VISIT NRPA

Wadsworth Falls

Gillette Castle

Silver Sands State Park

Cornwall Bridge

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.

3/15

CPSI Course (VIRTUAL)

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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2/16

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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11/21

Annual Conference & Tradeshow (ATTENDEES)

Come explore an exciting array of educational sessions, networking opportunities, and exhibitions. Delegates will have the opportunity to choose from over 20 educational sessions that are pertinent to the industry's current needs and trends, share ideas with fellow professionals, and network with exhibitors.

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3/28

CPSI Course (IN PERSON)

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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10/13

Fall Quarterly

Back by popular demand! Join attorney Robert Noonan in this intensive two-hour program, where we will cover special topics important to the Recreation Professional’s role as an employer. We will begin with a brief overview of the laws in the 2021-2022 session of the Connecticut General Assembly and other developments from the state and federal agencies. We will then discuss special topics in employment such as The Labor Outlook, Contractors vs. Employees, dealing with Union vs. Non-Union Employees, Employee Trainings, and Exempt vs. Nonexempt state and federal wage law.

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11/21

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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