Pre-Conference | Accommodations | Keynote Speakers | Students
Schedule | Exhibit Info | Sponsorship | Driving Directions

Thank you to all of the attendees, speakers and vendors that joined us for the 2016 WRPA Annual Conference & Trade Show!

Save-the-date for the 2017 Conference in Spokane!
May 2-4, 2017


Join hundreds of your park & recreation colleagues May 4 – 5 at the Xfinity Arena at Everett. Soak in all that WRPA has to offer in the way of industry know-how. Make new professional connections, and explore innovative ideas.




In-Kind Sponsor

This conference was made possible in part through the support of the TPA Fund of Snohomish County, WA

View the Conference program!

We’re all looking forward to the 2016 keynote speakers!

Coach Colleen Hacker, five-time Olympic coaching staff and certified consultant, will provide insight into the psychology of high performing athletes, relating these unique insights to peak performance, both in sport and in business. She is the first female recipient of the International Applied Sport Psychology Award, and at Pacific Lutheran University she received the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, among many other accolades.

Ben Klasky, nonprofit CEO, public speaker, and social entrepreneur, will speak about the benefits of outdoor education and exploration among children. As the director of Islandwood, an outdoor education organization, Ben will impart what he has learned from years of using nature as a classroom.

Don’t miss out on your chance to see Coach Colleen Hacker and Ben Klasky!

Pre-Registration is closed, but Walk-ins are Welcome!

Registration Fees:

WRPA Platinum Members Full Conference: $299
WRPA Members Full Conference: $315
Non-Members Full Conference: $379
Student Full Conference: $59
One-Day-Registration: Members: $179 | Non-Members: $199
*Awards Banquet Only: $60

Hotel Accommodations

WRPA has received GREAT hotel discounts from Hampton Inn Seattle/Everett and Holiday Inn Downtown Everett. Visit the Hotel Information page to learn more.

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Information

Sales are now open! Each year, dozens of commercial companies attend the WRPA Annual Conference exhibit hall. Sponsors and Exhibitors are vital to keeping our conference delegates aware and informed of the cutting edge technology, products and services that keep them efficient and effective in their every day work. Check out the 2016 Exhibitor rates and reserve your space today!

Venue Information & Parking

Xfinity Arena at Everett is an $83.3 million multi-purpose complex, in Everett, Washington, designed and developed by the Everett Public Facilities District. WRPA will be taking over the entire facility for our 2016 Conference! The Xfinity Arena parking garage will be open from 7:30am - 8:30pm on May 4, and from 8:00am - 4:30pm on May 5. The garage is $5 a day for the garage. There is also a surface lot across the street (on the corner of Wall & Oakes) that will be available fro $6 a day. Please see the parking map to view the street parking, garage parking and lot parking available around the arena.