The NRPA Networks allow members the opportunity to learn from each
other's experiences, share best practices, get new ideas and network with
others. NRPA Connect serves as a communication tool for Networks.
Networks are divided into interest areas.
The annual call for Network leaders commences in the spring. However, if you are interested in becoming invovled today, please complete the Volunteer
Application Form and return at your convenience. For additional information
The Administrators Network serves NRPA
members who are or aspiring to be park and recreation agency leaders in
federal, county, local and special district government and in private and
The Aquatics Network serves NRPA
members who work in or are interested in aquatic facilities and programs. The
Aquatics Network has a unified voice on issues involving the safety, health
and quality of aquatics related programs, facilities and services for
the enjoyment of all Americans.
The Armed Forces Recreation
Network serves NRPA members who work in or are interested in
Armed Forces Recreation. This can include military personnel, Defense
Department civilian employees and individuals in agencies that provide
recreation services to military personnel such as the Red Cross and United
The Citizen Network serves
NRPA members who are elected or appointed citizen members concerned with
parks, recreation and conservation. These include boards, commissions,
councils, committees and other bodies such as city councils and county
commissioners. This network is also open to those that would like to
engage in discussion in topics concerning citizens.
Education Network serves NRPA members affiliated with
colleges or universities who are engaged in teaching, administration,
research or extension services related to parks and recreation. This
network also serves other members who would like to engage in discussion
in topics concerning the education of parks and recreation.
Inclusion & Accessibility Network serves NRPA members
working to promote inclusion, accessibility and therapeutic recreation in
parks and recreation.
The Leisure and Aging Network
serves NRPA members working with the aging population and
those interested in helping older Americans remain healthy and active
through participation in recreational pursuits and ensuring the
availability of leisure and recreational opportunities for older
The Park Resources Network serves NRPA
members that advocate the sound planning, development and management of
parks, natural/cultural resources, outdoor recreation, and environmental
education and conservation programs.
Events Network serves NRPA members who are currently involved in
or have an interest in the management, operation and programming of
theme parks, tour and travel businesses, campgrounds, health and fitness
clubs, country clubs, corporate employee service programs and resorts.
The Young Professional Network serves NRPA members
who are students and young professionals as well as those that are
interested in engaging in topics or discussions concerning students and