Colorado Parks and Recreation Association - Colorado Parks and Recreation Association is a dynamic, proactive organization that creates healthy residents and livable communities by promoting excellence in parks and recreation. Our mission is to promote the parks and recreation profession and its growth throughout the State of Colorado. Colorado Parks and Recreation Association was established in 1951 as the trade association for parks and recreation professionals in Colorado. Colorado Parks and Recreation Association has been providing continuing education, professional networking and resources since that time.
The Florida Recreation and Park Association – SSCI has been attending the and speaking the FRPA conference since 2003. The Florida Recreation and Park Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, preservation, and advocacy of the Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services profession. Originally organized in 1942 and incorporated in 1983, the Association is directed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and an Executive Officebased in Tallahassee
Members are professionals working for federal, state and local parks, recreation and leisure service agencies; local recreation and park advisory board members serving in local communities; faculty and students at colleges and universities; therapeutic recreation specialists and activity coordinators working in recreation settings; and suppliers of recreation and park products and services.
By providing education, professional certification, networking, legislative representation, and leadership opportunities to Parks and Recreation professionals, FRPA has become a leading association recognized by Florida Trend Magazine as a Top-Ranked Association.
Georgia Recreation and Park Association - The Georgia Recreation and Park Association was formed in 1945 as a private, non-profit Institution to support and promote the recreation and park industries within the state of Georgia. It is the only state organization that serves as an advocate for quality recreation and park areas, facilities, programs and services at the local level.
Illinois Association of Park Districts - The Illinois Association of Park Districts is a nonprofit service, research and education organization that serves park districts, forest preserves, conservation, municipal park and recreation, and special recreation agencies. The association advances these agencies, their citizen board members and professional staff in their ability to provide outstanding park and recreation opportunities preserve natural resources and improve the quality of life for all people in Illinois.
Kansas Recreation and Park Association - The Kansas Recreation and Park Association unite individuals and organizations within Kansas sharing a common interest in recreation, parks and conservation. They foster and maintain high standards of professional qualifications, ethics and training of the members and stimulate and promote interest in recreation, parks and conservation and in the preservation and development of recreational resources in Kansas.
SSCI sponsors the KRPA Youth Sports Award, which is presented each year at the KRPA Conference and Trade Show.
Maryland Recreation and Parks Association - The organization was originally founded as the Baltimore Recreation Society in 1945. Hope Godwin, employed by the Baltimore City Bureau of Recreation, was the first president. In 1950, the society expanded to include recreation professionals throughout the state of Maryland and changed its name to the Maryland Recreation Society. In 1960, the society once again changed its name to better reflect its membership. The new name was the Maryland Recreation and Parks Society. The current name, The Maryland Recreation and Parks Association, Inc. was formally adopted in 1973.
The purpose of the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association, Inc. is to unite recreation and park professionals and citizen advocates to advance park, recreation and environmental conservation efforts through networking, development and training, and advocacy to enhance the quality of life for all Marylanders.
Missouri Park and Recreation Association – SSCI has been attending the MPRA conference since 2006 and is a sponsor. Missouri Park and Recreation Association (MPRA) serves as the voice for parks and recreation in Missouri on the local, state and national level.
The nonprofit association, whose members work to provide opportunities for all the state’s citizens to enjoy quality leisure activities, is dedicated to promoting public support for parks and recreation and public awareness of the contribution of recreation to a balanced life.
The association works to ensure the growth and improve the quality and accessibility of urban and rural parks, open spaces and recreational lands, facilities and programs for all Missourians. It promotes research and information dissemination on park, conservation, recreation and leisure issues.
MPRA strives to maintain high standards of professional ethics and practices by promoting continuing education for its membership. The association encourages the support of college and university curricula to enhance research and assure a well-trained stream of future professionals.
Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association - TRPA is a non-profit professional society of approximately 800 individual and agency members (professionals and citizens) organized in 1952 as The Leader in supporting highly effective professionals to achieve healthy, livable communities. TRPA exists to strengthen and unite those committed to the benefits of parks and recreation.
Texas Recreation and Park Society - The Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) is a nonprofit educational and professional organization founded 77 years ago to advance the profession of parks, recreation, and leisure services in Texas. A state affiliate member of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), TRAPS also maintains professional affiliate relationships with several state universities, athletic and civic organizations, recreational entities, state agencies, and commercial vendors who provide services or programs related to parks, recreation, and leisure service management.
Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation - SCMAF is broken down into 7 Associations based on county lines. It is a non-profit organization of recreation professionals from cities, school districts, industry, and district agencies servicing 10 Southern California Counties. Over 500,000 youths and adults participate in SCMAF programs annually.
The Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation (SCMAF), established in 1949, promotes healthy, active sports and physical fitness by partnering up to build active communities at Parks and Recreation throughout Southern California.
Our goal is to instill in young individuals a positive attitude, good sportsmanship, sound fundamentals, confidence and high moral standards. We promise to uphold the spirit of sportsmanship and offer participation of all our sports to everyone. Be a part of our team!
Virginia Recreation and Park Society - The Virginia Recreation and Park Society is a private, non-profit professional organization, founded in 1953 and incorporated in 1956. Its purpose is to unite all professionals, students, and interested lay persons engaged in the field of recreation, parks and other leisure services in the Commonwealth of Virginia, into one body. The members work together to promote and improve the profession in all its diversity. VRPS is affiliated with the National Recreation and Park Association.
Since 1988, VSI has specialized in developing fresh software products for managing recreation and parks operations for municipal, county, state and federal military governmental entities. VSI markets and fully supports this software primarily on a national basis. The software is also marketed to private businesses with similar needs, such as golf courses and fitness centers.
VSI is committed to providing high-quality application software and responsive customer support for recreation and parks departments and districts. VSI Support has built an excellent reputation for taking a very personal interest in each of our customers. Questions and enhancement requests are handled in a timely and caring manner. Our company philosophy begins with this very basic but vital concept - 'Caring for Our Customers.'
2016 NRPA Annual Conference Sponsor - The NRPA Annual Conference provides hundreds of education and learning opportunities specifically tailored to parks and recreation. The NRPA Annual Conference brings together thousands of park and recreation professionals from across the country and around the world to scope out new products and services.