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
  • continuous - professional scholarships for schools/workshops (Ongoing. Application will be reviewed at next TRPEF Board Meeting.  See list of TRPEF Board Meeting dates below).
  • 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.

TRPEF Charter

TRPEF Bylaws

2022 TRPEF Board Members
Aaron Browning - Chair, East TN
Jamison Sliger- Treasurer East TN
Anne Marshall- Secretary, Central TN
Kitty Frazier - East TN Rep
Marcus Robinson- Vice-Chair, West TN Rep
Jennifer Spillers- Central TN Rep
Shan Criswell - Professional Development, West TN Rep
Simon Bradbury - East TN Rep
TBA - Student Services Rep

2022 TRPEF Board Meeting Dates (all meetings are 11 am ET/10 am CT and are held via Zoom)
February 4, 2022
April 1, 2022
June 3, 2022
August 5, 2022
October 7, 2022
December 2, 2022

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