty, Public Agency Account Manager; Jim Dansley, Public Agency Account Manager SERVICE: Landscape irrigation products. Recreation Pros (Marin) PH: 415/990-5019 3 Marsh Road, Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920 E-Mail: Website: REP: Curt Jackson, Owner SERVICE: Providing summer camp and community recreation programming publications and downloads. Recreation Republic (San Diego) PH: 760/510-1886 FAX: 760/282-7082 802 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, # 107, San Marcos, CA 92069 E-Mail: Website: REP: Suzanne Anderson, President; Mark Anderson, V.P. S. CA Office: 7668 El Camino Real, Suite 104-287, Carlsbad, CA 92009 N. CA. Office: 151 Petaluma Blvd., Unit 212, Petaluma, CA 94952 888/843-6128 SERVICES: Playgrounds (Kompan), Aquatic climbing walls, Splashpads, waterslides, site furnishings, shelters, boulder/net climbers, surfacing, skate parks.

RecWest Outdoor Products, Inc. (Ventura) PH: 818/735-3838 FAX: 818/735-9612 31316 Via Colinas, #118, Westlake Village, CA 91362 E-Mail: Website: REP: Mike Bennett, President SERVICE: Representing Landscape Structures Inc. - park, playground and skate park equipment. Red Hawk Services (Riverside) PH: 951/657-6400 FAX: 951/657-6442 262 East 1st Street, Perris, CA 92570 E-Mail: REP: Luigi Delernia, Estimator/RME SERVICES: General contracting AB, C12, C8, D28, D12, & D34.

RJM Design Group, Inc. (Orange) PH: 949/493-2600 FAX: 949/493-2690 31591 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 E-Mail: Website: No. California Office: 601 University Ave. Suite 181, Sacramento, CA 95825 PH: 916/570-2050 FAX 916/570-2233 email: REP: Bob Mueting, Larry Ryan (Southern CA - Corporate Office) John Courtney (Northern CA Office) SERVICE: Park and Sports Facility Master Planning and Design; Park and Recreation Master Planning; Landscape Architecture; LEED Certified; Community Consensus Building.

RHA Landscape Architects - Planners, Inc. (Riverside) PH: 951/781-1930 FAX: 951/686-8091 6800 Indiana Avenue, Suite 245, Riverside, CA 92506 E-Mail: Website: REP: Randy Hlubik, President; Doug Grove, Principal SERVICE: Park & sports facility planning, LEED certified, water conservation design, community consensus building, park rehabilitation.

Robertson Industries, Inc. (Maricopa) PH: 800/858-0519 FAX: 602/340-0402 2414 W 12th, Ste 105, Tempe, AZ 85281 E-Mail: Website: Northern California 2442 Estand Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Southern California 16059 Foothill Blvd, Irwindale, CA 91706 REP: Richard Hawley, Corporate VP/GM SERVICE: Robertson Industries, Inc. sells, manufacturers and installs safety surfaces - TotTurf and TotTurf Synthetic Plus.

Richard Fisher Associates (Orange) PH: 714/245-9270 FAX: 714/245-9275 2001 East First St., Ste 160, Santa Ana, CA 92705 E-Mail: Website: REP: Richard Fisher, President SERVICE: Professional consulting services for parks & recreation facilities, master planning/design, construction management, landscape maintenance/water management.

RockCraft Designs PH: 866/786-1635 FAX: 204/774-6099 8-1865 Sargent Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3H OE4 E-Mail: Website: REP: Ken Crozier, President; Cathy Kleeman, Sales & Marketing SERVICE: ROCKCRAFT is the leading manufacturer of concrete park and playground climbing boulders. 10 models available. Ross Recreation Equipment Company, Inc. (Sonoma) PH: 707/538-3800 FAX: 707/538-3826 100 Brush Creek Road #206, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 E-Mail: Website: REP: Ewing Philbin, Jon Bawden, Casey Hilbert, Alex Hailey & Kris Routh - serving areas across Northern CA. SERVICE: 40 years of providing superior products and service with attention to quality, safety and design.


u Buyer’s Guide Royston, Hanamoto Alley & Abey (Marin) PH: 415/383-7900 FAX: 415/383-1433 225 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 E-Mail: Website: REP: Cordy Hill, Principal SERVICE: Landscape architecture, site planning, master planning, urban design, and recreation planning services locally, nationally and internationally. RRM Design Group (San Luis Obispo) PH: 805/543-1794 FAX: 805/543-4609 3765 South Higuera Street, Suite 102, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jeff Ferber, Principal SERVICE: RRM Design Group designs award-winning recreation areas by collaborating with people who use them. RWP Landscape Materials (Los Angeles) PH: 877/476-9797 FAX: 909/868-1162 1313 E Phillips Blvd, Pomona, CA 91766-5431 E-Mail: Website: REP: Hank Egigian, General Sales Manager; Patti Mashikian, Sales Associate; Chris Kiralla, President SERVICE: RWP FIBER FALL-Impact attenuating and ADA wheelchair accessible engineered wood fibers for playground safety surfacing. S & S Worldwide (New London) PH: 800/243-9232 FAX: 800/566-6678 P.O. Box 513, Colchester, CT 06415 E-Mail: Website: REP: Sandy Cervini, Bids & Contracts Manager; Brian Ennis, Sales Representative SERVICE: SpectrumTM and Gator Skin® sports equipment, Color Splash!® arts & craft, and early childhood educational supplies.

Safe Sitter, Inc. (Marion) PH: 317/596-5001 FAX: 317/596-5008 8604 Allisonville Rd., Suite 248, Indianapolis, IN 46250 E-Mail: Website: REP: Amanda Briggs, Director of Business Development, Jennifer Seward, Director of Marketing Communications, Barbara Stuckwisch, Executive Director SERVICE: Providing life skills, safety skills, and child care training to youth to build safer communities. Safeplay By Design, Inc. (Sacramento) PH: 916/647-0912 9666 Sheldon Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624-9437 E-Mail: Website: REP: David Spease, Landscape Architect SERVICE: Certified Playground Safety Inspections, inspection programs, safety training, ADA inspections and Landscape Architectural services.

San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School (Santa Clara) PH: 408/459-6402 1580 Berger Drive, San Jose, CA 95125 E-Mail: REP: Dorsey Moore, Executive Director Sator Sports, Inc. (Los Angeles) PH: 310/464-8171 FAX: 310/464-8175 1455 W. 139th St., Gardena, CA 90249 E-Mail: Website: REP: Milton Cursage, CEO; Tabatha Villa, Sales Manager SERVICE: Retail soccer equipment company (web/catalog).

Schmidt Design Group, Inc. (San Diego) PH: 619/236-1462 FAX: 619/236-8792 1111 Sixth Avenue, Suite 500, San Diego, CA 92101 E-Mail: Website: REP: Glen Schmidt, President; Jeff Justus, Senior Associate SERVICE: Landscape architecture, park planning, and design that balances artistic expression with environmental sensitivity. SCI Consulting Group (Solano) PH: 707/430-4300 FAX: 707/430-4319 4745 Mangels Blvd., Fairfield, CA 94534 E-Mail: Website: REP: Gerard Van Steyn, President; John Bliss, Senior Engineer; Blair E. Aas, Senior Planning Consultant SERVICE: New revenue feasibility studies, ballot measures, assessment district formations and administration.

Safety Play, Inc. (Los Angeles) PH: 888/878-0244 FAX: 888/878-0244 7095 Hollywood Blvd #1308, Los Angeles, CA 90028 E-Mail: Website: 7095 Hollywood Blvd. #1308, Los Angeles, CA 90028 REP: Scott Burton SERVICE: Playground audits, inspection tool kits, expert witness, safety manuals, safety classes, planning/design services, safety signs/labels. San Francisco Giants (San Francisco) PH: 415/972-1603 FAX: 415/972-1852 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107 E-Mail: Website: REP: Alexis Lustbader, Director of Guest Services & Tours; Randy Gomez, Director of Maintenance SERVICE: Home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team, as well as ballpark tours and public or private events.



Buyer’s Guide u Shaw Sports Turf (Gordon) PH: 706/625-7906 FAX: 770/795-1159 185 S. Industrial Blvd, Calhoun, GA 30701 E-Mail: Website: REP: Cassie Colhran, Brand Manager SERVICE: Synthetic Turf field manufacturer and provider. Siegfried Engineering, Inc. (San Joaquin) PH: 209/943-2021 3244 Brookside Rd., Suite 100, Stockton, CA 95219 E-Mail: Website: REP: Paul Schneider, Vice President, P.E. SERVICE: Design and engineering firm specializing in civil and structural engineering, landscape architecture, surveying, and planning. SMG Equipment, LLC (King) PH: 253/350-8803 2002 West Valley Hwy N. Suite 200, Auburn, WA 98001 E-Mail: Website: REP: Kevin Dorney, Owner/Member SERVICE: World’s leading manufacturer of tools & equipment for installation and maintenance of synthetic turf and track. Sof Surfaces Inc. PH: 800/263-2363 x224 FAX: 519/882-2697 4393 Discovery Line, P.O. Box 239, Petrolia, ON N0N 1R0 E-Mail: Website: REP: Brennan Prins, President; Margie Thomas, Sales Associate SERVICE: SofTILE’s patented KrosLOCK edge and 5 year drop height performance guarantee make SofTILE is the logical choice for playground surfacing. Sof’ Solutions Inc. (Salt Lake) PH: 801/523-2452 FAX: 801/501-0762 P.O. Box 667, Draper, UT 84065 E-Mail: Website: REP: Elouise Bird SERVICE: Sof ‘ Solutions is your solution for recreational surfacing. Wet or dry, indoor or out, you’re covered.


Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation (Los Angeles) PH: 626/448-0853 x16 FAX: 626/4485219 P.O. Box 3605823 Lexington Gallantin Road, South El Monte, CA 91733 E-Mail: Website: REP: Tim Ittner, Executive Director SERVICE: Professional training, education and networking; insurance services; sport rules, training and competition for youth and adults. Splash Kingdom Waterpark & Big Air Trampoline Park (San Bernardino) PH: 909/335-7275 x222 1101 California St., Redlands, CA 92374 E-Mail: Website: REP: Lianne Leiss, Director of Sales Spohn Ranch, Inc. Custom Skate Parks (Los Angeles) PH: 626/330-5803 FAX: 626/330-5503 6824 S. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90230 E-Mail: Website: REP: Aaron Spohn, Kirsten Bradford SERVICE: Skate park design, construction, operation and insurance. The leader in responsible skatelite, concrete and hybrid parks. SportaFence Marketing Enterprises, LLC (Sacramento) PH: 916/715-6287 P.O. Box 340994, Sacramento, CA 95834 E-Mail: Website: REP: Dan Gentry, President; Joan Drayton, CEO/CFO; Alan Mitchell, Sales Agent SERVICE: Professional grade portable fencing 6’ x 10’ with 8-gauge coated wire and retractable wheels. Sports Turf Solutions (Monterey) PH: 831/484-2138 FAX: 831/484-2139 29001 Falcon Ridge Road, Salinas, CA 93908 E-Mail: Website: REP: Parker Wood SERVICE: Athletic field safety testing - specializing in G-max testing of synthetic and natural turf sports fields.

SSA Landscape Architects, Inc. (Santa Cruz) PH: 831/459-0455 FAX: 831/459-0484 303 Potrero Street, 40-C, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 E-Mail: Website: REP: Steven Sutherland, Principal SERVICE: Award winning parks & recreation master planning, community workshops/consensus building, construction documentation/administration. Stantec Architecture Inc. (Sacramento) PH: 916/569-2500 FAX: 916/921-9274 1201 J Street, Studio 100, Sacramento, CA 95814 E-Mail: Website: REP: Todd W. Rhoads, ASLA, Vice President; Paul A. Marcillac, Principal Landscape Architect SERVICE: Parks and recreation planning and design including master planning, facilitation, sports field design and documentation. Stone Soul (Los Angeles) PH: 310/968-5019 5312 Bellingham Ave #1, Valley Village, CA 91607 E-Mail: REP: Matt Grey SERVICE: Provide quality entertainment. StructureCast (Kern) PH: 661/833-4490 FAX: 661/280-5626 2800 22nd Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301 E-Mail: Website: REP: Larry Turpin, Sales Manager SERVICE: Precast-pre engineered restroom & concession buildings. SyberTech Waste Reduction Ltd. PH: 888/888-7975 FAX: 314/289-2192 13698 Coldicutt Avenue, White Rock, B.C. V4B 3A9 E-Mail: Website: REP: Rob Mitchell, President; Shawn Martin SERVICE: Our in-ground trash system, self-watering planters and other products greatly save operational costs.

Terracare Associates (Sacramento) PH: 916/714-3999 9722 Kent Street, Elk Grove, CA 95624 E-Mail: Website: www. REP: Ty Wilson, Vice President SERVICES: Leaders in outdoor maintenance - public works public landscape, traffic control, irrigation management, and aquatic management. Terracon (Contra Costa) PH: 925/609-7224 FAX: 925/609-6324 5075 Commercial Circle, Suite E, Concord, CA 94520 E-Mail: Website: REP: Noah Smith, Principal Engineer; Patricia Soto, Aquatic Designer, Project Manager; Watt Lei, Staff Engineer SERVICE: Aquatic design and swimming pool engineering, geotechnical engineering, materials testing and inspections, environmental engineering. TMT Enterprises, Inc. (Santa Clara) PH: 408/432-9040 FAX: 408/432-9429 1996 Oakland Road, San Jose, CA 95131 E-Mail: Website: REP: Matt Moore, Operations Manager; Eric Buckelew, Sales Manager SERVICE: Bulk material supplier: Baseball surfaces, playground materials, top dress sand, topsoil, soil mixes, decomposed granite, organics. Tri Active America (San Luis Obispo) PH: 800/587-4228 FAX: 805/595-1042 178 S. 4th Street, Suite 101, Grover Beach, CA 93433 E-Mail: Website: REP: Chris Litvinchuk, Co-Director of Sales SERVICE: Outdoor exercise equipment for parks, community centers, active aging communities, schools and other organizations.


u Buyer’s Guide Trueline (Riverside) PH: 951/817-0777 FAX: 951/817-0770 1651 Market St., Ste B, Corona, CA 92880 E-Mail: Website: REP: Ed Kruse, Owner SERVICE: Resurfacing of tennis courts, basketball courts, game courts, playgrounds, striping, installation of equipment and refurbishment. Turf Star, Inc. (Alameda) PH: 800/585-8001 FAX: 510/785-3576 2438 Radley Court, Hayward, CA 94545 E-Mail: Website: REP: Chuck Talley, Sales Manager, 800/585-8001 x7928, FAX 800/2411997 SERVICE: Commercial mowing equipment & irrigation. Verde Design, Inc. (Santa Clara) PH: 408/985-7200 FAX: 408/985-7260 2455 the Alameda, Suite 200, Santa Clara, CA 95050 E-Mail: Website: REP: Derek McKee, Principal; Corbin Schneider, Sr. Project Manager SERVICE: Multi-disciplinary office of landscape architects and civil engineers with a focus on community projects. Vortex Aquatic Structures Int’l (Riverside) PH: 514/694-3868 FAX: 514/335-5413 9106 Pulsar Ct, Ste C, Corona, CA 92883-4632 E-Mail: Website: REP: Kevin Spence, General Manager SERVICE: Vortex designs and manufacturers Aquatic Playground Solutions: Splashpad®, Elevation™ multilevel interactive structures, Poolplay™ and Spray point™.

Water Technology, Inc. (Dodge) PH: 920/887-7375 FAX: 920/887-7999 100 Park Ave., Beaver Dam, WI 53916 E-Mail: Website: REP: Stephen Crocker, Principal, PH: (920) 887-7375, FAX (920) 887-7999, SERVICE: Aquatic planners, designers and engineers. Portfolio includes waterparks, resort/hotel pools, aquatic centers, YMCAs and competition pools. Waterline Technologies (Orange) PH: 714/564-9100 FAX: 714/564-9700 620 North Santiago Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701 E-Mail: Website: REP: Harry Watters, Branch Manager, Sarah Ortiz, Territory Sales Manager, Chaz Haltom, Territory Sales Manager SERVICE: Wholesale dist. for swimming pool & water treatment. Waterplay Solutions Corp. PH: 250/712-3393 FAX: 250/861-4814 1451 B. Ellis Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2A3 E-Mail: Website: REP: Mike Wright, Director of Sales SERVICE: Waterplay is a world-wide provider of aquatic play features, slide activity centers, urban water features and water management systems. Wausau Tile (San Bernardino) PH: 909/628-4296 FAX: 909/628-4297 13315 Netzley Place, Chino, CA 91710 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jeff Wren, Area Representative; Ginger Wells, Sales Representative SERVICE: Pre-cast concrete and metal site furnishings, precast concrete ground and roof pavers, precast terrazzo.

Water Odyssey By Fountain People, Inc. (Hays) PH: 512/392-1155 FAX: 512/392-1154 P.O. Box 807, 4600 Hwy. 123, San Marcos, TX 78667-0807 E-Mail: Website: REP: Bill Hachmeister, AFO, National Sales Manager SERVICE: Leading manufacturer of aquatic playground and fountain equipment.


West Coast Arborists, Inc. (Orange) PH: 714/991-1900 FAX: 714/956-3745 2200 E. Via Burton Street, Anaheim, CA 92806 E-Mail: Website: REP: Victor Gonzalez, Director of Marketing; Patrick Mahoney, President; Andy Trotter, Vice President-Field Operations SERVICE: WCA provides public agencies, school districts, and colleges with urban forestry management and maintenance services. West Coast Turf (Riverside) PH: 760/340-7300 P.O. Box 4563, Palm Desert, CA 92261 E-Mail: Website: REP: Danielle Scardino, Director of Marketing; John Marman, Sales Manager; Greg Dunn, Sales Manager SERVICE: Growers and installers of premium quality sod and stolons, and organic fertilizers. Whitewater West Industries Ltd PH: 604/273-1068 FAX: 604/273-4518 6700 McMillan Way, Richmond, BC V6W 1J7 E-Mail: whitewater@whitewaterwest. com Website: REP: Steve Brinkel, Vice President and General Manager of Parks & Recreation SERVICE: WhiteWater is the global leader in waterpark design, engineering, manufacturing and installation.

WLC Architects, Inc. (San Bernardino) PH: 909/987-0909 FAX: 909/980-9980 8163 Rochester Ave, Ste 100, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 E-Mail: Website: REP: George Wiens SERVICE: WLC Architects provides sustainable architectural/planning services for recreational projects, including community/senior centers, gymnasiums & theaters. Zasueta Contracting, Inc. (San Diego) PH: 619/589-0609 FAX: 619/697-6031 P. O. Box 866, Spring Valley, CA 91976 E-Mail: Website: REP: Andrew Zasueta, President SERVICE: Playground equipment installation. ZGolf Food & Beverage Services, LLC DBA Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center (Riverside) PH: 951/491-8110 FAX: 951/308-1900 43385 Business Park Drive #220, Temecula, CA 92590 E-Mail: Website: REP: Kevin Lyons, Director of Business Development/Operations, John Zaruka, Founder/CEO; Bill Zaruka, President SERVICE: Professional food and beverage management with a focus on weddings and banquets.

Who Built Creative Builders Inc. (Sonoma) PH: 707/763-6210 FAX: 707/658-2513 P.O. Box 5207, Petaluma, CA 94955 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jana Gebhardt, Owner SERVICE: Installation of play equipment and athletic equipment.


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Cal Poly Professor Elected Fellow in Academy of Leisure Sciences Bill Hendricks, professor and head of Cal Poly’s Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration Department, was recently elected and inducted as a fellow in the Academy of Leisure Sciences at the National Recreation and Park Association Conference in Las Vegas. The Academy of Leisure Sciences recognizes fellows as outstanding scholars for their contributions to the intellectual advancement of the field. Hendricks is one of four individuals elected from 14 nominees from throughout North America. “What sets Dr. Hendricks apart, and what makes him so deserving of 58

this honor, is that he has done great justice to a professor’s responsibility while serving primarily as an academic administrator,” said Dan Dustin, a University of Utah professor who nominated Hendricks. “He has made time in the midst of his administrative duties to mentor students, attend to scholarship, fund that scholarship, recruit and build strong faculty, and position his academic department as one of California’s best. He is a wonderful ambassador for the work we do at the local, regional and national levels.” Election as a fellow requires a two-thirds majority vote of active fellows in the Academy of Leisure Sciences. Nominees must be engaged in the leisure sciences professions for more than 10 years. They also must have contributed to the profession’s body of scholarly literature, be involved in professional organizations, and have demonstrated outstanding performance as a teacher, leader, administrator, practitioner or researcher.

CPRS Maintenance Management School, slated for November in Lake Arrowhead. My attendance last year opened my eyes to the great drive and dedication our parks people have and the complexity of managing resources to accomplish the mission. This is the 30th year it has been offered to our membership! MMS Regents Chair Adrian Escamilla from Ontario and his fellow Regents have prepared a first rate and intensive curriculum that tests the knowledge and creativity of each attendee, set to high standards of which we can all be proud! My experience these last three years on the state board has really been a gas, very fulfilling, and I recommend it to everyone! I want to thank those candidates who have agreed to run for CPRS state board in the January election. They are a great group of dedicated professionals intent on providing you with the best member experience and value possible. Please consider running for your local District and Section board of directors seats available for this next year. We need leaders, and it’s a great opportunity for you to meet and work with quality, fun people and learn a lot about your profession. Well, at the last CPRS Conference, two of us were able to stand up when asked “Will the real Tim Barry please stand up!?” Your discovery of who you really are should include exploring your leadership and professional potential with further CPRS involvement. We’re looking for leaders to continue to move our profession forward and position us for success. Do you have what it takes? Give it a shot and find out!



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California Parks & Recreation magazine, Fall 2015, Vol. 71, No. 4  

Official magazine California Park & Recreation Society.

California Parks & Recreation magazine, Fall 2015, Vol. 71, No. 4  

Official magazine California Park & Recreation Society.