Mission: TRPEF strives to improve the quality of life for all Tennesseans by promoting an appreciation and understanding of the merits and values of recreation and parks.  The organization achieves these objectives through charitable causes, educational endeavors, and scientific research.

JOIN TRPEF Click here to join using the TRPEF paper membership form or log in to your TRPA account and click on "My Groups" then scroll down and choose TRPEF "Join now" or choose TRPEF under committees when you join/renew your TRPA membership and follow the steps for payment. 

TRPEF Certification Scholarship!  Click here to download the application and learn more.

TRPEF holds one Student Scholarship and two Professional Scholarship cycles each year deadlines are:

  • December 18, 2021 - certification scholarship
  • January 1, 2022 - professional scholarships for schools/workshops 
  • July 1, 2022 - professional scholarships.
  • October 1, 2022 - student scholarships
To complete a scholarship application, please click on the links above and download the form and criteria.

Other TRPEF Projects include:

  • The annual membership dues, Silent Auction, and other events at the TRPA Conference raise scholarship money for students and professionals!
  • Helping fund speakers at the TRPA Conference.

Upcoming TRPEF Board Meetings (all meetings are at 10amCT/11amET and held electronically unless otherwise noted)
These meetings are held quarterly and as needed.  If you are a member of this group you will receive emails of the dates scheduled for meetings.

2021 TRPEF Board Members
Aaron Browning - Chair, East TN
Gary Rudolph - Vice Chair, Central TN
Jamison Sliger- Treasurer East TN
Anne Marshall- Secretary, Central TN
Sybil Dancer - Professional Development, West TN
Kitty Frazier - East TN Rep
Marcus Robinson- West TN Rep
Jennifer Spillers- Central TN Rep

Thank You to our TRPEF Sponsors
City of Bartlett Parks & Recreation, Dalhoff Thomas Design Studio, City of Jackson Parks & Recreation, MidSouth Recreation and Most Dependable Fountains