Constitution and Bylaws

The PRPS Constitution contains the fundamental principles that govern its operation. The PRPS Bylaws establish the specific rules of guidance by which the Society functions.

Board of Directors

The PRPS Board of Directors protects the Society’s assets by setting policy and direction, ensuring and protecting resources, engaging in outreach, and providing oversight. Much of the Board’s attention centers on governance by policy, membership development, and advocacy, with intentional transparency and communication. Positions on the Board of Directors have specific responsibilities.

The Board of Directors and the Chief Executive share responsibility and authority on governance, personnel, finance, and oversight.


Districts and Branches

Three geographic Districts unite all recreation and park interests within a specific geographical region. See the District Operating GuidelinesFive Branches connect Members to colleagues by proximity and by professional tracks. See the Branch Operating Guidelines
District 1: Western Pennsylvania
District 2: Central Pennsylvania
District 3: Eastern Pennsylvania

Aquatics Branch
 unites members in promoting best practices among professionals and communities responsible for aquatics facilities and operations.

Community Branch unites members having responsibilities for implementing park and recreation programming in Pennsylvania communities.

Park Resources Branch unites members who are primarily interested in planning, design, management, maintenance, operations, visitor services, resource conservation and protection, enforcement, interpretation and public education.

State Parks Branch unites active or retired state parks employees to promote and improve Pennsylvania’s state park system and support the objectives of the PA DCNR.

Therapeutic Recreation Branch unites all persons associated with recreation and leisure programming for individuals with disabilities in both clinical and community settings.