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!
The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification will provide you with the skills necessary to make your facility more safe and efficient. The certification course is a training program specifically designed for pool operators and management staff in aquatic facility operation and management and is intended to meet the needs of those working in public, semi-public, municipal pools or waterpark facilities. This two-day course provides in-depth instruction on many facets of aquatic facility operation and management, including: filtration, disinfection, water testing and treatment, design considerations, facility management, pool safety, risk management, facility trouble shooting, and much more!
In a world where customized, on-demand, Instagrammable services are quickly becoming the norm, how are park and recreation organizations supposed to compete? Join us in the morning to get your team stepping into your customers' shoes in order to re-evaluate the way you think about your programs, facilities, and services and show you the moments that really matter in order to increase customer loyalty and why great customer service isn’t enough. In the Afternoon, join us to explore a number of methods in which to find applicants, develop a streamline approach to interviewing, and establishing a culture to retain high quality employees. Join us as we go beyond the “Help Wanted” advertisement in the local newspaper to explore methods to broaden recruitment strategies, implement a process to streamline the applicant and hiring process, and identify methods in which to become a destination employer or employer of choice for individuals seeking work in the parks and recreation field.
Join us in the morning as we explore the critical role parks and recreation plays in local economic development success. This session, led by AdvanceCT, will discuss the specific and tangible ways that parks and recreation is helping to move the needle of business retention, expansion, and recruitment. Participants will leave with an understanding of how what you do every day contributes to the bigger picture of economic development in communities! After lunch, UCONN Extension will guide us through Connecticut Trail Finder, an interactive mapping site designed to help Connecticut residents and visitors explore trail and outdoor recreation opportunities. Come and see how you can have your trail systems included on the site to make this a great recreation resource for your communities!
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!