COVID-19 Update

The Virginia Recreation and Park Society (VRPS) is continuing to monitor the developments concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We want you to know that we are conscious of current public health concerns and the safety of our membership is paramount. VRPS does recognize the reality of the situation, and should things change or need to change – whether based on governmental decree or otherwise – we will examine all options as necessary with the well-being of the VRPS members in mind. At this time, our current refund policy stands. As the past few days have shown, information changes daily, and we remain cautiously optimistic. VRPS and the Board are in contact with all our committees responsible for putting on the statewide events, and we will continue to update everyone on our direction moving forward.

REAL Talk Summer Series

This informative and interactive series will ignite conversations about the latest P&R hot topics and trends. You’ll hear from dynamic speakers…engage in “REAL Talk” and explore burning questions and tips for planning success. Sign-up for the bundle package or the webinar of your choice! .1 CEUs available/each webinar. 

Annual Conference

Well-attended, well-received, and well-reviewed, Virginia Recreation & Park Society ‘s Annual Conference provides education and networking for supporting the continued development of Parks and Recreation professionals.

Certified Playground Safety Inspector

Becoming a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) positions you as a leader and role model in the public playground safety community.

Leadership Training Institute

LTI is a premiere program for leadership development for professionals in the parks and recreation field.  It is an exclusive opportunity to expand their awareness, involvement, and potential for growth.  This 2.5 day program is designed to enhance the talents and commitment among current and emerging leaders in the field.

Playground Maintenance

The Playground Maintenance  one-day course covers an overview of playground safety standards and guidelines, playground owner responsibilities and maintenance discussions on playground equipment, surfacing and site items. Participants receive a certificate upon completion.

Upcoming Events