Park and Natural Resources Branch


Park and Natural Resources Branch

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The Park and Natural Resources Branch is one of 8 branch units of KRPA membership that provides specific focus and attention to a professional endeavor of the park and recreation industry.  The other KRPA Branch groups are Aquatics, Administration, Park Law Enforcement, Recreation, Sports, and Wellness. Branch leadership falls under an elected board.

Throughout the year, the branch board will plan workshops and structure the specific educational track for that focus of professional activity during the annual KRPA Conference and Trade Show.  Branch board representatives also serve as a voice of KRPA leadership and provide advice and direction to its members related to industry resources.

Upon joining KRPA, members have an opportunity to participate in one or more branches (no limit) which also entitles their participation in the branch board election process.



Casey Smithson
Manhattan Parks and Recreation

Michael Dizney

Johnson County Park and Recreation District


Brian Anderson

Leawood Parks and Recreation 

Zach Day 

Park City

Tom Hammer 

Shawnee County Parks + Recreation

Cherie Riffey

Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks 

Danny Huntsinger
Lenexa Parks and Recreation

Matthew Schneider 

Overland Park 

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