About CRPA

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. 

We do this by serving as a statewide voice for access to public recreation and open space and by supporting parks and recreation professionals through training, networking, advocacy, and member services.

Adopted by the CRPA, April 11, 2019 

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 750 individual professionals from municipal and private nonprofit, park, recreation, and camp organizations.  CRPA is proud to have representation in 131 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 proud to offer our members education, networking, advocacy, and cost savings programs so they are able to better serve their individual communities.