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Why attend the MRPA annual conference?

The Maryland Recreation and Parks Annual Conference is a premier event that brings together professionals, experts, and enthusiasts in the fields of recreation and parks from across Maryland, the District of Columbia, and surrounding states. This conference serves as a platform for learning, networking, and collaboration, with a focus on advancing the mission of enhancing the well-being of communities through effective and innovative parks and recreation programs.

Key Highlights:

1. Education and Training: The conference offers a diverse range of educational sessions, workshops, and seminars that cover the latest trends, best practices, and emerging challenges in the recreation and parks industry. Attendees have the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals and gain valuable insights to enhance their skills and knowledge.

2. Networking Opportunities: One of the key strengths of this conference is the ability to connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about creating vibrant and healthy communities. It provides a forum for sharing experiences, building relationships, and fostering collaborations.

3. Inspiring Keynote Speakers: The conference typically features renowned keynote speakers who inspire and motivate attendees with their insights and experiences in the field of recreation and parks.

4. Exhibits and Innovation Showcase: Attendees can explore a diverse array of exhibits and an innovation showcase, where they can discover the latest products, services, and technologies that can help enhance their programs and services.

5. Awards and Recognition: The conference recognizes outstanding achievements in the field by presenting awards to individuals, organizations, and initiatives that have made a significant impact on community well-being through their contributions to parks and recreation.

6. Community Building: Attendees have the chance to engage with professionals, organizations, and agencies dedicated to making Maryland's communities healthier, more active, and vibrant. It's an opportunity to be part of a supportive and collaborative community of change-makers.

7. Fun and Wellness: Beyond professional development, the conference often includes fun and wellness activities, promoting the very principles that the industry upholds. These activities serve as a reminder of the joy and health that can be achieved through recreation and parks.


Who Should Attend:

  • Recreation and Parks Professionals
  • Government Officials and Agencies
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Educators and Trainers
  • Health and Wellness Advocates
  • Private Industry Recreation Professionals
  • Students and Emerging Professionals
  • Anyone Passionate About Community Well-Being


The Maryland Recreation and Parks Annual Conference is a must-attend event for anyone committed to the mission of creating thriving communities through effective recreation and parks programs. Join us to learn, connect, and contribute to the betterment of Maryland's communities.

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