About Us

The Florida Recreation and Park Association Foundation is committed to supporting the professional development and education of leisure professionals, students and citizen advocates. The FRPA Foundation was established in 1998 to support the development and education of parks and recreation professionals, students, and citizen advocates in the State of Florida. 

In conjunction with FRPA, our intent is to educate, advocate, and communicate the benefits of parks and recreation by investing in our individual professionals working in the industry. The Board of Trustees has adopted a strategic plan in support of the priorities facing the parks and recreation profession and professionals in Florida. 

The combination of donor support, partnerships and fundraising through events, such as the annual auction at the FRPA Conference, allows us to support the work of professionals in the field and enhance the lives of our citizens and visitors.

The Foundation's Legacy program allows you to continue to contribute to the Foundation through Planned Giving and Bequests. Download a copy of the FRPA Foundation Articles of Incorporation and ByLaws.

For information on serving the FRPA Foundation as a Trustee, download a Trustee Job Description, and a Trustee Application.



Michelle Park, CPRP
Gainesville Parks, 
Recreation and Cultural Affairs

Past President
Alice Conkey
Don Decker, CPRP 
City of Weston


 David Barth
Barth Associates, LLC

Kristin Caborn, CPRE
GAI Community Solutions Group
Nathan Almon
Rep Services, Inc.

Caleb Gunter 
Broward County Parks and Recreation
Shannon Nazzal
Martin County Parks and Recreation

FRPA President, Chester Pruitt
FRPA Executive Director, Eleanor Warmack, CPRP, CAE

Participation is the Key to Success.