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    • 05 Feb 2019
    • 07 Feb 2019
    • Hutchinson
    Register


    February 5-7, 2019


    Atrium Hotel & Conference Center
    1400 N. Lorraine Street
    Hutchinson, KS  67501
    (620) 669-9311

    For room reservations, please call (620) 669-9311.

    VENDOR REGISTRATION 
    Commercial companies and their employees must register as a vendor at this link: Vendor Registration for Trade Show



    FULL PACKAGE: 

    $305 Member    
    $380 Non Member

    Full Citizen Board Package  
    $230 Member    
    $305 Non Member

    DAILY RATE:  

    February 5, 2019:

    Professional    
    $125 Member  
    $135 Non Member 

    Citizen Board  
    $110  Member
    $120 Non Member

    February 6, 2019:

    Professional      
    $200 Member    
    $225 Non Member 

    Citizen Board    
    $185 Member    
    $210 Non Member  

    February 7, 2019:

    Professional
    $125 Member
    $135 Non Member

    Citizen Board
    $110 Member
    $120 Non Member


    STUDENTS:

    Student members may attend the Student Summit and conference sessions at no charge IF they pre-register. Students can join KRPA for $15 when registering online for the conference.

    NOTE:  The student registration does not include lunches or evening socials.  Students can purchase tickets in advance for the meals and socials for an extra fee.


    *Attendee fees must be paid by February 1, 2019.

    * Employees of a commercial company that sells products or services to parks and recreation agencies cannot register here.  Commercial Companies and their employees must register as a Vendor at the link below: 


    Cancellation Policy:
    Conference Attendees cancellations received by December 31st are entitled to a 100% refund for those that paid by check, and 96% for those paid by credit card.  Cancellations received between January 1st - 5th will receive a 70% refund if paid by check, and a 66% refund if paid by credit card.  No refunds will be given after January 5th.  Substitutions are allowed.  All refund requests must be in writing, email Erika Devore.


    Kansas Recreation and Park Association
    700 SW Jackson St Ste 805
    Topeka KS  66603-3737
    Phone:  (785) 235-6533

    • 05 Mar 2019
    • 07 Mar 2019
    • City Hall, Merriam

    March 5-6 CPSI Course (8:00 am - 5:00 pm - check in at 7:30)

    March 7    CPSI Exam (9:00 am - 12:00 pm - check in at 8:00)


    Merriam City Hall (Community Training Room)

    9001 W. 62nd Street
    Merriam, KS

    Lodging
    Drury Inn
    9009 Shawnee Mission Parkway
    Merriam, KS

    Click here to reserve a room. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to your group number 2356342.

    Please make your reservations by Tuesday, February 5, 2018 to receive your group rate. Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability.  



    *Early Bird Pricing ENDS January 22, 2019*


    CPSI Manual
    The CPSI Manual is mailed to registrants for the course.  It is not included in the Exam Only option.

    Cancellation Policy
    No refunds, substitutions allowed.


    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    Individuals taking the CPSI Classroom Course will gain practical, hands-on training on how to apply the ASTM standards and the CPSC guidelines to playground environments.  Course participants will learn how to identify hazards on public playgrounds and playground equipment, how to rank hazards according to injury potential and how to apply that knowledge and establish a playground safety program.

    The CPSI course materials that must be read in advance will be mailed to the course registrants 4 weeks prior to the course. 

    Course materials are not provided to those that register for the CPSI Exam only.

    The option to take the CPSI exam via computer based testing is available through the NRPA. To obtain additional information please visit www.nrpa.org/cpsi. Please be advised if you register to take the examination with the course, you will not receive a refund to take your exam via computer based testing at a later date. Please decide now if you would like to take the exam on Day 3 of the course or via a Computer Based Exam at a later date.

    CEUs - 1.5

    Thank you to our CPSI sponsor:




    Please contact the KRPA office if you have questions.

    (785) 235-6533

    erika@krpa.org

    • 20 Mar 2019
    • 21 Mar 2019
    • Lawrence, KS
    Register

    March 20-21, 2019

    Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center
      4706 Overland Drive

      Lawrence, KS

    Check-In begins at 7:30 A.M.


    Lodging:

    DoubleTree by Hilton

    200 McDonald Drive

    Lawrence, KS 66044

    Reservations can be made by using this link.  Group rate is available until February 20, 2019. Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability.

    * Early Bird Pricing ENDS February 6, 2019 *

    CEU's:  1.5


    The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Course is a 2-day training program designed to meet the needs of those working in public and semi-public recreational pool or water park facilities.  The AFO Course offers unique discussions on risk management and pool management as well as training in proper water chemistry, water chemistry challenges and solutions.

    The current Aquatic Facility Operators Manual will be sent to each full course registrant prior to the course.

    Upon successful completion of the AFO Course and 50 question open book exam, participants will be certified for 5 years by the National Certification Board in coordination with the National Recreation and Park Association.

    Who Should Attend

    Aquatic Directors, Recreation Directors, Water Park Directors, Pool Managers, Aquatic Supervisors, Resort/Hotel/Motel Staff, and any staff member responsible for the operation, maintenance and management of an aquatic facility.


    Contact KRPA Office with questions:

    (785) 235-6533

    erika@krpa.org




    Cancellation Policy: NO refunds; substitutions allowed
    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 26 Apr 2019
    • Derby, KS
    Register

    April 25-26, 2019

    Derby Recreation Commission
    801 E. Market
    Derby, KS

    Check-In begins at 7:30 A.M.


    Lodging:

    Sleep Inn & Suites

    651 E. 71st Street S.

    Haysville, KS 67060


    *To make a reservation, please call (316) 425-6077 and mention Group Name: Kansas Recreation & Park.

    *Room rate is valid until April 10, 2019.

    * Early Bird Pricing ENDS March 14, 2019 *

    CEU's:  1.5


    The Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Course is a 2-day training program designed to meet the needs of those working in public and semi-public recreational pool or water park facilities.  The AFO Course offers unique discussions on risk management and pool management as well as training in proper water chemistry, water chemistry challenges and solutions.

    The current Aquatic Facility Operators Manual will be sent to each full course registrant prior to the course.

    Upon successful completion of the AFO Course and 50 question open book exam, participants will be certified for 5 years by the National Certification Board in coordination with the National Recreation and Park Association.

    Who Should Attend

    Aquatic Directors, Recreation Directors, Water Park Directors, Pool Managers, Aquatic Supervisors, Resort/Hotel/Motel Staff, and any staff member responsible for the operation, maintenance and management of an aquatic facility.


    Contact KRPA Office with questions:

    (785) 235-6533

    erika@krpa.org




    Cancellation Policy: NO refunds; substitutions allowed

Past events

17 Oct 2018 2018 KRPA/MPRA Executive Forum
07 Sep 2018 KRPA Golf Tournament - Topeka
22 Aug 2018 Annual Board Meeting
04 May 2018 KRPA Young Professionals - Tailgating Social
26 Apr 2018 AFO Aquatic Facility Operator Course - Derby, KS
07 Apr 2018 Aquatic Leadership Adventure - April 7, 2018
06 Mar 2018 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam
23 Jan 2018 Annual KRPA Conference and Trade Show 2018
06 Oct 2017 KRPA Golf Tournament - Leawood
12 Sep 2017 Tomorrow's Leaders Institute 2017
26 Apr 2017 AFO Aquatic Facility Operator Program - April 26-27, 2017 in Lawrence
23 Apr 2017 Midwest Regional Conference 2017
11 Apr 2017 KRPA Recreation Commission Workshop
08 Apr 2017 Aquatic Leadership Adventure Registration and Sponsorships - April 8, 2017
15 Mar 2017 AFO Aquatic Facility Operator Course March 15-16, 2017 Derby
06 Mar 2017 CPSI Playground Safety Inspector March 6-8, 2017
31 Jan 2017 Annual KRPA Conference and Trade Show 2017
13 Sep 2016 Tomorrow's Leaders Institute 2016
26 Aug 2016 KRPA Golf Tournament
24 Aug 2016 KRPA/MPRA Executive Forum Registration
19 Aug 2016 SWKR Golf Tournament 2016
17 May 2016 KRPA Recreation Commission Workshop
21 Apr 2016 AFO Aquatic Facility Operator Program - April 21-22, 2016 PAST EVENT (Salina)
16 Apr 2016 Aquatic Leadership Adventure on April 16, 2016
06 Apr 2016 Healthy Communities Training and Playground Funding Initiative-WICHITA
05 Apr 2016 Healthy Communities Training and Playground Funding Initiative-MERRIAM
07 Mar 2016 CPSI Playground Safety Inspector March 7-9, 2016 PAST EVENT
01 Mar 2016 Concussions Summit 2016
29 Feb 2016 NAYS ACADEMY FOR YOUTH SPORTS 2016
01 Feb 2016 Conference T-Shirt 2016 (Dodge City)
01 Feb 2016 Attendee Registration for the 2016 KRPA Annual Conference
01 Feb 2016 Vendor Registration for the KRPA Annual Conference
04 Nov 2015 Fall Maintenance Workshop 2015
13 Oct 2015 Built Environment and Outdoor Summit
07 Oct 2015 KRPA/MPRA Executive Forum
02 Oct 2015 KRPA Golf Tournament
15 Sep 2015 NRPA Conference
14 Aug 2015 SWKR Golf Tournament
14 May 2015 KRPA Recreation Commission Budget and Professional Development Workshop in GREAT BEND on May 14, 2015
06 May 2015 KRPA Professional Development Workshop Lenexa - May 6 2015
11 Apr 2015 Aquatic Leadership Adventure on April 11, 2015
09 Mar 2015 CPSI Playground Safety Inspector March 9-11, 2015 PAST EVENT
27 Jan 2015 KRPA Annual Conference Internship/Job Fair
27 Jan 2015 KRPA Annual Conference Attendee Registration
27 Jan 2015 KRPA Annual Conference Vendor Registration
01 Jan 2015 First Day Hikes at Kansas State Parks
29 Oct 2014 Administration Branch Workshop - Derby October 29, 2014
24 Oct 2014 Blue Chip Award Technical Assistance Conference Call
16 Oct 2014 Parks Leading the Way: Fire, Water, Land and the Tools to Tame Them
02 Oct 2014 KRPA Board of Directors Meeting
26 Sep 2014 KRPA Golf Tournament
24 Sep 2014 KRPA/MPRA Executive Forum Registration
09 Sep 2014 Tomorrow's Leaders Institute 2014
14 Nov 2013 MoKan KRPA Turf Workshop - Olathe on November 14, 2013
14 Nov 2013 MoKan KRPA Turf Workshop VENDORS/EXHIBITORS - Olathe on November 14, 2013
24 Oct 2013 DID YOU KNOW Workshop on October 24, 2013 in Derby
25 Sep 2013 PNR Parks Leading the Way: Staying Green when Budgets are Lean Workshop on September 25, 2013 Newton
19 Sep 2013 Administration Branch Workshop - LAWRENCE on Sept 19, 2013
18 Sep 2013 Administration Branch Workshop - HAYS on Sept 18, 2013 HAYS
10 Sep 2013 Tomorrow's Leaders Institute - Sept 10-12, 2013
15 May 2013 Recreation Commission Budget Workshop TOPEKA - May 15, 2013
14 May 2013 Recreation Commission Budget Workshop GREAT BEND - May 14, 2013
25 Apr 2013 Did You Know "Train the Trainer" Workshop in Lawrence April 25 2013
14 Mar 2013 AFO Aquatic Facility Operator Program (Lawrence-March 14-15, 2013)
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