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2015 CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS ...........................................................8 Special section featuring the CPRS Annual Conference & Expo in Sacramento, March 10-13, 2015. A brief look at educational sessions, networking opportunities, special events and the Expo.

YOUR DEPARTMENT’S MOST IMPORTANT ASSET...............................30 Editor Stephanie Stephens, CAE Executive Director Managing Editor John Glaeser Director of Communications Advertising Melonie Zarzuela Assistant Advertising Manager CALIFORNIA PARKS & RECREATION (ISSN 0733-5326) is published quarterly by the California Park & Recreation Society, Inc., 7971 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95832-9701. Opinions expressed in credited articles are those of the author and not necessarily those of the society. Subscription rate is $30.00 per year and is included in membership dues. Individual subscriptions apart from CPRS membership are available only to colleges, libraries and members of CAPRCBM. Single copy price for all other issues is $7.50 for members and $12.50 for nonmembers. Periodicals postage paid at Sacramento, California, and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to CALIFORNIA PARKS & RECREATION, 7971 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95832-9701. Send manuscripts, query letters and artwork to John Glaeser. Advertising materials should be forwarded to the address above or call 916/6652777. Guidelines for submitting articles and advertising rates are available from same address, or from the CPRS website ( ©2015, California Park & Recreation Society, Inc.

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COMPLETE PARK SYSTEMS..................................................................34 What a complete park system means for the health and well-being of a community.

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Pass The Torch Please by Mark Mariscal • CPRS President In a few weeks, more than a thousand park and recreation professionals from across the great State of California plus more from other parts of the country will gather in Sacramento for our annual CPRS Conference and Expo. I sure hope to see many of you there. This annual conference will also have hundreds of vendors (see page 21) in 300 plus booths available for all of us to visit and speak with their representatives. What a great opportunity to meet with them and learn what is new in the profession. This conference is also where my last official duties take place. The most important is where I pass the torch of leadership to the current PresidentElect, Tim Barry from Livermore Area Park and Recreation District. Actually, he doesn’t get a torch, only a gavel. I do invite those of you attending the conference to consider attending the Award and Installation Dinner on the last night of the conference (Friday night) where Tim becomes the next President of our Society. Also, park and recreation agencies will receive recognition for programs or facilities during this past year. During my installation last year, I was honored to have my friend and a United States Member of Congress (Janice Hahn) be the installing officer. Although I do not know who will do the official installation duties, join me and hundreds of others to witness this important event. As this is my final article for our quarterly magazine, let me give you an update on work the board of directors has focused on this year. Mainly, to help our new Executive Director, Stephanie Stephens, fit comfortably into her new position. She has been out

to dozens of events. She has met more than a thousand professionals throughout the state and traveled over 10,000 miles to region, district and secction events. Her quick study of the state, the issues we have in the park and recreation field, and the information she has gathered from many of our members makes the Board of Directors very comfortable to know that our organization is in very able hands for years to come. This is my fifth and final year on the CPRS Board of Directors. During this time, I have shared some personal great highs and lows with the board of directors. Over the five years, the board members and CPRS staff have been very supportive of me and my family. My wife and I became grandparents during this time, we traveled to some great parts of the world and had to bury family members. For the first time in my life, I had to have surgery (if you don’t count having my tonsils removed) on my shoulder. Phone calls and cards from the staff and board always cheered me up. I mention this because it is the little things that each of us do in life that make a difference in people’s lives. In the park and recreation field, we make a difference in the communities we serve and are always proud. What words of wisdom can I share with our thousands of members while I prepare to pass the torch? 1) encourage your employees to consider becoming a member and participate in their professional organization; 2) always remember that Parks Make Life Better and find out the history of how the “brand” was created; 3) get continued on page 62

Mark Mariscal is the 2014-15 CPRS President and Superintendent of Operations, Department of Parks & Recreation, City of Los Angeles 6

2014-2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Mark Mariscal City of Los Angeles, 1670 Palos Verdes Dr. N., Harbor City, CA 90710 310/548-7643 • PRESIDENT-ELECT Tim Barry Livermore Area Recreation & Park District 4444 East Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550 925/373-5727 • VICE PRESIDENT Kristi McClure Huckaby City of Chula Vista 276 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910 619/585-5618 • SECRETARY-TREASURER Ann Dunleavy City of Benicia, 250 East L Street, Benicia, CA 94510 707/746-4282 • REGION 1 REPRESENTATIVE (Dist 1, 2, 3) Henry Perezalonso Town of Danville 510 La Gonda Way, Danville, CA 94526 925/314-3454 • REGION 2 REPRESENTATIVE (Dist 4, 5, 6) Anna Bielecki City of Gilroy, 7351 Rosanna Street, Gilroy, CA 950206141 408/846-0460 • REGION 3 REPRESENTATIVE (Dist 7, 8, 15) Darin Budak City of Bakersfield, 4101 Truxton Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93309 661/326-3138 • REGION 4 REPRESENTATIVE (Dist 11, 13, 14) Tom Boecking City of San Gabriel, 250 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776 626/308-2875 • REGION 5 REPRESENTATIVE (Dist 9, 10, 12) Aliah Brozowski City of Santee 10601 Magnolia Avenue, Bldg 6, Santee, CA 92071-1222 619/258-4100 x120 • COUNCIL OF SECTIONS REPRESENTATIVES (Aging, Aquatics, and Recreation Therapy) Tom Hellmann Cosumnes Community Services District 9014 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove, CA 95758 916/405-5631 • (Administrators, Development & Operations, Educators and Recreation Supervisors) Ashley Howe City of Benicia, 250 East L Street, Benicia, CA 94510 707/746-4283 • Please contact any Board Member with questions or comments


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Superheroes Unite! General Session Join us for “  Superheroes Get Great Results” a keynote by Garrison Wynn Wednesday, March 11 9:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Sacramento Memorial A  uditorium “Success is more than being good at what you do; it is about being consistently chosen to do it.” Influence expert Garrison Wynn i s known for his entertaining and research driven programs. Garrison helps people make the jump from being great at what they do to developing the qualities it takes to be consistently chosen for the job. At the General Session, we will recognize the 2014-15 State, District and Section Leaders. We will also celebrate park and recreation excellence in California as the annual CPRS Awards Program recipients are announced.

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Enjoy a loop or two around beautiful State Capitol Park, home to stately trees and gardens from around the world dating back to the 1800s. T-shirt and refreshments provided. Rain or shine.

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Zumba Friday, March 13 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Hyatt Regency Hotel Fee: FREE

Find out why this class is sweeping the nation! Zumba combines Latin dance moves with hip hop, belly dancing and traditional fitness moves, cardio intervals, motivating music, and choreography that anyone can follow. It also increases cardiovascular, strengthens lower body, enhances coordination, and burns up to 350 calories/hour.

Mayor‛s Reception Thursday, March 12 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sacramento City Hall, 915 I Street The reception is open to any delegate who brings his or her State Assemblymember or Senator, local official, and/or parks and recreation board member. Hosted by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson in the beautiful rotunda lobby of Sacramento City Hall. Contact Vincene R. Jones, Neighborhood Services Manager, Department of Parks and Recreation, for more information or to RSVP (916) 808-5076 or

Superhero Power Kit: Recharge in our Resource Room! Thursday March 12 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Take a moment to RECHARGE your super power in our Recreation Resource Room and Buzz Sessions. There will be three main discussion topics in our Buzz Sessions as well as printed resources on our Superhero Gadget Tables to pick up.

CPRS Awards Reception & Banquet Friday, March 13 Reception: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Banquet: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Sacramento Hyatt Regency

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Cafeteria 15L is the place, networking is the reason! Join our Super Sponsor PlayCore for an evening of Good Food, Good Friends and Great Times. Life size games of Jenga and Pick Up Sticks will engage you on the covered patio; a DJ will spin your favorite tunes in the Park Ultra Lounge; good food and your choice of beverages await you in the super cool Cafeteria. Photo booth anyone? Yep, we’ve got that covered too. Just steps from the Sacramento Convention Center, Cafeteria 15L is the place to be Wednesday evening! And, if you haven’t had enough fun by 9:00 p.m., continue the party at MIX Downtown! Rooftop patio, heart pumping music and vibrant nightlife… within walking distance of your hotel. Now that’s a welcome reception!


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Parks Make Life Better!® State Capitol Rally Wednesday, March 11, 2015 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon West Steps of the State Capitol

Parks Make Life Better!® Capitol Rally

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (State Capitol)


Legislator awareness of the value of parks and recreation is one of CPRS’ primary goals. Help spread the value of parks and recreation by joining your fellow delegates as we march to the State Capitol and let legislators hear our rallying cry – Parks Make Life Better!® With a new legislature convening in January, the timing for this rally could not be better! Attendees and agencies are encouraged to carry banners or signs (nothing over 30” without prior approval) proclaiming Parks Make Life Better!® and wear their agency shirts, hats, and jackets. See you at the capitol, superheroes!




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Expo Hall

The Expo is an integral part of your conference experience where you can see the newest trends in the marketplace and network with vendors and other professionals. Over 200 companies will be attending. New this year are educational sessions in the Expo Hall!

Luncheons provide you a perfect opportunity to meet with peers and view the exhibits. Lunches are free to registered attendees and exhibitors.

An attendee favorite, the Silent Auction gives you the opportunity to bid on fabulous items displayed at various exhibit booths throughout the hall. All of the auction‛s proceeds support the California Foundation for Parks & Recreation Scholarship Fund.

Prize Drawings Show Hours Wednesday, March 11 Grand Opening

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (lunch provided)

Thursday, March 12

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., lunch provided)

Part of the overall festivities offered in the Expo Hall are the cash drawings and the Dream Vacation trip grand prize drawing valued at $1500. Cash drawings will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, with the Grand Prize Trip drawing occurring Thursday prior to the exhibit hall closing at 3:00 p.m. These drawings are for registered attendees only and you must be present in the Expo Hall to win. For Exhibit Information contact, 916/665-2777 or email



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xplore the largest one-stop shopping extravaganza for park and recreation professionals on the west coast. The expo is the place to be for food, silent auction items and cash drawings. It is the place to learn about the newest trends in park and facility ammenities, program ideas and design ideas. With nearly 200 vendors, you have a store of resources to find solutions to your most difficult problems. Registered delegates can visit the expo on Wednesday and Thursday and enjoy a complimentary lunch. The expo’s grand opening and luncheon will be held Wednesday, March 11, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. The Thursday lunch will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The silent auction returns to support the California Foundation for

Parks & Recreation Scholarship Fund. Many incredible items will be available for delegates to bid on. Visit the vendor booths to find the variety of items which last year included: iPods, portable DVD players, gift certificates, digital cameras and gift baskets.

The drawings for cash and the grand prize trip will also be returning this year. The drawings are for registered attendees only and you must be present in the Expo Hall to win. For a list of exhibitors (as of December 5), please see below.

A-G Sod Farms Quality turfgrass & installation since 1969.

Anchor Audio, Inc. Made in the USA, Anchor Audio is the leading manufacturer of portable sound and PA systems.

Bull Stockwell Allen Architects: Design & planning of community recreation facilities, senior & childcare centers.

Aqua Source Commercial pool equipment sales, service, installation, repair. Chlorination AQ, filters, heaters, ADA, robotic pool cleansers.

California Park & Recreation Society, Booth 831 Three Thousand members strong, CPRS is the largest professional organization available to park & recreation professionals in California. CPRS is dedicated to advancing California’s park & recreation profession through education, networking, advocacy and resources.

AccessRec LLC AccessRec manufactures and supplies the most affordable ADA beach access compliant surfaces and beach wheelchairs. ACTIVE Network Our ACTIVE Net® recreation management software powers thousands of parks & recreation, YMCAs, and local communities. Aflex Technology Aquatic commercial inflatables - obstacle courses giant slides, customized to your requirements. All About Play Partnering with you for 20 years providing quality outdoor products that make parks better. American Association for Nude Recreation-Western Region American Ramp Company World’s premier skatepark provider having built over 200 skateparks in over 38 countries.

Aquatic Design Group Design engineering for competitive, recreation, and leisure aquatic facilities. Arch Pac Aquatics Architecture & engineering for aquatics. BCI Burke, LLC BCI Burke has been manufacturing high-quality and innovative playground equipment for 95 years. BSN Sports Athletic & field equipment, field maintenance & apparel. BigToys Green friendly commercial playground equipment. Available in both wood or recycled metal and plastic.


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C P RS C o n f e r e n c e & E x p o u Catalina Express Fast, smooth and comfortable ferry transportation to Catalina Island. Cemrock CEW/Sport Fence Int’l Bleacher systems of all sizes and portable multi-purpose fencing systems. California’s Great America California’s Great America is Northern California’s Premier family destination Theme and Water Park! Callander Associates Landscape Architecture Landscape Architecture. Calrecycle Recycled tire products. Capitol Equipment, Inc. Portable equipment shelters. CAPRCBM Non-profit educational material organizational awareness.

CH Bull Co CH Bull is a distributor of high reach lifts and ladders for maintenance.

Courts and Greens CSI Software CSI Software’s product SpectrumNG provides endless opportunities for centers to be more productive and efficient. California State University, East Bay Hospitality, recreation & tourism. CSU Sacramento, Dept. of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration

Colorado Time Systems Timing, scoring, and scoreboard solutions for all sports.

CXT Inc. Precast concrete buildings and general contracting services.

Columbia Cascade Company Makers of TimberForm & PipeLine playground equipment and outdoor fitness systems and bicycle management products.

Dahlin Group Architecture Planning Architecture and Planning.

Community Works Design Group Providing the very best in park & recreation planning for 30 years. Counsilman-Hunsaker Aquatic planning, design & engineering.

DASH Platform DASH is a cost-effective, mobileready, cloud-based software solution for parks & recreation departments. Dave Bang Associates/NSP3 Specialists in equipping parks, playgrounds, site furnishings, shade, shelters & athletic facilities.

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Gail Materials, Inc. Producer of fine stabilized aggregates, athletic field materials and specialty soil mixes. GameTime GameTime is a leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds, custom play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment. Grand Slam Safety Fence System Permanent or removable safety fencing systems for baseball & softball fields, tennis, indoor soccer etc. Grasshopper Company Grasshopper true zeroturn radius riding rotary mowers and quik-converter attachment system for year round implements. Greenfields Outdoor Fitness Manufacturer, designer, sales and distribution of outdoor fitness equipment in North America. GreenFieldsUSA GreenFields - leading supplier of artificial turf. Gro-Power, Inc. Natural based fertilizers and soil conditioners for parks and sports fields.

HAI, Hirsch & Associates, Inc. Landscape architectural design service for park planning & design. Hermann Design Group Landscape architecture, park design and planning services. Hunter Industries iFLY Indoor Skydiving iFLY Indoor Skydiving - state of the art vertical wind tunnel. ID Edge, Inc. We supply identification and tracking solutions for your park and recreation members. Innova Disc Golf Everything you need to enjoy the sport of Disc Golf!

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C P RS C o n f e r e n c e & E x p o u IZone Imaging Custom high pressure laminate graphics and signage. JetMulch Kidz Love Soccer Recreational & instructional soccer classes & camps for children 2-10 years of age. Kirby Built Quality Products Manufacturers of quality products made from recycled plastic lumber. Knorr Systems, Inc. A parts & service company specializing in filtration, heating, water treatment & pool cover systems. Innovative Playgrounds Company LLC Sales, design, project management for BCI Burke playground equipment, safety surfacing, shade structures, fitness/sport/site amenities. International Mulch Co. Recycled rubber mulch supplier.


L.A. Steelcraft Products Outdoor sports equipment manufacturer. LandScape Structures Playground & Park Equipment. Lincoln Aquatics Lincoln Aquatics is a national distributor of commercial swimming pool equipment and aquatic supplies.

Little Tikes Commercial Playground Equipment solutions from traditional to customs. Everything you need to make your project unique. LPA, Inc. Architecture, landscape architecture, interiors, master planning, graphic design, structural engineering, mechanical/plumbing engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering. Maximum Solutions, Inc. Parks and Recreations management software. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament MIG, Inc. Park and recreation planning and design. Miracle Recreation Commercial playground equipment and site amenities.


u C P RS C o n f e r e n c e & E x p o Mity-Lite Mity-Lite is the leader in lightweight, durable folding tables and folding and stacking chairs. Most Dependable Fountains Manufacturer of vandal resistant, maintenance free outdoor drinking fountains, bottle fillers, pet fountains, misters, showers, etc. Murdock Mfg. Outdoor drinking fountains, hydrants and more since 1853. Musco Sports Lighting Musco specializes in the design and manufacture of sports lighting. My Bark Co., Inc. Bulk sale & delivery of EWF and other safety surfacing & landscape materials. Nasco Thousands of items selected specifically for K-12 physical education professionals. National Recreation & Park Association

Neil O. Anderson & Associates Neptune-Benson Synonymous with water filtration serving the aquatics, industrial & municipal markets since 1956. NGI Sports Environmentally built NovaPro Tennis courts & TitanTrax Shield. Guaranteed crack repair. Innovative sports construction. No Fault Sport Group LLC Provide rubberized safety surfacing for playgrounds. Outdoor Creations, Inc. Manufacturer of precast site furnishings. Pacific Park & Playgrounds Southern California source for all of your outdoor park needs. Pacific Park - Santa Monica Amusements LLC The iconic family amusement park on the Santa Monica Pier.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway World’s largest rotating tramcars take visitors to 8,516” and the Mt. San Jacinto State park. Peak Software Systems Recreation management software.

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C P RS C o n f e r e n c e & E x p o u Pirate’s Dinner Adventure Experience swashbuckling swordplay, aerial artistry & dynamic duets! Come live the pirate’s life! Play & Park Structures Commercial playground equipment for ages 2-5 and 5-12 that encourages imagination while building key developmental skills. PlayCore PlayCore helps build stronger communities by advancing play through research, education, and partnerships. Playcraft Direct, Inc. Commercial Playground Equipment, System Components, freestanding activities. Poligon/All About Play The Leader and Innovator of shade designing with fabric, steel, wood and customs.

Precision Concrete Cutting Sidewalk repair and inspection specialist. Keep the sidewalk remove the liability.

ReCPro Software Recreation management software solution - intuitive, reliable and proven since 1995.

PSS Surfacing Inc. Furnish and install pour in place, rubber tiles artificial turf, and rubber mulch.

Recreation Pros Summer camp and community recreation programming publications and downloads.

Public Restroom Company Prefabricated, vandal-resistant restrooms for parks and public spaces.

Recreation Republic, Inc. Unique high design: Playground equipment, shade systems, site amenities, tree grates, and surfacing.

P.W. Athletic Mfg. Manufacture of top quality athletic park & site equipment since 1919. Q-Star Technology High-performance, solar-charged, portable deterrent system to help protect parks from graffiti, vandalism, equipment/metal theft. Rain Drop Products Spray ground equipment, water play structures, slides, custom themes, water playground & swimming pool features.

RHA Landscape Architects Park planning & renovation, historical sites, sports facilities, consensus building, sustainable site design. Richard Fisher Associates Professional landscape architectural services and grant programs administration for Parks & Recreation facilities and streetscapes. RJM Design Group, Inc. RJM Design Group assists communities by designing sustainable, creative and fun Community Inspired Spaces. Robertson Recreational Surfaces/ TotTurf We provide play and recreational surfaces through innovation products and services, customer education, and service.

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Tyler Technologies Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of software/services that empower people who serve the public. Ultimate RB, Inc. American manufacturer of recycled rubber surfacing materials for outdoor and indoor applications. UltraSite UltraSite™ manufactures high-quality commercial grade site furnishings, park amenities, and outdoor recreation products. Universal Studios Hollywood

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Waterplay Solutions Corp. Waterplay Solutions Corp. is a supplier and innovator of aquatic recreation equipment. Weathermatic Weathermatic is driven by a simple purpose, to help save water in your landscape environments. West Coast Arborists, Inc. Tree care professionals providing maintenance and management services for municipalities and public agencies. West Coast Turf Growers and installers of premium quality natural turfgrass sod and stolons. Whitewater WhiteWater is committed to providing exceptional value and quality to the Parks & Recreation Industry. Willdan Design Services - park planning, sport & fitness, recreational facilities, streetscapes and urban beautification, re-vegetation/restoration. Willoughby Industries World Wide manufacturer of stainless steel outdoor drinking fountains, water bottle fillers and showers. WLC Architects, Inc. Architectural services for park and recreation facilities throughout California. World Waterpark Assoc.

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Your Department’s Most Important Asset?


By Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP Fan Experience Expert 7 Star Service

In 2006 and 2007 General Electric was named Fortune magazines’s world’s most admired company. In fact since 2006, GE has consistently ranked in the top 20, with an average rank of 8.5. Why you ask? They develop their people.



u D e pa r t m e n t ’ s A s s e t s Although you may think of light bulbs, air craft engines and television shows when you think of GE, one of their most important products is people. GE employs more than 300,000 people through 11 businesses in 160 countries around the world. Many of tomorrow’s CEO’s will come from GE. GE does things that we all wish we could do. They create an environment that promotes advancement. People who work for GE are happy, challenged, trained, driven for cause and successful. Let’s evaluate how we can do the same.

1. Create and nurture a culture that embraces learning.

Employees who embrace that philosophy thrive and grow. Those who don’t want to improve and change are unleashed from the company. GE trains, coaches, and develops their employees, then they evaluate their performance and routinely at the end of the year – they let go of their lowest performing 10%. “The ability to demand high performance without being heartless,” says CEO Jeff Immelt, “has been a part of GE for a long time. That strategy creates the solid reputation as a high performing organization.” “They think big and take risks,” Says Kevin Tollins, the CEO of Dell who went to GE to study their leadership development program. Dell used

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2. Employees know where they stand.

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

Their candid communication inside the company allows people to know where they stand and what they need to improve. The employee is not left to find their own tools; the company provides those development opportunities. As part of their Information Management Leadership Program I am honored to teach Presentation Skills and Feedback techniques to some of the brightest young professionals I have ever worked with. Two to three times a year the advanced program is offered to only those who have been nominated by their managers. Rumor has it that GE invests up to $50,000 per student for this 4 week class. Participants who have been selected for this program get the reinforcement that they are doing well and have potential to grow into a leadership position at GE. In this class they learn everything from project management to how to pitch their ideas to high level managers. They learn how to read financial spreadsheets and offer feedback to their coworkers in a way that helps everyone benefit from an honest conversation. Not only do they have strong demands placed on them, they are given the tools to succeed. The most impressive thing about this program to me is that the participants recognize the opportunity to attend this type of training. Students with that kind of perspective are such a pleasure to teach. The results we see in the class reflect the positive environment and their desire to learn.




u D e pa r t m e n t ’ s A s s e t s Who have you pulled aside lately to reinforce their potential?

3. The company’s vision is alive and well throughout the organization.

Everyone who works at GE is clear on their mission for the global organization and within their department. Before any decision is made, the values are reviewed to see if it will support their mission. Chris Kearney, CEO of SPX, who worked as Senior Counsel at GE’s Plastics Business from 1988 to 1995, compares coming to GE to “the scene in The Wizard of Oz where it turns from black and white to color. Your eyes open to a totally different way of thinking and challenging yourself and the organization.” I believe the “colors” become more vibrant and clear because the leadership drives every initiative, project, and decision based on GE’s values - Imagine, Solve, Build and Lead. Those four bold verbs express what it is to be part of GE. Their action-oriented nature says something about who they are - and serves to energize each individual and team around leading change and driving performance. Does every employee know your mission and vision for your organization?

4. Leadership sets the standards of excellence by modeling the behavior they expect of their employees.

One of the shining ways that GE leadership stays on top is practicing what they preach. In May 2005 GE rolled out their “EcoImagination” initiative and they are living up to their word. There was a six page PDF document on the GE home page this morning. It summarized the articles in Fortune Magazine and why GE was recognized as the World’s Most Admired Company. As I went to print it out, I was reminded of one of the great values that GE instills in its employees. Conserve energy and resources. So not surprisingly, the PDF had special controls on it that did not allow me to print the document. What are your actions telling the front-line staff? Are you offering a good example of what you expect of your employees?

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Complete Park Systems A Win-Win Project for Parks, Recreation and Community Services Agencies Parks Make Life Better

By Kanat Tibet Director HEAL Cities Campaign California Center for Public Health Advocacy


Think of the amenities you look for in a city you love to visit or in which you might want to live – are parks and open space at the top of your list? We often think about weather, school quality, public safety, and job availability, but every day of the year, parks and open space help make communities great. Often parks and open space offer a lot more than what meets the eye. For example, parks and open space: • Offer beauty and serenity to connect with Nature • Improve our physical and psychological Health • Increase the Value of neighboring residential and commercial property • Create Positive Spaces for free-time, productive and free fun • Green spaces with trees in urban areas Reduce Air Pollution and help keep cities cooler WINTER 2015 • CALIFORNIA PARKS & RECREATION



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• Reach across socio-economic levels and cultural backgrounds and promote Gathering Places for socializing and learning at all ages

• Provide places in low-income neighborhoods where people can feel a Sense of Community and Belonging

• Enhance Livibility in the innercity neighborhoods and produce important social and community development benefits

• Offer Recreational Opportunities for at-risk youth, low-income children, and low-income families

During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. More than one-third of U.S. adults (34.9%) and approximately 17% (or 12.7 million) of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese. A new CDC study published in November 2014 shows that close to half (40%) of the adult population of the USA are now expected to develop diabetes during their lifetime and the numbers look even worse for some ethnic minority groups. One in two Hispanic men and women and non-Hispanic black women are predicted to develop the disease. One in three children is predicted to develop Type II diabetes during their lifetime. Adolescent diabetes or prediabetes has increased from 9% in 2000 to 23% in 2008. According to the CDC, the two root causes of obesity and Type II diabetes are improper nutrition and lack of physical activity.

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u Complete Park Systems The toll taken by the obesity and diabetes epidemics is well established. Obesity is behind approximately 100,000–400,000 deaths in the United States per year, exceeding healthcare costs associated with smoking or problem drinking and accounts for 6% to 12% of national health care expenditures in the United States . In California, the economic costs of overweight, obesity and physical inactivity are estimated to cost $41 billion a year . Most locally elected officials who make land use and policy decisions acknowledge the problem of overweight and obesity but often do not link the role of built environment to inactivity, obesity, diabetes, and other chronic health problems. The fact is, many communities where obesity numbers are high, residents have very limited choices regarding access to affordable healthy food and safe well-maintained places for physical activity. Studies clearly show that a community’s ethnic make-up, income and education levels, and the food and activity environments

have a direct correlation with its overweight and obesity rates.

Parks are a solution

Parks, recreation and open spaces are natural antidotes to today’s obesity and diabetes epidemics. They provide a potent strategy for the treatment and prevention of weight-gain, obesity, type-2 diabetes, and various chronic health problems. When parks are present, safe, accessible, clean, friendly, and inviting, people use them! High quality parks, open spaces, biking and walking trails and recreation programming are important elements that potential homebuyers and renters seek when they are looking for a place to settle their families. Parks, recreation and open spaces have great potential to be the engines of economic development. Unfortunately, during the Great Recession, local agencies saw their parks, recreation and community services departments as “non-essential” services and used them to bear the brunt of necessary budget cuts. As the economy

started recovering, many agencies have begun to reinvest in their parks. However, overall investment lags behind what it was in the early 2000’s. Given that parks and open space can help fight chronic health problems and serve as an economic engine, there is a discernable need to reintroduce the benefits of park systems to the local policy makers.

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In the early months of 2014, Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign convened two statewide brainstorming sessions looking at parks’ contributions and how they are perceived by locally elected officials.




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Complete Park Systems u The group formulated a policy matrix to guide the development of park infrastructure, services and financing, just as a General Plan sets out the blueprint for a city’s land use, real estate and economic development.

Next Steps

Discussions centered on finding a way to place the benefits of parks, recreation, and community services firmly in the minds of the local policy makers. Session participants developed a new concept, “Complete Park Systems.” A Complete Park System would be an essential service, “a fully funded, sustainable facilitator of conjoined services that serve the diverse needs of the population, including the social, physical and mental health of individuals living in the community, and which reach across socio-economic levels and cultural backgrounds.”

The HEAL Cities Campaign in partnership with the ChangeLab Solutions, and the CPRS leadership –funded by Kaiser Permanente-- will continue to engage park and recreation professionals, local policy makers, and community residents in a dialogue about complete parks through four listening sessions in 2015-16. Later this year, a white paper on “how to finance complete park projects” and a “policy playbook” will be published and be available for communities and agencies who are interested in implanting the program. The first two listening sessions will be held in the City of Perris (February 25), and the City of Stockton (March 4). Stay tuned to hear how other agencies will embrace the project or to have your agency get involved with it.

Funded by Kaiser Permanente, a partnership of the League of California Cities and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA), since 2008, HEAL has been supporting cities in their efforts to improve the physical environment and give residents more opportunities to be physically active and eat healthful foods. Initiated by the League of California Cities’ Community Services Policy Committee in 2006 with a vision to fight obesity at the local level through policies, the program today serves over 175 cities providing technical assistance and training to elected officials and staff. It builds awareness among city officials about the role of the physical environment in promoting healthy habits and provides them with an array of practical support in adopting and implementing city policies that make it easier for residents to engage in healthy behaviors.



• Children, youth and families action plan

• Safe routes to parks

• Bike and pedestrian master plan

• Parks to be planned to be within 10 minute walking distance for resident dwellings

• Nutrition standards • Child development principals • Health Impact Assessment • Assessment tools for existing and future parks • Dedicated and sustainable funding for parks

• Community gardens • Healthy signage (e.g. sign shows how many calories are burned while walking a path) • Trees, landscapes and open space



• Joint use agreements

• Add health and wellness criteria to grants

• Alignment of systems beyond joint use agreements

• Funds outside the general funds

• Employee wellness resource

• Pay bondholders with savings

• Authority over broker usage

• Cap and trade as a funding stream

• Incorporate technology

• Collaborate with hospitals, businesses, nonprofits, other government entities and schools for trails, parks, arts in parks, community gardens and recreation programs

• Engage the community in maintaining, upgrading and providing facilities and services for the greater good



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Things are Moving and Shaking here at CPRS HQ CPRS Conference and Expo

Just a few weeks away, over a thousand Superheroes of the Community (that’s YOU) will converge on Sacramento for the 67th Annual CPRS Conference and Expo. In case you haven’t yet seen the super cool comic book style pre-conference brochure, put on those x-ray glasses and visit our Website NOW to get all the latest info. I’ll let you in on a little secret… superhero capes are currently being made… shhhh… don’t tell anyone!

Complete Technology Makeover Underway

From the day I started this position here at CPRS, I’ve heard from you that our technology has been a challenge. Well, thanks to a partnership with PlayPower and their family of brands, a tech makeover is underway. Coming to your desktop, laptop and mobile devices in March 2015 – a fully upgraded, mobile friendly, USER friendly, CPRS Website and online community! A few features to get excited about: • Districts and Sections will each have their own ‘micro-site’, with the ability to set up events and take registrations for their events • One comprehensive Calendar of Events that will include all CPRS District, Section and state events – all in one easy to find location • Upgraded communities, forums and listservs that you can participate in as it works best for you • A fresh new look and feel Don’t worry, we’ll have a few CPRS HQ Superheroes on hand at Conference to show you the ropes of our new site. If you have any particular thoughts about what you’d like to see (or not see) in our new Website, please let us know!

CPRS HQ Landscape is Changing – Literally!

By Stephanie Stephens, CAE Executive Director California Park & Recreation Society


It’s been in the works for a number of years now but construction on the new Cosumnes River Boulevard, a new exit off I-5, is just about complete. This four-lane road is just outside our front door and will bring in both residential and commercial construction over the next five years. It’s been interesting watching the road being constructed, and we’re all anxious to see the impacts it may (or may not) have on our property. The next time you come to Sacramento, take the new exit and come see us!

Month Nine Here in California

It’s hard to believe I’ve been here, serving as your Executive Director, for nine months now. Thank you all for the warm welcome! While I can’t say I’ve learned it all (that should take me another 25 years or so…), I can say I’m feeling more and more a part of the CPRS family every day. I’m excited to learn and play with you all at Conference in March, and hope you’ll forgive my inability to always remember names. Tell you what, when we see each other at Conference, tell me your name AND your super power (since you are a Superhero of the Community!), that will help! WINTER 2015 • CALIFORNIA PARKS & RECREATION

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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 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 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 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

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Crane Architectural Group 714/525-0363

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u Advertisers Index Most Dependable Fountains 800/552-6331 p. 39

Safety Play, Inc. 888/878-0244

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Murdock-SuperSecur 800/825-6030

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SSA Landscape Architects 831/459-0455

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Sator 888/887-2867

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Terracon Consultants 925/609-7224

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My Bark Co. 209/786.4042

Nuvis Landscape Architectiure & Planning 714/754-7311 p. 53

Pilot Rock 800/762-5002

TotTurf by Robertson Industries 800/858-0519 p. 23 p. 17

Public Restroom 888/888-2060 p. 47

RHA Landscape Architects-Planners 951/781-1930 p. 55

Richard Fisher Associates 714/245-9270

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

New CPRS Website Coming Soon! • New Networking Communities

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• New District/ Section Websites • New Resource Library

RHAA Landscape Architecture + Planning 415/383-7900 p. 32

• Discussion Forums • New On-line Directory • New On-line Registration CALIFORNIA PARKS & RECREATION • WINTER 2015



Company Members through November 15, 2014

A-G Sod Farms, Inc. (Riverside) 2900 Adams St., Ste. C-120, Riverside, CA 92504 PH: 951/687-7581 FAX: 951/687-4869 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.

Advanced Grass (Los Angeles) 28416 Constellation Road, Valencia, CA 91355 PH: 800/992-0887 FAX: 818/296-0330 E-Mail: Website: REP: John Montazeri, President, Jack Smith, VP Sales SERVICE: Most advanced US made ecofriendly artificial grass for playgrounds, parks sports fields, commercial & residential applications.

ABC Playground Safety (Los Angeles) 2235 W. 243rd Street, Lomita, CA 90717 PH: 310/880-6128 FAX: 310/325-5028 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jeffrey Davis, Owner-CPSI; Timothy Troxel, CPSI SERVICE: Playground safety audits, playground surface testing, sport field surface testing and ADA access surface testing.

Aflex Technology P.O. Box 1292Nelson 7040 New Zealand PH: (64) (3) 546-6747 FAX: (64) (3) 546-8112 E-Mail: Website: REP: Karen Stratford, Sales Manager SERVICE: Giant pool inflatable obstacle courses & slides providing fun & challenging entertainment.

Abey Arnold Associates (Marin) 1005 A Street, Suite 305, San Rafael, CA 94901 PH: 415/258-9580 FAX: 415/258-9780 E-Mail: Website: REP: Phillip Abey, Principal SERVICE: Landscape Architecture. AccessRec LLC (USA) 55 Park Slope, Clifton, NJ 07011 PH: 973/955-0514 FAX: 973/340-9109 E-Mail: Website: REP: Scott Jenkins, Sales Manager SERVICE: AccessRec LLC manufactures and supplies the most affordable ADA beach access compliance and beach wheel chairs on the market.


AHBE Landscape Architects (Los Angeles) 617 West 7th Street, Suite 304, Los Angeles, CA 90017 PH: 213/694-3800 FAX: 213/694-3801 E-Mail: Website: REP: Calvin Abe, President; Mary Lu, Business Development Manager SERVICE: AHBE Landscape Architects provides comprehensive design services, master planning and urban design. All About Play/Little Tikes Commercial - Nor Cal (Sacramento) 3844 Presidio Street, Sacramento, CA 95838 PH: 916/923-2180 FAX: 916/646-6383 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) PO Box 3310, San Bernardino, CA 92413 PH: 909/884-9449 FAX: 909/388-2187 E-Mail: Website: REP: Bonnie Gaudesi, Sales Manager SERVICE: Manufacturer of all aluminum outdoor bleachers, picnic tables & benches. Amateur Softball Assoc. (San Francisco) 1224 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122 PH: 415/350-8788 FAX: 510/888-5758 E-Mail: Website: REP: John Gouveia - 510/881-6712 SERVICE: The objective of the Amateur Softball Association is to develop, direct and promote the sport of softball. American Ramp Company (Jasper) 601 S. McKinley Ave., Joplin, MO 64801 PH: 417/206-6816 FAX: 417/206-6888 E-Mail: Website: REP: Danny Phillips, Skatepark Specialist SERVICE: World’s premier skatepark provider, having built over 200 skateparks in over 38 countries. Aqua Source (Sacramento) P.O. Box 1146, Galt, CA 95632 PH: 209/745-6401 FAX: 209/745-7179 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) 2226 Faraday Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92008 PH: 760/438-8400 FAX: 760/438-5251 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. Arch Pac, Inc. (San Diego) 1351 Distribution Way Suite 1, Vista, CA 92081 PH: 760/734-1600 FAX: 760/734-1611 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) 10221-A Trademark Street, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 PH: 909/484-2800 FAX: 909/484-2802 E-Mail: Website: REP: Richard Krumwiede, President; Gregg Denson, Director of Design; Jeff Chamlee, Director of Production SERVICE: Landscape architectural consulting services, new parks, park renovation, and streetscape design & construction documents. Associated Students, CSUF, Inc. (Orange) 800 N. State College, Fullerton, CA 92834 PH: 657/278-4511 FAX: 657/278-2503 E-Mail: Website: REP: Keith Fonseca, Director Titan Recreation; Alison Wittwer, Safety & Aquatics Coordinator, Farron Fowler, Intramurals & Youth Camp Coordinator SERVICE: University recreation program. We also provide summer youth programs to the community.


Public RestRoom comPany

Our Rugged Custom Components Increase Park Restroom Longevity and Reduce Maintenance H e av y- D u t y F i b e r g l a s s D o o r s & Ja m b s Problem: Even the heaviest metal doors and jambs rust, dent and thermal bow.

Solution: PRC has developed the strongest fiberglass doors in America that don’t rust, dent or thermal bow.

anti-microbial stainless steel Door HanDles

PART# F1216

Problem: Baseball bats and tire irons are hard on handles, and direct sunlight on metal surfaces increase temperatures that make opening difficult.

Solution: Design a handle with built-in lock guards, cool surface, temperature resistant coated pull grips for opening, anti-microbial treated, and use heavy-duty stainless steel.

PART# F1501

Heaviest stainless steel Fixtures Problem: All stainless plumbing fixtures are not created equal. Lighter gauge stainless dents easily creating a vandalism target.

Solution: PRC uses the heaviest stainless steel fixtures; proven in park restrooms for years.

PART# K1300

PART# K1100

PART# K1200


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

BSN Sports (Dallas) 1901 Diplomat Dr, Dallas, TX 75234 PH: 800/527-7510 FAX: 800/899-0149 E-Mail: Website: REP: Erik Rios, Division Manager SERVICE: Recreational sporting goods. Facility maintenance, aquatics apparel.

BCI Burke Co, LLC (Fond Du Lac) 660 Van Dyne Road, Fond Du Lac, WI 54936 PH: 920/921-9220 FAX: 920/921-9566 E-Mail: REP: Kristy Doebert, Marketing Coordinator Service: BCI Burke has been manufacturing high-quality and innovative playground equipment for 95 years.

Bull Stockwell Allen (San Francisco) 300 Montgomery Street, Suite 1135, San Francisco, CA 94104 PH: 415/281-4720 FAX: 415/281-4721 E-Mail: Website: REP: David D. Ross, AIA, LEED A.P. SERVICE: Specialists in community and recreation centers, fitness and sports facilities, and senior and childcare centers.

Bellinger Foster Steinmetz Landscape Architecture, Inc. (Monterey) 425 Pacific Street, Suite 201, Monterey, CA 93940 PH: 831/646-1383 FAX: 831/373-8653 E-Mail: Website: REP: Mike Bellinger, Principal; Lee Steinmetz, Principal; Elke Ikeda, Associate SERVICE: Parks trails and open space planning; design for healthy and sustainable communities.

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

Blair, Church & Flynn Consulting Engineers, Inc. (Fresno) 451 Clovis Ave., Suite 200, Clovis, CA 93612-1376 PH: 559/326-1400 FAX: 559/326-1500 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.

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

BMLA Landscape Architecture (Los Angeles) 310 North Joy Street, Corona, CA 92879 PH: 951/737-1124 FAX: 951/737-6551 E-Mail: Website: REP: Baxter Miller, Principal SERVICE: Provides park master planning and construction documents for all park type facilities and recreation areas.


The California Parks Company (Tehama) 2150 Main Street, Suite 5, Red Bluff, CA 96080 PH: 916/529-1512 FAX: 916/529-4511 E-Mail: Website: REP: Marshall Pike, VP - Business Development, Kohn Koeberer, President, Kris Koeberer, VP, Operations. SERVICE: Recreation Concessions.

California Special Districts Alliance (Sacramento) 1112 I Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814 PH: 916/442-7887 FAX: 916/442-7999 E-Mail: Website: REP: Cathrine Lemaire, Member Services Director SERVICE: One-stop shop for local agencies, providing advocacy, education, financing, risk management services and more. California State Soccer Association South (Orange) 1029 S. Placentia Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92831 PH: 714/778-2972 FAX: 714/441-0715 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) 2401 Agnew Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054 PH: 408/986-5873 FAX: 408/986-5855 E-Mail: edgar.vidal@cagreatamerica. com Website: REP: Edgar Vidal, Manager, Group Sales SERVICE: California’s Great America Theme Park is Northern California’s number one spot for fun and excitement! Callander Associates Landscape Architecture, Inc. (Sacramento) 11180 Sun Center Drive, Suite 104, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 PH: 916/631-1312 FAX: 916/635-9153 E-Mail: Website: REP: Erik Smith, Principal; Mark Slichter, Principal; Benjamin Woodside, Principal SERVICE: Landscape architects.

Capitol Equipment, Inc. (Los Angeles) 2718 E. Huntington Drive, Duarte, CA 91010 PH: 626/357-3768 FAX: 626/359-3121 E-Mail: Website: REP: Joe & Sue Guarrera SERVICE: Portable steel equipment shelters, standard and custom sizes. CEW Enterprises/SportFence International (Adams) PO Box 965, Strasburg, CO 80136 PH: 877/812-2111 FAX: 303/622-6777 E-Mail: Website: REP: Wayne Clark, President/Owner, Cheryl Ashland, Sales/Marketing SERVICE: Portable, transportable and permanent bleachers seating lightweight/portable temporary fencing. CH Bull Company (San Mateo) 229 Utah Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080 PH: 650/837-8400 FAX: 800/229-2855 E-Mail: Website: REP: Andy Bull SERVICE: Stocking distributor, Genie lifts, Ridgid, ladders, material handling, safety equipment, including engineered fall protection systems. Coast Recreation Inc. (Orange) 3151 Airway Ave, Suite A-3, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-4620 PH: 714/619-0100 FAX: 714/619-0106 E-Mail: Website: REP: Tim Hodges, Gregg A. Rogers, Mike Eisert, Chad Barry, Michael Salcido SERVICE: Representing Landscape Structures, playground equipment, Landscape Brands Site Furnishings, and Icon Shelters in Southern California.


u Buyer’s Guide Columbia Cascade Company (Multnomah) 1300 S. W. Sixth Avenue, Ste. 310, Portland, OR 97201-3464 PH: 503/223-1157 FAX: 503/223-4530 E-Mail: Website: REP: Steve Kirn, Sales Mgr.; Ted Jonsson, Gordon, Jake and Josh Jurgenson, ParkPacific, Inc., 888/460-7275, FAX 925/210-0944; Reg and Deborah Nations, Pacific Site Complements, 888/770-7483, FAX 949/606-8697 SERVICE: TimberForm & PipeLine playground and outdoor fitness equipment, TimberForm site furnishings and CycLoops & CycLocker bicycle management products. Commercial Aquatic Services, Inc. (Orange) 1121 N. Hawk Cir., Anaheim, CA 92807 PH: 877/794-6227 FAX: 877/794-6329 E-Mail: Website: REP: David Woodland, President, Heather Woodland, Director of Operations SERVICE: Sales, service, repairs and bulk chemicals for commercial pools.

Community Playgrounds (Solano) 200 Commercial Street, Vallejo, CA 94589 PH: 415/892-8100 E-Mail: Website: REP: Curt Wear, President; David Brown, Estimator/Project Manager; Sam Wear, Estimator/Project Manager; Giana Mejia, Design & CADD SERVICE: Design build specializing in nature play areas, installation of all play equipment, safety audits & surface impact tests. Community Works Design Group (Riverside) 4649 Brockton Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506 PH: 951/369-0700 FAX: 951/369-4039 E-Mail: Website: REP: Tim Maloney SERVICE: Landscape architects, park planning and design.

Cornerstone Studios, Inc. (Orange) 106 W. 4th, 5th Floor, Santa Ana, CA 92701 PH: 714/973-2200 FAX: 714/973-0203 E-Mail: Website: REP: Don Wilson, ASLA SERVICE: Park planning, trail design, irrigation master planning, plan checking, sports field design, visual resource analysis. Corona Clay Company 22079 Knabe Road, Corona, CA 92883 PH: 951/277-2667 FAX: 951/277-2204 E-Mail: Website: REP: Craig J. Deleo, V.P. SERVICES: Manufacturer & distributor of Sport Clay Infield mixes.

Corworth/RFL (Burnet) 1707 Colt Circle, Marble Falls, TX 78654 PH: 800/447-6570 FAX: 512/222-3154 E-Mail: Website: REP: Carl Hackney, Sales Manager SERVICE: Innovative prefab modular buildings, developers of Smart Park Technologies and our patent-pending CorWorth Management System. Counsilman-Hunsaker (Saint Louis) 10733 Sunset Office Drive, Suite 400, Saint Louis, MO 63127 PH: 310/327-1271 FAX: 310/217-4099 E-Mail: Website: REP: Doug Cook; Scott Hunsaker; Paul Graves SERVICES: Aquatic design, engineering and consulting, programming, Facility Impact studies, existing facility evaluations, and feasibility studies.

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Buyer’s Guide u Courts and Greens (Kern) 4039 B Well Tech Way, Bakersfield, CA 93308 PH: 661/587-4602 FAX: 661/587-4603 E-Mail: Website: REP: Gerald Ogden, Owner SERVICE: Sports and recreation construction and design. Crane Architectural Group (Orange) 110 E Wilshire Ave # 300, Fullerton, CA 92832-1934 PH: 714/525-0363 FAX: 714/525-9826 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. CSI Software (Harris) 3333 Richmond, 2nd Floor, Houston, TX 77098 PH: 713/942-7779 x245 FAX: 713/942-7731 E-Mail: Website: Rep: Ryan Wehmeyer, Marketing Manager, Steven Green, Regional Sales Manager; Ken Heineman, VP Sales SERVICE: CSI Software offers many software module choices that facilitate management and improve operational effectiveness. Dahlin Group Architecture Planning (Alameda) 5865 Owens Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94588 PH: 925/251-7200 FAX: 925/251-7201 E-Mail: Website: REP: Karl Danielson, Principal; Gregor Markel, Associate/Senior Architect; Elaine Moal, Marketing Manger SERVICE: Architectural and planning services. Dave Bang Associates, Inc. (Orange) P.O. Box 1088, Tustin, CA 92781 PH: 800/669-2585 FAX: 800/729-2483 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) 4200 Concours, Ste 150, Ontario, CA 91764-7976 PH: 909/481-5750 FAX: 909/481-5757 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) 151 Kalmus Drive, Suite M-8, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 PH: 714/641-1300 FAX: 714/641-1323 E-Mail: Website: REP: David Volz, Landscape Architect, Leed AP; Gary Vasquez, Landscape Architect; Eric Sterling, Landscape Architect SERVICE: Award winning park planners and sports facility experts! DVD provides assistance with project planning budgets. Deschamps Mat Systems (Essex) 218 Little Falls Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 PH: 917/459-9113 FAX: 973/928-3041 E-Mail: Website: REP: Alex Girard, Area Sales Manager, Thierry Darche, Director of Operations, Terri Diaz, Admin Assistant & Sales Support SERVICE: We develop, manufacture and distribute state-of-the-art Mobility Solutions. Discount School Supply (Monterey) P.O. Box 7636, Spreckels, CA 939627636 PH: 800/627-2829 FAX: 323/935-1351 E-Mail: areyner@discountschoolsupply. com Website: REP: Anna Reyner, School-Age Marketing Director SERVICE: Youth program materials for school age and Tiny Tots arts & crafts, group games, for creatively & enrichment.

Dynamo Industries 5-733 Industrielle Street, Rockland, Ontario K4K 1T2 PH: 613/845-0910 FAX: 613/845-0914 E-Mail: Website: REP: Richard Martin, President; Rob Lockhart, Business Development/Safety Compliance; Sylvie Laforest, Business Development SERVICES: Playground manufacturer. Eagle Sports & Awards Company (Los Angeles) 19918 Bryant Street, Winnetka, CA 91306 PH: 310/384-2540 FAX: 818/886-5554 E-Mail: Website: REP: Elliot Heffler, Owner SERVICE: Silk-screening, embroidery, awards, banners, advertising & promotional specialties. EcoFert, Inc (Orange) 1237 S. Wright Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705 PH: 562/552-4034 E-Mail: Website: Rep: Steven A. Hunt, Director of Business Development; Lou Franson, President; Steve Hagy, Director of Operations Service: Landscape care solutions through a full service program utilizing organic based amendments applied through fertigation systems. Environmental Specialty Products (Riverside) P.O. Box 77806, Corona, CA 92877 PH: 951/371-5792 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jim Chew, Owner; Steve Coluin, Regional Manager-Bedford Tech. SERVICE: Recycled plastic lumber - structural & non-structural decking, fencing, posts, picnic tables etc.

Ewing Irrigation Products (Maricopa) 3441 E. Harbour Drive Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 437-9530 Fax (602) 437-0446 E-Mail: Website: 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. Fitness on Demand (Carver) 1630 Lake Drive W, Chanhassen, ND 55317 PH: 952/388-6625 E-Mail: Website: REP: Mike Bemis, Business Development Executive SERVICE: Digital Group Fitness System that allows facilities to offer & manage video group fitness classes. Flexground (Placer) 1664 Apple Way, Roseville, CA 95747 PH: 916/275-3588 E-Mail: Website: REP: Sandi Walsh, General Manager California SERVICE: FlexGround is the premier provider of rubberized poured in place and recreation surfacing. Gates & Associates (Contra Costa) 2671 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA 94583 PH: 925/736-8176 FAX: 925/838-8901 E-Mail: Website: REP: Todd Young, Principal; Chuck Gardella, Sr. Associates; Vanessa Lindores, Associate SERVICE: Landscape Architecture. GatorBridge & GaterDock (Fulton) 4501 Circle 75 Parkway, Ste E5370, Atlanta, GA 30339 PH: 770/644-7676 E-Mail: Website: REP: Danielle Walter, Marketing Director; Paul Schmitz, Project Director; Dan Greer, Project Manager SERVICE: Custom manufacturer of ADA-compliant trail bridges, pedestrian bridges, boat ramps, kayak launches & marinas.


u Buyer’s Guide Glass Architects (Sonoma) 200 E St., #100, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 PH: 707/544-3920 FAX: 707/544-2514 E-Mail: Website: REP: Eric M. Glass, AIA SERVICE: Architectural design and master planning. Specializing in indoor and outdoor aquatic, community and recreational facilities. Grand Slam Safety Fence System (Contra Costa) 130 Alcosta Crt., San Ramon, CA 94583 PH: 925/997-6266 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jeanette Lewis Chamberlain, West Coast Sales Director, Bob Lyndaker, President, Bob Chamberlain, VP Marketing/Sales SERVICE: Design, manufacture outfield safety fencing system-permanent or removable for multi-sport parks-baseball, softball, little league. Great Western Park & Playground (Cache) 2598 West 5700 South, PO Box 97, Wellsville, UT 84339 PH: 800/453-2735 FAX: 435/245-5057 E-Mail: Website: REP: Tyler Kyriopoulos SERVICE: Provide turnkey services for park professionals. Namely complimentary consultation and park design including equipment and installation. Greenfields Outdoor Fitness (Orange) 2625 Orange Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92707 PH: 888/315-9037 FAX: 866/308-9719 E-Mail: Website: REP: Please call to find a rep in your area. SERVICE: Outdoor fitness equipment. Griffin Structures, Inc. (Orange) 385 2nd St., Laguna Beach, CA 92651 PH: 949/497-9000 FAX: 949/497-8883 E-Mail: Website: REP: Roger Torriero, CEO, Frank Martinez, EVP, Kelly Boyle, EVP SERVICE: Construction/program manager for the public/private sector.

Gro-Power, Inc. (San Bernardino) 15065 Telephone Ave., Chino, CA 91710 PH: 909/393-3744 FAX: 909/393-2773 E-Mail: Website: REP: Brent Holden, President; David Diehl, Sales Representative; Jack Engberg, Sales Representative SERVICE: Go “green” with Gro-Power products. They’re safe for the environment and naturally conserve water. Group 4 Architecture Research + Planning, Inc. (San Mateo) 211 Linden Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080 PH: 650/871-0709 FAX: 650/871-7911 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) 1700 Soscol Avenue, Suite 23, Napa, CA 94559 PH: 707/255-4630 FAX: 707/255-7480 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.

Hermann Design Group, Inc. (Riverside) 78365 Highway 111, PMB 332, La Quinta, CA 92211 PH: 760/777-9131 FAX: 760/777-9132 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) 2600 Capitol Avenue, Suite 120, Sacramento, CA 95816-5928 PH: 916/447-7400 FAX: 916/447-8270 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) P.O. Box 1005, Meadow Vista, CA 95722 PH: 916/899-9437 E-Mail: 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. HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc. (Sonoma) 1720 Corporate Circle, Petaluma, CA 94954 PH: 707/285-3262 FAX: 707/969-9695 E-Mail: Website: REP: Ben Slick, VP, Business Development SERVICE: WeatherTRAK Smart Irrigation Controllers and centralized 360o water management dashboards for mobile control and conservation.

HAI, Hirsch & Associates, Inc. (Orange) 2221 E. Winston Rd. #A, Anaheim, CA 92806 PH: 714/776-4340 FAX: 714/776-4395 E-Mail: Website: REP: Patrick Hirsch, President SERVICE: Landscape architecture, park planning, master plans, sports facilities, redevelopment & public work projects. Harris Design (Alameda) 755 Folger Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710 PH: 510/647-3792 FAX: 510/647-3712 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.



Buyer’s Guide u ID Edge, Inc. (Boulder) 1849 Cherry Street #10, Louisville, CO 80027 PH: 303/665-0405 FAX: 303/665-4026 E-Mail: Website: REP: Dianne Lippoldt, Operations Manager SERVICE: ID provides photo ID, key fob, wristband, and reusable name tag solutions to the parks and recreation industry. IFLY Indoor Skydiving (Los Angeles) 1000 Universal Studios Blvd. Bldg 6520 Suite 1, Universal City, CA 91608 PH: 818/985-4359 x201 FAX: 818/301-2269 E-Mail: Website: REP: Sarah McCann, Director of Sales & Marketing SERVICE: Indoor skydiving activity, training facility & educational programming. Inflatable 2000, Inc. (Los Angeles) 207 N. Aspan #6, Azusa, CA 91702 PH: 626/969-7780 FAX: 626/969-4480 E-Mail: Website: REP: Steve Gray, President SERVICE: Inflatable jumpers, slides, obstacle course, advertising balloons & more. Innovative Playgrounds Company LLC (Los Angeles) 12407 East Slauson Avenue, Unit D, Whittier, CA 90606 PH: 877/732-5200 FAX: 562/693-5199 E-Mail: Website: REP: Alvino Larios, President SERVICE: Sales, designs, and project management for playground/fitness equipment, safety surfacing, shade structures, and sport/site amenities. IZone (Bell) 2526 Charter Oak Dr., Suite 100, Temple, TX 76502 PH: 254/778-0722 FAX: 254/778-0938 E-Mail: Website: REP: Mike MacEachern, Owner/CEO; Grady Brown, President; Michael Dean, Director of Sales & Production iZone Imaging is the only Custom High Pressure Laminate supplier in North America.


Jacobs, Inc. (Sacramento) 1050 20th Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95811 PH: 916/929-3323 FAX: 916/929-1772 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jeff Townsend, Principal SERVICE: Landscape architectural and engineering design services for parks, recreation and open space projects.

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

JCI SafePark (Orange) 23372 South Pointe Drive, Suite C, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 PH: 800/734-4882 FAX: 959/588-9776 E-Mail: Website: REP: James, Clark, Founder, CEO; Dave Sale, Field Operations Manager; Charles Froeming, Lead CPSI SERVICE: Playground Audits, Inspections, Impact Testing-Traix-2010, Playground maintenance, repair, complete certified playground refurbishment and upgrades.

Kidz Love Soccer (Santa Clara) 780 Montague, Suite 602, San Jose, CA 95131 PH: 408/774-4629 FAX: 888/391-5114 E-Mail: Website: REP: Peter Stanley SERVICE: Age-appropriate youth soccer instruction. Classes and camps for children 2-12 years of age.

JetMulch (Santa Cruz) P.O. Box 1667, Capitola, CA 95010 PH: 866/306-8524 FAX: 831/462-2126 E-Mail: Website: REP: Phil Reiker, President/Manager SERVICE: Blown-In Mulch and ASTM certified playground materials. Jones & Madhavan (Ventura) 100 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Ste 211, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-8134 PH: 805/777-8449 FAX: 805/777-8489 E-Mail: Website: REP: Nachi Madhavan, AIA; Doug Jones, PE. SERVICE: Planning, architecture & engineering services for public aquatic facilities. KDB - Long Beach (Los Angeles) 10 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 PH: 562/308-7520 FAX: 562/308-7525 E-Mail: Website: REP: Bennie Thomas, Director of Marketing SERVICES: KDB is a 40,000 sq. foot venue destination that specializes in entertainment and fun.

KTU + A Planning & Landscape Architecture (San Diego) 3916 Normal St., San Diego, CA 92103 PH: 619/294-4477 FAX: 619/294-9965 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. L.A. Steelcraft Products, Inc. (Los Angeles) PO Box 90365, Pasadena, CA 911090365 PH: 626/798-7401 FAX: 626/798-1482 E-Mail: Website: REP: James Holt, President SERVICE: Equipment Manufacturer: Playgrounds, schools, fiberglass tables & benches, court & field equipment, bike racks, flagpoles & site amenities. LDA Partners, LLP (San Joaquin) 4 S. Central Court, Stockton, CA 95204 PH: 209/943-0405 FAX: 209/943-0415 E-Mail: Website: REP: Eric Wohle, Partner SERVICE: Architectural Services.

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (Los Angeles) 6033 W. Century Blvd., Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90045 PH: 310/981-2000 FAX: 310/337-0837 E-Mail: Website: REP: Cynthia Weldon, Director of Marketing & Training, Jennifer A. Johnson, Business Development Manager SERVICE: LCW is a public sector employment and labor law firm. Visit www. for more information. Lincoln Aquatics (Contra Costa) 2051 Commerce Avenue, Concord, CA 94520 PH: 925/687-9500 FAX: 925/680-2825 E-Mail: Website: Rep: REP: Charles Luecker, President & CEO Lincoln Aquatics, (Orange) 182 Viking Avenue, Brea, CA 92821 PH: 714/990-6015, 800/223-5450, FAX 714/990-4130 E-Mail: Website: REP: Andrea Hickman, Office Manager SERVICE: Distributors of commercial swimming pool equipment, chemicals and aquatic supplies since 1954. LPA, Inc. (Placer) 1548 Eureka Road #101, Roseville, CA 95661 PH: 916/772-4300 FAX: 916/772-4330 E-Mail: Website: REP: LPA Inc. (Placer), Roseville, CA;LPA Inc. (Orange) 5161 California Avenue Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92617, 949/2611001, Fax: 949/260-1190 E-Mail: REP: Kevin Sullivan, Principal (Roseville Office) Steve Kendrick, Principal (Roseville Office) Heather Van De Zilver, Business Development (Irvine Office) SERVICE: Sustainable design solutions in architecture, landscape architecture and planning for community centers, aquatics and parks.


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MCE Corporation (Alameda) 6515 Trinity Court, Dublin, CA 945682627 PH: 925/452-2709 FAX: 925/803-4404 E-Mail: Website: REP: Steve Loweree, Vice PresidentMaintenance Division; Dean McDonald, Project Manager SERVICE: Full service park maintenance contractor & consultant for QA programs, maintenance standards and transition to contracting. Melton Design Group (Sacramento) 309 Wall Street, Chico, CA 95829 PH: 530/899-1616 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) 23265 South Pointe Drive, Suite 102, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 PH: 949/380-1151 FAX: 949/380-8117 E-Mail: REP: Randall K. Meyer SERVICE: Architecture/Landscape Architecture; New/Renovated recreation facilities; Community/Senior Centers; Park Restrooms Facility Repair; ADA Improvements.

MIG, Inc. (Alameda) 800 Hearst Ave., Berkeley, CA 94710 PH: 510/845-7549 FAX: 510/845-8750 E-Mail: Website: 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) 9106 Pulsar Ct, Ste C, Corona, CA 92883-4632 PH: 800/264-7225 FAX: 877/215-3869 E-Mail: Website: REP: Kevin Spence SERVICE: Innovative playground equipment, playground safety surfacing; park shelters & gazebos; tables, benches & athletic equipment & splashpads.


Mity-Lite, Inc. (Utah) 1301 West 400 N., Orem, UT 84057 PH: 801/224-0589 FAX: 801/224-6191 E-Mail: Website: REP: Paula Dudash, Trade Show/Event Coordinator SERVICE: MITY-LITE is the leader in lightweight, durable folding tables, and folding & stacking chairs. Our award winning products come in a wide variety of sizes and styles.

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Mariposa Landscapes (Los Angeles) 15529 Arrow Hwy, Irwindale, CA 91706 PH: 626/960-0196 FAX: 626/960-8944 E-Mail: Website: REP: Terry Noriega, President SERVICE: Landscape Construction, Hardscape Construction, Landscape Maintenance, Tree Care, Indoor Plantscape.





Most Dependable Fountains, Inc. (Shelby) 5705 Commander Dr., Arlington, TN 38002-0587 PH: 800/552-6331 FAX: 901/867-4008 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.




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Buyer’s Guide u MRC (San Francisco) P.O. Box 26569, San Francisco, CA 94126 PH: 800/235-2440 FAX: 415/899-9050 E-Mail: Website: REP: James P. Marturano, President; Doris Harpain, Park & Playground consultant; Leo Seavey, Design Consultant SERVICE: Custom and standard playground equipment, safety surfacing, spray parks, skate parks, site furnishings, sport equipment.

National Aquatics Distributor (Lee) 24551 Production Court, Unit 2, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 PH: 239/390-1733 FAX: 239/390-1739 E-Mail: Website: REP: Greg Frey, President; Stuart Cohen, Account Manager; David Razin, Account Manager SERVICE: Master distributor of Siemens chemical controllers and UV infection systems for the aquatics industry.

Murdock Mfg. (Los Angeles) P.O. Box 3527, City of Industry, CA 91744 PH: 800/591-9880 FAX: 626/855-4860 E-Mail: Website: REP: John S. Mitchell, Manager SERVICE: Pre-engineered buildings, restroom plumbing fixtures, drinking fountains, and water hydrants.

Neil O. Anderson & Associates, A Terracon Company (Contra Costa) 5075 Commercial Circle, Suite E, Concord, CA 94520 PH: 925/609-7224 FAX: 925/609-6324 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.

Musco Sports Lighting (Orange) 4 Jenner, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92618 PH: 949/754-0503 FAX: 949/754-0637 E-Mail: Website: REP: Michael Marchetti, Karin Pekala, Michael Higgins, Michael Winfrey, Paul Austad SERVICE: Providing sports lighting solutions for your budget, for the environment. My Bark Co., Inc. (San Joaquin) P.O. Box 932, Linden, CA 95236 PH: 209/786-4042 FAX: 209/786-4043 E-Mail: Website: REP: Mary Yelton, President SERVICE: ReadyPlay, EWF from virgin forest wood, bark products, colored enhanced mulches and soil amendments. National Academy of Athletics (Sonoma) 1220 N. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 PH: 707/541-2365 E-Mail: Website: REP: Aaron Locks, CEO SERVICE: Youth sports camps and related programs. Coaches, players, parents & officials training.


Neptune-Benson, Inc. (Kent) 6 Jefferson Dr., Coventry, RI 02816 PH: 401/821-2200 FAX: 401/821-7129 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) 2807 Walker Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421 PH: 775/544-6306 FAX: 423/499-8882 E-Mail: Website: REP: Cory Brisbin, West Coast Sales; Richard Burke, CEO/COO SERVICE: Nova Pro tennis and track is your guaranteed solution. Specializing in innovation for sports construction.

No Fault Sport Group (East Baton Rouge) 3112 Valley Creek Drive Suite C, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 PH: 225/215-7760 FAX: 225/291-3821 E-Mail: REP: Mark Chittock, Vice President of Sales; Simon Ferrer, Regional Sales Manager SERVICE: Provide rubberized safety surfacing for playgrounds. Noll & Tam Architects (Alameda) 729 Heinz Ave., Ste. 7, Berkeley, CA 94710 PH: 510/649-8295 FAX: 510/649-3008 E-Mail: Website: REP: Janet Tam, Principal SERVICE: Architectural design, programming and planning for recreation/ community/senior centers and other civic buildings. Northstar Publishing (Medina) PO Box 1166, Medina, OH 44258 PH: 866/444-4216 x224 FAX: 866/554-4344 E-Mail: Website: REP: Rodney J. Auth, President SERVICE: Parks & Rec Business magazine provides common sense solutions to everyday problems. Visit Norwell USA, Inc. (Thurston) 6820 Northill Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98512 PH: 360/556-3621 E-Mail: Website: REP: Tim Madeley, General Manager; Margaret Brown, President, Jeff Schmitz, President SERVICE: Outdoor fitness stations based on a sculptural design and constructed from our exclusive glass-blasted stainless steel. NUVIS (Orange) 3151 Airway Avenue, Suite J-3, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 PH: 714/754-7311 FAX: 714/754-7346 E-Mail: Website: 5 Crow Canyon Ct. #110, San Ramon, CA 94583 (Contra Costa County) REP: Leslee A. Temple, FASLA, President SERVICE: NUVIS landscape architecture - over 40 years of design solutions for people, environments, and experiences worldwide.

O’Dell Engineering (Stanislaus) 1165 Scenic Drive, Suite B, Modesto, CA 95350 PH: 209/571-1765 x102 FAX: 209/571-2466 E-Mail: Website: REP: Chad Kennedy, Landscape Architect; Randall O’Dell, Owner; Keith Christensen, Landscape Architect SERVICE: Multi-disciplinary firm providing landscape architecture, civil engineering, land surveying and 3D laser scanning. ORTCO, Inc. (Orange) 2163 N. Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92865-3307 PH: 714/632-9787 E-Mail: Website: REP: Lynn A. Ortlieb, President SERVICE: We install playground equipment, shelters & safety surfacing. Outdoor Creations, Inc. (Shasta) P.O. Box 50, Round Mountain, CA 96084 PH: 530/337-6774 FAX: 530/337-6675 E-Mail: Website: REP: Scott Puhlman SERVICE: Precast concrete site furnishings, includes picnic tables, benches, BBQs, fire pits, planters, signs and concrete products for outdoor use. 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) 6166 Goshen St., Simi Valley, CA 93063 PH: 805/581-0252 FAX: 805/581-5959 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.


u Buyer’s Guide Pacific Park At the Santa Monica Pier (Los Angeles) 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401 PH: 310/260-8744 x253 FAX: 310/899-1826 E-Mail: Website: REP: Sarah McCann, Marketing Sales Manager SERVICES: Family amusement park located at the Santa Monica Pier. PDPlay (San Diego) 2458 South Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA 92084 PH: 760/597-5990 FAX: 760/597-5991 E-Mail: Website: REP: John Ogden, President SERVICE: California manufacturer of commercial play structures, site furnishings, and poured-in-placed rubberized surfacing. Peak Software Systems (Salt Lake) 45 W 9000 S #2, Sandy, UT 84070 PH: 801/572-3570 x307 FAX: 801/572-7834 E-Mail: Website: REP: Debbie Nelsen, V P Sales; Josh Smith, Sr. Acct. Mgr. SERVICE: Since 1993, SportsMan SQL has been a leading innovator of recreation management software. PIER 39 (San Francisco) P.O. Box 193730, San Francisco, CA 94119 PH: 415/705-5500 FAX: 415/981-8808 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jodi Cumming, Manager, Travel Industry Sales SERVICE: PIER 39, San Francisco’s Premier Bay Attraction, includes 110 shops, 13 restaurants and numerous attractions. Pilot Rock Site Products R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co., Inc. (Cherokee) P.O. Box 946, Cherokee, IA 51012-0946 PH: 800/762-5002 FAX: 712/225-5796 E-Mail: Website: REP: Customer Service Dept. SERVICE: Manufacturing and direct sales of park grills, picnic tables, benches, campfire rings, trash receptacle holders, etc.

Play Foundations Inc. (San Diego) 179 Roymar Road, Suite E, Oceanside, CA 92058 PH: 760/721-2993 FAX: 760/721-3837 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jack Cox, President/CEO SERVICE: Certified installer of leading playground, recreational equipment and surfacing manufacturers. Quality maintenance services for existing playgrounds.

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Play-Well TEKnologies (Marin) 224 Greenfield Avenue, San Anselmo, CA 94960 PH: 415/578-2746 FAX: 415/460-5108 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jeff Harry, VP of Marketing & Fun; Bob Lund, Southern California Regional Mgr.; Diana Hickey, Northern California Regional Mgr. SERVICE: Teaching LEGO engineering camps to K-5th grade at Parks & Recreation. PlayCore (Hamilton) 401 Chestnut Street Suite 410, Chattanooga, TN 37402 PH: 423/425-3168 FAX: 423/425-3124 E-Mail: Website: REP: Anne-Marie Spencer, VP Marketing; Bob Farnsworth, CEO; Lisa Moore, VP Strategic Services SERVICE: PlayCore helps build stronger communities by advancing play through research, education, partnerships, and products. Playcraft Direct, Inc. (Josephine) 123 North Valley Dr., Grants Pass, OR 97526 PH: 888/571-7640 FAX: 541/244-2196 E-Mail: Website: REP: Kurt Krauss, CEO; Toney Lewis, Sales Manager SERVICE: Seller of playground equipment (commercial type). Playground Inspection, LLC (Los Angeles) P.O. BOX 16654, Encino, CA 91416 PH: 888/293-7889 FAX: 818/578-3408 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jim Stein SERVICE: Independent inspector, surface impact testing with Triax, early childhood certified, playground inspections, compliance certificates, insured.




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Buyer’s Guide u Playgrounds Unlimited (Santa Clara) 980 Memorex Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95050 PH: 408/244-9848 FAX: 408/244-9847 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. PlaySafe, LLC (Bernalillo) PO Box 66056, Albuquerque, NM 87193 PH: 505/899-9532 FAX: 505/899-2666 E-Mail: Website: REP: Sam “Butch” DeFillippo SERVICE: Playground audits, maintenance training, strategic master plan development, feasibility studies, expert witnesses & recreation program development. Precision Concrete Cutting (San Mateo) P.O. Box 8013, Foster City, CA 94404 PH: 650/867-8657 FAX: 650/240-3866 E-Mail: Website: REP: Joseph Ortega, Manager; Joe Fouret, Owner SERVICE: PCC utilizes a unique 100% ADA complaint saw-cutting method to repair uplifted sidewalks to reduce liability. Public Restroom Company (Douglas) 2587 Business Parkway, Minden, NV 89423 PH: 888/888-2060 FAX: 888/888-1448 E-Mail: Website: REP: Chuck Kaufman, President; Kathy Kaufman, Advertising Mgr.; Chad Kaufman, V.P. Sales; Marie Hunt, Sales Administration; Pat McBride, Sales; Katie Kaufman, Project Development Manager SERVICE: Public Restroom Company is a design build specialist for “odor free, vandal resistant, park restroom and concession buildings.


Public Sector Software LTD dba PLAYSAFE, LLC P.O. Box 9000 Leamington SPA, CV31 9DX, England, PH: 00(44) 1926 800800 FAX: 00(44) 1474 335053 E-Mail: Website: REP: Margaret Baker, Training Director; Trevor Baker, CEO; David Gent, Managing Director SERVICE: Inspect playgrounds the quick, easy and green way. Inspect on your Smartphone, manage on your computer. Pure Play (San Diego) 502 Bougher Road, San Marcos, CA 92069 PH: 760/622-5277 FAX: 760/798-3938 E-Mail: Website: REP: Tom Hoover, Owner; Michael Alvarez, Lead Design/Rendering Technician SERVICE: Commercial playground equipment, shade structures, site furnishings, and safety surfacing. Quadriga Landscape Architecture & Planning (Sacramento) 1415 21st Street, Suite A, Sacramento, CA 95811 PH: 916/441-2129 E-Mail: Website: REP: Christine Talbot, Associate Principal; Russ Mallard, Landscape Architect SERVICE: Landscape architectural and planning services. Recology Grover Environmental Products (Stanislaus) P.O. Box 128, Westley, CA 95387 PH: 866/764-5765 FAX: 209/545-8873 E-Mail: Website: REP: Vince Tye, Sales Manager; Dawn Ramsey, Administrative Assistant SERVICE: We provide WonderPlay playground surface material to schools, municipalities & homeowners. Recreation By Design, Inc (Orange) PO Box 705, Cypress, CA 90630 PH: 714/484-7807 FAX: 714/527-5499 E-Mail: Website: REP: Paul Daniels, President; Bill McMullin, Sales Representative, Jackie Sequeira, Operations Manager SERVICE: Sales representative of park and playground equipment.

Recreation Pros (Marin) 3 Marsh Road, Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920 PH: 415/990-5019 E-Mail: Website: REP: Curt Jackson, Owner SERVICE: Providing summer camp and community recreation programming publications and downloads. Recreation Republic (San Diego) 802 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, # 107, San Marcos, CA 92069 PH: 760/510-1886 FAX: 760/282-7082 E-Mail: Website: REP: Suzanne Anderson, President; Mark Anderson, V.P.; S. CA Office: 7668 El Camino Real, Suite 104-287, Carlsbad, CA 92009; N. CA. Office: 151 Petaluma Blvd., Unit 212, Petaluma, CA 94952888/843-6128 SERVICES: Playgrounds (Kompan), Aquatic climbing walls, Splashpads, waterslides, site furnishings, shelters, boulder/net climbers, surfacing, skate parks. RecWest Outdoor Products, Inc. (Ventura) 31316 Via Colinas, #118, Westlake Village, CA 91362 PH: 818/735-3838 FAX: 818/735-9612 E-Mail: Website: REP: Mike Bennett, President SERVICE: Representing Landscape Structures Inc. - park, playground and skate park equipment. RHA Landscape Architects - Planners, Inc. (Riverside) 6780 Indiana Avenue, Suite 160, Riverside, CA 92506 PH: 951/781-1930 FAX: 951/686-8091 E-Mail: Website: REP: Randy Hlubik, President; Doug Grove, Principal SERVICE: Park & sports facility planning, LEED certified, water conservation design, community consensus building, and park rehabilitation.

Richard Fisher Associates (Orange) 2001 East First St., Ste 160, Santa Ana, CA 92705 PH: 714/245-9270 FAX: 714/245-9275 E-Mail: Website: REP: Richard Fisher, President SERVICE: Professional consulting services for parks & recreation facilities, master planning/design, construction management, landscape maintenance/water management. RJM Design Group, Inc. (Orange) 31591 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 PH: 949/493-2600 FAX: 949/493-2690 E-Mail: Website: No. California Office: 601 University Ave. Suite 181, Sacramento, CA 95825 PH: 916/570-2050 FAX 916/570-2233 email: REP: Bob Mueting, Larry Ryan (Southern CA - Corporate Office) John Courtney (Northern CA Office) SERVICE: Park and Sports Facility Master Planning and Design; Park and Recreation Master Planning; Landscape Architecture LEED Certified; Community Consensus Building. Robertson Industries, Inc. (Maricopa) 4401 E Baseline Road, Suite 105, Phoenix, AZ 85042 PH: 800/858-0519 FAX: 602/340-0402 E-Mail: Website: Northern California: 2442 Estand Way Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Southern California: 16059 Foothill Blvd Irwindale, CA 91706 REP: Richard Hawley, Corporate VP/GM SERVICE: Robertson Industries, Inc. sells, manufacturers and installs safety surfaces - TotTurf and TotTurf Synthetic Plus.


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Ross Recreation Equipment (Sonoma) 100 Brush Creek Road #206, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 PH: 707/538-3800 FAX: 707/538-3826 E-Mail: Website: REP: Ewing Philbin & Cheri Yokoi; Chris Tait, P.O. Box 861, Folsom, CA 95763, 916/985-6349, FAX 916/985-6421; Liz Riehl, 229 Sea Ridge Road, Aptos, CA 95003, 831/689-9110, FAX 831/6899112 SERVICE: 40 years of providing superior products and service with attention to quality, safety and design. Royston, Hanamoto Alley & Abey (Marin) 225 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 PH: 415/383-7900 FAX: 415/383-1433 E-Mail: Website: REP: Cordy Hill, Principal SERVICE: Landscape architecture, site planning, master planning, urban design, and recreation planning services locally, nationally and internationally. RRM Design Group (San Luis Obispo) 3765 South Higuera Street, Suite 102, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 PH: 805/543-1794 FAX: 805/543-4609 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jeff Ferber, Principal SERVICE: RRM Design Group designs award-winning recreation areas by collaborating with people who use them.

RWP Landscape Materials (Los Angeles) 1313 E Phillips Blvd, Pomona, CA 91766-5431 PH: 877/476-9797 FAX: 909/868-1162 E-Mail: Website: REP: Hank Egigian, General Sales Manager; Patti Mashikian, Sales Associate; Chris Kiralla, President SERVICE: RWP FIBER FALL-Impact attenuating and ADA wheelchair accessible engineered wood fibers for playground safety surfacing. S & S Worldwide (New London) P.O. Box 513, Colchester, CT 06415 PH: 800/243-9232 FAX: 800/566-6678 E-Mail: Website: REP: Sandy Cervini, Bids & Contracts Manager; Brian Ennis, Sales Representative SERVICE: Spectrum™ and Gator Skin® sports equipment, Color Splash!® arts & craft, and early childhood educational supplies.



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RockCraft Designs 8-1865 Sargent Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3H OE4 PH: 866/786-1635 FAX: 204/774-6099 E-Mail: Website: REP: Ken Crozier, President; Cathy Kleeman, Sales & Marketing SERVICE: ROCKCRAFT is the leading manufacturer of concrete park and playground climbing boulders. 10 models available.

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Safeplay By Design, Inc. (Sacramento) 9666 Sheldon Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624-9437 PH: 916/647-0912 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) 7095 Hollywood Blvd #1308, Los Angeles, CA 90028 PH: 888/878-0244 FAX: 888/878-0244 E-Mail: Website: REP: Scott Burton SERVICE: Playground audits, inspection tool kits, expert witness, safety manuals, safety classes, planning/design services, safety signs/labels.

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Buyer’s Guide u Sator Sports, Inc. (Los Angeles) 1536 W. 228th Street, Unit B, Torrance, CA 90501 PH: 310/602-0127 FAX: 310/602-0160 E-Mail: Website: REP: Milton Cursage, CEO; Tabatha Villa, Sales Manager SERVICE: Retail soccer equipment company (web/catalog). Schmidt Design Group, Inc. (San Diego) 1111 Sixth Avenue, Suite 500, San Diego, CA 92101 PH: 619/236-1462 FAX: 619/236-8792 E-Mail: Website: REP: Glen Schmidt, President; Jeff Justus, Senior Associate SERVICE: Landscape architecture, park planning, and design that balances artistic expression with environmental sensitivity. SCI Consulting Group (Solano) 4745 Mangels Blvd., Fairfield, CA 94534 PH: 707/430-4300 FAX: 707/430-4319 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 Structures (Orange) 1085 North Main Street, Suite C, Orange, CA 92867 PH: 714/427-6981 FAX: 714/427-6982 E-Mail: Website: REP: Rachel Middleton, Sales Administration SERVICE: Shade Structures’ Modular and custom fabric structures screen the sun and keep the fun! Siegfried Engineering, Inc. (San Joaquin) 3244 Brookside Rd., Suite 100, Stockton, CA 95219 PH: 209/943-2021 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.


Smart Turf (Los Angeles) 14418 Best Ave., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 PH: 800/421-6723 FAX: 562/404-3925 E-Mail: Website: REP: Amy Word, Sales Manager; Duane Jensen, President SERVICE: Smart Turf is a synthetic grass product line made in the USA with the finest materials available. Sof’ Solutions Inc. (Salt Lake) P.O. Box 667, Draper, UT 84065 PH: 801/523-2452 FAX: 801/501-0762 E-Mail: Website: REP: Elouise Bird SERVICE: Sof ‘ Solutions is your solution for recreational surfacing. Wet or dry, indoor or out, you’re covered. Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation (Los Angeles) P.O. Box 3605823 Lexington Gallantin Road, South El Monte, CA 91733 PH: 626/448-0853 x16 FAX: 626/4485219 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. Southern California Tennis Assoc (Los Angeles) P.O. Box 240015, Los Angeles, CA 90024-9115 PH: 310/208-3838 x239 FAX: 310/824-7691 E-Mail: Website: USTA Northern California USTA Southern California ULCA Campus 420 Charles E. Young Drive West, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Website: REP: Melanie Bischoff, Community Dev. Coordinator SERVICE: To promote & develop the growth of tennis in Southern California.

Spohn Ranch, Inc. Custom Skate Parks (Los Angeles) 6824 S. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90230 PH: 626/330-5803 FAX: 626/330-5503 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.

SSA Landscape Architects, Inc. (Santa Cruz) 303 Potrero Street, 40-C, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 PH: 831/459-0455 FAX: 831/459-0484 E-Mail: Website: REP: Steven Sutherland, Principal SERVICE: Award winning parks & recreation master planning, community workshops/consensus building, construction documentation/administration.

SportaFence Marketing Enterprises, LLC (Sacramento) P.O. Box 340994, Sacramento, CA 95834 PH: 916/715-6287 E-Mail: Website: REP: Dan Gentry, President; Joan Drayton, CEO/CFO; Alan Mitchell, Sales Agent SERVICE: Professional grade portable fencing 6’ x 10’ with 8-gauge coated wire and retractable wheels.

Stantec Architecture Inc. (Sacramento) 1201 J Street, Studio 100, Sacramento, CA 95814 PH: 916/569-2500 FAX: 916/921-9274 E-Mail: Website: REP: Todd W. Rhoads, ASLA, Vice President; Paul A. Marcillac, Principal Landscape Architect SERVICE: Parks and recreation planning and design including master planning, facilitation, sports field design and documentation.

Sportaflex (Maricopa) 28760 N 83rd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85266 PH: 480/650-1018 E-Mail: Website: REP: Terry Goodin, President; Arnie Silverman SERVICE: Portable fencing for softball, baseball, ground control, special events and Ad revenue generation.

Stover Seed Co. (Los Angeles) P.O. Box 861715, Los Angeles, CA 90086 PH: 800/621-0315 FAX: 213/626-4920 E-Mail: Website: REP: John McShane, President SERVICE: Stoverfield seed mixtures, turfgrass and wildflower seed, native seeds for erosion control.

Sports Turf Solutions (Monterey) 29001 Falcon Ridge Road, Salinas, CA 93908 PH: 831/484-2138 FAX: 831/484-2139 E-Mail: Website: REP: Parker Wood SERVICE: Athletic field safety testing specializing in G-max testing of synthetic and natural turf sports fields.

StructureCast (Kern) 2800 22nd Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301 PH: 661/833-4490 FAX: 661/280-5626 E-Mail: Website: REP: Larry Turpin, Sales Manager SERVICE: Precast-pre engineered restroom & concession buildings. Sun Country Systems (Los Angeles) 11710 Chisholm Court, Santa Clarita, CA 91390 PH: 661/268-1550 FAX: 661/268-1159 E-Mail: Website: REP: Tim Hollinger, President SERVICE: Provide and install playground equipment and all safety surfaces, synthetic grass, Polysoft. Burke play equipment.


u Buyer’s Guide SyberTech Waste Reduction Ltd. 13698 Coldicutt Avenue, White Rock, B.C. V4B 3A9 PH: 888/888-7975 FAX: 314/289-2192 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. ThermaGreen Environmental 180 Bartor Road, Toronto, ON M9M 2W6 PH: 416/782-5837 FAX: 416/782-2190 E-Mail: Website: REP: Blu Alexander, Director of Business Development SERVICE: Environmentally friendly shock impact & drainage pads built to perform for indoor or outdoor sport fields, playgrounds, and landscaping applications. TMT Enterprises, Inc. (Santa Clara) 1996 Oakland Rd., San Jose, CA 95131 PH: 408/432-9040 FAX: 408/432-9429 E-Mail: Website: REP: Matt Moore, Operations Manager; Eric Buckelew, Sales Manager SERVICE: Bulk material supplier: Baseball surfaces, playground materials, top dress sand, topsoil, soil mixes, decomposed granite, organics. Tri Active America (San Luis Obispo) 178 S. 4th Street, Suite 101, Grover Beach, CA 93433 PH: 800/587-4228 FAX: 805/595-1042 E-Mail: Website: REP: Chris Litvinchuk, Co-Director of Sales SERVICE: Outdoor exercise equipment for parks, community centers, active aging communities, schools and other organizations.

TRK Playground Safety, L.L.C. (Madera) 46853 Chukchansi Road, Coarsegold, CA 93614 PH: 559/642-4939 E-Mail: Website: REP: Timothy R. Kelly, CPRS, Owner/ Manager SERVICE: Statewide; playground audits and inspections; attenuation surface impact testing; playground design; and safety education and awareness. Trueline (Riverside) 1651 Market St., Ste B, Corona, CA 92880 PH: 951/817-0777 FAX: 951/817-0770 E-Mail: Website: REP: Ed Kruse, Owner SERVICE: Resurfacing of tennis courts, basketball courts, game courts, playgrounds, striping, installation of equipment and refurbishment.

Victor Stanley Inc (Calvert) P.O. Drawer 330, Dunkirk, MD 20754 PH: 800/368-2573 FAX: 410/257-7579 E-Mail: Website: REP: George Blevins, Corporate Business Developer SERVICE: Victor Stanley has designed, engineered and manufactured quality site furnishings in the US since 1962. VN Enterprises, Inc dba Mulch Master (Orange) 32158 Camino Capistrano Suite A 462, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 PH: 877/256-9639 FAX: 562/394-0546 E-Mail: REP: Peggy Ward, Coordinator SERVICE: Mulch manufacturer and provider of mulch placement with pneumatic blower trucks.

Turf Star, Inc. (Alameda) 2438 Radley Court, Hayward, CA 94545 PH: 800/585-8001 FAX: 510/785-3576 E-Mail: Website: REP: Chuck Talley, Sales Manager, 800/585-8001 x7928, FAX 800/241-1997 SERVICE: Commercial mowing equipment & irrigation.

Vortex Aquatic Structures Int’l (Riverside) 9106 Pulsar Ct, Ste C, Corona, CA 92883-4632 PH: 514/694-3868 FAX: 514/335-5413 E-Mail: Website: REP: Kevin Spence, General Manager SERVICE: Vortex designs and manufacturers Aquatic Playground Solutions: Splashpad®, Elevation™ multilevel interactive structures, Poolplay™ and Spray point™. Water Odyssey By Fountain People, Inc. (Hays) P.O. Box 807, 4600 Hwy. 123, San Marcos, TX 78667-0807 PH: 512/392-1155 FAX: 512/392-1154 E-Mail: Website: REP: Bill Hachmeister, AFO, National Sales Manager SERVICE: Leading manufacturer of aquatic playground and fountain equipment.

United Storm Water (Los Angeles) 14000 E. Valley Blvd., La Puente, CA 91746 PH: 626/961-9326 E-Mail: Website: Rep: Lydia Perry, VP Marketing & Sales SERVICE: Storm water management and porous pavement installation. Verde Design, Inc. (Santa Clara) 2455 the Alameda, Suite 200, Santa Clara, CA 95050 PH: 408/985-7200 FAX: 408/985-7260 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.



Buyer’s Guide u Water Technology, Inc. (Dodge) 100 Park Ave., Beaver Dam, WI 53916 PH: 920/887-7375 FAX: 920/887-7999 E-Mail: Website: REP: Stephen Crocker, Principal, PH: 920/887-7375, FAX 920/887-7999, SERVICE: Aquatic planners, designers and engineers. Portfolio includes waterparks, resort/hotel pools, aquatic centers, YMCAs and competition pools. Waterline Technologies (Orange) 620 North Santiago Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701 PH: 714/564-9100 FAX: 714/564-9700 E-Mail: Website: REP: Harry Watters, Branch Manager, Sarah Ortiz, Territory Sales Manager, Chaz Haltom, Territory Sales Manager SERVICE: Wholesale dist. for swimming pool & water treatment.

Waterplay Solutions Corp. 1451 B. Ellis St., Kelowna, BC V1Y 2A3 PH: 250/712-3393 FAX: 250/861-4814 E-Mail: Website: REP: Mike Wright, Director of Sales SERVICE: Waterplay is a world-wide provider of aquatic play features, slide activity centers, urban water features and water management systems. West Coast Arborists, Inc. (Orange) 2200 E. Via Burton Street, Anaheim, CA 92806 PH: 714/991-1900 FAX: 714/956-3745 E-Mail: Website: REP: Victor Gonzalez, Director of Marketing; Patrick Mahoney, President; Andy Trotter, Vice President-Field Operations SERVICE: WCA provides public agencies, school districts, and colleges with urban forestry management and maintenance services.

West Coast Turf (Riverside) P.O. Box 4563, Palm Desert, CA 92261 PH: 760/340-7300 E-Mail: Website: REP: Danielle Scardino, Director of Marketing; John Marman, Sales Manager; Greg Dunn, Sales Manager SERVICE: Growers and installers of premium quality sod and stolons, and organic fertilizers. Whitewater West Industries Ltd 6700 McMillan Way, Richmond, BC V6W 1J7 PH: 604/273-1068 FAX: 604/273-4518 E-Mail: 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.

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Who Built Creative Builders Inc. (Sonoma) P.O. Box 5207, Petaluma, CA 94955 PH: 707/763-6210 FAX: 707/658-2513 E-Mail: Website: REP: Jana Gebhardt, Owner SERVICE: Installation of play equipment and athletic equipment. Willdan Group, Inc. (Orange) 2401 E. Katella Ave #300, Anaheim, CA 92806 PH: 714/940-6300 FAX: 714/940-4935 E-Mail: Website: REP: John Hidalgo, Director of Landscape Architecture SERVICE: Willdan assists public agencies in the design and master planning of parks and recreation developments. WLC Architects, Inc. (San Bernardino) 8163 Rochester Ave, Ste 100, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 PH: 909/987-0909 FAX: 909/980-9980 E-Mail: Website: REP: George Wiens SERVICE: WLC Architects provides sustainable architectural/planning services for recreational projects, including community/senior centers, gymnasiums & theaters. Xeripave SW (San Joaquin) 251 E. 4th Street, Ripon, CA 95366 PH: 844/799-3777 FAX: 209/599-9219 E-Mail: Website: REP: Gary Luiz, Owner SERVICE: Storm water infiltration systems. Zasueta Contracting, Inc. (San Diego) P. O. Box 866, Spring Valley, CA 91976 PH: 619/589-0609 FAX: 619/697-6031 E-Mail: Website: REP: Andrew Zasueta, President SERVICE: Playground equipment installation.

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Accomplishments After three decades, Palo Alto recreation chief says farewell http://www.paloaltoonline. com/news/2015/01/13/ after-three-decades-palo-altorecreation-chief-says-farewell

by Gennady Sheyner Palo Alto Weekly After a varied three-decade career that took him from a teenaged volunteer at Palo Alto’s animal shelter to the director of the city’s Community Services Department, Greg Betts is preparing for the next phase. Betts, long known around City Hall for his genial manner and passion for enhancing the city’s recreational programs and open-space preserves, earned a standing ovation and a resolution of appreciation from the City Council on Monday night after he concluded a 31year career in city government. The resolution, which was passed unanimously, lauds Betts for his service as an “innovative, compassionate and customerfocused leader who has developed successful programs, fostered strategic partnerships, enhanced community assets and achieved measurable cus-

tomer satisfaction.” In 1996, he joined the Community Services Department and after a few years as interim director he was hired for the permanent position in 2009. He has championed and overseen numerous park-improvement projects, including the renovation of Lytton Plaza, creation of the Heritage Park playground and the soon-to-be-completed completion of the Magical Bridge playground at Mitchell Park. City Manager James Keene praised Betts for his contributions to the city’s executive team, a group of department heads that meets regularly. “Greg has been a pioneer in building bridges across the organization, whether it’s with public safety, Public Works staff, our office or whatever,” Keene said. “He made a lot of contributions outside the realm of being a CSD director.” After receiving several plaques of appreciation and a huge round of applause, Betts thanked staff and the council for the opportunity to serve and said he felt extremely grateful for his career in public service. When asked what he plans to do next, Betts indicated that he plans to



Spotlight u remain heavily involved in community events, though now once again as a volunteer. “I’m definitely looking forward to retreating to my volunteer roots,” Betts told the Weekly. “Whether it’s at the Palo Alto Art Center or the Nature Interpretive Center, I haven’t yet decided. But I’ll definitely be a judge at the chili cook-off.”

Incline Equity Partners Invests in BCI Burke Company, LLC

Incline Equity Partners, a Pittsburgh based lower middle-market private equity firm, proudly announces an investment in BCI Burke Company, LLC. Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Fond du Lac, WI, Burke is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of commercial playground and leisure equipment. “I am honored to be a part of the Burke legacy, and its strong, respected brand name in the market,” said Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Tim Ahern. “We chose Incline because they were best positioned to guide us through the first management transition while also driving sustainable, future growth.” “Through this transition, I will remain a part of the exceptional Burke team as an owner and member of the Board of Directors, and am eager to be an integral part of Burke’s growth strategies moving forward,” Ahern said. Mike Phelan, newly named Chief Execu62

tive Officer, added, “We are excited to leverage Incline’s experience to help Burke achieve its strategic growth initiatives in both existing and new markets. Partnering with Incline will enhance Burke’s ability to provide innovative, accessible play environments for children, families, and communities worldwide.” Wali Bacdayan, Partner with Incline, said, “Burke has an impressive history with a proven ability to garner market share. Our investment will build upon this foundation to further strengthen the company.”

Gregor Markel Promoted to Principal at Dahlin Group

Dahlin Group Architecture Planning, an international design firm headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, proudly announces the advancement of Gregor Markel to the distinguished position of principal. At the same time, four senior level staff have also been promoted to senior associates for their design innovation, leadership excellence and years of dedication: Chris Apostolopoulos, Jeff Escott, Chris Fernandez, and Tim Williams. With over 25 years of professional experience, Gregor Markel, AIA, LEED® AP, has experience in the public and private sectors primarily focused on commercial development. A leader in the implementation of technology throughout his career, Gregor has led multiple firms in the

Presidents Message, continued from page 6 involved or encourage your employees to join in one of the sections or districts this coming year; 4) make use of the resources that CPRS has available to you as a member and for your agency; 5) attend the annual conference and/or other CPRS training opportunities; 6) remember to frequently thank your family, friends and employees for helping make you a better person. My next volunteer title (after conference) will be CPRS Past President, and I will join a group of more than 25 living legends of our Society. I get to join a great group of people who have led this organization over the years. This group of leaders has no official role with the Board but each person makes themselves available for consultation when called upon. During my year, I probably spoke with and asked advice from at least 10 past presidents. These individuals contribute annually to our Society’s Annual Scholarship Fund administered by the State Organization. I have given annually to support scholarships in different districts and sections. I am now looking forward to adding another opportunity to share my personal funds via the Past Presidents Scholarship awarded annually at the CPRS Conference Scholarship Breakfast. Thank you for your support this past year, CPRS!

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include: Alameda County Fire Department Vehicle Maintenance Facility, Dublin; Dust Bowl Brewing and Tasting Room, Turlock; Emerald Glen Aquatic Center, Dublin; Mark Gallo Recreation Center, Modesto; and. Rossmoor Event Center, Walnut Creek.



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California Parks & Recreation magazine, Winter 2015 Vol. 71, No. 1  

Winter 2015 - Official magazine of the California Park & Recreation Society.

California Parks & Recreation magazine, Winter 2015 Vol. 71, No. 1  

Winter 2015 - Official magazine of the California Park & Recreation Society.