The Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) establishes a national standard for managerial, administrative and executive parks and recreation professionals. This mastery-level credential focuses on the practical knowledge and current real-world skills necessary in today’s changing park and recreation environment.
certification you join thousands of people who are committed to fostering the
highest standards of ethical and professional practice in the delivery of park
and recreation programs and services. Learn more about CPRP
certification programs today!
Call for Sessions Proposals for 2014 Congress in Charlotte, North Carolina. Apply Today!
PRORAGIS, or Park and Recreation Operating Ratio and Geographic Information System, is a national database that allows park and recreation agencies to benchmark with others, develop program planning, and enhance overall community operations.
Leisure Research Symposium Call for Abstracts: The NRPA Leisure Research Symposium provides an international forum for scholarly exchange and discussion about leisure. The Symposium includes both theoretical and applied research that transcends disciplinary boundaries.
Help Bring Parks to Every Child and Community
Do you have childhood memories of playing at your local park? Pretending the merry-go-round was a flying saucer, challenging your best friend to who could make it all the way across the monkey bars, or your first kiss on a park bench?
It is through our local pa
Recreation Fitness Worker Named One of Best Jobs
NRPA often works with broadcast media on national stories that affect the park and recreation industry. The CBS Early Show ran a piece on pool closings that featured NRPA's Chief Executive Officer, Barbara Tulipane on Friday, July 15, 2011.