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.


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.



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!



AFO Course

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!



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!



Winter Quarterly

This training will provide fresh ideas on how to motivate your team and provide stronger leadership for improved productivity. Discover the appropriate supervisory style for you and your employees and learn how to maximize productivity by leveraging diversity and individual differences. Our second session will review a statewide program survey. Compare your program strategies with others from across the state and see how the type and frequency of your programs differ from those offered by other municipalities.