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.

11/23

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!

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10/6

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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5/8

Reopen CT Virtual Roundtable

Hear from each of our section chairs about what they are planning for their departments and additional input from section members. Come prepared to share your own department’s plans and participate on the virtual chat board. Email [email protected] by May 6th with questions you would like us to address on the webinar. We will do our best to find you an answer. This webinar is a means to start the conversation around reopening our parks and facilities. We will be having more in-depth, individual roundtables on aquatics and camps after the governor releases the Reopen CT plan on May 20th.

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3/12

Parks Section March Roundtable

Come and join CRPA’s Parks Section for a pools roundtable! Network with other parks maintenance professionals while learning from one another in an informal setting through collaborative idea sharing. Pam Scully, a Sanitary Engineer with the Department of Public Health will also be in attendance. Don't miss out - this is sure to informative and educational discussion!

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3/18

NAYS Certified Youth Sport's Administrator Training

Every community should have at least one Certified Youth Sports Administrator! The Academy for Youth Sports Administrator is a comprehensive certification program that provides professionals with the tools, knowledge and resources to enhance youth sports programs in their community.

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