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.

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER TODAY FOR CPSI- SARATOGA SPRINGS!

The NRPA National Playground Safety Inspector course is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered.

What is CPSI?

Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) course promotes children’s rights to play and promotes nationally the importance play has to a child’s development. This course most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered anywhere requires advanced reading and fifteen hours of training. Nationally known playground safety experts will prepare participants to take the the Certified Playground Safety Inspector examination offered at the culmination of the certification course.

Topics include:

  • Identifying hazards on playgrounds
  • Developing risk management tools
  • Legal aspects of having a comprehensive safety program
  • Test methods for entrapment, protrusions, and entanglements

This course is a must for staff from park and recreation agencies, schools districts, child care facilities, health departments, landscape architecture firms, playground manufacturers, installers or contractors, insurance firms and others responsible for play equipment areas or playgrounds.

Help our children by designing, installing, and maintaining safe playgrounds.

SEE COURSE LOCATIONS AND FULL REGISTRATION INFORMATION ON EDUCATION > CPSI page.


The Downstate Conference Committee is very pleased to announce we will be REUNITED in person on Tuesday, November 9th at the Sleepy Hollow Hotel Conference Center (formerly the DoubleTree Marriott) in Tarrytown, NY.

WRAPS is leading the charge this year, as Conference Program Chair, working collectively with NYSRPS, NYSTRA, HVLSA and METRO to offer a day of professional development, networking and camaraderie. This one-day educational event features top-notch speakers and a terrific exhibit hall featuring the latest products for parks and recreation. The Downstate Conference pulls in approximately 300 leisure service professionals, including students pursuing a career in municipal and therapeutic recreation.

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THE DOWNSTATE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!


REGISTER NOW!

Cost: 

Regular attendee: $85 (includes continental breakfast & lunch)

Students: $40 

Presenters: FREE! (up to 3 presenters per session) Please register if you plan attend sessions and  enjoy breakfast and lunch!


VISIT THE DOWNSTATE CONFERENCE PAGE FOR ALL DETAILS


The Friends Foundation Celebrates 30th Anniversary and Launches Fundraising Campaign June 2021


This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the NYSRPS Friends Foundation.  The Friends Foundation was created in 1991 to allow members, fellow professionals, and the public to make charitable contributions (tax deductible) for the purpose of the advancement of the leisure services field.  The primary focus goals of “Friends” is to generate resources initiating educational scholarships and development opportunities for students pursuing careers in the leisure service field, to foster the advancement of research within the field of leisure services and afford the membership new opportunities for professional training and development.

Please visit the NYSRPS Friends Foundation page for more information on the Friends and see the terrific presentation given at this year's NYSRPS Virtual Annual Conference. See  how you can help donate to this most worthwhile cause today!



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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

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