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The NJRPA 43rd Annual Conference and Exhibition
took place March 4-7, 2018 at Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center
Thank You Investors Bank for your President's Level Sponsorship

Congratulations to our Best Booth Award Winners!
Thank you to all who participated and voted.

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        Medieval Times                   Water Safety Products              Kalahari Resorts          
            First Place                            Second Place                         Third Place

Please click here for Conference Report.

Thank You to our Conference Sponsors We appreciate your support.
AARP, Amazing Amusements, Association of Commercial Representatives (ACR), B.C.I. Burke Company, Ben Shaffer Recreation, Inc., Boyce Associates, Classic Turf Company, CME Associates, General Recreation, Inc., George Ely Associates, Hersheypark, Investors Bank Foundation, Landscape Structures, Let's Bloom Together, Mott MacDonald, MRC/GameTime Park & Playground Equipment, Musco Lighting, NJ Fun Services, Party Perfect, Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council, Seashore Amusements, Storr Tractor, Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc., Summit Soundz Entertainment, T&M Associates, Vermont Systems, Water Safety Products.

2018 Educational Session topics included: Dealing with Racial and Cultural Issues; Making Programs Dementia Friendly; Industry Trends and Corporate Culture; Resilient Leadership; A Scalable Park Prescription Program; Recreation Program Development; Forest Health Threats; Field Maintenance; Dog Parks; Urban Issues; Forever 55: Rebranding Your Programs for Today’s Senior Citizens; Connecting with Nature; Reinvent Your Waterfront; Motivation to Move: Increasing Physical Activity for Intergenerational Users; Concussion Management: Return to Play; Redefining Your Park and Recreation Agency; NJ Bathing Code; Managing Change; Leading People Not Like You, and much more.

2018 Pre-Conference Institutes 

Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council's Clinician's Workshop  The new 2018 5th edition course is designed for parks and recreation staff, coaches, volunteers, and youth sports administrators.

Getting Your Financial House in Order  Is your agency's financial house cluttered and disorganized? Understanding the elements of a business plan and implementing a realistic financial strategy are  key factors in getting your parks and recreation house in order.

Aquatics Best Practices Boot Camp  A full day of exploring best practices in aquatics with a panel of experienced aquatic professionals from all aspects of the industry including pools and  waterfronts.

Though registration is no longer available, Click here for the Full Conference Registration Brochure.