Money On Your Mind?

January 2, 2018, Department, by National Recreation and Park Association

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The holidays inevitably left us thinking about our finances as we budgeted for presents, parties and celebrating the new year. You probably were thinking about your department’s finances, too. As park and recreation departments rely more and more on generating revenue versus taxpayer dollars, knowing how to generate that revenue is more important than ever. The Revenue Development and Management School teaches those responsible for generating revenue just how to do it. Gary of North Carolina called it the “best educational experience I have had in my professional career.” The school takes place March 11–16 in Wheeling, West Virginia.


AFO Program


14-15                                     Galveston, Texas

18-19                                     Punta Gorda, Florida

23-24                                    Lewisville, Texas

25-26                                    Aurora, Colorado


13-14                                      Sacramento, California     

22-23                                     Orlando, Florida


1-2                                           Seattle, Washington

6-7                                          Ellensburg, Washington

8-9                                          Canton, Michigan

14-15                                        Lawrence, Kansas

15-16                                        Margate, Florida

28-30                                     Cheney, Washington

29-30                                      North Miami, Florida


5-6                                            Riverside, California

9-10                                          Brookhaven, Georgia

25-26                                        Fife, Washington

26-27                                        Derby, Kansas

28-29                                        Gainesville, Florida


CPSI Program


10-12                                  Landover, Maryland


7-9                                      Hulbert, Oklahoma

7-9                                      Meridian, Indiana

21-23                                  Shelbyville, Tennessee


1-3                                       Louisville, Kentucky

6-8                                      Phoenix, Arizona

6-8                                      Shawnee, Kansas

7-9                                       Newport News, Virginia

13-15                                    Bismarck, North Dakota

13-15                                    Long Beach, California

14-16                                    Plymouth, Minnesota

20-22                                  Ashburn, Virginia

21-23                                    Boston, Massachusetts

27-29                                   Wheeling, Illinois

27-29                                   St, Charles, Missouri

28-30                                  Mercer Island, Washington


Schools and Conferences

Event Management School - January 14-19, 2018

Maintenance Management School - January 28-February 1, 2018

Revenue Development School - March 11-16, 2018

Supervisors’ Management School – November 4-8, 2018

Director's School - August 2018

2018 NRPA Annual Conference - September 25-27, 2018, Indiana Convention Center


NRPA is dedicated to providing learning opportunities to advance the development of best practices and resources that make parks and recreation indispensable elements of American communities.