You’ve Got NRPA Membership Now What?

By National Recreation and Park Association | Posted on April 19, 2015

If you are a young professional or student in the field of parks and recreation, starting out in your career and getting involved in your national association may feel really daunting. You made a great first step with membership in the National Recreation and Park Association but where do you start? What opportunities are available? How do you set yourself up for success?

Lucky for you, the NRPA Young Professional Network (YPN) members have been in your shoes and are a great resource that can answer many of those questions and more to help you get your membership and career started on the right foot

Atuya Cornwell, CPRP and facility manager with Montgomery Parks (M-NCPPC) in Wheaton, MD are examples of leaders in the field that can share their perspective and wise advice for young pros out there. 

Get details about the NRPA Annual Conference and information about applying for scholarship and fellowship opportunities!

If you want to get involved and learn more about the Young Professional Network head to NRPA Connect, log in and join the community! Stay tuned for more videos and blogs from the YPN coming soon. 


What advice or tips would you add to this list for young professionals just getting started with their park and recreation career? Leave a comment below.