Registration is
Open for the WRPA Risk Management School - Early Bird Rates Available!

January 27 - 28 | Rainier Beach Community Center

The purpose of this school is to educate you and other  professionals in the field on best practices in risk management for parks, playgrounds, and recreation programs. Sessions are specifically designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of risk management including tools to recognize, assess, and control exposure to loss or injury, and minimize adverse effects or impacts to your agency and other program participants.

Register Now!


WRPA Annual Conference & Tradeshow:
Don't Miss Out on the Super Early Bird Registration Rate!

May 4 - 5, 2016 | Xfinity Arena at Everett

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

Visit the WRPA Annual Conference homepage to learn more about our keynote speakers, and registration rates!

Booth Sales are Now Open.  Learn More and Reserve Your Booth Today!

We value our exhibitors and have made some enhancements to make the trade show experience better than ever. This year, our trade show will take place in the arena, on the ice rink! Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities sell out fast so sign up today to reserve your booth.


WRPA Needs You to Select Your Network!

Why select a network? By selecting one or more of the options listed below, you will ensure that pertinent information and trainings that apply to your job and your interests will be sent to you.  So help us help you by logging in to your WRPA member profile, and selecting a network today! 

Select 1 or more networks based on your job responsibilities:

  • Administrative
  • Aquatics
  • Athletics
  • Board & Commissions
  • Commercial
  • Facility
  • Park Resources
  • Programming
  • Technology

We're here to help!  Please contact the WRPA Office with any questions you may have about logging in to your profile or choosing a network.


Legislative Updates

November 13, 2015 | WRPA Comments for RCO Facilitators and RCO

On behalf of the Washington Recreation & Park Association (WRPA), Lobbyist Doug Levy is pleased to submit our comments and concerns on the “Draft Framework” for WWRP revisions that was sent out to everyone last Friday afternoon.
You will see that we have expressed general support for the simplified Allocation Formula, suggested more thinking and re-working go into the transition/timing element, and then listed our concerns in rough order of the level of concern.  In each case we provide specific requests for changes to or clarifications of the document. 



Members on the Move

With over 20 years of experience in recreation, Lauren Woodmansee, (360.363.8400) is the newest Recreation Coordinator focusing on Cultural Arts and Marketing for the City of Marysville.  Lauren has worked with Bellingham Parks and Recreation, Skagit County Parks, and Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation.  Congratulations Lauren!

Members on the Move: Has someone from your office recently moved to a new position? Send their information to the WRPA Office, so that we can feature them in the next WRPAToday!


In the News:

  We Want Your News!

Do you have news to share with your WRPA colleagues? Send any updates, photos, happenings and socials to WRPA, so that we can feature your article in the next WRPAToday e-newsletter!

Send us your news now!

Recent Job Postings

  • Project ManagerPierce County
  • Park & Recreation Director, SeaTac
  • Parks, Recreation, & Community Services Director, Chelan
  • Director of Parks & Recreation, Redmond
  • Program Coordinator, Bellevue
  • Park & Recreation Program Coordinator, Everett
  • Extension Regional Specialist, Clallam/Jefferson/Kitsap 4-H, Washington State University Extension

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     Calendar of Events
Date: Event:
January 27 - 28, 2016 2016 Risk Management School Rainier Beach Community Center
May 4 - 5, 2016 Annual Conference Everett Xfinity Convention Center
  WRPA Volunteer Opportunities
  Thank You Sponsors!  

Why We Need You!

WRPA is membership driven – we achieve only what we ourselves commit to do. By sharing your energy and expertise you will make WRPA an even more effective professional resource.

In fact, without you, we would not be able to offer any programs! Consider volunteering and helping our organization grow. Learn about opportunities that have recently become available!





Washington Recreation and Park Association
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