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.


2021-2022 NYSRPS Executive Board Positions Open!

The NYSRPS Executive Board is pleased to announce the call for nominations. Do you have a passion for the park and recreation industry and want to make a difference in the lives of your fellow professionals? Consider joining the NYSRPS Executive Board. For more details see the Executive Board Nominations page.

2021-2022 NYSRPS Annual Award Nominations Currently Being Accepted

Nominations are OPEN for the 2021 Annual NYSRPS Awards. Consider nominating an individual or agency you feel deserves statewide recognition for their effort and dedication during this past year and its incredible challenges during COVID-19. See the application for all award categories and criteria.For more information see the NYSRPS Annual Awards page.

NYSRPS recognizing amazing individuals like Tom White (center) with Charry Lawson and Jeffrey Myers (pictured above).


#NYSPHSAA announces a delay to the start of the high risk winter sports season. Basketball, Ice Hockey, Wrestling and Competitive Cheerleading will begin on January 4. 2021. Low/moderate risk sports will begin on November 30, 2020 as previously announced. In addition, the Return to Interscholastic Athletics document has been updated and can be found here.


Departments may access the COMMUNITIES page to help their visitors 'get connected'.  Professionals and Commercial members have new ways to engage - see pages in 'Members Only'.

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It is OK to go outside, in fact you should. Get fresh air and enjoy nature! Stay safe doing so by following these basic guidelines:

This Month's Newsletter is Sponsored By Our Special Business Premier Partners!

NYSRPS welcomes our newest BPPs, Graphic Image & Lothrop Associates LLP Architects.

Thank you your support of New York's finest recreation professionals.









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New York State Recreation & Park Society, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Suite 200, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Telephone: 518-584-0321


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