The NJRPA 2020 Conference Committee would like to invite you to participate in our 45th Annual Conference and Exhibition taking place February 23 through February 26, 2020 at the Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Our Exhibit Hall Committee, including two vendor representatives, has been busy designing marketing opportunities for you including the exhibition with dedicated hours, sponsorships, advertising, and networking available throughout the conference.
NJRPA represents more than 600 public and private parks, recreation, and public health professionals and more than eight million citizens statewide. Our delegates represent administrators, supervisors, and board members who have the responsibility to make major purchasing decisions in every facet of park and recreation facilities and programs. NJRPA believes that in addition to direct sales and product promotion, a primary goal of our exhibitors should include education and consultation. We share a mission to provide our exhibitors with the opportunity to display the latest technologies and most comprehensive services available to the consumer.
We hope to see you there!
Join us and experience:
5 Pre-Conference Institutes on Sunday, February 23, 2020
2020 Educational Session topics include:
Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Out-of-School Time Programs, Aquatic Special Event Planning, Mental Health First Aid Overview, Trends in NJ Employment and Labor Law, Programming Trends for the Future, Attracting Minorities and Underserved Populations to your Swim Program, Four Personalities of Senior Programming; Sports Field Quality, LGBTQ Best Practices, Bully Prevention and Awareness, Connect to Walk and Bike, Waterfront Management, Special Event and Party ideas for Active Adults 50+, Cultural Humility: Acknowledging Diversity and Empowering Communities, Dealing with Difficult Patrons and Seniors-50+, Putting Ethics First, The Opioid Epidemic, Policy Implementation to Strengthen Your Youth Sports Programs, and much, much more.
Full Registration Packet available soon OR visit our website at www.njrpa.org to register online.
LODGING: Room Rates per night are $75 in the Waterview Tower. Call 1-888-516-2215 and use Group Code SH02RP0.
QUESTIONS? CALL NJRPA at 609-356-0480
County Park Directors Meeting
Location: Union Co.
Combined Districts Meeting with Districts 4 & 6 in Plainsboro. Time and exact location TBD.
Time and exact meeting location to be announced.
2020 Certified Pool/Spa Operator’s Course (CPO)
Sponsored by the New Jersey Recreation & Park Association
Training by The Aquatic Council, LLC
CPO Course Location Option “A”
2. CPO Fusion Training – 1 Day: $345.00; 1-Day Fusion Training - After completing the 8-10 hour Primer Course, Fusion students attend the second day only of their classroom course.
District 5 meeting will be on Thursday April 2 at 11am at the North Wildwood Recreation Center (900 Central Ave., N. Wildwood. 08260).
Call for Papers
In 2020, the Essex County Park System, the nation's first county-wide park system, celebrates its 125th anniversary. In conjunction with the anniversary, the Essex County Parks Department will host the annual meeting of the National Association of Olmsted Parks in Newark, NJ from April 23-25, 2020. The program will include a papers session.
We are seeking papers from graduates and post-graduates in fields such as landscape architecture, urban or regional planning, urban policy, geography, community development or history with a specific interest in parks and open space. The research need not focus on the Essex County Park System, but the paper must be relevant to this park system in some form and include discussion of at least one or several parks designed by the Olmsted firm. Extra consideration will be given to papers that reflect the larger meeting theme of “The Olmsted Legacy Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future: Park Preservation, Maintenance and Stewardship in the 21st Century“. Please send an abstract by Dec. 9, 2019 to Kathy Kauhl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Essex County Parks Archives traces the history of the nation’s oldest county park system, revealing the rich Olmsted Brothers legacy. Its collection documents the process of creating and designing parks, as well as the evolution of the Essex County Park System through generations of change. The Parks Archivist and assistants are available to aid with inquiries related to the parks, past and present. The Parks Archives is located in the Parks Administration Building at 115 Clifton Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. Research services are available by appointment, Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. For more information or to arrange an appointment please call 973-735-6230 or 6231.
Visit The Aquatic Council, LLC. and/or www.njrpa.org to register. For course inquiries, please contact Tim Auerhahn at email@example.com, or by calling 1-844-964-7280.
CEU sessions availableNJCRID Awards
More information to follow
County Park Directors Meeting
Location: NJ State Parks
The location is TBD until further notice.
The NJRPA office will be closed. This is a NJRPA Floating Holiday.
County Park Directors' Meeting
Snow date: 1/29/21
New Jersey Recreation & Park Association | 1 Wheeler Way Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609-356-0480 | Fax: 609-356-0475 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org