PA Recreation & Parks
Conference & Expo

For over 72 years, the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society has invited park and recreation professionals from across the state to attend over 40 education sessions and off-site tours, extensive exhibit hall, socials, and networking opportunities at its Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Conference and Expo. Developed by PRPS Staff and a Committee of your peers, this is the elite professional development event for park and recreation professional in PA!

Special Announcement on the 2021 PRPS Annual Conference & Expo

December 7, 2020

The in-person event planned for March 9-12 in Hershey will now be implemented as a Virtual Conference, with the full support of the PRPS Board of Directors.

After consultation with Hershey Lodge regarding recent trends, current restrictions, and the ultimate success of the in-person conference, it has agreed to release PRPS from its contract without penalty. In return, PRPS is looking to re-book with Hershey for our 2023 Conference.

The Virtual Conference will be conducted over several days starting March 9, 2021. Look for more information on the schedule and events soon. Registration will open January 4.

Various constraining forces, such as the statewide restrictions on indoor room capacities; travel bans on members and vendors; requirements of COVID tests and quarantines for out–of-state exhibitors; loss of able in-person presenters; the rising trends and forecasted extent of infections over the next several weeks; and other factors, have collectively become a substantial impediment to the success of a large in-person event as our Annual Conference.

We thank our hard-working and still-committed Conference Committee for its flexibility in planning and preparations. The Board of Directors appreciates your understanding and continued support.