Mission

The Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society unites recreation and park professionals and interested citizens to enhance their leadership in meeting recreational needs of all Pennsylvanians.

The Voice of Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks


PRPS is the principal statewide association providing professional development, leadership, advocacy and resources for those working and volunteering in the parks and recreation field.

The Society’s members include managers of municipal and state recreation and park systems, recreation therapists and wellness specialists, higher education professors and students, managers and programmers of commercial recreation facilities, suppliers and manufacturers of recreation and park products and services, and citizen members of community recreation and park boards across the Commonwealth. 

PRPS serves its members and corporate, organizational and community partners by providing industry news and trends, legislative advocacy, technical assistance and resources, and many professional development opportunities and networking forums each year.

Founded in 1935, PRPS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) professional membership association with nearly 2000 members statewide.