The Parks and Recreation profession has been at a cross roads for several years. What has become apparent is the evidence that suggests that what differentiates our profession from those who claim to provide similar services, is the environment in which we exist – our parks, our open spaces, our natural areas, our town squares and streets. It is these spaces in our public realm which create the quality environments in which residents choose to live, work and play; and to which millions of visitors are drawn each year in the State of Florida.
The appropriate management of these 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 for senior level leadership in the Parks area.
- Why Parks? Value of Parks and Staff Roles
- History of Parks in America
- Trends and Issues
- Organizational Frameworks
- Human Resources
- Maintenance Management Systems
- Risk - Park and Playground Safety
- Risk - Equipment
- Athletic / Special Turf Maintenance
- Clay, Lining and Field Preparation
- Specialized Courts
- Grounds Maintenance
Over 70 professionals in the parks and recreation field gathered for the inaugural Institute held in 2015. Growing need and interest indicated the potential of a year two of this Institute. Look for more information in the Events are of the website as details develop.