We build healthy, livable communities!

TRPA is a non-profit professional society of over 2,100 individual and agency members (professionals and citizens) organized in 1952 as The Leader in supporting highly effective professionals to achieve healthy, livable communities.  TRPA exists to strengthen and unite those committed to the benefits of parks and recreation.

We do...
  • Continue our education in the most current and up to date methods and programs available
  • Advocate for parks and recreation funding and positive legislation at the federal, state, and local levels
  • Communicate through social forums, face to face events, print publications, online publications and online meetings

We are...

Center Directors, Managers, and Programmers working with diverse cultures/populations; Wellness Coordinators, Fitness trainers, and others concerned with the nation's obesity challenges; recreation and Parks (Municipal, County, State, and Federal) Citizen Advisory Board Members, Directors and Administrators, Community Program Planners, Programmers, Marketers, Athletic and Maintenance employees;

Recreation and Parks (Municipal, County, State, and Federal) Citizen Members, Directors and Administrators, Community Program Planners, Programmers, Athletic and Maintenance employees;

Event Organizers, Performing and Visual Arts Coordinators, Arts Managers, Arts Council Directors, Arts Instructors;

Aquatic Directors, Pool Managers, Swimming Instructors, Programmers;

Therapeutic Programmers, Clinicians, Activity Directors, Special Populations Coordinators, ADA Coordinators;

Environmentalists, Resource Managers, Naturalists, Park Rangers, Biologists, Wildlife Officers;



We CREATE healthy, positive recreation experiences and facilities for the citizens of Tennessee!  We are members helping members with the assistance of a small staff.



Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association
P.O. Box 1326
Franklin, TN 37065
Email: info@trpa.net


Meet the TRPA Staff

Candi Rawlins, CPRE,CAE,IOM 
Executive Director

Chantelle Koserski
Administrative Assistant