Silver Sands State Park

Cornwall Bridge

Gillette Castle

Wadsworth Falls

Lake Waramaug

Elizabeth Park Rose Garden


To support the recreation and park profession and steward the future of public parks and recreational opportunities in Connecticut in order to promote active lifestyles, livable communities, and quality of life for all who call Connecticut home.


Water Safety Event

Help educate local families on ways to stay safe while playing in and around the water. Bring this important message of water safety to children and parents within your community by hosting a Water Safety Event. Your local event will help us to achieve our aim of preventing water-related injuries and fatalities. Preparing your event is easy since we’ve done all of the planning for you! Download our FREE Water Safety Handbook and Workbook, find a location in your community, and invite people to attend. Register with us so that we know how many of these important events are taking place around the state. Learning how to swim is an essential component to preventing water related fatalities however, this local event serves as a starting point for children to learn how to be safe in and around water.



Annual Conference & Tradeshow (EXHIBITORS)

This annual conference brings together over 300 parks and recreation professionals from across Connecticut and the surrounding states. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your product or service and promote your brand to the largest gathering of industry professionals in New England. If you provide products, services, or benefit programs to parks & recreation departments, agencies, or other groups you can't afford to miss this show!



Parks Field Day

Join us for a day of networking, equipment demonstrations, and product testing with the leading providers of products and services for the parks profession!



Summer Quarterly

Join us, along with Dept. of Homeland Security Protective Security Advisor Douglas Pesce, Fairfield Police Lieutenant James Perez, and Head of Mohegan Sun Security (and former CT State Trooper) Steve Rief, for this unique training opportunity aimed at enhancing awareness of, and response to, an active shooter event. Topic covered will include: preparing for an Active Aggressor situation by d discussing common behaviors, conditions, and situations associated with these occurrences; methods of fostering communication between your staff and local emergency response teams from planning for an event in advance to responding once police arrive on the scene; communications protocols and best practices for planning, preparedness, and response.



Camp College

This daylong educational event is held for seasonal camp staff and directors. It offers 25 educational sessions and concludes with an awesome team building challenge. This is a don't miss event!



Consignment Ticket Program

CRPA offers our members discounted tickets to Lake Compounce, Six Flags, the Connecticut Science Center, Mountain Creek Action Park & many more! Book your summer camp, vacation camps, and afterschool programing field trips through CRPA's bulk discount program or order tickets through CRPA to sell to your residents at a discounted rate!



Aquatics Academy: WSI/LG Leadership

Aquatics Academy: WSI/LG Leadership is a pre-season training opportunity for your aquatics team (Lifeguards, WSI, Supervisors)! Participants will develop and build critical skills needed to help them achieve success and bring your aquatics department to the next level. All participants will leave with a certificate of completion.



Christmas in July Toy Drive

CRPA AND OUR MEMBERS ARE GIVING BACK! We are teaming up with ChristmasWishCT to collect donations of NEW, UNWRAPPED TOYS to be distributed to Connecticut families in need this holiday season. 100% OF EVERY DONATION goes directly to local children and families.