NRPA Professional Development

March 5, 2019, Department, by National Recreation and Park Association

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NRPA Education

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. 

Playground Maintenance Course

NRPA’s Playground Maintenance Course is a one-day educational course that covers the following topics: playground safety standards and guidelines, playground owner responsibilities and maintenance discussions on playground equipment, surfacing and site items. This course is recommended for maintenance and recreation staff, university seniors and any individual responsible for playgrounds. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.

To learn more on how to attend a course in your area or how to host a Playground Maintenance Course, visit

Schools and Conferences

Revenue Development and Management School

March 10-15, 2019
Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, Wheeling, West Virginia

NRPA Directors School

August 25-30, 2019
Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook, Illinois 

2019 NRPA Conference

September 24-26, 2019 Baltimore, Maryland

Supervisors' Management School

November 3-7, 2019
Wheeling, West Virginia

CPSI Program


5-7                       Merriam, Kansas

5-7                       Phoenix, Arizona

6-8                       Clackamas, Oregon

6-8                       Newport News, Virginia

13-15                   Commerce City, Colorado

13-15                   New Brighton, Minnesota

19-21                   Sacramento, California

19-21                   Bismarck, North Dakota

25-27                   Bowling Green, Kentucky

26-28                   Wheeling, Illinois

26-28                   St. Charles, Missouri



2-4                       East Hartford, Connecticut

8-10                     Bozeman, Montana

10-12                  Wall, New Jersey

10-12                   Mason, Ohio

22-24                   Las Vegas, Nevada

24-26                   Troy Michigan


AFO Program


4-5                       Gainesville, Florida

5-6                       Anderson, South Carolina

7-8                       Canton, Michigan

11-12                   Milpitas, California

12-13                   Blue Springs, Missouri

13-14                   Phoenix, Arizona

13-14                   Herndon, Virginia

14-15                   North Miami, Florida

14-15                   Austin, Texas

19-20                   American Canyon, California

20-21                   Lawrence, Kansas

25-26                   Seattle, Washington

26-27                   Tuscaloosa, Arizona

26-27                   Phoenix, Arizona

27-28                   Sand Springs, Oklahoma

27-28                   South Jordan, Utah

27-29                   Cheney, Washington

28-29                   Bradenton, Florida

28-29                   Worthington, Ohio



2-3                       Denton, Texas

4-5                       Eastvale, California

8-9                       Orange, California

8-9                       Tucker, Georgia

8-9                       Hershey, Pennsylvania

11-12                  Miami, Florida

16-17                  Medford, Oregon

17-18                  Fife, Washington

25-26                  Littleton, Colorado

25-26                  Derby, Kansas