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National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association provides a wide range of educational opportunities. Professionals looking to maintain certification levels can earn CEUs by taking advantage of NRPA's many education opportunities.

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Trails program at a National Recreation and Park Association


Annual NRPA Congress and Exposition - NRPA sponsors the major conference for parks and recreation professionals with over 200 education sessions, 15 off-site institutes, and over 500 exhibitors with the latest products available in the park and recreation field.


NRPA Schools and Conferences - Learn the latest developments and research findings in the meeting's topic area. Meet the top researchers and experts in the field. Network with colleagues in an interactive meeting format. Topics that have been included in previous schedules of schools and conferences:


Pyxis Learning Center - This is an online learning system programs which the learner accesses from any computer with an internet connection. The learner is not limited to a single point of access and may completes the training on his/her own schedule. Course offerings include:


Future Educational Curriculum

Alternative Funding Development Program - A New Leadership Seminar
NRPA is offering an exciting new opportunity to host training near you! Partner with NRPA to provide the new Alternative Funding Development workshop. Learn how to develop alternative funding so that you can maintain quality recreational programs and facilities in your agency and community.For more information, please contact Beth Wickline, (703) 858-2148.

The National Recreation and Park Association has recently solicited proposals to develop additional training and educational curriculum on several key topics. This curriculum will be used to launch new one and a half day seminars/workshops, which will be delivered live by qualified instructors. The target audience for the seminars/workshops is park and recreation professionals.

Topics being considered include:

For more information:

The National Recreation and Park Association is a 501(c)3 membership association whose mission is to advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people. For more than 40 years, NRPA has been the voice advocating the significance of making parks, open space, and recreational opportunities available to all Americans.

National Recreation and Park Association
22377 Belmont Ridge Road, Ashburn, VA 20148-4150
Phone (703) 858.0784 - Fax (703) 858.0794


The National Trails Training Partnership

American Trails, P.O. Box 491797, Redding, CA 96049-1797 • (530) 605-4395 • Fax: (530) 547-2035 •

The National Trails Training Partnership is an alliance of Federal agencies, training providers, nationwide supporters, and providers of products and services. Visit the online calendar of training opportunities, access hundreds of trail-related resources, read the news, learn how you can help, and see training resources in your state.

This material is based upon work supported by the Federal Highway Administration under Cooperative Agreement DTFH61-06-H-00023. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the Author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Federal Highway Administration.



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