It Starts In Parks
"Touch the earth, love the earth, honor the earth, her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas; rest your spirit in her solitary places."
Ernest Dimnet

Nominations Cycle Open October 1

Each year, FRPA's Nominating Committee is charged with the responsibility of recruiting suitable candidates for open seats on the Association's Board of Directors.  The Nominating cycle officially opens October 1st and candidates are being sought for the office of President Elect, and two Vice Presidents.  The Application Packet summarizes criteria candidates must meet to be nominated, and also includes an application that must be completed for consideration.  Nominations are due with completed Applications by October 31, 2014.  The Application Packet provides information on how to nominate an individual and the contact information for members of the Nominating Committee.


2015 Conference Education Proposal Submissions

The 2014 FRPA Annual Conference was a great success, and our education sessions received record high evaluations.  Planning for the 2015 Conference has already begun, and a large part of that planning includes selecting the education sessions that will be offered.  If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please select 2015 Conference Program Proposal and submit your ideas today.  The deadline for submitting your proposal is October 30, 2014.  Please feel free to forward the link to those you know who may be interested in speaking as well.



November 19 - 21, 2014
Haines City, Florida

The 2014 Emerging Leaders Institute is scheduled for November 19-21, 2014.  Click the image below and take a moment to listen to what participants have to say about this learning journey.


FRPA is about connecting, learning, and leading.  The Emerging Leaders Institute provides a forum for participants to network with professionals from across the State, share resources and make connections that will follow their careers, while they prepare to lead our profession in the future.

If you are an emerging leader or new to a supervisor role, make a decision to attend this valuable course, and register today while space remains available.

If you are a seasoned leader, recall that time when someone identified you as an emerging leader and invested in your professional development... then make a decision to invest in emerging leaders on your staff and in your agency.  There is no better legacy to be left, than knowing your investment in an emerging leader will help assure our profession is secure in the hands of well trained professionals.

Make a decision for your future, or impact the future of an emerging leader -- Register Today online, or download the registration information and return it via fax, email or mail.

2015 FRPA Days With the Rays Dates Announced

The Tampa Bay Rays have once again committed to providing FRPA Days With the Rays to local government summer recreation programs.  In 2015, there will be three days your summer camp participants can enjoy a fun filled outing.  Mark your calendars for June 24 (Rays vs Blue Jays), July 2 (Rays vs Indians), and July 29 (Rays vs Tigers).  An added bonus this year is that if your Agency participates in two or more games, your tickets will be discounted even deeper.  Mark your calendars now and plan on having more great Days With the Rays.  Download Information

Conference - What You Missed and Why You MUST Be there in 2015