Leading With Us

NRPA has professional working arrangements with a number of state and national groups that work in concert with NRPA to further the commitment of providing quality park and recreation experiences to all Americans. These affiliates, partners and other supporters play an important role in advancing NRPA’s mission.

National Affiliates

National Recreation and Park Foundation

Council of State Association Presidents

Council of State Association Executive Directors

Brenda Adams-Weyant, Association Manager
PO Box 74
Marienville, PA 16239
P: 814.927.8212
F: 814.927.6659

Ethnic Minority Society
Tiffany Johnson, President
District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation
640 10th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
P: 202.285.4030

State Affiliates

There are societies or associations that represent park and recreation professionals at the state level each of the 50 states. Browse a full listing and contact information for each state.

International Partners

The National Recreation and Park Association values our counterparts across the globe and has developed protocols with international park and recreation associations. Since 1991 NRPA has signed protocol agreements with the following international associations:

  • Canadian Parks & Recreation Association (1991)

  • Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management (Great Britain) (1991)

  • National Recreation Association of Japan (1991)

  • New Zealand Institute of Park & Recreation Administration (1992)

  • Parks and Leisure Australia (1995)

  • Columbia Foundation for Leisure and Recreation (Funlibre) (1999)

  • Leisure and Recreation Association of South Africa (2011)

Corporate and Nonprofit Partners

NRPA partners with corporate and non-profit organizations to support and enhance the impact of parks and recreation on conservation, health and wellness, and social equity within local communities. NRPA’s partners provide critical support across a large variety of programs and projects to help enable local parks and recreation to accomplish great things!


NRPA is fortunate to have supporters that help make many of our programs, services, advocacy and community impact possible. Among NRPA’s most valued supporters aren our annual sponsors. Annual Sponsors provide financial support to the association which allows us increase our support to members. NRPA’s 2014 Sponsors are listed below:

  • PlayCore (Titanium)
  • Greenfields (Silver)
  • HGACBuy (Copper)
  • Operation TLC2 (Copper)
  • Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. (Copper)
  • Vortex (Copper)