Silver Sands State Park

Cornwall Bridge

Gillette Castle

Wadsworth Falls

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.


Water Safety Event

Help educate local families on ways to stay safe while playing in and around the water. Bring this important message of water safety to children and parents within your community by hosting a Water Safety Event. Your local event will help us to achieve our aim of preventing water-related injuries and fatalities. Preparing your event is easy since we’ve done all of the planning for you! Download our FREE Water Safety Handbook and Workbook, find a location in your community, and invite people to attend. Register with us so that we know how many of these important events are taking place around the state. Learning how to swim is an essential component to preventing water related fatalities however, this local event serves as a starting point for children to learn how to be safe in and around water.



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.



Spring Quarterly

CRPA invites you to join us for the 2019 Spring Quarterly! Seasonal hiring is right around the corner! The morning session will focus on mastering the steps of securing a new employee. We will discuss the may steps of the hiring process including EEOC and I-9 compliance, healthcare eligibility, and the effect of CT's medical marijuana on the drug testing process. Knowing all of these important laws can be as tricky as walking a tightrope. This session can help you master that balancing act! Don't forget to invite your HR managers to attend as well! After discussing the legal side of the hiring process, we will discuss the best ways to attract, select, and hire the best individual for a position. This session will examine the job descriptions, advertisements, and interview questions for positions that parks and recreation departments are frequently looking to fill such as Special Needs Coordinator, Camp Director, Park Maintainer, Program Specialist, and may more!



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!



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.