November 1, 2015, Department, by National Recreation and Park Association

Let us know what you think about what you read each month in Parks & Recreation magazine![Ed. Note: Incredible feedback from the 2015 NRPA Annual Conference keeps rolling in, and we’re grateful to everyone who shared their thoughts, suggestions and impressions following their experiences in Las Vegas. Here, we highlight just a handful of the hundreds of comments we received from you, our dedicated members and engaged attendees.]


I attended the NRPA Annual Conference for the first time in 2015. The knowledge and networking I got from it was invaluable. I’ve never been to a conference where I felt like I gained something from every session I attended. The speaker quality is high and the expo was great! My department is ordering some equipment based on what I saw at the expo.

Heidi Miller, Fitness Coordinator at City of Grand Prairie, Texas 


In a previous life, I was a practitioner. Now, I am a consultant. Regardless of which hat I have worn, the NRPA Conference has always offered motivated professionals the opportunity to learn from the best of the best and leave feeling inspired about the parks and recreation industry.

Michael Svetz, Senior Project Manager at PROS Consulting


Give up a few CEUs and go to the Parks Build [Community] dedication! It truly shows the impact we make on real peoples’ lives!

Eric Lucas, previously the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Grandview, Missouri, and now the Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture for the Town of Windsor, Colorado


Being my first NRPA Conference, the experience has given me motivation to build upon my journey in parks and recreation and opened my mind to thinking of new ways of doing things and to mentoring young professionals about what I have learned.

Michael Wright, Community Services Manager for the City of Fontana, California