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.

9/18

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!

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11/25

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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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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11/25

Annual Conference & Tradeshow (ATTENDEES)

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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10/10

Fall Quarterly

Join us on this walking tour to see how Manchester was able to draw their large and diverse residency to public spaces, encouraging and promoting personal health and wellness and fostering community-wide stewardship of these parks. We will discuss the different aspects of Manchester's new marketing campaign, how they went about creating new promotional and revenue-generating opportunities, and the many different ways they are addressing the needs of a changing community. Our tour will conclude back at our starting point: WORK_SPACE.

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10/24

Parks Section October Roundtable

Join CRPA’s Parks Committee for our second educational event and roundtable on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Burnt Hill Park in Hebron. Come hear from Sgt. Colasanto, from the CT State Police as he demonstrates proper safety measures for trailer securement. Items covered in the demonstration will include backhoes, tractors, and mowers. There will be examples of securement mishap situations and time for questions and answers. Networking will follow.

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