The Park and Recreation Maintenance Management School (MMS) is a comprehensive two-year professional development program designed to teach park and recreation professionals how to develop and manage a wide variety of maintenance programs.


January 30-February 4, 2022
Wheeling, West Virginia


Who Should Attend

Park, recreation and conservation personnel who manage park and recreation maintenance programs of any kind.

Year one and two is now SOLD OUT. To join the waitlist, please contact Oglebay via email at or call the office at 304.243.4126.



NRPA Member: $570
Nonmember: $620

Room and Board

Includes five nights of lodging, four buffet breakfasts, four buffet lunches, four buffet dinners, daily coffee breaks, beverage tickets, Thursday evening banquet and plated dinner, and continental breakfast on Friday morning. Prices include all taxes and applicable fees.

Single Lakeside Preferred Room: $1,436.12
Single West Wing Preferred Room: $1,334.00
Single Byrd Wing and Klein Wing Rooms: $1,228.82

Double (Shared Room) Lakeside Preferred Room: $1,030.13 per person
Double (Shared Room) West Wing Preferred Room: $984.06 per person
Double (Shared Room) Byrd Wing and Klein Wing Rooms: $926.47 per person 


Scholarship Opportunities

Toro Scholarship

Toro LogoScholarships to attend the 2nd and 3rd year of MMS are available through the generosity of The Toro Company and The Toro Foundation. The deadline to apply was November 15, 2021.




Learning Objectives

Year 1 — Identify and recognize effective professional techniques of maintenance management. Curriculum is directed at the improvement of attendee’s professional maintenance management practices.

Year 2 — Acquire a broader knowledge of maintenance management and further develop student’s specific skills for effective operations.

Year One Session Topics  Year Two Session Topics 

Planning and Organizing the Maintenance Program

Development of a Maintenance Plan

Financial Management

Public Image and Customer Service

Management of Change

Technology and Computer Applications


Contract Management

Employee Evaluation

Career Development

Employee Motivation and Ethics

Visitor and Employee Safety and Risk Management

Supervisor as Trainer

Integrated Pest Management

Leadership and Supervision

Maintenance of Trees and Shrubs

Creating a Respectful Workplace

Wildlife Management

Developing a Culture of Innovation

Management of Special Use Facilities

Time Management

Trails and Greenways

Legal Liability

Design of Signs and Sign Maintenance

Turf Care and Maintenance

Preventive Maintenance of Vehicles and Equipment

Environmental Maintenance

Emergency Management

Site Security

Court and Athletic Field Maintenance

Facility Design and Maintenance


Program and Facility Accessibility




New for 2022! Leadership Development Graduate Program

The Leadership Development Graduate Program is an intensive 4.5 day experience designed for graduates of Park and Recreation Maintenance Management School who are interested in further developing their leadership and relationship skills to be able to meet the challenges that face them today.

The Leadership Development Graduate Program will run in conjunction with the 2022 Park and Recreation Maintenance Management School, January 30-February 4, 2022, at Oglebay.


NRPA Member: $770
Nonmember: $802

The 2022 Leadership Development Graduate Program is now SOLD OUT. To join the waitlist, please contact Oglebay via email at or call the office at 304.243.4126.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and develop emotional and social skills to improve your work effectiveness.
  • Learn how to work more effectively across boundaries (i.e., levels, functions, departments and organizations) as a means to increase productivity and overall work satisfaction.
  • Identify how misunderstanding and miscommunication happen across organizational lines and to develop effective strategies to address them.
  • Identify how individual behaviors impact others.
  • Develop methods to interact more strategically and effectively with all levels in the organization, including creating and deploying various communication vehicles to increase your influence.
  • Increase individual self-awareness around the concepts of diversity and leadership and to apply these learnings to specific situations and/or projects in your organization.
  • Learn how to stop being your own worst enemy!



Participant Insight

The Maintenance Management School brings together parks and recreation leaders from around the country, providing a unique opportunity to diversify your professional knowledge and relationships. I look forward to attending the second year.” — Glen Poole, Colorado

The networking opportunities were awesome. I came in with just my agency way of doing things and left with 65+ other ideas and suggestions. Great school!” — Shaniqua Simmons, Florida

Great to meet other people in the same field with some of the same issues that I see. Awesome to see us put our minds together as one and overcome the challenges that we are facing now and the ones in the future.” — Anthony McLamb, North Carolina


Future Maintenance Management School Dates:

  • January 30-February 4, 2022

Additional Information

For more information about the program content, contact customer service at

For more information on registration and other details, contact Oglebay at



Sponsored by Toro