WRPA 2019 Annual Conference and Tradeshow
Collaborate on the Columbia | April 9-12, 2019

Thank you to all of this year's participants.
We hope you had fun taking part in helpful discussions, engaging sessions, and connecting with your peers.

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About the 2019 WRPA Conference & Tradeshow

WRPA welcomed more than 450 recreation and park professionals, sponsors, exhibitors, and speakers to the 72nd Annual Conference & Tradeshow. We had a great Conference in Vancouver, Washington. Here is a thank you from our keynote, professional speaker, Rachel Sheerin. 

At the awards banquet, we also honored several amazing people, parks, and programs through the WRPA Awards Program. View the entire list of award recipients.

Learn more about the awards that we Learn more about our event sponsors and view the list of the companies that exhibited at the tradeshow.

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Keynote Speakers:

Avoid Burnout In The Workplace with Rachel Sheerin

"F this S"
End the conference with a double shot of energy, inspiration, and a hell-yeah, can-do attitude that you need to make this year the best year ever! In this interactive, high energy program, we’ll take a look at our beliefs on success, why burn out happens, and how you can enjoy your life, own your happiness & love your success. Rooted in the goal of keeping high performers and awesome professionals in our industry, attendees will gain awareness about burnout, the signs to watch out for and how to save yourself and others from saying "F*** this S***" and walking away from work you love.

Learn How to Empower Your Millennial Workforce with Aaron McDaniel

Aaron McDaniel is a corporate manager, speaker, and author with a passion for helping organizations better engage their Millennial customers and empower Millennial employees. At age 27, Aaron became one of the youngest ever to serve as Regional Vice President at AT&T, a Fortune 10 company, and he was part of AT&T’s Diamond Club, the top 1% of sales leaders worldwide. Aaron is currently one of the youngest members of the faculty at University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and he has built a number of successful ventures, including three that were acquired and one that was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank.

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See Who Is Coming to the Conference - Vancouver and Spokane Can't Wait

Spokane is coming to the conference. Want to see who else has signed up?

Current Attendee List

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors

Annual Platinum Sponsor


Annual Gold Sponsor

Become a Gold Sponsor 



Annual Silver Sponsor

Annual Silver Sponsor


 Lighting Sponsor

Keynote Session Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor 

Fitness Sponsor



Interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor? Learn more today.
Exhibitors that register after March 20, 2019, will not be listed in the printed program.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the WRPA office.

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Thank you To Our Tradeshow Exhibitors

ACTIVE Network

Allplay Systems

American Ramp Company

American Soccer/Score Sports

ARC Architects


Buell Recreation

BuyBoard Purchasing Cooperative

Cascade Recreation, Inc.

Challenger Sports

City Reporter Software

Columbia Cascade Company

CXT Inc.

Davey Resource Group

ePACT Network

FunFlicks Outdoor Movies

Hellas Construction

Highwire, Inc.

John Deere Company

Kidz Love Soccer, Inc.

Left Coast Recreation

Lincoln Aquatics

Musco Lighting

Northwest Playground Equipment



PlayCreation, Inc.

Portland Loo

Precision Concrete Cutting

Public Restroom Company

PYI, Inc.

Robert W. Droll Landscape Architect, P.S.

Romtec Inc.

Schemata Workshop, Inc. & Enginuity Systems, LLC

SeaTac Lighting & Controls

Security Lines

SiteLines Park & Playground Products

USA Softball

Vermont Systems, Inc.

Western Wood Structures, Inc.


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