Wadsworth Falls

Gillette Castle

Silver Sands State Park

Cornwall Bridge

Lake Waramaug

Elizabeth Park Rose Garden


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.


Golf Tournament


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 (ATTENDEES)


Fall Quarterly

Join us in the morning as we explore the critical role parks and recreation plays in local economic development success. This session, led by AdvanceCT, will discuss the specific and tangible ways that parks and recreation is helping to move the needle of business retention, expansion, and recruitment. Participants will leave with an understanding of how what you do every day contributes to the bigger picture of economic development in communities! After lunch, UCONN Extension will guide us through Connecticut Trail Finder, an interactive mapping site designed to help Connecticut residents and visitors explore trail and outdoor recreation opportunities. Come and see how you can have your trail systems included on the site to make this a great recreation resource for your communities!



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!



Parks Field Day

Join us for a day of networking, equipment demonstrations, and product testing with the leading providers of products and services for the parks profession!