Events


  • 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.  Registration Deadline is December 20th.
    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, building or opening a new facility, researching new lighting or park items, looking for aquatic or fitness equipment or just curious about what different vendors offer in your area, then you will not want to miss the 2020 Vendor Expo! Register ONLY if you are a company attending.  ALL Park and Recreation Professionals are FREE to attend.   
    Sunrise, FL, United States

  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course and Exam

    Feb 19 - 21, (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.
    Altamonte Springs, FL, United States

  • Park Management Institute

    Feb 25 - 26, (ET)
    The 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. FRPA’s Park Management Institute is an intensive and comprehensive learning journey designed for those responsible at the senior level leadership in the parks field. Content will span the topics of: planning innovation, volunteer management, cost recovery, case studies in herbicide use, evaluating Florida waters, wildlife, personal improvement, and so much more. This Institute will also include a historical and operational tour of Indian Riverside Park.
    Jensen Beach, FL, United States

  • Southeast Turf Rodeo

    Mar 12, 8:00 AM - 4:00 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 Maintenance Workshop. Day includes skills round up stations, an educational session and lunch.
    Boca Raton, 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 (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!
    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