Events


  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course and Exam

    Nov 20 - 22, (ET)
    THIS COURSE IS FULL 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.
    Altamonte Springs, FL, United States

  • Impact Calculator Training

    Dec 6, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (ET)
    Released in August, the FRPA Impact Calculator places in the hands of FRPA members, a powerful tool to capture and display the impact of parks and recreational activities. Developed by a panel of national experts, and grounded in evidence based research, the Impact Calculator allows a park agency to enter a few data points of information and create a report of those findings. The reports are suitable for use internally or externally. This training will orient participants on how to utilize the tool, and more importantly how to use the results to share the story of your impact to your community. The Impact Calculator reports impact on property values, heath care cost savings, tourism, jobs, environment, and public safety. Attend this training and be equipped to understand impact and be prepared to share that with audiences within your community.
    Tallahassee, FL, United States

  • Southeast Holiday Luncheon

    Dec 12, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (ET)
    Cooper City, FL, United States

  • Emerging Leaders

    Jan 26 - 28, (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, FL, United States

  • Abrahams Academy

    Jan 28 - 30, (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.  To apply for this opportunity, download the form, complete, and return it to the FRPA Office. 
    Haines City, FL, United States

  • Southeast Vendor Expo

    Feb 5, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (ET)
    If you are getting ready to plan your summer recreation, build or open a new facility, researching new lighting or park items, looking for aquatic or fitness equipment or just curious about what different vendors off in your area then you will not want to miss the 2019 Vendor Expo!  
    Sunrise, FL, United States

  • Park Management Institute

    Feb 25 - 26, (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.
    Jensen Beach, FL, United States

  • Agency Summit

    Apr 23 - 24, (ET)
    The FRPA Agency Summit is a premier educational experience for Directors, Assistant Directors, Superintendents, and other executive level personnel in key decision making positions within public agencies providing parks, recreation and similar community services.

  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course and Exam

    May 13 - 15, (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.
    Sunrise, FL, United States

  • Central Summer Games Workshop

    May 16, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CT)
    Immerse your new and returning summer camp staff in a day filled with games, crafts, themed activities, programming ideas, behavior management tips and all around fun to prepare them for the summer ahead. This class generally fills up quickly!
    St. Cloud, FL, United States

  • Central Summer Games Workshop

    May 16, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)
    Immerse your new and returning summer camp staff in a day filled with games, crafts, themed activities, programming ideas, behavior management tips and all around fun to prepare them for the summer ahead. This class generally fills up quickly!
    Clearwater, FL, United States