• About The NRPA Annual Conference

    The NRPA Annual Conference is the premier annual meeting of the park and recreation community. The three-day event brings together more than 7,000 park and recreation professionals, citizen advocates and industry suppliers for amazing networking opportunities, hundreds of education sessions and the industry's largest trade show showcasing the products and services of nearly 400 exhibitors.

    Registration dates for St. Louis will be announced soon.

    Please contact Amanda Hersey for additional information.

    Future NRPA Annual Conference Dates and Locations

    • Conference 2016: October 6-8, America's Center Convention Complex, Saint Louis, MO
    • Conference 2017: September 26-28, New Orleans Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
    • Conference 2018: September 25-27, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
    • Conference 2019: September 24-26, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

    Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities

    For questions about exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, contact Lindsay Shannon at 703.858.2178 or e-mail

    Advertising Opportunities

    To advertise in the award-winning NRPA onsite materials or for other advertising opportunities surrounding the NRPA Annual Conference, contact Dana Storm at or call 703.858.2174.

    Media Inquiries

    Please direct all media-related questions and inquiries to Lauren Hoffmann 703.858.2151 or e-mail

    General Inquiries

    For more information, contact 800.626.NRPA (6772) or, e-mail

  • 2015 Program Guide


    Browse the Official Preliminary Program. Explore the Schedule at a Glance, workshops, education sessions, and more!

  • 2016 NRPA Annual Conference

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