PRPS is Pennsylvania's largest non-governmental advocate for recreation and parks, helping to protect and promote the profession at all levels.

Through its Governmental Affairs Committee, PRPS monitors state and federal legislation that affect parks, recreation, conservation, health and wellness and related issues, plans advocacy activities and periodically releases Legislative Updates or Alerts. To contribute to the work of the Governmental Affairs Committee, contact Tim Herd, CEO.

See Legislative Priorities for more information on current issues.

Recent Opinion-Editorials

Raiding Special Funds is Counterproductive to a Prosperous Pennsylvania
Parks, Forests and Recreation - Essential to Pennsylvania Health and Economy
On Earth Day and Every Day, Sustainable Practices (and their Funding) Matter
Popular Support Favors Increasing State Budget for Parks, Recreation and Conservation
Popular support favors increased local funding for parks and recreation
Billions of reasons Pennsylvania’s parks are good for us