Events


  • Agency Summit

    Jun 28 - 29, (ET)
    This year's Agency Summit be held virtually over an afternoon and morning. Registration is open for park and recreation agency directors, assistant directors, and superintendents. You will need to have access to Zoom and it is preferred that you be able to access the camera and microphone to participate. Registration is free for FRPA members thanks to the generous support of our VIP sponsors and $25 for non members. Monday, June 28 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Panel - lead discussion of opportunities resulting from the pandemic that are informing our future. We will explore case studies in each area and have discussion and questions based on these experiences. Staffing Team building, cross training, and remote working. Facilities Permanent modifications, sanitizing, and open space considerations. Programs and Services Virtual programs and esports. Partnerships Mental health before, during and after the pandemic - where does parks and recreation fit? Tuesday, June 29 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm New uses for Technology Using technology for public outreach, communication, programming, and meetings. Community Engagement with Alysia Osborne, Charlotte, NC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Panel discussion lead by Jennifer Cirillo, Palm Beach County

  • 2021 FRPA Summer Camp Training

    Jun 30, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
    **Please note Dates are up to you and the June 30th date is just an event hold date** You’ve Hired Them, Now What? The annual Summer Camp training series is going virtual in 2021 allowing you access to pre-recorded training sessions to use, when convenient for you to onboard your summer camp teams. In addition to the pre-recorded sessions, you will receive links to valuable downloadable resources for your camp teams. Virtual downloads will be available once you are registered Content will include: Importance of Summer Camps and the Important Role Your Camp Team Plays (30 minutes) Camp Basics (1 hour) – creating camp lesson plans for everyone, connecting without touching, toolbox of success, bag of tricks, and camp culture. Camp Behavior (1 hour) – no bull(ying) here, common behavior influencers and trig-gers, beyond discipline, and fostering positive behavior. Working with Special Needs Campers (2 hours) Games (1 hour) – Are you providing instruction for your summer games in a way that allows your campers to understand and most importantly get the most from game time? This session will provide some hints on how to accomplish that, as well as pro-vide you with ideas for games that help transition from outside to inside, active to quiet time, and all the in-betweens.

  • First Friday Chat & Chew

    Jul 9, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (ET)
    Round table conversation for Directors and Assistant Directors on current topics led by FRPA President Jennifer Cirillo. Connect with Directors and Assistant Directors around the state each month to discuss current events and topics of common interest. This lunchtime chat will keep connect throughout the year by meeting on the First Friday of every month.

  • First Friday Chat & Chew

    Aug 6, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (ET)
    Round table conversation for Directors and Assistant Directors on current topics led by FRPA President Jennifer Cirillo. Connect with Directors and Assistant Directors around the state each month to discuss current events and topics of common interest. This lunchtime chat will keep connect throughout the year by meeting on the First Friday of every month.

  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course and Exam (VIRTUAL)

    Aug 18 - 20, (ET)
    ***Registration Deadline is July 16, 2021*** 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. Step One: CPSI Online Prep Course (12 hours) Step Two: Live Virtual Course; August 18-20, 2021 from 8am-noon Participant will ONLY attend one day Step Three: CPSI Exam (home/office/testing Center) **Participant will receive a different email on each of these steps from NRPA** Due to COVID-19 , NRPA is transitioning from in-person classes to online Virtual Classes, a 4 hour review led by a CPSI instructor and computer-based exams

  • Aquatics Institute

    Aug 28 - 30, (ET)
    In cooperation with the Florida Aquatics Council, FRPA presents the first ever Aquatics Institute. The Aquatics Institute has been designed to bring education and collaboration to aquatics professionals. Sessions on Monday, August 31 will overlap with the annual FRPA State Conference and therefore Aquatics Institute attendees are invited to take advantage of additional CEU opportunities being offered Monday afternoon. You are also invited to attend the Opening General Session. Registration fees include all educational sessions and CEU transcripts. Register before August 1st for the $200 early bird registration rate.
    Orlando, FL, United States

  • Therapeutic Recreation Institute

    Aug 28 - 30, (ET)
    The Florida Recreation and Park Association is pleased to host the Annual Therapeutic Recreation Institute. The 2021 Institute will bring together professionals from across TR/RT service delivery areas for two and a half days of education and networking. Share best practices, generate new programming and treatment ideas, and explore ways we can work together to strengthen our profession. Presenters with a wide variety of expertise in mental health, physical rehab and community-based programming will provide a solid offering of CEUs that will inspire all attendees to return to their jobs with new ideas and tools for success. Sessions on Monday, August 30 will overlap with the annual FRPA State Conference and therefore TR Institute attendees are invited to take advantage of additional CEU opportunities being offered Monday afternoon. You are also invited to attend the Opening General Session. Registration fees include all educational sessions and CEU transcripts. Register before August 1st for the $200 early bird registration rate.
    Orlando, FL, United States

  • Annual Conference

    Aug 30 - Sep 2, (ET)
    FRPA's Annual Conference is a yearly gathering of park and recreation professionals from throughout the state of Florida. The Conference features workshops and sessions curated to build the park and recreation professional's skill set. Presenters include professionals from aquatics, park administration, athletics, recreation, childcare, programming, park maintenance and more. General Sessions bring together the entire delegation to participate in a presentation given by professional speakers. A trade show and exhibit hall brings supply and service vendors to one place for face-to-face meetings with professionals. Throughout the week, delegates have opportunities to network with professionals from other agencies and exchange information for future contact. Each year, Conference features an evening social to enjoy each other's company and have fun. Conference is typically held the last week of August for four days. 
    Orlando, FL, United States