How Does the Private Sector View Parks & Rec?

April 6, 2018, Department, by National Recreation and Park Association

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NRPA, in collaboration with the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department, is bringing together leaders inside and outside of parks and recreation to explore how our field impacts regional economic competitiveness and quality of life. We know parks contribute significantly in these areas, but how does the private sector see us, and what tools and funding are out there to help ensure that our park and recreational opportunities continue to drive economic development and attract businesses, talent and visitors? Join us in OKC, May 16–18, for what promises to be an insightful discussion. For more information, click here



3-4        Phoenix, Arizona
3-4        Appleton, Wisconsin
4-5        Provo, Utah
5-6        Riverside, California
5-6        Marathon, Florida
9-10      Brookhaven, Georgia
10-11     Arlington, Texas
12-13     Grand Forks, North Dakota
16-17     Santa Clara, California
16-17     Montrose, Colorado
17-18     San Francisco, California
17-18     Algonquin, Illinois
17-18     Belton, Missouri
17-18     Fairfax, Virginia
19-20   Austin, Texas
24-25   St. Louis Park, Minnesota
25-26   Noblesville, Indiana
25-26   Fife, Washington
|26-27   Derby, Kansas
26-27   Dallas Fort Worth, Texas
28-29  Gainesville, Florida


1-2        Knoxville, Tennessee
3-4       Ceres, California
3-4       Jupiter, Florida
7-8       Athens, Ohio
8-9       Cedar Rapids, Iowa
10-11    San Diego, California
15-16    Seattle, Washington
17-18    Milpitas, California



2-4        Valparaiso, Indiana
3-5        East Hartford, Connecticut
9-11       Ashland, Nebraska
10-12    Danville, California
11-13     Wall, New Jersey
18-20   Novi, Michigan
18-20   Rosemount, Minnesota
23-25   Richardson, Texas
23-25   Erie, Colorado
25-27   Winter Park, Florida


1-3       Fairbanks, Alaska
2-4      Mason, Ohio
2-4      South Kingston, Rhode Island
7-9      Las Vegas, Nevada
8-10   Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
22-24 Diamond Bar, California
22-24 Davie, Florida


13-15  Hillsboro, Oregon
18-20 Arlington, Texas

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