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National Legislative Forum on Parks and Recreation

Legislative Forum

Be an advocate. Be a leader. Be the voice.

NRPA members are the most powerful voice for parks and recreation, and the Legislative Forum is the perfect opportunity to meet with elected officials and have your voice heard. These meetings play a key role in advancing legislation that positively impacts parks and recreation.



This year’s Legislative Forum was March 25-26, 2014. 


Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

  • 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. - Registration Open
  • 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - NRPA Board of Directors Meeting
  • 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. - *Ethnic Minority Society (EMS) Mid-Year Meeting
  • 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. - Public Policy Committee Meeting
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. - General Session: NRPA Legislative Platform & Hill Advocacy 101
  • 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. - National Policy Networking Reception

*EMS meeting location: Raymond Recreation Center: 3725 10th St. NW, Washington, DC 20010 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. - Registration Open
  • 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. - NRPA Concierge
  • 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. - Rally Breakfast
  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. - Shuttles to Capitol Hill
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. - Hill Visits
  • 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. - The Briefing Room and Happy Hour

Housing Information

The Westin Arlington Gateway
801 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA
Room Rate: $229
Note: Group rate was available until March 10, 2014.

Attendee Room Reservations

Westin General Information


Registration Information


ADVANCED EARLY BIRD - On or Before 1/15/2014* FULL REGISTRATION STUDENT GUEST
Member $239 $0 $139
Non-Member $389 $45 $139


EARLY BIRD - On or Before 2/15/2014 FULL REGISTRATION STUDENT GUEST
Member $259 $0 $149
Non-Member $409 $45 $149


REGULAR RATE - On or Before 3/25/2014 FULL REGISTRATION STUDENT GUEST
Member $329 $0 $159
Non-Member $479 $45 $159

Registration fees included: The reception on Tuesday, breakfast on Wednesday, Congressional Directory, access to education, the webinar, and transportation to Capitol Hill.


Articles

The Voice for Parks and Recreation in Our Nation’s Capital
By David Tyahla
Parks & Recreation Magazine: March 2014 Issue
Summary: NRPA’s 2014 Legislative Platform provides guidance for members advocating at Legislative Forum and elsewhere throughout the year.


Legislative Forum: Tips and What to Expect
By David Tyahla
Parks & Recreation Magazine: February 2014 Issue
Summary: Make the most of your time in Washington with these tips from NRPA’s Public Policy team on how to prepare for a successful trip.


Make The Choice to Be The Voice for Parks and Recreation… Join Us at Legislative Forum
By David Tyahla
Parks & Recreation Magazine: January 2014 Issue
Summary: NRPA members are the most powerful voice for parks and recreation, and the Legislative Forum is the perfect opportunity to meet with elected officials and have your voice heard.


Changes Coming for Legislative Forum
By Stacey Pine
Parks & Recreation Magazine: December 2013 Issue
Summary: This year’s Legislative Forum maintains the same purpose as always, but with some logistical changes in response to member feedback.