Silver Sands State Park

Cornwall Bridge

Gillette Castle

Wadsworth Falls

Lake Waramaug

Elizabeth Park Rose Garden


To provide a network of support to our members through professional development and resources in order to enhance the quality of recreation and parks services in Connecticut.


Golf Tournament

Get your team together to hit the links at CRPA's Annual Golf Classic! Join us for a day of outdoor recreation, fun, and networking. There will be friendly competition, contests, prizes, awards, food, and fun for everyone. Don't golf? That's OK! Join us after for our lunch reception and raffle!



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!



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!



Fall Quarterly

Are you complying with the most recent seasonal employment laws? Find out by joining us for CRPA's Fall Quarterly! This daylong quarterly meeting is focused on the in's and out's of employment law relating to seasonal employees. Join us in the morning to take a closer look at how you define a seasonal employee, when to pay them overtime, how they figure into the Affordable Care Act, and MUCH MORE! We will break for lunch, sponsored by Powder Ridge, while we find out more information about their facility. After lunch, our second session will discuss the basics of employment law in regards to seasonal hiring. We will discuss: CT's new 'Ban the Box' law, interview questions to avoid, drug testing and the medical marijuana issue, and more.