• TRPA Board Meeting
    May 18, 2022 Noon EDT/11am CDT
    Gatlinburg Community Center
    Gatlinburg, TN

  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector
    Class & Exam
    June 28-30, 2022
    Kodak/Sevierville, TN

  • TRPEF Board Meeting
    August 5, 2022  10am CT/11am ET

  • Leadership Forum
    August 28-30, 2022
    Fall Creek Falls State Park

  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector
    Class & Exam
    September 7-9, 2022
    West, TN

  • Annual Conference & Trade Show
    November 13-18
    Mills Conference Center

TRPA Mission:  To strengthen and unite those committed to the benefits of parks and recreation.

TRPA Vision: The leader in supporting highly effective professionals to achieve healthy, livable communities.

The TRPA Youth Movement

As we turn the page to a New Year, I’d like to thank all our TRPA members for your hard work in making the field of Parks and Recreation in Tennessee as strong as it is. You are a staple in your community, and you are who people turn to for fun, relaxation, healthy activity, stress relief and a break from the COVID world that we continue to live in. Your contribution to make people’s lives better is definitely felt and appreciated even if it doesn’t always seem apparent.

We as a TRPA Board have been very busy planning for 2022. The President’s Assembly held in the fall was the first of its kind as we had a hybrid in-person and virtual workshop. Despite a couple hiccups, the workshop provided some excellent ideas and goals for this year. We as an association are focusing on our younger professionals this year.   Read more in the current TRPA magazine 

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TRPA/TRPEF Joint Membership Kicks Off

The Tennessee Recreation and Parks Education Foundation (TRPEF) provides scholarships to students and professionals and offers a special scholarship for CPRP/CPRE certifications.  TRPEF is funded through annual memberships and fundraising efforts.  In an attempt to make it easier to pay your TRPEF dues, TRPA and TRPEF have created a joint membership program for professional, citizen, and agency members.  When you renew your 2022/23 membership the system will renew for both memberships.  If you wish to not be a member of one of the organizations, please call the TRPA staff at 615-790-0041 for assistance.