APRIL 20-22, 2021   "Adapt, Survive & Thrive!"

Thank you all who joined us for the NYSRPS Virtual Annual Conference! We had a terrific line up of presenters and it was as close to an in-person experience we could have imagined. Hats off to an incredible planning team of volunteers led by Tom Venniro, who represented all parts of the State for this event. Please be sure to take the post-conference surveys if you have not done so yet. Your feedback is a great way to measure the true success of the conference and begin planning for next year!

Congratulations to our 2021 NYSRPS Annual Award recipients! The following have been nominated by their peers and awarded top honors by the Annual Awards Committee. Thank you to all who submitted applications and we are so appreciative of the contributions the following individuals and agencies have made in New York State. See the full listing of all recipients on the Annual Awards page.

New York State Recreation and Park Society

The New York State Recreation and Park Society (NYSRPS) headquartered in the beautiful Spa State Park is the leading professional membership organization dedicated to promoting quality recreation, parks opportunities, and engagement for all citizens of New York State through education and training for local, county, state and federal recreation and park providers.

Since 1940 NYSRPS has been serving leisure service professionals, providing a wide range of programs and services to work more effectively within the communities they serve. Keeping our park and recreation professionals engaged with the best practices to serve their communities is our top priority.


New Yorkers 50 Years of Age and Older Can Be Vaccinated Beginning March 22nd Government Employees, Nonprofit Workers, and Essential Building Service Workers Are Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning March 17 Vaccine Distribution Eligibility Expanded; All Providers Except Pharmacies Can Now Vaccinate Any Eligible New Yorker Starting March 17; Pharmacies Can Vaccinate 60-plus and Teachers Per Federal Guidance Starting March 10. 

New Yorkers Can Make Appointments at State-Run Vaccination Sites by Utilizing New York's 'Am I Eligible' Tool or Calling 1-833-NYS-4-VAX. See full press release here by Governor's office.

Guidance for Operating Youth and Summer Camps During COVID-19

NYSRPS will share resources to help guide opening procedures for 2021 as soon as they become available. *Note CDC states "CDC guidance is meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which camps must comply. It is important to stay in touch with your local officials and county health department for your specific operating procedures.

CDC’s Guidance for Operating Youth and Summer Camps during COVID-19

Updated Apr. 24, 2021

NY Forward releases the latest Interim Guidance for Sports & Recreation.

March 25th, 2021



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