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2017 CPRS CONFERENCE & EXPO RECAP .............................................8 We look back at the successful CPRS Conference & Expo in Sacramento February 28-March 3, 2017.

ANOTHER CALIFORNIA CITY LEADS THE NATION...............................48 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 ( ©2017, California Park & Recreation Society, Inc.

The City of South Pasadena is the first city in the nation to be designated an AGZA Green Zone. Learn how they accomplished the feat.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN PARKS & RECREATION IS AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE?.................................................................54 Just what is an essential community service? How do we tell our story to show that parks and recreation is an essential service.


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CPRS Outlook for 2017 and beyond by James Wheeler • CPRS President


he strength of our Society is founded in the commitment of our members and our staff. For the past 30 years, I have tried to be a good member by offering to help the society whenever and however possible. I believe that it is important in life to give back to those things that help make us who we are. Without CPRS I would not have the network, knowledge and perspective I have on the profession and the essential work we do. I am truly grateful for the opportunity the membership has entrusted me with and it is a great honor to lead CPRS. I am humbled by the trust and support I have received from my peers. As I lead our organization into the next year I would like to share with you the elements of the work plan adopted at our most recent Board of Directors meeting. As a Society, we will work to support and strengthen our legislative committee so they can be effective in making sure we are heard by our elected officials. We will also work hard to make sure that our members have the knowledge and support they need to be great advocates for our profession and the communities we serve. The best way to achieve this will be to make sure that our Political Action Committee has the funds it needs to be effective in its lobbying efforts in Sacramento. This is not a short-term goal, for long-term effectiveness of these efforts we must also continue to work on the development of future leaders within the field of parks and recreation.

For the past two years, we have been working with our members and the professionals at MIG to develop an updated version of the Creating Community VIP Plan that was developed by Jane H. Adams, Karen McNamara and many other dedicated staff and members in 1999. This “VIP 2.0” has been designated the California Action Plan. We have been busy engaging CPRS leaders, members and others in developing this tool kit that will help make park and recreation professionals more effective in years to come. Along with this project we will be focusing on the young professionals within our society. It is time to recognize that the next generation of our profession is already at the table and that there is much we can learn from these amazing individuals. Because we want to focus on the young professional, it will be essential to continue the work we have begun with educators at universities and colleges across the state. If we truly want to engage the young professional, then we must make our students understand the benefit of belonging to CPRS and make sure they know that being involved will help their career and our profession. Finally, we will be focusing on making life better in our communities. Please be on the lookout for our call to action to get involved in our Inspiration Task Group. This presidential task group will be responsible for inspiring our members and our profession to further define and develop our role continued on page 78

James Wheeler is the 2017-18 CPRS President and Recreation Services Manager at the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department. 6

2017-2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Jim Wheeler San Francisco Recreation & Park Department 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 415/831-6833 • PRESIDENT-ELECT Henry Perezalonso Town of Danville 233 Front Street, Danville, CA 94526 925/314-3454 • VICE PRESIDENT Lydie Gutfeld City of Mission Viejo 200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 949/470-3004 • SECRETARY-TREASURER Stephanie House West Side Recreation & Park District 500 Cascade Place, Taft, CA 93268 661/763-4246 • REGION 1 REPRESENTATIVE (Dist 1, 2, 3) Cindy Bagley City of Rohnert Park 5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 707/588-3452 • REGION 2 REPRESENTATIVE (Dist 4, 5, 6) Jennie Tucker City of Morgan Hill 17555 Peak Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA 95037 408/310-4277 • REGION 3 REPRESENTATIVE (Dist 7, 8, 15) Sarah Reid City of Reedley 100 N. East Avenue, Reedley, CA 93654 559/637-4203 • REGION 4 REPRESENTATIVE (Dist 11, 13, 14) Kyla Brown Riverside County Regional Park & Open Space District 4600 Crestmore Rd., Jurupa Valley, CA 92509 951/955-3956 • REGION 5 REPRESENTATIVE (Dist 9, 10, 12) Corey Lakin City of Los Alamitos 10911 Oak Street, Los Alamitos, CA 90720 562/430-1073 ext. 500 • COUNCIL OF SECTIONS REPRESENTATIVES (Administrators, Aquatics, Development & Operations and Recreation Therapy) Tom Hellmann Cosumnes Community Services District 9014 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove, CA 95758 916/405-5631 • (Aging, Educators and Recreation) Helen Hernandez City of Baldwin Park 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park, CA 91706 626/214-1601 x360 • Please contact any Board Member with questions or comments


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e take this moment to reflect back on the many fun and exciting moments that happened at the CPRS Conference & Expo and say thank you to the many volunteers, sponsors and speakers that help create such an amazing conference. Nearly 100 educational sessions were flanked by an opening session featuring Chris Bashinelli and a closing session with four department administrators moderated like a town hall by Jessica Pettitt at the 69th Annual CPRS Conference & Expo. The education

program offered top-notch sessions for all attendees. The Expo Hall offered over 200 exhibitors who shared tips and the latest trends in the park and recreation profession. Conference attendees also had ample time during lunches and between sessions to meet and network with their peers. The conference concluded with an Awards Reception & Banquet where park and recreation agencies and professionals were recognized for their achievements in 2016.

below: The CPRS Administrators Section Annual Breakfast featured a panel of speakers who spoke on the topic of non-profit and private sector partnerships. Attendance at the annual breakfast was the largest it has been in years.


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left: Cosumnes Community Services District showing its support at the Capitol Rally. below and right: Capitol Rally attendees hear from state legislators on the importance of parks and recreation in their communities.



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he California Park & Recreation Society’s annual awards program recognizes the outstanding achievements by agencies in the areas of creating community through programming, park planning, facility design and marketing & communications. This year’s award winners were selected as having best exemplified the CREAM principles of Challenge, Resourcefulness, Execution, Accomplishments and Mission representing our finest professional achievements from this past year. Our Creating Community Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding initiatives by agencies that embrace the core values and mission of the profession and move their agency towards a stronger position or role in the community. Each program has been offered for a minimum of three years. The recipients of the 2016 Creating Community awards are:

Aging Well City of West Sacramento Park & Recreation Department for Generation Bridge: An Intergenerational Volunteer Program

volunteers teach classes based on their hobbies and interests). This creative program is driven by their volunteer base and programs are delivered solely by volunteers in their afterschool, early learning and summer programs. Benefits include social interaction for their Active Aging community and connection and expanded learning services for the community’s youth.

Arts and Culture Services City of Riverside Park & Recreation Department for Riverside Arts Academy

The City of Riverside recognized a need of visual and performing arts programs and opened the doors to the Riverside School of the Arts, which would later be renamed to the Riverside Arts Academy. The mission of the Academy is to provide instruction in a broad-based curriculum that focuses on improving the quality of life through dance, music, and visual arts, at a low-cost. The program teaches discipline, improves self-esteem, inspires

creativity, and helps young people reach goals. This innovative program offers performing and visual art classes for youth at four different community centers located in areas with underserved youth.

Community Health and Wellness City of Fontana Community Services Department for Let’s Move on the Trail

The City of Fontana’s Let’s Move on the Trail is free multi-departmental event that aims to educate and empower the community to make the city the ideal place to live, work and play. This year’s event provided information and resources that allowed residents to evaluate health beyond better nutrition and physical activity. The Let’s Move on the Trail event taught residents how other factors such as public safety, built environment, community design and recreational activities can have a positive and long lasting impact on their overall health.

The City of West Sacramento’s Generation Bridge Program is an intergenerational volunteer program in which seniors ages 50-and-over volunteer with the Youth of the Community offering a variety of programs including Health and Nutrition classes as well as Wisdom Workshops (in which the



CPRS Conference & Expo Environmental Stewardship Sonoma County Regional Parks for Acorns to Oaks Elementary Field Trip Program

Acorns to Oaks is a school field trip program by Sonoma County Regional Parks which engages students with the culture of local Native communities. During a hike led by interns, students explore Miwok kotchas and learn ethnobotany. Hands-on activities include bead-making, basket-weaving, and acorn-grinding. Students learn about stewardship, natural/cultural resources, and healthy recreational choices. Activities exceed the California State Standards. Field trips provide the opportunity for learning in context, showcasing the value of parks. By experiencing healthy recreation and learning to protect natural resources, students will become life-long park users and advocates. An estimated 3,000 students will attend in 2016-2017.

Neighborhood/Community Building City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine for Be S.A.F.E. Program (Summer Activities in a Friendly Environment)

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program is reducing crime in neighborhoods by extending supervision hours at designated parks during the evening in the summer and employing neighborhood youth. BE SAFE offers recreation programs including arts and crafts, outdoor games, sports, science activities, dance programs, classes in fitness, cooking, gardening and flower arranging; and computer labs that appeal to youth and families. By keeping selected parks activated in the evening hours, families have positive and safe activities to enjoy together and social connections in the neighborhood grow stronger.

Park and Facility Maintenence City of South Pasadena for South Pasadena is First in Nation to be Certified a AGZA Green Zone City

The City of South Pasadena celebrates the City’s certification as an “AGZA Green Zone® City.” Certified by the American Green Zone Alliance, the City is the first in the nation to convert all of its park and median maintenance to 100% zero emissions and gas-free equipment. Residents and visitors will reap the benefits of not having to breathe all of the pollutants spewing from gas-powered lawn equipment. Only battery-electric lawn equipment and hand tools are used for maintenance of municipal parks and parkways.

Serving the Underserved East Bay Regional Park District for Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP)

The Community Outreach Outdoor Program (CO-OP), a collaboration between the East Bay Regional Park District and local non-profits, and supported by the Regional Parks Foundation, breaks down barriers to outdoor recreation by engaging, educating, equipping, and empowering community partners to lead their own camping and day trips to their Regional Parks. Over the course of the 3-year partnership, they work closely with community leaders to train, co-plan, co-lead, and gradually shift leadership to them. Through this innovative program, they’ve been able to help their partners build their camping and planning skills and confidence, and now they plan and lead their own trips, borrowing camping gear.

Youth Development San Francisco Recreation & Park Department for Mayor’s Teen Outdoor Experience

The Mayor’s Teen Outdoor Experience allows youth from within the probation system the opportunity to attend a four-day outdoor trip to the City’s Camp Mather located adjacent to beautiful Yosemite. Six city departments including: recreation, probation and police and many communitybased organizations come together to provide life education, outdoor experiences and ultimately jobs to the over 200 youth that have graduated from the program over the past 6 years. Hiking, paddling, riding, high ropes, mountain bikes, archery and a trip to Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, to see where their city water comes from, all highlight this great outdoor adventure.

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Neighborhood, Class 1 David Evans and Associates for Memory Lane Park in the City of Santa Ana

Memory Lane Park is approximately a half-acre site located next to the Santa Ana River Bike Trail designed with native landscaping and river rock bio-swale basin to mimic the river. The park was designed to provide recreational opportunities to the area residents, general public, and bike and equestrian riders along the Santa Ana River. It includes a bike/equestrian rest stop with hitching posts and watering units for the horses, bike racks and fixit equipment for the bicyclists, picnic tables, benches, and trash receptacles. Also included is a shade structure, play equipment, exercise equipment, passive area, and decomposed granite walkways.  

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Centered in a new redevelopment area of San Francisco, Mission Bay Kids’ Park responds to the lack of playground space for approximately 800 children in a dense residential neighborhood. The core of the playground is a nature exploration zone with opportunities to discover, climb, roll down a hill, and follow a rock stream. Whimsical willow huts, willow arches and walls create a fanciful center maze. The programmed equipment and unprogrammed pieces allow self-directive play and recreation that facilitates social connections and lifelong learning.


Community, Class 1 Cunningham Engineering Corporation for Dunnell Nature Park and Education Center in the City of Fairfield

Dunnell Park is a milestone for our region. What was once an overgrown and inaccessible parcel, is now an active, sought-out destination for families, senior citizens, at-risk youth, nature lovers, hikers, gardeners, neighbors, and event attendees to experience nature. Solano County residents and visitors alike now have a convenient place to access nature, freely explore riparian habitats, as well as learn valuable conservation techniques which can be implemented in daily life. The community and local agencies played an active role in shepherding Dunnell’s design, which resulted in a space that truly embodies the goals of the Parks Make Life Better!® campaign.

Community, Class 2 City of San Mateo Parks & Recreation for Beresford Play Area Renovation

After eight years of planning, extensive community engagement design, and installation, Beresford Park in San Mateo opened to the public on July 23, 2016. Unique, one-of-a-kind architectural elements that make this play area so special are the three wooden towers that rise to varying heights within the playground. The towers evoke a rustic,

indigenous village and set the cultural theme for the play area. Boulders, seat walls, and the gently sloping landscape help the play environment sit naturally on the site. The one-of-a-kind play structures are surrounded by boulders and native landscaping to create a beautiful play environment.

Community, Class 3 David Volz Design Landscape Architects for Stanton Central Park in the City of Stanton

Stanton Central Park is Stanton’s largest recreational open space encompassing 11.5 acres, especially impressive in a municipality of only 3.2 square miles. This community park includes walking trails, a splash pad, a bandstand, ball fields, a skate park, a butterfly garden, picnic areas, playgrounds and a community center building. Numerous public design workshops garnered valuable community engagement for this “people’s park”- with over 2,000 citizens celebrated at the park’s opening day ceremony.

Regional, Class 2 City of Waterford for Tuolumne River Parkway

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City of Temecula Community Services Department for Eagle Soar Inclusive and Accessible Playground and Splash Pad

The City of Temecula embarked on a special project to design a playground and splash pad to meet the unique physical, sensory and mental needs of children and families with special needs. Temecula leaders envisioned a park that would give the community an outdoor play space that would unite children of all abilities while building a common ground and allow children to play at the highest level of their ability. The playground and splash pad were built to provide a safe, integrative, and inclusive environment where children with and without disabilities can play together with ease, access, and usability.

Excellence in Design

Our Excellence in Design Awards acknowledge both facility design and park planning. The Facility Design category recognizes excellence in design of completed aquatic, recreation and/or cultural facilities intended for public use. The 18

project may be either new construction or a rehabilitation project that demonstrates high standards of planning, design, community involvement, operation and maintenance, quality of aesthetics, usability, accessibility and versatility. This award further recognizes design and construction or significant rehabilitation of buildings, structures and facilities used primarily to support park and recreation purposes. The recipients of the 2016 Facility Design awards are:

Aquatic Facility, Class 2 Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District for Truckee Community Pool

The Truckee Community Pool is a 26,500 square foot indoor facility with two pools. An indoor ten lane 25-yard pool with diving board, basketball hoop and climbing rope. The pool is deep enough for water polo and has an electronic timing system for competitions. The warm water pool starts out at 2” deep with a maximum depth of 4’6”. It also includes splash features, current channel, two slides, basketball and volleyball, two 20-yard for lap swimming lanes. There are five roll-up doors that open to outdoor patios. Also included is a ool also includes party room, concession stand, life guard and first aid room and coordinator offices.

Community Center/Mixed Use, Class 1 City of Anaheim Community Services for Miraloma Park and Community Center

The City of Anaheim used multiple grant funding sources to build the Silver LEED-certified Miraloma Park

and Community Center in a high-poverty, high-density neighborhood that was completely lacking in recreation space. The project was designed with extensive input from the community. The result is a flexible-use space that meets the multiple recreation, exercise, social service, and education needs of a previously isolated neighborhood. The two-acre, triangle-shaped lot was deftly designed to include a playground, picnic space, jogging path, urban skate park, splash pad, and other amenities. Since its opening, 2,100 people have utilized the center for classes, programs, and services.

Community Center/Mixed Use, Class 2 City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation & Community Services Department for Donovan Community Center at Inspiration Park

The City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services (PARCS) Department’s Donovan Community Center at Inspiration Park is an award-winning facility designed with all-inclusive elements making it the most inclusive facility and park in Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley! The City of Fresno has significantly enhanced the provision of park and recreation services to an area of the community that previously had no access to parks. The facility brings together families from diverse backgrounds and abilities for physical activity, recreation, socializing, learning and promoting health.

Community Center/Mixed Use, Class 3 City of Huntington Beach for Huntington Beach Senior Center in Central Park

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Marketing & Communications

The Marketing & Communications category recognizes excellence in print, audio visual or electronic communications that (1) externally promote the agency’s public parks, facilities, recreation or leisure services programs and have successfully demonstrated an increased level of public awareness or (2) are used to enhance the agency’s internal communications to staff, policy makers, or current program participants. The recipients of the 2016 Marketing & Communications awards are:

Marketing Campaign, Class 2 City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department for Alga Norte Community Park Marketing Campaign

The innovative campaign for Alga Norte successfully raised public awareness of the park benefits and the programs and events being offered, and created a new perception about parks and recreation and conservation. The

plan was implemented in three phases: construction, grand opening and ongoing operations. By promoting key milestones and project updates, the community learned about the new park and a buzz was created. Updates were provided to the public through social media channels, the city website, eblasts and banners/signage on site. The Alga Norte Community Park Marketing Program led to successful construction, grand opening and park operations.

Marketing Campaign, Class 3 City of Sunnyvale Department of Library & Community Services for Sunnyvale Park and Recreation Month Marketing Campaign

This past July, the City of Sunnyvale embarked on a month-long marketing campaign to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month. Staff were looking for a fun, creative way to engage the community and showcase Sunnyvale’s award winning parks, recreation programs, health and wellness classes, and a variety of library and social services. As a result of the marketing campaign, the City of Sunnyvale saw an increase in participation and services as well as a significantly advanced awareness of its parks and recreation programs that were explicitly featured in the campaign.

Marketing Campaign, Class 4 Sacramento County Regional Parks for #LifeLooksGoodOnYou

After 11 swimmers drowned in the American and Sacramento Rivers while playing or swimming in the water in 2015, Sacramento County knew it was time to focus on recreationrelated drownings for the upcoming 2016 swimming season. The County implemented the “Life Looks Good on You” river safety campaign from MayOctober 2016 to encourage adults to wear life jackets and educate them about river safety. They also reiterated our “Kids Don’t Float” life-vest campaign. Thanks to a remarkably effective campaign and extensive outreach, there were ZERO recreation-related drownings in the rivers this summer.  

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City of Orinda for Orinda Summer Camps Guide - Choose Your Own Adventure

Orinda Parks and Recreation published an unprecedented stand-alone Summer Camps Guide which marketed the restructuring of Orinda Summer Camps in 2016. The theme of this Summer Camps Guide is “Choose Your Own Adventure.” This twentythree page, full color guide introduces camps in a weekly matrix format which allows parents to plan their children’s summer camps at a glance. Information is presented in an easy-to-follow layout that does not overwhelm the viewer with text. Orinda’s introduction of the Summer Camps Guide was essential to the success of summer camps resulting in a 142% increase in gross revenue from 2015 to 2016.

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identified all Pokéstops and Gyms located within Burbank parks and encouraged Pokémon Go players to “Play More” by exploring all the amenities, facilities, and programs/activities offered within their parks. The Players Guide was distributed to all City of Burbank Parks and Recreation facilities and Burbank libraries. It was also on Department web pages including arts & events, teen programs, recreation programs, and individual park facility pages. In addition, the brochure featured safe Pokémon Go training practices, park permit and reservation information, Go! Party Program information, and a Street Team (Marketing) teaser.

Digital Media: Video, Class 2 Chico Area Recreation and Park District for Chico Creek Nature Center Video Promotion

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Digital Media: Video, Class 4 County of San Diego Department of Parks & Recreation for Annie’s Canyon Trail Video

“Annie’s Canyon Virtual Hike” is the most popular, most accessed and most referenced video in San Diego County News Center History. This innovatively shot and produced virtual hike experience relays a story of dedication, education and a sensitive habitat’s rebirth. Since it went viral, San Elijo Lagoon and Ecological Reserve has experienced a surge in volunteers, donations and recreational trail users – not to mention a substantial decrease in crime and 911 calls. Public interest and responsibility has soared. Neighbor relations have improved, and the trail has morphed from a crime-ridden eyesore to a symbol of community and neighborhood pride.

Digital Media: Web/Social Media, Class 2 Chico Area Recreation and Park District for CARD Summer Camps Social Media Promotion

Chico locals are champions of recreation. There are so many activities; they have so many choices. This is perhaps most evident each summer when parents hunt for recreational camps and programs to give their children a quality place to spend their weekdays. During summer 2016, Chico Area

City of Rancho Cucamonga Victoria Gardens Cultural Center for Lewis Family Playhouse Mobile App

The Lewis Family Playhouse mobile application strives to be on the cutting edge of technology by meeting patrons where they are; online and engaging through apps on mobile devices. With the support of the City’s Department of Innovative Technology, the Lewis Family Playhouse was able to make advances towards developing an app that could engage patrons beyond ticket sales. Purchase tickets, post your favorite events on social media, engage with other theatregoers, the mobile application was created to serve as an additional marketing and sales tool promoting the arts, providing user friendly tools and an e-commerce resource for the community.

Digital Media: Web/Social Media, Class 4 Los Angeles County Department of Parks & Recreation for Los Angeles County Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment

The website for the Los Angeles County Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment (PRNA),, provided a clearinghouse for meeting information, data sharing and transparency about the PRNA process. Its easilynavigated pages presented information in multiple languages and a variety of formats for users of all technical abilities, allowing residents from across the


CPRS Conference & Expo County to learn about and participate in the PRNA. The site is now maintained as a valuable resource for all County residents.

The City of San Ramon is proud to recognize Dall Barley as our Champion of the Community. Dall is a longtime volunteer for the education program at Forest Home Farms Historic Park and the San Ramon Historic Foundation. Due to City budget reductions, Dall rose to the challenge and spearheaded the Foundation’s effort to run the site’s most popular event, turning it into a fundraising opportunity which generates thousands of dollars for Forest Home Farms. Dall is an outstanding volunteer and ambassador for Forest Home Farms. His creative problem-solving and philanthropic nature makes him a true Champion of the Community.

Champions of the Community

It is our honor to recognize this year’s Champions of the Community award recipients. This statewide award recognizes individuals or organizations who have contributed significant effort to influence and improve the quality of their community through parks and recreation. Additionally, the Champion of the Community award recognizes the contributions of those who volunteer and provide support and services in their community that furthers the mission and quality delivery of park and recreation services, programs and facilities in their community. Travie Westlund

Travie’s volunteer service with the City of Davis stems primarily from his time serving on the Recreation and Park Commission for the past six years. Travie first joined the Commission in October 2010 and is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Commission. One key area that Travie has demonstrated his ongoing advocacy for the Department is in co-leadership of the “Yes on Measure D” campaign which promoted the renewal of an ongoing parks maintenance tax in June 2012. This annual Park Maintenance Tax generates approximately $1.3 million to offset ongoing maintenance operations for aquatic facilities, parks and urban forestry programs. If the measure had failed significant reductions in services and facilities would have greatly impacted the residents. Emily Griswold

Emily first joined the City of Davis Recreation & Park Commission in October 2014 and is continuing to serve her term through June 2019. She is an ISA certified arborist, a distinguished author and presenter, and has numerous publications dating from 2006 to the present. She has presented 24

numerous project proposals to the Civic Arts and Open Space & Habitat Commissions, and serves as the Project Coordinator and Chair of the Steering Committee for the Davis’ Central Park Gardens. Her diverse experience with the City and the University of California, Davis has provided her with a unique ability to provide sustainable strategies for new park and greenbelt areas, keen insights and analysis for environmental impact reviews, and for long term planning. Joan Kindle

Joan Kindle, and her late husband, Alan Kindle are true community champions for the City of Carlsbad. They founded the Friends of Carrillo Ranch, Inc., and began raising thousands of dollars to provide every Carlsbad fourth grade student the opportunity to participate in the California History & Art education program completely free of charge. At the age of 86, Joan serves faithfully as historian on the Friends of Carrillo Ranch, Inc. Board of Directors. Without Joan’s tireless advocacy, passion, and countless contributions during the past 31 years, the Ranch wouldn’t be what it is today, a thriving passive park and a historical and educational resource.

Jack Williams

Jack Williams formed the Hampton Village Landscape Committee, a group of fourteen engaged community members charged with the task of re-engaging their neighbors’ interest in restoring and sustaining their community assets. The Hampton Village community in the Cosumnes Community Services District reconnected after years of division and worked together to reach a common goal. Facilitating these connections was not easy and required nearly 1,000 hours from the volunteer committee. Jack understands the value that parks and recreation bring to our lives, our homes and our neighborhoods. Jack Williams is a true champion of our community.

Dall Barley


CPRS Conference & Expo Betty Peabody

Community volunteerism has played a large role in the life of Betty Peabody. Volunteering almost daily for the City of San Diego in Balboa Park for more than four decades, she is a founder of Friends of Balboa Park, a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to preserve Balboa Park’s legacy for future generations through park-wide programs and projects that connect the community to the Park. Working closely with the City of San Diego’s Park and Recreation Department and funded by private donations, the organization has invested nearly $10 million dollars in Balboa Park since its founding in 1999.

Hangtown’s Gold Bug Park and Mine Committee

Placerville’s Gold Bug Park and Mine is unique among most city parks. It is a site of historic significance. The park’s ongoing improvements and immediate maintenance requirements often exceed the financial and time constraints of normal city operations. Hangtown’s Gold Bug Park Development Committee is a non-profit group that, for more than 35 years, has partnered with the city to make improvements and provide steady growth at Gold Bug Park. Without this Committee’s vision, participation and fundraising abilities, Gold Bug Park would never have been developed into the amazing historic destination it is today!

John Degenfelder

The County of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department is proud to recognize John Degenfelder as Champion of the Community to celebrate his efforts to make sure Parks Make Life Better!® for the citizens of San Diego County. Mr. Degenfelder has served the community for 30 years as a volunteer and a community group leader that includes everything from volunteer trail patrol to group leadership to establish trails and open space in the County of San Diego. Mr. Degenfelder has received many awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Trails and Greenway Foundation.

Colette Lee

The Riverside Arts Academy was in danger of its funding being eliminated from the Riverside budget. Collette Lee stepped in to ensure awareness was being spread about the program and getting the recognition it deserved. Collette rallied the Community Board and ensured City officials understood the importance of visual and performing art classes at a young age and the endless amount of benefits that children receive. With the amount of support, integrity and passion that she has shown, we can truly say the Riverside Arts Academy is in a much better place because of Collette Lee.

Outstanding Research

The Outstanding Research Award honors and recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to CPRS and the profession by engaging in all aspects of applied research. The nominee must demonstrate a record of dissemination of research over a period of at least five years that reaches professionals in the field via publications, technical reports, and/ or presentations at the district, state, or national levels. This statewide award recognizes the research contributions of those who advance the profession and who strengthen and support CPRS as a professional organization. CALIFORNIA PARKS & RECREATION • SPRING 2017

Dr. Keith Fulthorp, CSU Long Beach

Dr. Keith Fulthorp has demonstrated a sustained effort in developing and completing applied research projects that directly benefits the municipal parks and recreation profession, and more specifically the members of CPRS. He has served as both a reviewer for the CPRS Leisure Research Symposium (LRS), and as coordinator of the LRS expanding its focus to include more applied research topics. In addition to presenting research sessions at the LRS, he has presented evidencebased sessions at CPRS for the past 12 years, providing our members with practical skills that can be immediately implemented upon returning to work. Dr. Emilyn Sheffield, CSU Chico

For nearly three decades, Dr. Emilyn Sheffield has contributed applied research that has furthered the park and recreation profession in California. Her work has, in particular, had an impact on the management of public lands for agencies including the National Park Service, California State Parks, the Bureau of Land Management, Save the Redwoods, and the U.S. Forest Service. She is a leading expert in California and the Western United States for research projects that entail community outreach, scenic byways, visitor services, historic trails, and recreation research strategy. She has literally set the standard for universityagency research partnerships. 25

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Top Park & Recreation Students Receive Scholarships Each year, the California Foundation for Parks & Recreation awards scholarships to deserving students who are studying in the parks, recreation and tourism areas. Scholarships are awarded based on six overall criteria including: academic scholarship, professional affiliations, activity and need. At the 2017 CPRS Annual Conference, 10 scholarships totalling $13,500 were awarded to: Heather Vilhauer

Charles Kaufman Family Scholarship - $2,000

Marshall Gorham

Fred Brooks/CPRS Development & Operations Section Scholarship - $1,000 CAPRCBM Scholarship - $1,500

Marc Gutfeld

Jane Adams – Administrator Section Scholarship - $1,000

Jessica Bustos

Richard and Betty Teague Memorial and CAPRCBM Past Presidents Scholarship - $2,000

Angela Del Toro

Dr. Robert E. Meyers Jr. Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

Lydie Gutfeld

Barry Weiss Memorial Scholarship - $2,000

Joan Javier

Ann Arge Nathan Spirit Award Scholarship - $1,000

Iliana Noriega

Ann Arge Nathan Spirit Award Scholarship - $1,000

Kayla Nakamoto

Total Aquatic Management - $1,000



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CPRS Honors Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia as Legislator of the Year Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia was elected to the Assembly in 2014 and, as a former Mayor of Coachella, witnessed first-hand the transformative effects parks had on his community. Since his brief tenure in the Legislature, Mr. Garcia has been an unwavering champion of CPRS, introducing and working closely with our advocate on last year’s AB 2444, a $3.5 billion park bond that nearly made it to the Governor’s desk. Mr. Garcia viewed this modest set back as an opportunity, now as Chair of the Assembly Water, Parks & Wildlife Committee, he has reintroduced a bond measure in AB 18. Aside from his passion for parks, Mr. Garcia is viewed as a true rising star in his caucus having authored one of the two most significant climate bills on record last year. He has an active interest in enhancing the condition of the Salton Sea and is also working on legislation to create an Office of Outdoor Recreation.

Creat ing Award Winning P a r k s & R e c r e a t i o n a l Fa c i l i t i e s f o r o v e r 3 9 y e a r s

Mackay Park, City of Cypress, California At Last, the City of Cypress is developing a new State of the Art neighborhood park for the first time in 20+ years.....

Mackay Park will be developed on a 2.9-acre portion of the former Mackay Elementary School property. The remaining portion of the school site has been redeveloped and features a new residential community. The park design was derived through community meetings conducted by HAI with area residents, and meeting with City staff, Park Commission and City Council. The new park will feature both active and passive recreation, user-friendly activities and utilize sustainable materials and technology. All products and materials will be recyclable, irrigation system will be State of the Art conforming to the Landscape Ordinance (AB1881), native plantings in all non activity areas, lawn areas to be less than 30% of the project area for water conservation, solar lighting for the walkways and park lighting to reduce power consumption, stabilized DG walking paths and exercise station to promote heart healthy actives, universally accessible children play areas, half court basketball for active recreation, small restroom building, group and individual picnic facilities to promote family activities, public art area, small parking lot, and a aesthetically pleasing streambed (bio filtration system) that will capture all storm water run-off allowing water infiltration in to the subterranean surface of the park. Park construction will begin in January 2017 and completion is expected in the summer of 2017

2221 E . Win ston Road , Suite A, Anah e im CA 92509 P h one 714-776-4340 Fax 714-776-4395 www.h ailandarch . com RLA #1710 CALIFORNIA PARKS & RECREATION • SPRING 2017


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Hardworking Volunteers Contribute to Conference Success Conference Committee

Committee Leaders: Alexa Pritchard, City of Roseville, Attendee Experience Team; Patrick Larkin, Cordova Recreation & Park District, Program Team; Jill Nunes, City of Sacramento, Logistics Team; Stephanie House, West Side Recreation & Park District, Expo Team Committee: Jill Ritzman, El Dorado Hills Community Services; Julie Leber, Arcade Creek Recreation & Park District; Jackie Beecham, Lori Bauder, Annie Desalernos, Jarrod Patton, Erin Quinonez, Melissa Romero, Ciera Voss, Leilani Tupper, Carly Ruggiero, City of Sacramento; Lisa Litzinger, City of Lakewood; Sandra Montgomery, Ryan Cerezo, Stephanie Vollmer, Southgate Recreation & Park Department; Brianne Anderson, City of Westlake Village; Christine Mabry, City of Tracy; Kathy Barsoti, Kristi LaRoche, Jeff Nereson, Jon McElroy, Kate Rebello, City of Roseville


Exhibit Committee

Stephanie House, Exhibits Chair, West Side Recreation & Park District; Jim Bruno, Playgrounds by Design, Inc.; Justin Caron, Aquatic Design Group; Chuck Foley, HAI Hirsch & Associates, Inc.; Glen Wurster, All About Play; Joe Guarrera, Capitol Enterprises; Richard Hawley, Robertson Industries, Inc.; Charles Luecker, Lincoln Equipment, Inc.; Derek McKee, Verde Design, Inc.; Pete Stokes, Dave Bang Associates, Inc.; Kevin Sullivan, LPA, Inc.; Susan Wipf, Exhibits Manager

Program Committee

Patrick Larkin, CPRP, Cordova Recreation & Park District; Jill Nunes, CPRP, City of Sacramento; Kris Lofthus, City of Suisun; Sam Brinkhuis, Kaisa Miller, CPRP, City of West Sacramento; Chad Gunter, City of Folsom; Christine Helweg, City of Davis; Rjahja Canlas, Lainie Anderson,

Kate Rebello, Alexa Pritchard, CPRP, City of Roseville; Keri Schwab, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; John Glass, CTRS, Sacramento Childrens Home; Craig Bronzan, Regent, CPRS Maintenance Management School; Kim Burrowes, City of Emeryville; Krista Bain, City of Woodland; Beth Frazer, CPRP, City of Fairfield; Fred Bremerman, Kavita Takhar, Brian Morphis, Jeff Repetti, Josh Branco, Cosumnes CSD; Devin Daugherty, City of Bakersfield; Cindy Banville, Mission Oaks Recreation & Park District; Teri DeRosier, Fulton-El Camino Recreation & Park District; Debbie Hernandez, Hayward Area Recreation & Park District; Glen Wurster, All About Play; Derek McKee, Verde Design; Rosa Jackson, Jackson Therapeutic Recreation Consulting


CPRS Conference & Expo 2016-17 CPRS Board of Directors CPRS recognizes the outstanding work of volunteers who provide considerable time and effort in providing CPRS members with invaluable programs and services. Please join CPRS in thanking the following individuals for their work in 2016-17.

Kristi McClure-Huckaby President

James Wheeler President-Elect

Henry Perezalonso Vice-President

Become a member of the CPRS State Board of Directors. We want to hear from you. Contact Lydie Gutfeld, CPRS Vice President. (949) 470-3004

Tara Gee Secretary-Treasurer

Cindy Bagley Region 1 Representative

Traci Farris Region 2 Representative

Here’s your chance to help lead the association dedicated to advancing the profession of parks and recreation. Qualifications

r Current member of CPRS r Demonstrated commitment to CPRS and the park and recreation profession (5 years of full-time employment) r Background in committee and/or volunteer work (3 years experience) r Ability to represent unconflicted loyalty to the interests of the membership The Commitment

Sarah Reid Region 3 Representative

Tom Boecking Region 4 Representative

Corey Lakin Region 5 Representative

r Attend four board meetings a year r Maintain on-going communication and dialogue with members via personal conversations and by attending section, district and state events Available Positions for 2018-19: Vice President (three year term) – candidate(s) may be statewide Region 1 Representative (two year term) – representing Districts 1, 2, 3 Region 3 Representative (two year term) – representing Districts 7, 8, 15 Region 5 Representative (two year term) – representing Districts 9, 10, 12

Tom Hellmann Council of Section Representative

Lydie Gutfeld Council of Section Representative


Council of Sections Representative (two year term) – representing CPRS Sections


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2017 Expo Hall Was The Place To Find New Trends In The Parks & Recreation Industry


his year over 220 companies, 700+ exhibit personnel and nearly 2000 professionals came together for the Grand Opening of this two day conference Expo! Taking place Wednesday, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., the Expo provided an effecting networking platform where professionals forged valuable personal

contacts in an exclusive business atmosphere. Here they were able to discuss the latest developments and trends with experts in the park & recreation industry. Adding to the strong lineup of state, national and international companies participating in the Expo was the Best of the Best Awards Showcase. Over 15 cities, counties and special districts displayed their statewide

award winning programs and facilities. The Expo also included the Silent Auction, raising over $3500 in scholarship funds for the California Foundation for Park & Recreation Scholarship Fund and two networking luncheons. The Expo ended with a grand prize drawing valued at $2,000.

9 Square in the Air, Booth 230 877-672-3938 - Awesome NEW group game! Fast paced, fund and quick set up/tear down.

A-G Sod Farms Inc., Booth 200 951-687-7581 - Providing quality turfgrass and installation since 1969, with a focus on water-conservative varieties.

A Plus Tree, Inc., Booth 1115 707-644-1672 - Tree work and maintenance.

All Star Elite Sports, Booth 1108 310-951-0401 - Athletic uniforms for youth and adult sports programs.

ACTIVE Network, Booth 130 214-966-7409 - ACTIVE NET: Drive participation and gain data-driven insights with a secure, cloud-based recreation management solution.

American Association for Nude Recreation-Western Region, Booth 736 805-523-7830 - Promoting the use of public lands for nude use in appropriate and traditional places.

Aflex Technology, Booth 239 (64) (3) 546-6747 - Inflatable fun for commercial pools, open water and land, made in NZ since 1993!


American Ramp Company, Booth 423 417-206-6816 - Skate & Bike Park Design, Manufacture and Installation.


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CPRS Conference & Expo American Red Cross, Booth 102 510-301-9892 - Adult and pediatric first aid CPR, and lifeguarding certifications.

AstroTurf, Booth 115 706-277-8873 - AstroTurf - The Inventor and Leader of the Synthetic Turf Market.

American Solutions for Business, Booth 837 (714) 396-1803 - Trusted partner supplying print promotional products, and apparel to CPRS members through the

BCI Burke Company LLC, Booth 715 (920) 921-9220 - At Burke creating a playground means creating memories, a space for gathering, interaction and exercise.

Anchor Audio, Booth 227 (800) 262-4671 - Anchor Audio is the leading manufacturer of portable sound and PA systems. Made in the USA.

Berliner Seilfabrik, Booth 1008 (864) 627-1092 - State of the art play structures from the world’s leader in net climbing playground equipment.

Applied Landscape Materials, Booth 829 916-626-9603 - Commercial blower service that transports and installs natural and recycled wood chip materials.

Berry Bowling Systems, Booth 133 61-417-946 102 - Designers & builders of artificial lawn bowling greens.

Aqua Cents Water Management, Booth 109 559-453-0100 - Save 50% on outdoor water use for urban or municipal landscape. Aqua Source, Inc., Booth 414 209-745-6401 - Sell, install, repair and service commercial swimming pool equipment and chemical feed systems throughout California. Aquatic Design Group, Booth 319 760-438-8400 - Architecture and design for competition, recreation and leisure aquatic facilities. Arborjet, Booth 708 781-935-9070 - Revolutionary plant health solutions. Arch Pac Aquatics, Booth 610 760-734-1600 - Architecture & engineering for aquatics. ArcMate Mfg. Corp., Booth 122 888-637-1926 - Litter pick up tools, safety vests, gloves and other litter collection supplies.

Big Toys, Booth 209 (866) 814-8697 - One of the most environmentally friendly playground companies, with high recycled content and fun designs. Blue Rec, Booth 100 (630) 706-0144 - Cloud based recreation management software. Book King Software, Booth 425 (250) 384-8282 - Recreation management software. Affordable cloud technology that is easy to use. Bownet Sports, Booth 405 866-950-6387 - Portable sports nets, goals and training systems. Brock USA, Booth 229 920-707-7612 - Shock Pads and base systems for artificial turf fields. BSN Sports, Booth 714 972-406-3413 - Sports equipment & apparel. Ca Academy of Sciences, Booth 927 (415) 235-2160 - Tickets to our museum! Cal Poly Experience Industry Management, Booth 136 (805) 756-1288 - Cal Poly Experience Industry Management’s mission: Advance leadership and knowledge in recreation, parks and tourism. California Park & Recreation Society, Booth 623 916-665-2777 - Thirty Eight Hundred members strong, CPRS is the largest professional park & recreation organization in CA. We are dedicated to advancing California’s park & recreation profession through education, networking, advocacy and resources. • CPRS Aging Services Section • CPRS Aquatics Section • CPRS Development & Operations Section • CPRS Recreation Section • CPRS Recreation Therapy Section



CPRS Conference & Expo CPRS Best of the Best Awards Showcase, Booth 1023 2016 Best of the Best Award Showcase - Award winners throughout the state are available to discuss their award winning projects.

Cemrock, Booth 509 520-571-1999 - Our whimsical and durable interactive themed play sculptures make Cemrock playgrounds one of a kind.

California Special Districts Alliance, Booth 916 (877) 924-2732 - CSDA, CSDA Finance Corporation, SDRMA: Collaborative partnership providing advocacy, education, risk management and financing services.

CH Bull Co, Booth 833 650-837-8400 - High reach access for facility maintenance; lift, ladders, step stools.

California Sports Surfaces, Booth 427 978-623-9980 - Manufacturer of acrylic color and cushioned surfacing for athletic and recreational uses of all kinds. California State University East Bay, Booth 738 (510) 394-4033 - Hospitality Recreation and Tourism (HRT) California State University Long Beach, Booth 138 562-985-4071 - 4 year university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in Recreation and Recreation Therapy. California’s Great America, Booth 924 (408) 709-6258 - Theme park that provides exclusive rates for visits and events. Callander Associates, Booth 607 916-985-4366 - Landscape architecture. Capitol Equipment, Inc., Booth 314 626-357-3768 - Portable equipment shelters. Emergency survival kits.

Challenger Sports, Booth 504 800-878-2167 - Year round soccer camps/clinics, after school programs, preschool aged enrichment classes and British multi sports including cricket, rugby and rounders! Equipment suppliers for soccer, basketball, baseball & volleyball. CivicRec, Booth 1003 CivicRec is a cloud-based software solution offering easy management of local community recreating activities. Clear Comfort, Booth 123 (303) 872-4477 - Clear Comfort’s pool sanitation system reduces chlorine use and destroys Cryptosporidium for a better pool. Colorado Time Systems, Booth 307 970-667-1000 - Complete timing, scoring, and display solutions for Parks & Recreation facilities. Columbia Cascade Company, Booth 1022 503-223-1157 - Makers of TimberForm playground equipment and outdoor fitness systems, site furniture and bicycle security products.

CAPRCBM, Booth 134 916-799-5908 - Not for Profit - Educational information on Associations.

Commerce Printing, Booth 110 (916) 442-8100 - Full Service printing, specializing in Park & Rec guides. In-house design and mailing services. Full wide format signage.

Catalina Express, Booth 923 562-485-3300 - Catalina Express provides transportation to Catalina Island daily from Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point.

Communication Rental Service, Booth 609 (800) 774-6535 - We rent, sell and service Digital and Analog two-way radios plus accessories/repeaters nationwide. Community Pass, Booth 933 (201) 689-2323 x234 - A comprehensive and affordable registration, membership & facilities cloud-based solution for recreation departments. Community Works Design Group, Booth 411 951-369-0700 - Providing the most incredible park planning services in the world! Counsilman Hunsaker, Booth 530 (314) 894-1245 - Feasibility studies, master planning, design engineering, and operational services for aquatic centers. CSU Sacramento, Dept. of Rec., Parks & Tourism Admin., Booth 137 (916) 278-6752 - CA State University; B.S. and M.S. in Recreation Administration.



CPRS Conference & Expo Custom Canopies Inc., Booth 825 (818) 993-8448 - CCI manufactures and installs quality commercial fabric shade canopies, umbrellas and shade sails.

DTS - Diversified Technical Systems, Booth 930 562-493-0158 - ASTM/EN compliant HeadSAFE Impact Tester - designed specifically for recreation surface testing.

CXT Precast Concrete Buildings, Booth 537 916-662-4228 - Precast concrete restrooms, concession stands, utility buildings and showers, all ADA accessible.

Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting, Booth 116 315-579-2873 - LED lighting for sports fields

Dahlin Group Architecture Planning, Booth 219 925-251-7200 - Architecture and planning services. DASH Platform, Booth 522 (800) 881-6515 - DASH Platform is an uncomplicated all-in-one solution to manage sports and recreation organizations.

Ecofert, Booth 1100 714-931-9055 - Healthy, beautiful & cost effective landscapes using organic based amendments through our specialized fertigation systems. Environmental Specialty Products, Booth 1036 (951) 371-5792 - Commercial fencing - recycled plastic lumber.

Dave Bang Associates, Booth 723 800-669-2585 - Specialists in equipping parks, playgrounds, site furnishings, shade shelters & athletic facilities since 1979.

ePACT Network, Booth 128 (604) 210-5070 - ePACT is an online emergency network that safely and securely stores key health and emergency contact details.

David Volz Design, Booth 615 714-641-1300 - Professional landscape architectural design services.

Exeloo Public Restrooms, Booth 1028 (800) 676-5290 - Public restroom manufacturer specialized for parks, transportation stations, and city centers. Self-cleaning options available.

Dekra-Lite, Booth 237 (800) 436-3627 - Dekra-Lite, a leader in commercial decorating, brings fresh, innovative approach to holiday decor.

Fin Fun, Booth 1030 208-932-0116 - Mermaid Tails and Monofins for Swimming for Kids and Adults.

Delta Bluegrass Co, Booth 131 800-637-8873 - Traditional and native sod. Sod installation services, sport turf division.

FlexGround, Booth 932 (916) 474-5431 - Recreational safety surfacing: playgrounds, sport court surfacing, splash pads and pool decking.

Discount Playground Supply, Booth 701 (888) 760-2499 - Replacement parts and supplies for parks and playgrounds.

Fluidtrol Process Technologies, Inc., Booth 129 256-859-1609 - Manufacturer of highly engineered and expertly crafted aquatic basket strainers, reducers and float valves.

Doggie Walk Bags, Booth 120 (949) 200-1148 - Community and park doggie bag dispensers, trash cans and tie handle refill bags.

Fountain People/Water Odyssey, Booth 309 (512) 392-1155 - www.waterodyssey. com Leading designer and manufacturer of architectural and interactive fountain equipment and systems. Frank and Grossman Landscape Contractors, Inc., Booth 703 415-625-6522 - We are a commercial landscape maintenance and construction company. We also provide excellent janitorial services. Franklin Sports, Inc., Booth 702 781-573-2334 - Buy direct! Broad range of baseball, soccer, football, basketball, hockey, pickleball and outdoor games equipment. Freenotes Harmony Park, Booth 201 970-375-7825 - Outdoor musical instruments for parks, schools, senior facilities, any outdoor space, for all ages & abilities.



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CPRS Conference & Expo Fun Express, Booth 706 (800) 875-8494 - Crafts, art supplies, educational items, active play, camp and seasonal items at discounted prices.

Impact Canopies USA, Booth 800 (951) 674-1441 - Impact offers indoor and outdoor branding solutions as custom canopies, banners, flags, inflatables and more.

Gail Materials, Booth 918 951-667-6106 - Specialty mining/aggregate producer serving Southern California.

Innova Champion Discs, Booth 538 (909) 266-0124 - Leading manufacturer of disc golf discs, targets, and accessories.

GameTime, Booth 301 256-845-5610 - GameTime is a leading commercial playground equipment manufacturer. Gates + Associates, Booth 338 925-736-8176 - Gates + Associates is a landscape architecture firm, specializing in urban design, master planning and place-making. Grand Slam Safety LLC, Booth 817 (925) 997-6266 - Indoor/outdoor safety containment fencing for Baseball, Softball, Soccer & Lacross. Greenfields Outdoor Fitness, Booth 501, 601 (888) 315-9037 - Outdoor Fitness Equipment. Gro-Power, Inc., Booth 216 909-393-3744 - Natural based fertilizer and soil conditioners for parks and sports fields. HAI, Hirsch & Associates, Inc., Booth 315 714-776-4340 x19 - Landscape architectural and park planning. The HLA Group Landscape Architects & Planners, Booth 431 916-447-7400 - Landscape architectural design and consulting.

Innovative Playgrounds Co. LLC, Booth 718 562-693-5200 - Sales designs, and project management for BCI Burke playground equipment, safety surfacing, shade structures, and fitness/sport/site amenities. International Mulch Company, Booth 208 (314) 373-1163 - Recycled rubber mulch/bark. IZone Imaging, Booth 202 2526 Charter Oak Dr., Suite 100, Temple, TX 76502 Custom high pressure laminate graphics and signage. Key Log Rolling, Booth 827 763-544-0047 - The synthetic Key Log® brings safe, fun and challenging log rolling to any aquatic site. Kidz Love Soccer, Booth 324 888-277-9542 - Non-competitive instructional soccer classes and camps for children ages 2-12. Knorr Systems, Inc., Booth 408 714-754-4044 - Aquatic equipment and service company specializing in water treatment, filtration systems, high efficiency heating systems, pool covers and deck equipment.

Hunter Industries, Booth 437 916-899-9437 - Irrigation.

Knott’s Berry Farm, Booth 926 (714) 220-5119 - Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park offers celebration and educational programs targeted to different age levels.

Imagen Agency, Booth 317 626-593-9618 - We are promotional marketing agency that produces custom branded apparel, promotional products, and print.

KOMPAN Playgrounds & Fitness Solutions, Booth 1015 (800) 426-9788 - KOMPAN is a world leader in the design of innovative commercial playgrounds and fitness equipment. The KYA Group, Booth 909 (714) 659-6481 - An industry specialist in surface solutions & sustainable plantscapes supported by management, design & maintenance services. L.A. Steelcraft Products, Booth 438 800-371-2438 - Outdoor Sports Equipment Manufacturer. Landscape Structures, Booth 801 (763) 972-3391 - Playground equipment, outdoor music, shade, site furnishings.



CPRS Conference & Expo LEADSUN, Booth 1016 909-476-0900 - LEADSUN provides world leading modular, all-in-one, clean, safe, reliable, solar LED OFF-grid outdoor lighting solutions. Lincoln Aquatics, Booth 614 (800) 223-5450 - Distributors of commercial swimming pool equipment & aquatic supplies since 1954. Little Tikes Commercial, Booth 323 800-325-8828 - Playground equipment solutions from traditional to customs. Everything you need to make your project unique. City of Long Beach, Booth 106 Host City for the 2018 CPRS Conference & Expo LPA, Inc., Booth 223 949-261-1001 - Architecture, landscape architecture, interiors, master planning, graphic design, structural engineering, mechanical/ plumbing engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering. MAIS Software, Booth 432 604-917-0339 - Parks & recreation solution that improves managing your services, inside your organization, and within your community.


Maximum Solutions, Booth 508 763-235-2349 - Recreation Management Software. Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, Booth 922 714-523-1100 - Medieval themed dinner and tournament. Melton Design Group, Booth 937 530-899-1616 - Landscape Architecture & Planning. Specializing in Park & Recreation Design, Public Works Agritourism & Recreation Master Planning. Miracle Recreation, Booth 523 (800) 879-7730 - Commercial play equipment for public use. Mity-Lite, Inc., Booth 210 (801) 224-0584 - Industry leader in lightweight, durable tables and chairs. MJB Corporation for Victor Stanley, Inc., Booth 225 530-272-8005 - Quality site furniture for public spaces, made in the USA. Introducing sensor integrated litter receptacles.


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CPRS Conference & Expo Most Dependable Fountains, Booth 619 901-867-0039 - Manufacturer of vandal resistant, maintenance free outdoor drinking fountains, bottle fillers, showers, misters, pet fountains, etc. Murdock Mfg., Booth 823 800-488-8999 - Water coolers, hydrants, drinking fountains. Musco Sports Lighting, Booth 401 4 Jenner, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92618 Musco specializes in the design and manufacture of sports lighting. My Bark Co., Inc., Booth 436 209-786-4042 - Sale of bulk landscape materials & playground safety surfacing. NARE/Bankshot Sports, Booth 1009 301-309-0260 - and Non-aggressive, accessible and inclusional variations of popular mainstream sports. Neptune-Benson, Booth 206 401-821-2200 - Neptune-Benson, an Evoqua brand, has been synonymous with water filtration and disinfection since 1956. Next Generation Sports Lighting, Booth 118 909-476-0900 - LED ‘Environmental’ Sports Lighting for low level lighting applications. Nexxfield/Tomarin Surfaces, Booth 1005 706-537-9718 - Nexxfield Synthetic Turf and Shock Pad Systems for fields, recreation, landscaping, permanent/modular, sports tiles.

NSP3, Booth 901 530-244-6116 - Supplier & installer of outdoor shade structures, playground equipment, surfacing & site amenities. Omega II, Booth 1026 (450) 681-6440 - Omega II Fence Systems. Opti-Fit International Inc., Booth 104 916-939-3690 - Opti-Fit Inc. is your one stop total fitness solution. Planning, design, supply and service. Original Watermen, Booth 1001 760-599-0990 - www.original Manufacturer and distributor of the highest quality lifeguard uniforms and equipment on the market. Outdoor Creations, Inc., Booth 808 530-365-6106 - Manufacturer of precast concrete site furnishings including picnic tables, bbq’s, benches, receptacles and signs. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Booth 925 760-325-1449 - World’s largest rotating tram cars take visitors to 8,516” and the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. ParkInk - Parks Make Life Better!® Store, Booth 105 800-423-8478 - Order/pickup your Parks Make Life Better! merchandise here at conference and after conference. PDPlay, Booth 112 760-597-5990 - All your playground needs from play equipment, & safety surfacing to canopies and custom outdoor learning environments.

NGI Sports, A Division of River City Athletics, Booth 517 800-835-0033 - Synthetic sports surfacing systems for tennis, tracks, golf, bocce.

PerfectMind, Booth 204 604-983-0620 - Parks & recreation membership management software to grow with your community.

No Fault Sport Group, LLC, Booth 831 (225) 215-7760 - Recreation and playground rubber surfacing.

Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, Booth 928 866-439-2469 - The world’s most interactive dinner show. Play & Park Structures, Booth 211 800-727-1907 - Commercial playground equipment for ages 2-5 and 5-12 that encourages imagination while building key developmental skills. PlayCore, Booth 300 423-425-3168 - PlayCore builds communities through research, design, programs, and products to match your unique needs. PlayMax Surfacing, Inc., Booth 637 (951) 250-6039 - Manufacture and install rubber playground safety surfaces and tiles.



CPRS Conference & Expo Play Surface Coatings, Inc., Booth 1102 702-243-7866 - Distributor of resilient safety surfaces for playgrounds and waterplay. Play-Well TEKnologies, Booth 430 510-866-6759 - Interactive LEGO Engineering providing hands on learning. Poligon, Booth 329 800-354-7721 - Architectural Shade Structures. PolyMenders, Booth 328 (916) 757-9133 - PolyMenders specializes in mobile repair of plastic playground equipment. Save money by repairing, not replacing. Power Systems, Booth 203 800-321-6975 - Power Systems is a leading supplier of professional fitness products. Precision Concrete Cutting, Booth 1038 (866) 792-8006 - Precision Concrete Cutting is the global leader in sidewalk asset management, specializing in sidewalk inspection and repair.


Public Health Advocates, Booth 1119 916-213-6380 - Non-profit advocacy - Compete Parks Project. Public Outdoor Ping Pong, Booth 337 +61 401003333 - Permanent, weatherproof outdoor ping pong tables designed with artwork in mind for public open spaces. Public Restroom Company, Booth 415 888-888-2060 - The Public Restroom Company is a design/build specialist for “odor free” park restroom buildings. PW Athletic Mfg., Booth 737 800-669-2585 - Manufacturer of top-quality athletic, park & site equipment since 1919. Qualite Sports Lighting, LLC, Booth 1110 219-616-9227 - Qualite has been the sports lighting partner for parks and recreation departments for over 30 years. RecDesk Software, Booth 331 (860) 467-4325 - Cloud-based software that radically simplifies Parks & Recreation management.


CPRS Conference & Expo RecEnroll, Booth 815 650-346-1442 - RecEnroll: Increase participation and manage your operations with our cost-effective recreation management system.

RWP Landscape Materials, Booth 709 877-476-9797 - RWP FIBER FALL - Impact attenuating and ADA wheelchair accessible engineered wood fiber for playground safety surfacing.

ReCPro Software, Booth 218 586-469-4200 - Recreation Management Software Solutions.

S & S Worldwide, Booth 511 800-642-7354 - One stop shopping arts, crafts, games, sporting goods and STEM.

ReliaPOLE Inspection Services Co., Booth 915 (281) 259-7000 - RISC provides inspection and remediation services for your area and sports lighting structures.

Safe 2 Play - Certified Matters, Booth 506 925-999-0117 - Certified playground safety inspections, safety surface impact testing on playgrounds and sports fields.

RHA Landscape Architects-Planners, Inc., Booth 532 951-781-1930 - Park and sports facility design, park renovation, historical site design, consensus building, synthetic turf expertise.

SafePark, Booth 238 (949) 295-9720 - Playground audit, inspection, impact attenuation testing, maintenance, repair, cleaning, graffiti removal, complete refurbishing, franchise offerings.

Richard Fisher Associates, Booth 322 714-245-9270 - Professional landscape architectural services and water ordinance compliance for public agency facilities and streetscapes.

San Diego State University School of HTM, Booth 114 (619) 594-4964 - Graduate program for working professionals and undergraduate program in Recreation & Tourism Management.

RJM Design Group, Inc., Booth 519 949-493-2600 - RJM Design Group assists communities by designing sustainable, creative, and fun Community Inspired Spaces.

Sator Soccer, Booth 510 310-464-8171 - Sator Soccer is a national supplier of top-quality, competitively priced AGORA goals, gear, and equipment.

Robertson Recreational Surfaces, Booth 207 800-858-0519 - IPEMA certified recreational safety surfacing and maintenance services.

SCI Consulting Group, Booth 914 707-430-4300 - Opinion research, Prop 218 special taxes, levy administration, impact fees, demographic studies.

Rocky Mountain Sunscreen, Booth 339 303-940-9803 - Sunscreen lotion and sprays in cost effective bulk containers.

SCMAF, Booth 318 626-448-0853 - Professional training and education; insurance services; sports competitions and rules for youth and adults.

ROMTEC, Inc., Booth 839 541-496-3541 - Pre-Engineered Restroom and Park Structures. RRM Design Group, Booth 636 805-543-1794 - Park, trail and open space design firm; landscape architecture, architecture, planning and engineering.

Score Sports, Booth 710 (310) 830-6161 - Sportswear apparel, uniforms - soccer, basketball, baseball and sports equipment. Security Lines US, Booth 1014 818-906-1212 - Portable all-in-one multi surveillance camera starting at $4995. Shade ‘N Net, Booth 936 800-290-3387 - An American leader in quality, custom and standard commercial shade structures, sails and umbrellas. Sharon Hoyt Photography, Booth 108 916-749-2268 - Help support the Ronald McDonald House charity -Have your professional head shot done for $40 and $15 will be donated to Ronald McDonald House. You will look fabulous when you use your new headshot for use online and off! Shaw Sports Turf, Booth 917 866-703-4004 - Shaw Sports Turf is a world-class manufacturer of high performance synthetic turf playing fields.



CPRS Conference & Expo Siegfried, Booth 804 916-520-2777 - Multidisciplinary design firm providing civil and structural engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, and athletic facility design. sofSURFACES, Booth 101 (800) 263-2363 - Rubber tile solutions for playground, fitness facility and architectural applications. Sol Powered By Carmanah, Booth 929 800-959-1329 - World leader in commercial and industrial grade solar outdoor lighting systems. SpectraTurf, Booth 433 951-736-3579 - Playground and recreational surfacing, SpectraTurf can take care of all your surfacing needs. Spectrum Aquatics, Booth 406 408-542-9781 - Manufacturer of a broad array of quality aquatic products used in the construction & operation of commercial swimming pools & spas.

Spikeball Inc., Booth 409 (312) 488-1314 - Spikeball: Incredible 2v2 sport that can be played anywhere and everywhere! Spohn Ranch Skateparks, Booth 515 626-330-5803 - Skatepark design and construction. SSA Landscape Architects, Inc., Booth 228 831-459-0455 - Landscape architectural design services for Parks & Recreation. SSCI - Background Checks, Booth 125 866-996-7412 - Background checks - go beyond LIVESCAN. America’s #1 choice in parks and recreation background screening. St. Nick’s Commercial Design & Decor, Booth 1011 (562) 438-0017 - Holiday lights & decorations, full service installation/removal and storage company. Stageline Mobile Stage, Booth 336 (450) 589-1063 - Manufacturer of mobile hydraulic stages, sales and rental.

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CPRS Conference & Expo Stonehenge Signs, Inc., Booth 939 530-249-6000 - Proudly providing world class engraved natural stone signs for park entry monuments since 1978.

T-Star Enterprises, Inc., Booth 111 510-635-2736 - Manufacturer of “Energy Saver” swimming pool covers and automatic storage reels.

StructureCast, Booth 700 661-833-4490 - Precast Concrete Restroom, Concession and Storage Buildings.

Tyler Technologies, Inc., Booth 236 800-772-2260 - Tyler Technologies’ ERP (Financial, Human Capital & Revenue) software/services empower people who serve the public.

SVA Architects, Inc., Booth 528 949-809-3380 - SVA Architects is a full-service architectural firm committed to creating sustainable environments for our communities. Sybertech Waste Reduction, Booth 232 (888) 888-7975 - In-ground trash containers, self watering planters, dog house stations & bags. Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, Booth 124 530-386-1044 - We build and operate Aerial Adventures Parks and Aerial Trekking courses in public/private partnership. Techline Sports Lighting, Booth 1018 (800) 500-3161 - Innovative indoor and outdoor sports lighting systems. Tension Structures, Booth 611 562-402-8335 - Tensioned Fabric Shade Structures. Terracon Consultants, Inc., Booth 233 925-609-7224 - Aquatic design & swimming pool engineering, geotechnical engineering, materials testing & inspections, environmental engineering. TriActive America, Booth 215 800-587-4228 - American made outdoor exercise equipment for parks and recreation, community centers, senior centers and more. Trueline Construction & Surfacing Inc., Booth 429 951-817-0777 - Sports court resurfacing.

Ultimate RB, Inc., Booth 330 419-692-3000 - Ultimate RB, Inc. is an American manufacturer of recycled rubber surfacing products for both indoor and outdoor uses. UltraPlay, Booth 308 888-403-7684 - Affordable playground solutions for early-childhood and school-age children when space and budget are key considerations. UltraSite, Booth 205 800-458-5872- UltraSite, a PlayCore Company, provides low maintenance, durable site furnishings and park amenities perfect for any outdoor area. United States Tennis Association - Northern California, Booth 526 510-263-7373 - Partner with the USTA to bring tennis to your students. No courts required! USA Shade and Fabric, Booth 222 214-905-9500 - USA Shade offers shade solutions for everything under the sun! USGreentech, Booth 126 513-371-5520 - USGreentech provides progressive infills for the synthetic turf market including their products Envirofull and Safeshell. Valley Truck & Tractor Co., Booth 1111 530-673-4615 - John Deere equipment, commercial tractor and mowing equipment. Vandal Stop Products by Atlas American LLC, Booth 931 (530) 894-7867 - Heavy duty Stainless Steel Vandal Resistant Toilet Paper Dispensers, Mirrors, Soap Dispensers & Restroom Accessories. Verde Design, Inc., Booth 214 408-985-7200 - Landscape architecture and civil engineering services. Vermont Systems, Inc., Booth 617 802-879-6993 x3028 - Vermont Systems provides Premier Recreation & Parks Management, browser based, software with unparalleled support. Vineyard Rock Products/Granite Crete, Booth 1104 831-637-6443 - We sell high quality granite materials to specialty markets.



CPRS Conference & Expo Vortex Aquatic Structures Int’l, Booth 539 877-586-7839 - Aquatic play solutions. Water Design, Inc., Booth 333 801-261-4009 - Specializing in the design and engineering of decorative and recreational water features since 1960. Water Odyssey/All About Play, Booth 428 916-923-2180 - Spray park equipment. Water Technology, Inc., Booth 1032 920-887-7375 - World Leaders in Aquatic Planning, Design and Engineering. Waterplay Solutions Corp., Booth 536 250-712-3393 - Waterplay Solutions is a supplier and innovator of aquatic recreation equipment. WCA, Inc., Booth 711 714-991-1900 - *Tree Pruning, Removal & Planting * GPS Tree Inventories * Plant Heath Care * Emergency Response * Cooperative Purchasing *


Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Centers, Booth 639 (951) 491-8110 - Full service food & beverage, wedding and event venue management and concessionaire. West Coast Turf, Booth 705 760-340-7300 - Growers and installers of premium quality natural turfgrass sod and stolons. WhiteWater, Booth 326 604-249-3396 - WhiteWater is the leading designer of waterpark products and attractions. Willdan Group, Inc., Booth 819 714-940-6300 - Willdan assists public agencies in the design and master planning of parks and recreation facilities. Willoughby Industries, Booth 608 (317) 875-0830 - Worldwide manufacturer of stainless steel outdoor drinking fountains, water bottle fillers and showers.


Another California City Leads The Nation South Pasadena Wins CPRS Award For Creating The Nation’s First AGZA Green ZoneŽ City.

No longer does noise and air pollution from internal combustion engines invade the peaceful park spaces of the City of South Pasadena. The City has taken the lead in sustainable grounds maintenance By Luke Massman-Johnson CFO, Communications Director American Green Zone Alliance

strategies on all its municipal properties. Turning to electric powered machines and tools has been a long ardous task, but the results have been worth every bit of effort.

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he City of South Pasadena is the first AGZA Green Zone® City in the United States. The American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA) officially certified the city’s municipal-wide transition to green groundskeeping operations at a public ceremony on September 9, 2016, in the city’s beautiful Arroyo Park. AGZA Green Zone City certification ensures that grounds maintenance on all municipal properties — mowing, hedging, edging, trimming, sawing and blowing — are serviced exclusively with lownoise zero-emission battery-electric machinery and manual hand tools. The results are astounding. The city’s 13 properties and medians span 41 acres, with 20 acres of mowing, 15 acres of blowing hardscapes, an acre of hedge surface trimming, and over seven miles of edging. The transition from antiquated gas to cutting-edge electric instantly eliminated all of the hazardous emissions created by internal combustion engines: Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Carbon Monoxide

(CO), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Particulate Matter (PM 10 and PM 2.5). AGZA has calculated that South Pasadena’s new electric equipment is preventing the creation of 31 tons of airborne pollutants into the local community every year. In recognition of their groundbreaking sustainability efforts, South Pasadena has been awarded the 2016 CPRS Creating Community Award of Excellence for Park and Facility Maintenance Management.

In The Beginning

The first time is always the hardest, and being the first municipality to transition its entire grounds maintenance operations from gas to electric required strong leaders, proactive partners and deep commitment. This achievement caps more than three years of collaboration between AGZA, the city, and the grounds maintenance service provider Landcare (formerly TruGreen Landcare). This endeavor

also benefited from key alignment at City Council, and support from the SCAQMD (South Coast Air Quality Management District). Among the most important allies within the City were Mayor Michael Cacciotti, City Manager Sergio Gonzales, Public Works Director Paul Toor, P.E., and Community Services Director Sheila Pautsch. Sheila inherited the project mid-development, became a true believer, and championed the initiative across the finish line for the city. South Pasadena’s AGZA Green Zone initiative got its start in a series of equipment demonstrations by AGZA and their partner, The Greenstation, a Los Angeles based electric equipment dealer. AGZA introduced the city, the SCAQMD and Landcare’s branch manager, Joe Espinoza, to the latest cordless electric equipment from Mean Green Machines and Stihl, showcasing the technology, features, and performance, as well as the potential health and environmental benefits. The cutting-edge electric tools and the

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promise of quieter, zero-emission land care were compelling, but of course the city and Landcare needed proof. So with SCAQMD’s support, AGZA and The Greenstation pulled together a commercial-grade electric fleet for a trial at Garfield Park. Over the course of six months, AGZA and Landcare compared gas powered equipment against comparable batter-powered equipment. AGZA closely monitored the crew’s operations — from charging and battery management, to on-the-ground tool efficiencies and run times — and the results were inspiring. Some elec-

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tric hand tools, like hedgers, show virtually zero change in work production rates from gas. Others, like string trimmers and push mowers revealed a 5% - 15% reduction in performance and require slight adjustments to operational planning. With AGZA’s training, Espinoza’s crew reported that work production rates for the large electric riding mower rose to as high as 98% of their historical gas operations. On the other hand, workers who were not properly trained could have issues with charging procedures, trouble shooting and operation. AGZA helped navigate these details to allow for a streamlined and effective electric crew.

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Satisfied with proof-of-concept, South Pasadena approved the development of the nation’s first municipal AGZA Green Zone at Garfield Park, a pristine seven acre public property nestled in a quiet upscale neighborhood. Based on the equipment trial, AGZA suggested a few operational changes and submitted recommendations for final equipment purchases that would allow Landcare to perform all routine maintenance with 100% electric equipment. AGZA also consulted with the city to update their RFP for the grounds maintenance contract. For the first time the city would require that all bidding service providers use only

zero-emission battery electric equipment and hand tools on all routine maintenance. In specific cases where no commercially-capable electric equipment existed, as with dethatching and aeration, exceptions were allowed for the use of gas equipment two or three times a year. The new RFP meant that if Landcare wanted to renew their contract at South Pasadena, they’d need to invest in an electric fleet. Despite having just proven the performance and benefits of electric to themselves in Garfield Park, Landcare’s corporate leadership was conspicuously resistant to greening their services in South Pasadena. Presumably, with a very large investment in gas fleets across the country, they were reluctant to engage in the coming electric revolution. Whatever the reason, Landcare chose not to heed AGZA’s full recommended equipment list or formalized AGZA Service Provider Accreditation, and predictably, the under-equipped and partially trained crew found it challenging to keep the equipment running efficiently and to maintain production rates. To ensure the nascent project was still a success, AGZA and The Greenstation shouldered additional crew monitoring, field maintenance and technical support. With dogged commitment and managerial suppor t from Mayor Cacciotti and Community Services


u Green Zone Director Pautsch, AGZA was able to demonstrate that Garfield Park could be maintained entirely with batteryelectric equipment and a crew trained to optimize those tools. The transition from internal combustion gas engines to electric motors instantly eliminated all hazardous emissions during operations. The health and environmental hazards that are prevented for the workers and community are hard to overstate: stress and aggravation, hearing loss and tinnitus, asthma, bronchitis, lung disease, hypertension, vibration syndrome, cancer, toxic chemicals leeching in the soil and water, smog, greenhouse gases and climate change. In February 2016, The City of South Pasadena and AGZA hosted a public celebration and media event to celebrate the certification of the nation’s first zero-emission AGZA Green Zone Park. The city and AGZA each received a Congressional Recognition for their initiative. Representatives from the city, state, and environmental organizations praised the model program and encouraged the efforts be expanded to cover the entire city. city leadership already had their eyes on the prize.

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Scaling Success

Over the following year, all concerned groups continued the planning to take the test site’s success city-wide. Challenges were discovered and overcome, lessons were learned, and understanding was refined. Feedback from the workers was collected and shared with the city and with the equipment manufacturers. The Landcare crew developed the capacity to service the city’s entire municipal properties. In the end AGZA monitored all crew operations and equipment runtimes with electric equipment on each of the city’s 13 properties and 65 planted medians. Data was merged with proprietary satellite mapping and meticulous EPA tables of small engine emissions to document just how much of a difference was being made for the community. AGZA calculated that South Pasadena’s city-wide Green Zone is eliminating the emission of 31 tons of airborne pollutants at every park,

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Green Zone u most intractable health and environmental problems. The AGZA Green Zone model was held up as a practical and achievable solution with myriad benefits to workers, the community, local air quality and the climate. To raise awareness of the greener land care and increase sustainable thinking throughout the community, the city posted informational markers at each property. Further, prominent signs of the city’s leadership status are displayed at the major entrances to the city.


playground, sports field, median and facility. More specifically, this initiative actively prevents the annual creation of 26 tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2), 7.5 tons of Carbon Monoxide (CO), 911 lbs of hydrocarbons (HC), 137 lbs of particulate matter (PM 2.5 and PM 10), 124 lbs of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), 194 lbs of toxic waste, and 140 lbs of solid waste — all while being 40% to 70% quieter throughout the city. South Pasadena’s families, schools, and businesses will enjoy more peaceful public spaces and city grounds maintenance will no longer contribute to asthma-inducing air pollutants, local smog or climate change. The city’s grounds crews won’t be exposed to hazardous noise levels, toxic fuel, carcinogenic fumes, or hand-numbing vibrations. The local water and soil will no longer absorb fuel and oil spills. And spent air and oil filters, spark plugs, and leaking cans of cleaning solvents will no longer pollute the landfill.

Said Michael Cacciotti, Mayor of the City of South Pasadena, “In keeping with our pledge to become a more sustainable city, South Pasadena worked with AGZA to transition municipal grounds maintenance from fossil fuel based operations to advanced cordless battery equipment, manual tools, and ecologically friendly landscape practices. As a result, the city has been able to eliminate all fossil fuel consumption and toxic emissions, and has reduced noise by half.” Speakers from the Sierra Club, American Lung Association, Coalition for Clean Air, and Quiet Communities all connected the dots between gas emissions and some of our nation’s

Despite its achievements, South Pasadena isn’t resting on its laurels. Community Services Director Pautsch continues to lead the city in partnership with AGZA. For the past year they have been applying the Green Zone model to bring quieter, cleaner grounds maintenance to the fairways and greens of the city’s own Arroyo Seco Golf Course. In collaboration with Donovan Bros., LLC, the course managers and grounds crew, AGZA and the city have tested specialized equipment, monitored crews and collected feedback. A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony at the nation’s first AGZA Green Zone Golf Course should take place this Spring. The future of landcare certainly looks quieter, cleaner, and greener.

Honoring The Achievement

At a media event last September AGZA officially certified South Pasadena as the first AGZA Green Zone® City in the United States. For the second time the city and AGZA each received a Congressional Recognition and representatives from the city and state praised the milestone collaboration.



What do you mean Parks & Recreation is an Essential Service?

Close your eyes and imagine this. Imagine your childhood as if there were no parks. What do you see? Imagine your adult life with no park to meet friends By Tara Gee Park Planning & Development Superintendent City of Roseville

and to take your family to. Imagine a life where recreation was not present. What do you feel?

u Essential Service I feel immense sadness. I feel loneliness. I see darkness. I hear Simon & Garfunkel’s song “My Little Town” playing softly in the background. “And after it rains there’s a rainbow And all of the colors are black It’s not that the colors aren’t there It’s just imagination they lack Everything’s the same back in my little town” Think about it. In every great community where the quality of life is high, you will find that parks and recreation is valued by the agency and its community. When you think about being essential, what does that mean? If we look up the word “essential,” it can be defined as “absolutely necessary” or “extremely important.” Add the word “service” or a system providing a public need, we find that we can define parks and recreation as an absolutely necessary system in providing for a public need. How can parks and recreation, sometimes called “the Department of Fun and Games,” be essential? Now go back to your real childhood memories. As children, we enjoyed being outdoors, we played ball, we rode bikes and some of us were told by our parents to “go outside and play. Don’t come back until the street lights come on.” Some of my most cherished childhood memories involved my whole family packing up a picnic basket along with our bicycles every Sunday, going to Golden Gate Park, having lunch, riding our bikes, meeting my aunts/uncles/ cousins, feeding the ducks and visiting the Exploratorium. I was “forced” to play softball at eight years old. It grew into a sport that my sister and I played through our high school years, teaching us to love the sport, how to be part of a team, to exercise our competitive nature, and to foster life-long friendships. When I met my husband, he wanted to do something active together, so he learned how to play volleyball, and for our first decade and a half together we spent evenings and weekends playing volleyball with friends at our local parks. When we had children, they too played in the parks while we played in the park. I enrolled my son in recreation programs, where he met new friends, learned to share, be a part of a team and how to be social. As I think back on all of those memories, I wonder how my life would have been different without those experiences. What would have replaced my childhood and early adulthood memories and how the lack of those experiences may have shifted what I do now? For me, I am healthier, I am still active, and I use those ingrained memories to push me forward. I think about my son and how his life would have been different without those experiences. This, my friends, is what every person seeks to have and what we define as a high quality of life. In a way, it feels like it is a basic right.


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people, our Legislative Committee, working alongside our legislative advocate to track proposed bills that affect how we provide services to our constituents. The Legislative Committee determines which bills to support, oppose or simply watch. The committee then works to get the word out to CPRS members and the public to rally around or against a bill. Great kudos to this group as they work tirelessly and do an excellent job on our community’s behalf. But their work means nothing without the help of CPRS members, who need to write letters or make calls to their elected officials campaigning on behalf of the society. To become viewed as essential, we need to go beyond our profession because all of us already know how we positively impact our communities. How do we garner more support outside of our parks and recreation field? How do we influence our communities to articulate that what we do is essential? We tell them how we impact quality of life through physical, mental, social and economic well-being. By doing so, legislation in support of parks and recreation, demand for more budgetary dollars towards parks and recreation and increased understanding of the community value would skyrocket. So the next question is: how do we do it? We need to be better story tellers. The irony of the situation is that we have the best stories to tell, yet we are the worst story telers. It is imperative that we tell our story to our legislators, stake holders, as well as our communities so that they have a better picture of all that we do and how we impact our communities.

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• The one single type of benefit that resonates the most with Americans is exercise – fitness and conditioning uses 22 key metrics when evaluating cities to determine the “Best cities in California to raise a family.” The four broad categories include: Family Life & Fun (number of playgrounds per capita, etc); Education, Health & Safety (access to and quality of, number of pediatricians per capita, etc); Affordability (housing, general affordability, etc); and Socioeconomic environment (median incomes, unemployment rate, etc). Number of playgrounds and number of attractions (museums, theaters and zoos) account for over SPRING 2017 • CALIFORNIA PARKS & RECREATION

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For our agency leaders, tell our story through economic impacts…



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.

The Land Trust Alliance speaks about the benefits of Open Space: • Companies frequently relocate where top talent wants to live, which is most often places of natural beauty


8% of the weighted scores. Which shows the importance placed on park and recreation amenities in a community. For those curious, the cities of Folsom, Palo Alto, San Ramon, Pleasanton and Eastvale round out the top five. The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area was noted as the number two healthiest community according to the 24/7 Wall Street in July 2016. What factors were considered? Life expectancy, access to recreation centers and parks (98%), healthy lifestyles, low obesity rate, higher median income. Again the value of parks and recreation to a community is a big compenent in a community’s ranking.

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

• Where land is protected, the adjacent land often increases in value by 10 - 20%

• Construction Administration

Anne Swartz of the Gothom Gazzette offers: • By offering free or inexpensive recreation, parks also save residents money

Dominguez Aquatic Center

Van Nuys / Sherman Oaks Recreation Center

Terra Linda Aquatic Center

Granite Hills High School

• The health benefits of exercise in parks offers savings on medical bills • 5% of tourists visit a city for sports tourism and create millions of dollars in direct sales and other tax revenue • To ensure the economic benefits of parks, agencies must invest in their upkeep. Well-kept parks and recreation facilities help the economy by attracting more users and discouraging vandalism, drug dealing and other crime.

Tell our story through our health advocates…

The Champions for Change group promotes “Healthy communities that support healthy lives”. They provide tips and suggestions to eat healthy, get moving, re-think your drink and provide tools for change. Here’s what they say about get moving… Get Moving in Your Neighborhood Being active doesn’t have to be a chore. And it can actually help give you more energy! • Find low-cost or free after-school and summer programs. Check with your local school, parks and recreation department, YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, or other community groups. • Find safe walking paths in your neighborhood. Make a plan to go for a walk at least three days a week. • Walk to nearby places in your neighborhood – the grocery store, a farmers’ market, church, or park. • Start a community garden with your neighbors. Take turns planting and harvesting with your neighbors.

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Essential Service u Ask our key partners outside of parks & recreation to tell our story…

Nothing is more powerful than to have our partners advocate for parks & recreation. One of our greatest partners are our police or sheriff ’s departments. A healthy partnership embraces the benefits and creates a holistic approach to city/county policing. These partnerships become part of community problem-solving. In Roseville, our police department created a recruiting video. Check it out at watch?v=x_gEO6MGwXM Clearly, parks & recreation is part of what Roseville Police Chief Hahn cites as a valued component towards Roseville’s quality of life and why Roseville is a great place to work and live. At the 2017 CPRS Conference, we heard from a group of partners in Sacramento, joined by the Sacramento Kings’ Foundation, City of Sacra-


mento, Kaiser Permanente and Good Tidings (a non-profit Foundation that supports education, athletics, arts and dreams for youth from communities of need). This group has come together to build basketball courts in parks and community centers with neighborhoods with results that change the lives of that community. What was once an environment of challenge, danger and crime has turned those areas into a place where the community comes together, socializes and has a safe place for families.

Parks & Recreation is the hub, it’s also our story for all to tell…

These are our advocates. These are our story-tellers. No one sends this message more persuasively and more sincerely than our community. Reach out to your residents and ask them what they like about your community and 9 times out of 10, parks & recreation is part of that story. Check it out.

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Parks & recreation is essential.

The services we provide create a quality of life for our communities for which no other public service could offer alone. What we do can’t be provided by the private industry. We provide access to recreation, we provide safe places for families, we create life-long memories and we are essential. A new song has moved up on my playlist queue: Chicago’s “Saturday in the park” Saturday in the park, I think it was the Fourth of July People dancing, people laughing A man selling ice cream Singing Italian songs Everybody is another Can you dig it (yes, I can)


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PLAY - Safe, outdoor space “For us, the biggest benefit is a safe, outdoor play space for our kids today… and as they grow.” NATURE - Beauty and serenity “Being in nature makes me feel alive. I feel lucky to have this beautiful, serene place so close to home. I want my grandkids to have the same appreciation for parks.” EXERCISE - Healthy movement “Parks are made for moving at my own pace –- our family walks, plays and cycles. The recreation programs make it easy to stay healthy.”

Key Messages from the Branding Campaign to use in your story telling

POSITIVE SPACES - Free-time fun “My neighborhood park is more than a place to chill. It keeps me thinking straight and away from trouble. It’s free -- and it’s really fun.” GATHERING PLACES - Socializing and learning “Parks are like holidays, bringing us together to share good times. They are the common ground that connects us all.” FOREVER - Valued today and always “Parks enrich our lives. They add value to our homes and neighborhoods. Individually and as a community, we’ll always have that need.”


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Be a Brand Partner!

The following agencies, companies and universities have completed the Parks Make Life Better!® logo policy/agreement application. They are using the logo in their marketing efforts, using the key messages in their promotions and are living the brand promise. Now is the time for you to join the Parks Make Life Better!® branding compaign. Please visit the CPRS Web site ( and click on the Parks Make Life Better!® logo on the home page for more information on the campaign. California Agency City of Agoura Hills City of Alameda City of Albany City of Alhambra City of Aliso Viejo Aliso Viejo Community Association Ambrose Recreation & Park District City of American Canyon City of Anaheim City of Anderson City of Antioch Town of Apple Valley Arcade Creek Recreation and Park District City of Arcata Arden Manor Recreation & Park District Arden Park Recreation & Park District City of Arroyo Grande City of Artesia City of Atascadero City of Atwater Auburn Area Recreation and Park District City of Azusa City of Bakersfield City of Baldwin Park City of Bell City of Bell Gardens City of Bellflower City of Belmont Belvedere Tiburon Joint Recreation City of Benicia City of Berkeley City of Beverly Hills City of Bishop City of Blue Lake Boulder Creek Recreation & Park District City of Brea City of Brentwood City of Brisbane City of Buena Park City of Burbank City of Burlingame Buttonwillow Recreation & Park District City of Calabasas City of California City California State Parks City of Calistoga Cameron Park Comm. Svcs. District


City of Campbell City of Carlsbad Carmichael Recreation & Park District City of Carpinteria City of Carson Central Plumas Recreation & Park District City of Ceres City of Cerritos Chico Area Recreation & Park District City of Chino City of Chino Hills City of Chowchilla City of Chula Vista City of Claremont City of Clovis Coalinga-Huron Recreation & Park District City of Concord Conejo Recreation & Park District Cordova Recreation & Park District City of Corona City of Coronado City of Costa Mesa Cosumnes Community Services District City of Cotati City of Covina City of Culver City City of Cupertino Cypress Recreation & Park District City of Cypress City of Dana Point Town of Danville City of Davis City of Del Mar City of Delano Desert Recreation District City of Diamond Bar City of Dinuba Town of Discovery Bay City of Downey City of Duarte City of Dublin East Bay Regional Park District City of East Palo Alto City of El Cajon City of El Centro City of El Cerrito El Dorado Hills Community Services District City of El Monte

City of Emeryville City of Encinitas City of Escondido City of Exeter Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District Feather River Recreation & Park District City of Folsom City of Fontana City of Foster City City of Fountain Valley City of Fremont City of Fresno Fulton-El Camino Recreation & Park District City of Galt City of Garden Grove Georgetown Divide Recreation District City of Gilroy City of Glendale City of Glendora Green Valley Homeowners Recreation Association Greater Vallejo Recreation District City of Gridley City of Grover Beach City of Hanford City of Hawaiian Gardens City of Hawthorne Hayward Area Recreation & Park District City of Healdsburg City of Hercules City of Hermosa Beach Hesperia Recreation & Park District Highlands Recreation District City of Hughson City of Huntington Beach City of Huntington Park City of Imperial City of Indio City of Inglewood City of Irvine City of Irwindale Isla Vista Recreation & Park District Jurupa Area Recreation & Park District Jurupa Community Services District Kensington Police Protection & Community Services District City of Kerman 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 Palma 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 Modesto City of Montclair City of Montebello City of Monterey County of Monterey Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District City of Moorpark Town of Moraga


u Parks Make Life Better!® City of Moreno Valley City of Morgan Hill Mt. Shasta Recreation & Parks District City of Mountain View City of Murrieta City of Napa City of National City Navy Region South West City of Nevada City City of Newark City of Newport Beach City of Norco North County Recreation & Park District North Highlands Recreation & Park District North of the River Recreation & Park District North Tahoe Public Utility District City of Norwalk City of Oakland City of Oakley City of Oceanside City of Ojai City of Ontario City of Orange Orangevale Recreation & Park District City of Orinda City of Pacifica City of Palmdale City of Palo Alto Paradise Recreation & Park District City of Pasadena Human Services & Recreation City of Pasadena Parks & Natural Resources City of Paso Robles City of Patterson City of Perris City of Petaluma City of Pico Rivera City of Pinole City of Pittsburg County of Placer City of Placerville Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District City of Pleasanton City of Pomona City of Port Hueneme City of Porterville City of Poway City of Rancho Cucamonga Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District City of Redding City of Redondo Beach City of Redwood City City of Reedley City of Rialto 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 Fe Springs 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 City of Wildomar 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 Friends of Maryland State Parks City of Franklin, Indiana City of Johnson City, Tennessee

Mooresville Park & Recreation District City of New Albany, Indiana City of Olivette, Missouri 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 PlayCore 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 A-G Sod Farms, Inc. 800/247-6348

Aqua Source 800/574-8081

Aquatic Design Group 800/938-0542

Arch Pac 760/734-1600

Since 1968

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E.T. Techtonics 888/274-7855

p. 67

Eaton Ephesus Lighting 800/573-3600

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Greenfields Outdoor Fitness 888/315-9037 p. 40-41

Architerra Design Group 909/484-2800 p. 39

Gyms For Dogs 800/931-1562

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Capitol Equipment 626/357-3768

p. 76

Hirsch & Associates, Inc. 714/776-4340

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John Deere Government Sales 800/358-5010 p. 31

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Jones & Madhaven 805/777-8449

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Knott’s Berry Farm 714/220-5166

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Columbia Cascade Co. 800/547-1940

Crane Architectural Group 714/525-0363

David Evans & Associates 909/481-5750


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David Volz Design 714/641-1300


u Advertisers Index Most Dependable Fountains 800/552-6331 p. 17

Sator 888/887-2867

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Murdock Manufacturing 800/453-7465

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sofSURFACES Inc. 800/263-2363

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Tri Active America 800/587-4228

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Pirate’s Dinner Adventure 866/439-2469 p. 58

Vortex 866/586-7839

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Public Restroom Company 888/888-2060 p. 11

Water Odyssey by Fountain People. Inc. 512/392-1155 p. 7

RHA Landscape Architects-Planners 951/781-1930 p. 56

Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center 800/246-2087 p. 43

My Bark Co. 209/786.4042

RHAA Landscape Architecture + Planning 415/383-7900 p. 55

Richard Fisher Associates 714/245-9270

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SSA Landscape Architects 831/459-0455

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Company Members through January 15, 2016

A Plus Tree, Inc. (Contra Costa) PH: 707/644-1672 1900 Bates Avenue Suite L, Concord, CA 94520 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jeremy Tibbets, Owner & President; Sarah Gaskin, Director SERVICE: Tree work and maintenance. 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. 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. Aflex Technology PH: 64)/(3) 546-6747 FAX: 64)/(3) 546-8112 P.O. Box 1292Nelson 7040 New Zealand, E-Mail: Website: REP: Chris Tait, California Sales Manager SERVICE: Giant pool inflatable obstacle courses & slides providing fun & challenging entertainment. 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.

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. American Solutions for Business (Riverside) 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, stationery, catalogs, forms. Aqua Cents Water Management (Fresno) PH: 559/453-0100 FAX: 559/453-3259 5213 E Pine Avenue, Fresno, CA 93727 E-Mail: Website: REP: Sheila Delany, Marketing; Glen Bennett, General Manger; Jenn downs, Operations & Bus. Dev. Mgr. SERVICE: Save 50% on outdoor water use in urban or municipal landscapes & sports fields. 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.

AstroTurf (Whitfield) PH: 706/277-8873 FAX: 706/277-5220 2680 Abutment 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.

Aquatic Facility Services, Inc. (Orange) PH: 844/423-7462 1591 South Sinclair Street, Unit F, Anaheim, CA 92806 E-Mail: Website: REP: Ramiro Uribe, President SERVICE: We provide superior commercial pool services and systems that are in full compliance with industry standards.

Atlas American LLC (Clark) PH: 408/836-3542 FAX: 530/343-5167 1930 Village Center Circle, STE 3, Las Vegas, NV 89134-6245 E-Mail: Website: REP: Robert Adamis, President SERVICE: We specialize in vandalism & corrosion resistant washroom accessories that are Made in the USA.

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. 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: www.architerradesigngroup. com REP: Richard Krumwiede, President; Gregg Denson, Director of Design; Jeff Chamlee, Director of Production. SERVICE: Landscape architecture and site planning: new and renovated parks, streetscapes, community gardens, nature parks, trails.

BCI Burke Co, LLC (Fond Du Lac) PH: 920/933-6711 FAX: 920/921-9566 P.O. Box 549, 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. Berliner Seilfabrik Play Equipment Corporation (Greenville) PH: 864/627-1092 FAX: 864/627-1178 48 Brookfield Oaks Dr. Suite D, Greenville, SC 29607 E-Mail: Website: REP: Lukas Steinke, CEO SERVICE: State of the art play structures from the world’s leader in net climbing playground equipment.

u Buyer’s Guide Berry Bowling Systems 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. BFS Landscape Architects (Monterey) PH: 831/646-1383 FAX: 831/373-8653 425 Pacific Street, Suite 201, Monterey, CA 93940 E-Mail: Website: REP: Mike Bellinger, Principal; Elke Ikeda, Associate SERVICE: Parks, trails and open space planning; Design for healthy and sustainable communities. 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.

Brock USA (Boulder) PH: 303/544-5800 3090 Sterling Circle, Boulder, CO 80301 E-Mail: jpalubicki@brock-international. com Website: REP: Dave Brown, Northwest Vice President SERVICE: shock pads for artificial turf fields. 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.

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: 916/520-2470 1112 I Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814 E-Mail: Website: REP: Cathrine Lemaire, Member Services Director; Neil McCormick, CEO; Anna Palmer, Member Services Specialist SERVICE: Providing advocacy, education, financing, and risk management services - the premier resource for all special districts.

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 Rd., Santa Clara, CA 95054 E-Mail: Website: REP: Stefan Fursh, Sales Executive SERVICE: Theme Park that offers exclusive rates for visits & events.

CRANE ARCHITECTURAL GROUP Innovations in Architecture

Decades of Quality Park & Recreation Projects

Specialties include: Community Centers Daycare Centers Recreation/Sports Complexes Restrooms Senior Centers ADA Compliance Studios Picnic Shelters Concession Buildings Arts/Activity Centers Education Centers Historical Preservation and Restoration

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.

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Buyer’s Guide u Callander Associates Landscape Architecture, Inc. (Sacramento) PH: 916/985-4366 FAX: 916/985-4391 12150 Tributary Point Drive, Suite 140, Gold River, CA 95670 E-Mail: Website: REP: Brian Fletcher, 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. 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. ChangeLab Solutions (Alameda) PH: 510/302-3380 FAX: 510/444-8253 2201 Broadway, Suite 502, Oakland, CA 94619 E-Mail: egladstone@changelabsolutions. org Website: REP: Eleonor Gladstone, Senior Staff Attorney; Erk Calloway, Senior Planner; Sara Bartel, Staff Attorney SERVICE: Consultation and training on how to create and maintain fully utilized parks 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.


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, Paul Daniels and Bill MacMullin, Recreation By Design, Inc., 714/484-7807, FAX 714/527-5499 SERVICE: TimberForm & PipeLine playground and outdoor fitness equipment, TimberForm site furnishings and CycLoops & CycLocker bicycle management products. Communication Rental Service (Santa Clara) PH: 800/774-6535 x113 FAX: 408/558-2715 978 Rincon Circle, San Jose, CA 95131 E-Mail: Website: REP: Ann Martin, National Sales Manager SERVICE: We rent, sell and service analog and digital Two-way Radios plus accessories/repeaters nationwide. 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, Scott Rice SERVICE: Your source for creative Park Planning, Landscape Architecture, Irrigation Design, and CASp/ADA Services. 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.

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 Magazine Address: 11845 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 1255W Los Angeles, CA 90064 SERVICES: Aquatic design, engineering and operation services. 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. Dahlin Group Architecture Planning (Alameda) PH: 925/251-7200 FAX: 925/251-7201 5865 Owens Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94588 E-Mail: Website: REP: Gregor Markel, Principal/Senior Architect; Stephanie Fujimura, Sr. Project Manager; Elaine Moal, Business Development Manager SERVICE: Architectural and planning services with a passion for placemaking, including community, senior, recreation, and aquatic centers. DASH Platform (King) PH: 800/881-6515 9040 Willows Road NE, Suite 102, Redmond, WA 98052 E-Mail: Website: REP: Don Amick, VP of Sales; Larry Mana’o, VP of Marketing & Business Development, Janna Chow, Marketing Director SERVICE: DASH Platform is an allinclusive, easy-to-use software solution that allows staff to manage facilities and programs.

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 4141 E. Inland Empire Blvd., Ontario, CA 91764 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. 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 SERVICE: Award winning park planners and sports facility experts! DVD provides assistance with project planning budgets. Delta Bluegrass (San Joaquin) PH: 800/637-8873 P.O. Box 307, Stockton, CA 95201 E-Mail: Website: REP: Gina Ratto, Sales & Marketing; Steve Abella, Sports Turf Manager SERVICE: Traditional and native sod, including installation services; sport turf division. 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.


u Buyer’s Guide Disneyland Resort (Orange) PH: 714/817-2278 1313 S. Harbor Blvd., P.O. Box 3232/ Mail Code 905C, Anaheim, CA 92803 E-Mail: Website: REP: Frank Hilberg, Principal Safety Professional SERVICE: Theme Park/Family Recreation and Entertainment. Doggie Walk Bags (Orange) PH: 949/200-1148 FAX: 949/200-1149 1005 Brioso Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 E-Mail: Website: REP: Rondi Alderman, Sales & Marketing Manager SERVICE: The original Blue tie handle bags, dispensers & trash cans for pet waste pick up. DTS - Diversified Technical Systems, Inc. (Orange) PH: 569/493-0158 1720 Apollo Court, Seal Beach, CA 90740 E-Mail: Website: Rep: Adriana Ortencio, Project Engineer SERVICE: ASTM/EM compliant Head SAFE Impact Tester- designed specifically for recreational surface testing. Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting (Onondaga) PH: 315/579-2873 125 E Jefferson Street, Syracuse, NY 13202 E-Mail: Website: REP: Rebecca Firman, Marketing Manager SERVICE: LED sports lighting for park & recreation fields. EcoFert, Inc (Orange) PH: 714/580-4659 FAX: 714/362-9559 1237 S. Wright Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705 E-Mail: Website: REP: Lou Franson, President; Steve Hagy, Director of Operations; Chuck Barsam, CEO SERVICE: Landscape care solutions through a full service program utilizing organic based amendments applied through fertigation systems.

Environmental Specialty Products (Riverside) PH: 951/371-5792 FAX: 951/241-2490 P.O. Box 77806, Corona, CA 92877 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jim Chew, Owner SERVICE: Recycled plastic lumber - structural & non-structural decking, fencing, posts, picnic tables etc. Ewing Irrigation Products (Maricopa) PH: 602/437-9530 FAX: 602/437-0446 Corporate Address: 3441 E. Harbour Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85034 E-Mail: Website: Main Address For Magazine Listing: 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.

Exeloo Public Restrooms (San Luis Obispo) PH: 800/676-5290 P.O. Box 13310, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 E-Mail: Website: REP: Alex Carter, Business Development Manager SERVICE: Exeloo is the complete public restroom solution. Providing custom prefabricated units for every situation. Firma Design Group (Sonoma) PH: 707/792-1800 x117 418 B Street, 3rd Floor, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 E-Mail: Website: REP: Ric Hendricks; Michael Cook; Scott Graefen SERVICE: Unique blend of Planners, Engineers and Landscape Architects for Park and Recreation Projects.

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Buyer’s Guide u 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.

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.

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.

Gro-Power, Inc. (San Bernardino) PH: 909/393-3744 FAX: 909/393-2773 15065 Telephone Avenue, 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.

Gold Bug Park and Mine (El Dorado) PH: 530/642-5207 FAX: 530/642-5238 2635 Gold Bug Lane, Placerville, CA 95667 E-Mail: Website: REP: Frank Jacobi, Maintenance & Operations Specialist; Charlie Basham, Development committee - President SERVICE: Gold Bug Park is Gold Rush History! Offering mine tours, gem panning, blacksmith, stamp mill, museum, and hiking trails. Grand Slam Safety, LLC (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 indoor/ outdoor safety fencing system-permanent or removable for multi-sport parks-baseball, softball, little league.


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. Hermann Design Group, Inc. (Riverside) PH: 760/777-9131 FAX: 760/777-9132 77899 Wolf Road, Ste.102, Palm Desert, 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 301 University Avenue, Suite 110, Sacramento, CA 95825 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.

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. Imagen Agency (Los Angeles) PH: 626/593-9618 346 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016 E-Mail: Website: REP: Paul Bower, CEO; Ken Leslie, CFO SERVICE: We are promotional marketing agency that produces custom branded apparel, promotional products, and print. Impact Canopy USA (Riverside) PH: 951/674-1441 FAX: 951/674-1443 22600 Temescal Canyon Road, Corona, CA 92883 E-Mail: Website: http://www.impactcanopy. com/ REP: Denise Conway, Marketing SERVICE: Your source for custom canopies, branded flags, signs, custom inflatables and other event branding solutions.


u Buyer’s Guide 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: Website: REP: Alvino Larios, President/CEO 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, Senior Account Manager SERVICE: Sign Solutions and Custom 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: Website: 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. 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.

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.

Jumpstart Sports Southern California LLC (Orange) PH: 614/989-4016 29132 Ridgeview Dr, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 E-Mail: rrhodehamel@jumpstartsports. com Website: Rep: Rick Rhodehamel, Managing Member; Rick Hart, Member SERVICE: We offer youth sports programs focused on fun and learning rather than competition.

KOMPAN, Inc. (Pierce) PH: 530/680-3401 29 Kilbannan, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694 E-Mail: Website: REP: Megan Chase, Sales Manager SERVICE: KOMPAN designs age-appropriate and high-quality playground products combining stringent environmental standards and exceptional play value.

Keenan & Associates (Los Angeles) PH: 310/212-3344 FAX: 310/787-8838 2355 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite 200, Torrance, CA 90501 E-Mail: Website: REP: Trina Caton, Assistant Vice President SERVICE: Loss Control Services, training and playground inspections and program consulting.

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.

Key Log Rolling (Hennepin) PH: 763/544-0047 626 Mendelssohn Avenue North, Golden Valley, MN 55427 E-Mail: Website: REP: Julie Colby, Administrative Assistant; Abby Hoeschler, President, Emily Ward, Director of National Sales and Program Development SERVICE: Key Log Rollling is a safe, fun and challenging activity for any aquatics program. Kidz Love Soccer (Marin) PH: 408/774-4629 FAX: 888/391-5114 500 Tamal Plaza, Suite 504, Corte Madera, CA 94925 E-Mail: Website: REP: Malcom Guthrie SERVICE: Age-appropriate youth soccer instruction. Classes and camps for children 2-12 years of age.


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 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. (Maricopa) PH: 763/972-5200 FAX: 763/972-3185 8825 West Custer Lane, Peoria, AZ 85381-2791 E-Mail: Website: REP: Tim Barrett, Regional Sales Manager SERVICE: Commercial playground designer and manufacturer.

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Buyer’s Guide u LDA Partners, LLP (San Joaquin) PH: 209/943-0405 FAX: 209/943-0415 222 Central Court, Stockton, CA 95204 E-Mail: Website: REP: Eric Wohle, Partner SERVICE: Architectural Services. LEADSUN, INC. (San Bernardino) PH: 909/476-0900 10134 6th Street Suite M, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 E-Mail: Website: REP: Judy Lin, V.P.; Robert Mendoza, Sales Manager SERVICE: LEADSUN provides world leading modular, all-in-one, clean, safe, reliable, solar LED, off-grid outdoor lighting solutions. Lincoln Aquatics (Contra Costa) PH: 925/687-9500 FAX: 925/680-2825 2051 Commerce Avenue, Concord, CA 94520 E-Mail: Website: REP: Charles Luecker, President & CEO Lincoln Aquatics, (Orange) 182 Viking Avenue, Brea, CA 92821 PH: (714) 990-6015, FAX (714) 990-4130 E-Mail: Website: REP: Andrea Lopez, Office Manager SERVICE: Distributors of commercial swimming pool equipment, chemicals and aquatic supplies since 1954. MAIS Software PH: 888/451-5810 48 Mary Street, Porty Moody, BC V3H 2N7 E-Mail: Website: REP: Saskie Ipema, VP of Recreation; Terry Jones, Sales Executive SERVICE: Parks & Recreation solution that improves managing your services, inside your organization, and within your community.


Mar Con Company (Alameda) PH: 510/639-1914 FAX: 510/639-1915 8108 Capwell Drive, Oakland, CA 94621 E-Mail: Website: REP: Marco Manriquez, President/CEO; Armando Melero, Superintendent SERVICES: Oakland-based general contractor specializing in construction of educational, healthcare and community institutions. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament (Orange) PH: 714/523-1100 FAX: 714/523-8360 7662 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620 E-Mail: Website: REP: La Neisha Young, Sales Manager; David Manuel, Marketing Manager SERVICE: Four-course medieval feast. Live 2-hour tournament. Group and summer camp discounts available. Melton Design Group (Sacramento) PH: 530/899-1616 309 Wall Street, Chico, CA 95828 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. Mia Lehrer + Associates (Los Angeles) PH: 213/384-3844 FAX: 213/384-3833 185 S. Myers St, Los Angeles, CA 90033 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jan Dyer, Principal; Jeff Hutchins, Principal; Brendan Kempf, Project Designer SERVICE: Landscape Architecture, Master Planning, Needs Assessments, Cultural and Historic Landscapes.

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. 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: Kelly Spence SERVICE: Innovative playground equipment, playground safety surfacing; park shelters & gazebos; tables, benches & athletic equipment & splashpads. 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. MRC (San Francisco) PH: 800/922-0070 FAX: 732/974-0226 505 Montgomery St, Ste 1100, San Francisco, CA 94111 E-Mail: Website: REP: Brian Gates, Vice President of Sales; Doris Harpain, Design Consultant; Leo Seavey, Design Consultant SERVICE: Provide & install GameTime playgrounds; safety & Turf surfacing; spray parks; outdoor fitness; site amenities & more.

Musco Sports Lighting (Orange) PH: 949/754-0503 FAX: 949/754-0637 3002 Dow Avenue, Suite 504, Tustin, CA 92780 E-Mail: Website: REP: Michael Marchetti, Karin Anderson, Michael Higgins 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. NARE - Bankshot Organization (Montgomery) PH: 301/309-0260 FAX: 301/309-0263 303 Bradley Avenue, Rockville, MD 20851 E-Mail: Website: REP: Dr. Reeve Bremer, President SERVICE: Non-aggressive, accessible and inclusion-able variations of popular mainstream sports. Neptune-Benson (Kent) PH: 401/821-2200 FAX: 401/821-7129 6 Jefferson Dr., Coventry, RI 02816 E-Mail: Website: http://www.neptunebenson. com/ REP: Matthew Moriarty, Sales Representative SERVICE: Leading Manufacturer of aquatic filtration systems for waterparks, aquatic centers featuring the Defender Regenerative Media Filter. 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: NGI Sports’ tennis and track surfaces=guaranteed solutions. We specialize in innovations for sports construction.


u Buyer’s Guide 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. NSP3 a Division of Park Associate Inc. (Shasta) PH: 530/244-6116 FAX: 530/246-0518 1555 Tahoe Court, Redding, CA 96003 E-Mail: Website: REP: Cynthia Cooper, CEO; Dena Carter, President SERVICE: Supplier & installer of outdoor shade structures, playground equipment, surfacing & site amenities. 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. O’Dell Engineering (Stanislaus) PH: 209/571-1765 x102 FAX: 209/571-2466 1165 Scenic Drive, Suite B, Modesto, CA 95350 E-Mail: ckennedy@odellengineering. com Website: REP: Chad Kennedy, Principal Landscape Architect; Randall O’Dell, Owner SERVICE: Multi-disciplinary firm providing landscape architecture, civil engineering, land surveying and 3D laser scanning.

Opti-Fit International Inc. (Sacramento) PH: 916/939-3690 FAX: 866/274-3488 P.O. Box 6716, Folsom, CA 95763 E-Mail: Website: REP: Eric Konz, Vice President SERVICE: Opti-Fit Inc. is your one stop total fitness solution. Planning, design, supply and service. Outdoor Creations, Inc. (Shasta) PH: 530/365-6106 FAX: 530/365-5129 2270 Barney Road, Anderson, CA 96007 E-Mail: Website: REP: Deanna Puhlman SERVICE: Precast concrete site furnishings, includes picnic tables, benches, BBQs, fire pits, planters, signs and concrete products for outdoor use. Pacific Design Concepts/Little Tikes Commercial - Southern California 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. 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. 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.

Patterson-Williams Athletic Manufacturing Company (Maricopa) PH: 800/687-5768 FAX: 480/962-5290 140 N. Gilbert Road, Mesa, AZ 85203 E-Mail: Website: REP: Pete Stokes; Tom O’Keefe SERVICE: Manufacture of top-quality athletic, park & site equipment. PDPlay (San Diego) PH: 760/597-5990 FAX: 760/597-5991 2458 South Santa Fe Ave., 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. PerfectMind PH: 877/737-8030 4333 Still Creek Drive, 2nd Floor, Burnaby, BC V5C 6S6 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. 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. PlaceWorks (Alameda) PH: 510/848-3815 FAX: 510/848-4315 1625 Shattuck Avenue 3rd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94709 E-Mail: Website: REP: Isabelle Minn, Principal; Melissa Erikson, Associate Principal; C.C. LaGrange, Associate SERVICE: Landscape architecture, parks, trails, open space planning, community facilitation, environmental planning for healthy, sustainable communities.


Play Surface Coatings, Inc. (Clark) PH: 702/243-7866 FAX: 702/433-7884 3210 W Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jim Brendel, Vice President SERVICE: Distributor of resilient safety surfaces for playgrounds and waterplay. 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; Roger Posacki, CEO; Lisa Moore, VP Strategic Services SERVICE: PlayCore helps build stronger communities by advancing play and recreation through research, education, partnerships, and products. Playground Inspection, LLC (Los Angeles) PH: 888/293-7889 FAX: 818/578-3408 P.O. BOX 16654, Encino, CA 914166654 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jim Stein SERVICE: Independent inspector, surface impact testing with Triax, early childhood certified, playground inspections, compliance certificates, insured. Playgrounds Unlimited (Santa Clara) PH: 408/244-9848 FAX: 408/244-9847 980 Memorex Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95050 E-Mail: 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.


Buyer’s Guide u PlayMax Surfacing, Inc. (Riverside) PH: 951/250-6039 FAX: 951/356-6550 1950 Compton Avenue #111, Corona, CA 92881 E-Mail: Website: REP: Chris Wolf, General Manager; Rick Denney, Installation Manager; Jim Weaver, Project Manager SERVICE: Manufacture and install rubber playground safety surfaces and tiles. 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. PolyMenders (Sacramento) PH: 916/757-9133 FAX: 916/348-0868 3229 Elkhorn Blvd., Suite 10, North Highlands, CA 95660 E-Mail: Website: REP: Ronald Kipp, Owner; Rene Kipp, Owner SERVICE: PolyMenders specializes in mobile repair of plastic playground equipment. Save money by repairing, not replacing. Public Health Advocates (Sacramento) PH: 916/213-6380 1114 McKenny Court, Folsom, CA 95630 E-Mail: REP: Kanat Tibet, Director; Alfred Mata, Program Director SERVICE: Non-profit research & advocacy fighting obesity and diabetes, leading the statewide complete parks project.


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; Chad Kaufman, V.P. Sales; Pat McBride, Sales; Katie Katie Sherin, V.P. of Administration; Chris Gaughan, Project Development Manager; Ted Munley, Project Development Manager SERVICE: Public Restroom Company is a design build specialist for “odor free, vandal resistant, park restroom and concession buildings. QK (Fresno) PH: 559/733-0440 FAX: 559/435-2905 6051 N. Fresno Street, Suite 200, 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, Inc. (Sacramento) PH: 707/546-3561 1415 21st Street, Suite a, Sacramento, CA 95811 E-Mail: Website: REP: Christine Talbot, Principal, President; John Suesens, Principal; Brenna Moosavi, Designer SERVICE: Landscape Architecture and Planning. R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co./Pilot Rock (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.

Rainout Line (Los Angeles) PH: 888/255-6110 FAX: 813/425-9008 501 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90402 E-Mail: Website: REP: Stephen Bickle, President SERVICE: Online notification system for rainouts, schedule changes, venue closures. Text, email, web, phone, and more! RecDesk Software (Middlesex) PH: 860/467-4325 300 Plaza Middlesex, Middletown, CT 06457 E-Mail: Website: REP: Mike Morris, President; Todd McEvoy, Director of Sales SERVICE: RecDesk provides a Radically Simplified recreation management software platform that is cloud-based and mobile-ready. RecEnroll (San Mateo) PH: 650/346-1442 205 De Anza Blvd #244, San Mateo, CA 94402 E-Mail: REP: Sujatha Marsden, Principal; Lee Hinde, Software Developer SERVICE: RecEnroll: Increase participation and manage your operations with our cost-effective recreation management system. RecWest Outdoor Products, Inc. (Los Angeles) 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., DuMor Site Furnishings.

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. 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: 9921 Horn Road, Suite B1, Sacramento, CA 95827 PH: 916/361-900 FAX 916/361-9010 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. Robert A Bothman, Inc. (Santa Clara) PH: 408/279-2277 FAX: 408/279-2281 2690 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050 E-Mail: Website: REP: Brian Bothman, Vice President, Business Development; James C. Moore, VP Construction; Joan Padillo, Preconstruction Services SERVICE: General engineering & building contractors, site development, heavy engineering, structural & architectural concrete, landscape & irrigation.

Reserve America (Dallas) PH: 214/996-7216 717 N. Harwood St, Ste. 2500, Dallas, TX 75201 E-Mail: Website: REP: Skip Waisner; Matt Smithson SERVICE: Online Reservation and Campground Management Software.


u Buyer’s Guide Robertson Recreational Surfaces (Maricopa) PH: 800/858-0519 FAX: 602/340-0402 2414 W 12th Street, Suite 5, Tempe, AZ 85281 E-Mail: Website: Northern California: 1354 14th Street Oakland, CA 94607 Southern California: 16059 E. Foothill Blvd Irwindale, CA 91706 REP: Robertson Recreational Surfaces, a Playcore company, Richard Hawley, Corp VP of Sales, Phone: 800-858-0519, Fax: 602-340-0402, Email: rhawley@ SERVICE: Robertson Recreational Surfaces sells, manufacturers and installs resilient rubber safety surfacing, synthetic turf and accessories. ROMTEC, Inc. (Douglas) PH: 541/496-3541 FAX: 541/496-0803 18240 North Bank Road, Roseburg, OR 97470 E-Mail: Website: REP: Timothy D. Boagan, President; Travis Olson, Sales Person SERVICE: Design, build and install recreational structures ie: restroom buildings, concessions, kiosks, pavilions, storage buildings, gatehouses, cabins, sidewalk restrooms etc. Ross Recreation Equipment Company, Inc. (Sonoma) PH: 707/538-3800 100 Brush Creek Road #206, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 E-Mail: Website: REP: Ewing Philbin, Jon Bawden, Casey Hilbert, & Alex Hailey - serving areas across Northern CA. SERVICE: 44 years of providing superior recreational & outdoor products and service with attention to quality, safety and design.

Royston, Hanamoto, Alley & Abey (Marin) PH: 415/383-7900 FAX: 415/383-1433 225 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 E-Mail: Website: REP: Barbara Lundburg, Principal SERVICE: Landscape architecture, site planning, master planning, urban design, and recreation planning services locally, nationally and internationally.

Safe 2 Play - Certified Matters (Contra Costa) PH: 925/999-0117 1462 Ashwood Drive, Martinez, CA 94553 E-Mail: Website: REP: Craig Faitel, Owner SERVICES: Certified playground safety inspections, safety surface impact testing on playgrounds & sports fields.

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.

SafePark (Orange) PH: 800/734-4882 FAX: 959/588-9776 23052 Alcalde Drive, Suite C, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 E-Mail: Website: REP: James, Clark, Founder, CEO; Erik Dooley, Operations Manager; Mike Schmidt, Personnel Manager; Charles Froeming, Lead CPSI SERVICE: Playground Audits, Inspections, Impact Testing-Traix-2010, Playground maintenance, repair, complete certified playground refurbishment and upgrades.

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 Seeds (Santa Barbara) PH: 805/684-0436 FAX: 805/684-2798 6155 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013 E-Mail: REP: James Culley, Sales Manager, Ben Miller, David Gilpin, General Manager SERVICE: Custom seed mix design, Turfgrasses, natives, revegetation wild flowers, erosion control products, native sod, contract growing.

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. 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: 415/972-2000 FAX: 415/972-2001 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107 E-Mail: Website: REP: Alexis Lustbader, Senior Director of Guest Services; Randy Gomez, Director of Maintenance SERVICE: Home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team, as well as ballpark tours and public or private events. 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; Jt Barr, Principal; Jeff Justus, Principal 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. Shade ‘N Net (Maricopa) PH: 800/290-3387 FAX: 602/484-7919 5711 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85043 E-Mail: Website: REP: Rudy Martinez, President; JJ Morse, Sales Rep SERVICE: Tension cable breathable fabric shade structures/vents out heat/88% sun blockage/97% UV ray protection.


Buyer’s Guide u Shaw Sports Turf (Gordon) PH: 866/703-4004 FAX: 706/625-7964 185 S. Industrial Blvd, Calhoun, GA 30701 E-Mail: Website: REP: Mary Crutchfield, Marketing Coordinator 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. SofSurfaces Inc. PH: 800/263-2363 x224 FAX: 519/882-2697 4393 Discovery Line, Petrolia, ON N0N 1R0 E-Mail: Website: REP: Christopher Chartrand, Director of Marketing; Brennan Prins, Sales Manager; Peter Druck, Territory Manager SERVICE: Rubber tile solutions for playground, fitness facility and architectural applications. 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 Street, Redlands, CA 92374 E-Mail: Website: REP: Lianne Leiss, Director of Sales SERVICE: Twenty acre waterpark with attractions for all ages. Also has Big Air Trampoline Park on site. 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. 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. Stonehenge Signs (Plumas) PH: 530/249-6000 PO BOX 387, Quincy, CA 95971 E-Mail: Website: REP: William Jacks, CEO SERVICE: Proudly providing world class engraved natural stone signs for park entry monuments since 1978.

StructureCast (Kern) PH: 661/833-4490 FAX: 661/280-5626 8261 McCutchen Road, Bakersfield, CA 93311 E-Mail: Website: REP: Anna Dezember, President SERVICE: Precast-pre engineered restroom & concession buildings. SVA Architects, Inc. (Orange) PH: 949/809-3380 FAX: 949/809-3381 3 MacArthur Place, Suite 850, Santa Ana, CA 92707 E-Mail: Website: REP: Robert Simons, AIA, President & Partner; Judy Cheng, MBA, LEED AP, Associate Partner SERVICE: SVA Architects is a full-service architectural firm committed to creating sustainable environments for our communities. SyberTech Waste Reduction Ltd. PH: 866/488-4120 FAX: 314/289-2192 P.O. Box 3009 - 33191 1st Avenue, Mission, B.C. V2V1G0 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. Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks (Placer) PH: 530/386-1044 P.O. Box 6687, Tahoe City, CA 96145 E-Mail: Jesse@NorthTahoeAdventures. com Website: REP: Jesse Desens, President/CEO SERVICE: We build and operate Aerial Adventure Parks and Aerial Trekking. Techline Sports Lighting, LLC (Travis) PH: 800/500-3161 FAX: 512/977-8882 15303 Storm Drive, Austin, TX 78734 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jim Thomas, Regional Sales Rep; Rodney Hawthrone, President SERVICE: Indoor/outdoor sports lighting solutions.

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. ThermaGreen Environmental PH: 416/782-5837 FAX: 416/782-2190 180 Bartor Road, Toronto, ON M9M 2W6 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jennifer Beatty, Inside Sales; Blu Alexander, Director of Business Development SERVICE: ThermaGreen Environmental™ manufactures innovated shock and drainage pads for artificial sportsfield and playground surface systems. TMT Enterprises, Inc. (Santa Clara) PH: 408/432-9040 FAX: 408/432-9429 1996 Oakland Rd., 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. Tomarin Surfaces (Whitfield) PH: 706/537-9718 PO Box 892, Dalton, GA 30722 E-Mail: Website: REP: Seymour Tomarin, Julian Tomarin SERVICE: Nexxfield synthetic turf and shock pad systems for fields, recreation, landscaping, permanent/modular, sports tiles. 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.


u Buyer’s Guide 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. United States Tennis Association/ SCTA (Los Angeles) PH: 310/208-3838 FAX: 310/824-7691 P.O. Box 240015, Los Angeles, CA 90024-9115 E-Mail: Website: REP: Melanie Bischoff, Community Development Coordinator SERVICE: To promote & develop the growth of tennis. USA Shade & Fabric Structures (Dallas) PH: 214/905-9500 FAX: 214/905-9514 8505 Chancellor Row, Dallas, TX 75247 E-Mail: Website: REP: Keith Busam, Vice President of California Sales SERVICE: USA Shade! We offer shade solutions for everything under the sun! USGreentech (Hamilton) PH: 513/371-5520 5076 Wooster Road, Cincinnati, OH 45226 E-Mail: Website: REP: Kimberly Williams, Western U.S. Sports System Consultant; Shaun Garrity, Western U.S. Landscape & Recreation Consultant SERVICE: USGreentech provides progressive infills for the synthetic turf market including their products Envirofill and Safeshell. Valley Truck & Tractor (Sutter) PH: 530/673-4615 P.O. Box 3010, Yuba City, CA 95992 E-Mail: Website: REP: Anthony Bertoldi, Governmental Sales SERVICE: John Deer equipment, commercial tractor and mowing equipment.

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(r), Elevation(tm) multilevel interactive structures, Poolplay(tm) and Spray point(tm). 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. 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, Chaz Haltom, Territory Sales Manager SERVICE: Wholesale dist. for swimming pool & water treatment.

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.

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, Kelley Needham, Max Medina SERVICE: WLC Architects provides sustainable architectural/planning services for recreational projects, including community/senior centers, gymnasiums & theaters.

Whitewater West Industries Ltd PH: 604/273-1068 FAX: 604/273-4518 6700 McMillan Way, Richmond, BC V6W 1J7 E-Mail: 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.

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.

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. Willdan Group, Inc. (Orange) PH: 714/940-6300 FAX: 714/940-4935 2401 E. Katella Ave #300, Anaheim, CA 92806 E-Mail: Website: REP: John Hidalgo, Principal Project Manager SERVICE: Willdan assists public agencies in the design and master planning of parks and recreation facilities.

ZGolf Food & Beverage Services, LLC DBA Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center (Riverside) PH: 951/491-8110, Ex. FAX: 951/3081900 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 full service food and beverage management with a focus on weddings and banquets.

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 worldwide provider of aquatic play features, modular activity towers and water management solutions.



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Oakland: Parks champion Anne Woodell recalled as beloved friend, mentor

http://www.eastbaytimes. com/2017/02/16/oakland-parkschampion-anne-woodell-recalledas-beloved-friend-mentor/ By Mike McGreehan, Correspondent Published: February 16, 2017 at 8:14 am

Throughout her life, Montclair resident Anne


Woodell embodied the value of community service. For sure, Woodell got involved in many organizations and activities. These included the Hillside Gardeners of Montclair, Oakland Women’s Rowing Club and the Alameda County Historical Society. A founding member of the Oakland Arts Council, Woodell is best known for

her work with the Oakland Parks and Recreation, particularly as a founder of Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation. Dubbed the “mother” of Oakland Parks and Recreation by some, the “first lady” of the same by others, and as the “savior” of such local institutions as the Oakland Municipal Band on yet another website, Woodell died Jan. 25. She was 80. Woodell’s death comes little more than six months after that of former Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation board president Barry Weiss, who died July 2 at 67. In addition to her long and energetic involvement, those who knew Woodell recalled her as both friend and mentor to many. “I (first) met Anne through the California Park & Recreation Society, where she had a role of teaching professionals how to lobby on Capitol Hill, create advisory boards and hold commissions accountable,” said Audree Jones-Taylor, who recently retired as director of Oakland Parks and Recreation and had known Woodell for more than 30 years. “Our friendship,

her guidance and mentorship started for me when I worked in Southern California as a center director, then becoming a senior supervisor and onward to a superintendent in Recreation and Parks.” Born Margaret Anne Morrow to Jon and Dorothy Morrow of Ann Arbor, Michigan on Nov. 5, 1936, Woodell’s call to community service began at an early age while growing up in Ann Arbor. A 1954 graduate of Ann Arbor High School, Woodell proved indispensable in helping organize future class reunions. Staying close to home, Woodell went on to the University of Michigan, from which she graduated in 1958 and where she became actively involved in the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She maintained ties to the sorority for the rest of her life. After marrying Bill Woodell in July 1959, the couple moved to California, eventually settled in Montclair and raised two sons. Anne Woodell went to work in 1961 for the UC Berkeley student housing office, serving until the birth of her son, Tom, in 1963. Fully embracing her role as a parent, Woodell became involved in her sons’ education at Montclair and Thornhill elementary schools, Zion Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran School and Bishop O’Dowd High School. By 1966, Woodell also had become heavily involved in both local and national politics, and in 1974, then-Mayor John


u Spotlight Reading appointed her as the second woman ever to serve as a member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission. She ultimately served that body for 27 years, 20 years as chairwoman. Woodell’s service to the parks inspired her to begin the Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation in 1981 with the aim of renovating facilities and developing new parks. She also served as a longtime board member of the Oakland Parks Coalition, which merged with the Friends in early 2015 to form the Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation. In addition to these, Woodell served on the board of trustees for both Children’s Fairyland and the Dunsmuir House and Gardens, as well as on the Oakland Municipal Band Committee. Other organizations with Woodell’s imprint included the Oakland Museum Landscape Council, Oakland-East Bay Garden Center, City Stables Advisory Council, Metropolitan Equestrian Preservation Society and the Oakland Public Schools Budget Advisory Committee. In terms of honors, the New Oakland Committee named Woodell its Citizen of the Year in 2009 and Oakland Parks and Recreation awarded her as Mother of the Year in 2009. And in January 2016, the Oakland Garden Club dedicated a statue and plaque in her honor. “Anne Woodell was not only a fierce advocate for the parks, bands, arts, and gardens of Oakland,

but for the people of Oakland,” read an online obituary. “I’ve never met a more fierce and knowledgeable advocate for Oakland’s parks and park programs,” Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation board president John Bliss said in a statement appearing on the organization’s website. “Anne Woodell will be forever loved and missed,” Jones-Taylor said. “She is right up there in terms of my professional female mentors that have left an imprint on my life.” Woodell’s family asks that those wishing to make gifts in her memory send checks to the UCSF Foundation, Attn: HemOncFellows, P.O. Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145.

Checks should be made payable to the “UCSF Foundation” with “B3201-HemOnc Fellows” written on the memo line and a note indicating that the gift is in memory of Anne Woodell. Gifts also can be made online at http:// Click on the “Direct your gift to a specific area” link. From there, click on “Other” and enter “B3201-HemOnc Fellows” in the box. The Parks and Recreation Foundation also has set up the Anne Woodell Memorial Fund at the request of some of her friends. A donation link can be found at Donors also can mail

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