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 and Key Legislation for more information on current issues.

Recent Opinion-Editorials

Open Pennsylvania Parks for Early Recovery

Americans support parks and prefer candidates who do too

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