PRPS is the principal statewide association providing professional development, leadership, advocacy and resources for those working and volunteering in the parks and recreation field.

The Society’s members include managers of municipal and state recreation and park systems, recreation therapists and wellness specialists, higher education professors and students, managers and programmers of commercial recreation facilities, suppliers and manufacturers of recreation and park products and services, and citizen members of community recreation and park boards across the Commonwealth. 

PRPS serves its members and corporate, organizational and community partners by providing industry news and trends, legislative advocacy, technical assistance and resources, and many professional development opportunities and networking forums each year.

PA Recreation & Park Society Events & News

Press Releases


Summer Camp Webinar Mini Series:

6/6 Creating Cooperative Kids: What’s in Your Toolbox?

6/13 Programming for a Safe & Inclusive Summer Camp

July – National Park & Rec Month!

7/18 Accessibility for Parks & Programs (Webinar)

7/19 Celebrate Park & Recreation Professionals Day – Toolkit available!


Working with Others Webinar Series:

9/4 Boomers Through the Z’s

9/18 Hey Coach, Positive Ways to Work with Players


Get Your Community on Board; The Power of Advocacy