Mission & Vision

Empowering and Improving Recreation


The Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society empowers recreation and park professionals and citizen advocates to enhance life-enriching services for all Pennsylvanians.


The Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society will improve environmental, economic, and social health and wellness for current and future generations.

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The Voice of Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks

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

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. 

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