VISIT NRPA

Silver Sands State Park

Cornwall Bridge

Gillette Castle

Wadsworth Falls

Lake Waramaug

Elizabeth Park Rose Garden

OUR MISSION:

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.

9/23

Golf Tournament

Calling All Golfers... Get your team together for some fresh air and SAFE outdoor recreation at our Annual Golf Tournament! Join us for a day of outdoor recreation, fun, and networking. There will be friendly competition, prizes, awards, food, and fun for everyone. Not a Great Golfer? Practice makes perfect! Don't let the word "tournament" scare you away - golfers of all abilities are welcome. You don't need to be a pro to join in on the networking and fun!

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7/28

CPSI Course

The CPSI program offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on playground safety as well as provides certification for playground safety inspectors.

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1/1

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!

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10/8

Fall Quarterly

Join us for the Fall Quarterly! The morning session, led by Dr. Matt Martin of CCSU, will discuss valuable research on the reasons why youth participate in sports. And, you guessed it... WINNING isn't one of them! Come learn how you can create ALLSTAR  coaches by training them to engage children in a fun, age-appropriate way, while fostering sportsmanship and camaraderie. Following lunch, we will discuss the in's and out's of managing "Friends of" Groups and how they can bolster volunteerism, increase fundraising, and facilitate community engagement.  We will also compare different fundraising and financial models and how they affect the management and oversight of projects and can contribute to cost-savings. Specific examples from three communities will be given.

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6/9

Webinar: Opening Municipal Park & Recreation Summer Programs & Facilities and Planning for the Return to Play

The COVID-19 pandemic has required towns and cities to change the way summer recreation programs will operate and has limited or prevented the running of camps, use of athletic fields and facilities and opportunities for youth and adult athletic leagues. Recent guidance by Governor Lamont and various state agencies will help municipalities plan to reopen. Join our upcoming webinar, Opening Municipal Park and Recreation Summer Programs and Facilities and Planning for the Return to Play, as we discuss the latest guidance, best practices, new protocols and risk management for municipalities to consider.

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3/13

COVID-19 Resources

CRPA is actively monitoring developments around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and how it is impacting parks and recreation departments across the state. This webpage will contain the most up-to-date information from public health organizations and federal and state government.

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6/18

Webinar: Social Distance or Physical Distance? Re-Inventing Summer Camp Activities

Now that you’ve designed your camp, it’s time to design your activities that you can facilitate while practicing social distancing. Hear from professionals within the field on innovative activities you can bring to your camps this summer. Registration is REQUIRED in order to receive meeting ID and password. Please note, this webinar is FREE TO ATTEND and will be recorded.

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6/16

Webinar: Making the Tough Call to Close Your Camps

Description TBD Registration is REQUIRED in order to receive meeting ID and password. Please note, this webinar is FREE TO ATTEND and will be recorded.

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