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For a list of resources for park and recreation professionals and openings around the state, click here. To check on FRPA events affected by the coronavirus, click here.

2020 AWARD NOMINATIONS AVAILABLE

awards.jpgThe 2020 FRPA Awards Program Submission Cycle has been extended to May 30! Awards categories span individuals, groups, and agencies. Now is the time to nominate the many individuals, organizations and agencies deserving of recognition for the work they are accomplishing on behalf of parks and recreation. Visit the Awards Program page, and nominate today!

FRPA TEAMS UP WITH NCSI

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Connect with our preferred background screening provider

National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) is FRPA's preferred background screening provider. NCSI is a youth safety advocacy group and leading background screening provider. Their comprehensive background screenings uncover pivotal information other screening services may miss. NCSI will serve as the official partner of background checks for the Florida Recreation and Park Association.
NCSI conducts background checks that go beyond a basic local or national database search to help organizations discover records that might have been missed on other searches. FRPA encourages members to take advantage of NCSI’s experience and knowledge by considering NCSI for background screening solutions.
For more information, please contact:
NCSI - Director of Recreation & Parks Services
Chris Goodman at ChrisG@NCSIsafe.com | 866-996-7412
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TAMPA BAY RAYS DAYS WITH FRPA

rays adFRPA has once again teamed up with the Tampa Bay Rays for FRPA Days with the Rays! Click here for more information or to purchase tickets. For season updates related to the COVID-19 outbreak visit: https://www.mlb.com/rays/fans/update. The Rays ticket office is offering refunds to those who who have purchased tickets and have canceled camps or field trips for the summer. You should hear from them directly. 

I HEART MY PARK

heart my park logo with pink heartThe Community Building pillar work group has postponed its focus of encouraging the building of relationships surrounding physical parks, for obvious reasons. Instead, they have launched a survey that they would like you to share with your public. This short survey collects some small snippets about parks and is meant as a way for patrons to show some love to the parks that they use. There is no research or data affiliated with this survey and no personal information is collected. It is simply a way to get some love messages for parks. In July we will use the results to show how much parks are appreciated throughout the state. Share the survey using this link: frpa.org/strategicplan/communitybuilding/heartmypark. You can also share from FRPA's Facebook page. If you feel this survey is not something your community would receive well, please consider sharing it when appropriate.

EMAILS FROM FRPA

If you have not been receiving emails from FRPA, please let us know. Our IP Address is changing and our email client will be doing this in phases. To make sure you never miss an email from FRPA, add our IP Addresses below to your whitelist (or just send them to your IT Department and make sure they add them).
205.201.42.200
64.128.103.117

2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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We know your world is crazy and things seem out of sorts. We also know things will return to normal, and together we support each other and share stories, resources and lessons learned. There is no better place to recover from the stress of today than the FRPA Annual Conference. Gather with your network and your FRPA friends and family, where you can refresh, re-energize, and return to your agency with the tools you need to serve your community. The 2020 Annual FRPA Conference will take place August 31st - September 3, 2020 in Orlando, FL. FRPA is working closely with the host hotel to ensure safety standards are met or exceeded for the 2020 Conference.
 
 

SUMMER MEALS

Your site can become a Summer Breakspot Lunch provider. Read more here



FRPA/NAYLOR READERSHIP SURVEY

Thank you to all who participated in the readership survey that was sent out in January from our publications partner, Naylor. We are able to use this information to reach new companies that help support FRPA through advertisements. Here is an infographic outlining the main results.

FRPA IMPACT CALCULATOR

green, blue with writingIntroducing the FRPA Impact Calculator! A tool exclusively for FRPA members to help identify the value they bring to their communities. READ MORE
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