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Attendee Information

Welcome to the WRPA 2023 Annual Conference! Please review the information below detailing the event schedule, site location, parking, and more. If you have any questions about this information, please feel free to contact the WPRA Office at [email protected] or by calling 206-361-8869.

Download the Conference App

We encourage you this year to download the WRPA app to help navigate the conference and tradeshow.

Follow these simple steps to install the app on your device.

  1. Visit the App Store for IOS devices or Google Play for Android devices to search for the App.
  2. Search for "WRPA Today", select "WRPA Today" and download. The app may already be on your phone if you downloaded the Conference app previously, simply update.
  3. To access attendee-only content log in with the same email you used to register for the conference.
  4. Enjoy the app feature!
Apple App Store Download
Google Play Download

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Hotel Information

The Davenport Grand, Autograph Collection sits across from the Spokane Convention Center where the 2023 Annual Conference will be taking place. Other downtown attractions, such as the First Interstate Center for the Performing Arts, Riverfront Park, and the Spokane Arena are within walking distance. 

Key Amenities

  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Express Checkin
  • Express Checkout
  • High-Speed Internet Access


  • On-site parking, fee: $25 USD daily
  • Valet parking, fee: $35 USD daily
  • Car charging available with cost of valet service (upon availability)
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Conference Venue Information 

The Spokane Convention Center campus sits on the banks of the Spokane River located in the heart of downtown providing spectacular views of the 100-acre Riverfront Park along with close access to numerous restaurants, hotels, entertainment opportunities and unique shopping.

Directions and Parking Information

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Things to Do in Spokane

Beyond the walls of The Davenport Grand Hotel lies a region that truly has it all – a destination as diverse as those who come here. Spokane is a cosmopolitan city with vibrant shopping, arts, craft beer and wine districts. Stunning natural beauty surrounds the city in every direction. 

Explore Spokane
Spokane Dining Map
Spokane Deals
Events in Spokane

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Registration and Arrival

The conference registration desk will be open at the following times.

Registration Desk Hours
The registration desk is located in Ballroom Lobby
Tuesday, May 16 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday, May 17 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, May 18 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday, May 19 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM


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Schedule & Presentation Materials

The full schedule is available on the WRPA website and on the app. Speaker presentations will be available after the event, please be on the lookout for the post-event email that will have a link to the finalized resource page

View Schedule 

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Conference Socials

We have a large variety of activities, events, and socials this year in Spokane.

  • WRPA Annual Golf Tournament
    Date & Time: Tuesday, May 16 | 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM 
    LocationEsmeralda Golf Course 
  • The Podium
    Date & Time: Tuesday, May 16 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM 
    LocationMeet at the corner of W. Mallon and N. Howard by the bright yellow “Riverfront” sign at the North side of Riverfront Park.
  • Tuesday Social: Taco Tuesday at Riverfront Park (Wear your college gear)
    Date & Time: Tuesday, May 16 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
    LocationMeet at the WRPA Registration Desk to be transported off site
  • Wednesday Social: Flatstick Pub-A-Palooza 
    Date & TimeWednesday, May 17 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM 
    LocationMeet at the large hexagonal shelter at the North end of Riverfront Park near the Ice Age Floods Playground and Hooptown USA Basketball Court
  • Networks Meeting
    Date & Time: Thursday, May 18 | 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
    Location: Rooms 202AB, 205, 206A and 206B
  • 2023 Awards Banquet
    Date & Time: Thursday, May 18 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    LocationBallroom 100A
  • Post-Awards Social: Riverfront Pavilion Partay!
    Date & Time: Thursday, May 18 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    LocationRiverfront Pavillion


  • The Podium
    Date & Time: Tuesday, May 16 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    LocationMeet at the corner of W. Mallon and N. Howard by the bright yellow “Riverfront” sign at the North side of Riverfront Park.

All attendees will get 5 free unlocks with Lime. Scan QR below or download the Lime app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.


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CEU Tracking

Through national certification, you join thousands of people who are committed to the highest standards of ethical and professional practice in the delivery of park and recreation programs.

WRPA partners with the NRPA headquarters to coordinate certifications for industry professionals. Certifications include Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) Certification, Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) Certification, and more. 

At the 2022 Conference, attendees can come to the registration desk and request a CE Tracking Sheet to mark their attendance of certain sessions.

Learn More About Tracking

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Exhibit Hall

Be sure to take the time to participate in our Tradeshow activities during the breaks throughout the Conference. Make deeper connections with the sponsors and exhibitors by inviting them to join you for socials and other activities.

9 - AHBL, Inc.

31 - Allplay Systems

19 - American Ramp Company

38 - ARC Architects

65 & 66 - AstroTurf

68 - Bernardo Wills

63 & 64 - Buell Recreation

20 - BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative

41 - Cascade Recreation

33 - Cloud 9 Sports, LLC

34 - Columbia Cascade Company

18 - CXT Inc.

5,6,14,15 - Great Western Recreation

39 - Hellas Construction, Inc.

24 - International Wood Products (IWP)

28 & 29 - Kalispel Metal Products

37 - Left Coast Recreation

40 - Lincoln Aquatics

8 - Max Distributing

23 - Musco Lighting

1,2,3,10,11,12 - Northwest Playground Equipment

25 - PlayCreation

61 - Play & Park Structures

62 - PlanIT Geo

13 - Precision Concrete Cutting

16 - Public Restroom Company

67 - RecStaff Inc.

32 - Romtec, Inc.

35 - RWD Landscape Architects

43 - Score Sports

26 - SeaTac Lighting & Controls

17 - Security Lines US

4 - Slatercom Lighting Solutions

27 - Specialty Mining and Infield Supplies

22 - Sybertech Waste Reduction Ltd.

53 - Skyhawks Sports Acadamy

7 - Vermont Systems

21 - Vortex Aquatic Structures International

36 - Wildwood Playgrounds

30 - Willoughby Stainless Fountains-WSF

42 - Winterland Inc.

51 & 52 - Xplor Recreation


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Exhibitors Information

Exhibit Hours

  Date Hours
Fern Move-in 5/16/2023 8:00 AM–12:00 PM
Exhibitors Move-in 5/16/2023 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
Exhibit Hours 5/17/2023 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Exhibit Hours 5/18/2023 8:00 AM–1:00 PM
Exhibitors Move-out 5/18/2023 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
Fern Move-out 5/18/2023 1:00 PM–5:00 PM 


Current Exhibitors: Please log in to your FERN account to access the Exhibitor Kit

Exhibitor Account

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