VISIT NRPA

Silver Sands State Park

Cornwall Bridge

Gillette Castle

Wadsworth Falls

Lake Waramaug

Elizabeth Park Rose Garden

OUR MISSION:

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.

2/14

Entertainment Showcase

This daylong event offers professionals who book entertainers and musicians an opportunity to view a variety of quality acts in one place. If you belong to a Parks & Recreation department, Fair or Festival, Museum, PTO, Camp, Club, Library, Community Group, or another organization looking to hire fun, educational, or musical entertainment, this is the place to find it!

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4/3

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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4/12

Spring Quarterly

Join CRPA & CPA for the Spring Quarterly! The morning session will focus on the process of master and/or strategic planing as well as the differences between the two. We will discuss task elements, types of public input, and the pros and cons of contracting consulting firms. Most importantly, we will explore what happens after a plan is completed and how to successfully implement it. Following lunch, will be a tour of Wickham Park, which was transformed from a family estate to a 280 acre public park. We will discuss maintenance requirements and how the park design influences the time needed for landscaping care. This session will also focus on different ways to improve areas through landscaping using different types of materials as well as the value and costs of the plant materials used.

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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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4/7

HotShots State Meet

The HotShots Contest is a fun, simple, state-wide basketball shooting contest for boys and girls ages 9 - 15. Each player will have three, one-minute rounds to shoot from "hotspots" placed on the court. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each age group at the state competition.

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2/14

Entertainment Showcase

This daylong event offers professionals who book entertainers and musicians an opportunity to view a variety of quality acts in one place. If you belong to a Parks & Recreation department, Fair or Festival, Museum, PTO, Camp, Club, Library, Community Group, or another organization looking to hire fun, educational, or musical entertainment, this is the place to find it!

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1/30

Winter Quarterly

This daylong training will provide information on how effective marketing can help your programs and department stand not just to residents, but to city or town decision makers as well. Following lunch, we will discuss simple ways to incorporate STEM activities into your recreation camps and programs.

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5/16

CRPA/MRPA Joint Leadership Seminar

CRPA & MRPA invite our member directors and upper level employees to join us for an exclusive seminar aimed at addressing two important topics for senior staff members in the parks and recreation field.

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