• About NRPA Congress

    October 14-16, 2014
    Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina

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

    Please contact Amanda Hersey for additional information.

    Future Conference Dates and Locations

    • Congress 2015: September 15-17, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV**
    • Congress 2016: October 6-8, America's Center Convention Complex, Saint Louis, MO
    • Congress 2017: September 26-28, New Orleans Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
    • Congress 2018: September 25-27, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
    • Congress 2019: September 24-26, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

    ** 50th Congress.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    For questions about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Molly Higgins 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 2014 NRPA Congress, 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