About CRPA

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. 

Adopted by the CRPA Executive Board, May 3, 2002 

CRPA Constitution  • CRPA By-Laws


CRPA...Your Professional Parks & Recreation Network

The Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association, Inc. is a 501 (C)3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the promotion, development, and improvement of all recreation and parks services within the state of Connecticut. 

Dating back to the creation of CRPA in 1949, we have always taken pride in our professionalism and our mission to promote public awareness of and support for the social, personal, environmental, and economic benefits of leisure services and recreational facilities in the lives of individuals and in the community. 

CRPA now boasts a membership of over 650 individual professionals from municipal and private nonprofit, park, recreation, and camp organizations.  CRPA is proud to have representation in 130 of the 169 municipal park and recreation departments in Connecticut.  Our members are comprised of municipal department professionals, volunteer commission members, students, professors, business representatives, and interested citizens in all levels of service within the parks and recreation field.  

CRPA is pround to offer our members education, networking, advocacy, and cost savings programs so they are able to better serve thier individual communities.