It Starts In Parks
"Touch the earth, love the earth, honor the earth, her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas; rest your spirit in her solitary places."
Ernest Dimnet

Taking Your Community From Good to Great

2015 will kick off with a great placemaking workshop "Taking Your Community from Good to Great - The Essential Role of Parks and Recreation in Creating Community Through Placemaking". This workshops is for any professional who is engaged with their community and desirous of creating spaces that attract, engage, and keep your community coming back again and again.  Take a moment to watch a short video on this important topic, then select the Calendar page where you can be linked to the Registration Brochure or to our OnLine Registration system. 



2015 Conference and TR Institute Education Proposal Submissions

The 2014 FRPA Annual Conference and TR Institute were a great success, and our education sessions received record high evaluations.  Planning for the 2015 Conference and TR Institute has already begun, and a large part of that planning includes selecting the education sessions that will be offered.  If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please select 2015 Conference Program Proposal and submit your ideas today.  The deadline for submitting your proposal is October 30, 2014.  Please feel free to forward the link to those you know who may be interested in speaking as well.

For those wishing to submit for the TR Institute, simply complete the form above and indicate on page one of the Proposal Form that you wish to present at the TR Institute, and on page two of the Proposal Form indicate the dates of the TR Institute (August 29-31, 2015).


2015 FRPA Days With the Rays Dates Announced

The Tampa Bay Rays have once again committed to providing FRPA Days With the Rays to local government summer recreation programs.  In 2015, there will be three days your summer camp participants can enjoy a fun filled outing.  Mark your calendars for June 24 (Rays vs Blue Jays), July 2 (Rays vs Indians), and July 29 (Rays vs Tigers).  An added bonus this year is that if your Agency participates in two or more games, your tickets will be discounted even deeper.  Mark your calendars now and plan on having more great Days With the Rays.  Download Information

Conference - What You Missed and Why You MUST Be there in 2015