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.

Yes, the tradition of Downstate continues online!

The Downstate Conference Committee is very please to unveil this year's program! We have 5 full weeks of educational sessions planned.
See the Downstate Conference Page for full program details.

Special thanks to Downstate's Affiliate organizations Westchester Recreation and Parks Society (WRAPS), Hudson Valley Leisure Services Association (HVLSA), New York State Therapeutic Recreation Association (NYSTRA), Metropolitan Recreation and Park Association (METRO), and the New York State Recreation and Park Society (NYSRPS).


#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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