Events


  • SPARK

    Oct 25, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
    SPARK sessions will connect parks and recreation professionals from different cities/counties who share similar job functions. Participants will develop long-term professional partnerships. Snack will be provided by Broward County Parks & Recreation TOPIC: Disaster response-Case Study Hurricane Irma Share pre and post measures that can be taken to prepare for natural disasters, different resources available, and organizations to partner with; network with subject matter personnel; and learn what agencies experienced before and after hurricane Irma. Moderated by Amy Blackman, Recreation Superintendent, Boynton Beach Recreation and Parks; Wally Majors, Director, Boynton Beach Recreation and Parks; Jay Sanford, Swim Central Manager, Broward County Parks and Recreation Event is FREE but you must register as space is limited If you would like to attend, please email amber@frpa.org       ​​​
    Hollywood

  • SPARK

    Oct 26
    SPARK sessions will connect parks and recreation professionals from different cities/counties who share similar job functions. This connection will be cultivated through a series of three meetings or “SPARK sessions.” Attend one or attend all. Each SPARK session will be hosted by a different agency. These meetings may incorporate site visits to introduce successful facilities, programs, or processes in the hosting agency. Participants will develop long-term professional partnerships ​
    Lakeland

  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course and Exam

    Nov 15 - 17, (ET)
    ​ NRPA’s industry leading certification program in playground safety, the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Certification program will provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on playground safety issues including hazard identification, equipment specifications, surfacing requirements and risk management methods.
    Winter Park

  • Safety and Security Workshop

    Nov 15, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)
    More Information to Come
    Largo

  • Safety and Security Workshop

    Nov 15, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
    Information to come
    Ft Lauderdale, FL, United States

  • Safety and Security Workshop

    Nov 16, 8:30 AM - 2:15 PM (ET)
    Identifying ways to prevent tragedies and accidents will help you be prepared for when they occur.  This workshop is designed to present information specific to your area of the state and  allow you the time to discuss the issues you may be facing or are in need of exploring. ​
    Port Charlotte

  • Central Holiday Luncheon

    Nov 30
    The Central Holiday Luncheon is back! Join your fellow park and recreation professionals for a time of celebration. Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. As an additional perk there will be an interactive panel discussion with some local park and recreation directors for .1 CEU credits. Central Park Performing Arts Center (727) 587-6751 Please bring an unwrapped toy (NO stuffed animals please) for the Toys for Tots Donation AGENDA 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Check in and Networking 11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Join us for an interactive conversation with our panel and moderator to better understand the role of Parks and Recreation in your community. (0.1 CEU) 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch 1:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Closing Comments/Adjourn ​
    Largo

  • Southwest Turf Rodeo

    Dec 7, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
    Think you can beat out other park professionals when it comes to lining a field? How about placing an egg on the top of a cone...with a backhoe? Try these or other skills at the Southwest Turf Rodeo. Day includes skills round up stations, an educational session and lunch. Thank you to our Sponsors: ​
    Sarasota

  • SPARK

    Dec 7, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM (ET)
    ​SPARK sessions will connect parks and recreation professionals from different cities/counties who share similar job functions.  These meetings may incorporate site visits to introduce successful facilities, programs, or processes in the hosting agency. Participants will develop long-term professional partnerships. (SW TURF RODEO will be held 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. note Reg. required to attend) Lunch will be provided by Sarasota County Sports Commission TOPICS: Athletic Field Scheduling & Usage Scheduling utilizing technology Usage vs maintenance Online reservations user/practice/games/schedules Outside users – non-primary users balancing for public use – Field scheduling priority Athletic Turf Maintenance/Field Maintenance and tour Partnerships – other’s challenges Renovations and cultural practices Daily maintenance and equipment Capital Projects – lighting standards The benefits of sports tourism What does sports tourism look like in your community? How sports tourism and the relationship with your Sports Commission benefit your agency Sponsorships/Partnerships Trends you are seeing sports tourism   Event is FREE but you must register as space is limited If you would like to attend, please email amber@frpa.org
    Sarasota

  • Southeast Holiday Luncheon

    Dec 14, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (ET)
    11:30 a.m.-Check in and Silent Auction Starts Noon-1 p.m. Lunch 1 p.m. Silent Auction Ends Please bring an unwrapped toy for the Family Central Donation More information and registration packet to come​
    Wilton Manors

  • Team Building Workshop

    Jan 12, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)
    Information to Come
    Greenacres

  • Team Building Workshop

    Jan 18
    Information to come
    North Fort Myers

  • Team Building Workshop

    Jan 29
    Information to come
    Safety Harbor

  • Abrahams Academy

    Jan 31 - Feb 2, (ET)
    The Joe Abrahams Academy for Leadership Excellence is a two part-intensive academy that focuses on the professional who wants to advance into executive level leadership. This course is designed to not only equip you with the tools necessary for being a great leader, but to encourage you to explore your own qualities, goals and tendencies to determine what your path may be. The Abrahams Academy requires a commitment to the profession, your colleagues and yourself. 
    Haines City

  • Emerging Leaders

    Jan 31 - Feb 2, (ET)
    The Emerging Leaders Institute is for professionals new to supervisory positions who have demonstrated promise as a future leader in the field.  It is designed to expose participants to critical leadership skills in preparation for future leadership growth.  
    Haines City

  • Southeast Vendor Expo

    Feb 8, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (ET)
    More Information to come
    Sunrise

  • Snap Chat Programming Workshop

    Feb 22, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
    Information to come

  • Parks Management Institute

    Feb 27 - 28, (ET)
    The appropriate management of parks and other public areas by trained professionals is perhaps the first line of defense in the protection of these spaces and the appropriate use of them, in order to protect them for years to come.  FRPA’s Park Management Institute is an intensive and comprehensive learning journey appropriate for those responsible at the senior level leadership in the Parks area.  Content will span the history of parks in America, trends and issues facing our parks and natural areas, organizational frameworks, human resources management, as well as the more technical issues surrounding maintenance management systems, risk and safety, equipment, turf maintenance, field lining, courts, ground maintenance, and so much more. 2018 Information to come
    Venice

  • Snap Chat Programming Workshop

    Mar 2
    Information to come
    Naples

  • Southeast Turf Rodeo

    Mar 23, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (ET)
    Think you can beat out other park professionals when it comes to lining a field? How about placing an egg on the top of a cone...with a backhoe? Try these or other skills at the Southeast  Turf Rodeo. Day includes skills round up stations, an educational session and lunch. Information to come
    Deerfield Beach

  • Northern Turf Rodeo

    Mar 29, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (ET)
    Think you can beat out other park professionals when it comes to lining a field? How about placing an egg on the top of a cone...with a backhoe? Try these or other skills at the Northern  Maintenance Workshop. Day includes skills round up stations, an educational session and lunch. Interested in becoming a sponsor?  Download the sponsorship form Participation Information to come​
    Gainesville

  • Agency Summit

    Apr 19 - 20, (CT)
    Information to come
    Deefield Beach

  • Board Retreat

    May 16 - 18, (ET)
    FRPA invite only
    Haines City

  • Central Summer Camps Staff Workshop

    May 19, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CT)
    Join the fun-literally! This staff training is completely hands-on and you will take away tons of activities, games, crafts, transition ideas and more. Come ready to play! Information to come

  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course and Exam

    May 22 - 24, (ET)
    NRPA’s industry leading certification program in playground safety, the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Certification program will provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on playground safety issues including hazard identification, equipment specifications, surfacing requirements and risk management methods. Information to come
    Davie