New York State
Recreation & Park Society

Upcoming events

    • 11/12/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
    • Doubletree by Hilton Tarrytown

    Cheers to 25 Years...Lets Celebrate Downstate!"

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019   8:00am - 4:45pm

    Hosted by the New York State Recreation and Park Society, the New York State Therapeutic Recreation Association, Westchester Recreation and Park Society, Hudson Valley Leisure Services Association and Metropolitan New York Recreation and Park Society, this one day gathering of hundreds of park, recreation, and therapeutic recreation professionals is an occasion not to be missed.

    NYSTRA is leading the charge this year, as Conference Program Chair, working collectively with NYSRPS, WRAPS, HVLSA and METRO to offer a day of professional development, networking and camaraderie.


     7:45am - Registration & Continental Breakfast 

    8:15am - 11:05am - Sessions

    11:05am - 11:55am - Exhibit Hall Exclusive

    11:55am - 1:00pm - Sessions

    1:00pm - 1:55pm - Exhibits, Lunch, & Raffles

    1:55pm - 4:45pm - Sessions

    Limited shuttle service will be available to train station- stay tuned for details.


    For planning your schedule and access on your smart phone, be sure to download the Eventsential app from your phone's app store. Once downloaded, search "NYSRPS" and select "Downstate Conference". 

    Yes, it's a surprise! Like any good party we will surely have some fun surprises. One though we could not keep a secret, is the location! The Downstate Conference Committee is very excited to announce this year's event will be celebrated at  the DoubleTree Tarrytown.

    A very special overnight rate of $146 has been secured. Enjoy a relaxed evening before the conference. Enjoy the pool! A social will be planned so delegates may meet and mingle- stay tuned for more details.

    Book your room reservation for November 11th by calling Reservations at 1-800-474-4260 and relay the group code "NRP". Reservations may also be made online, using the same code. MAKE RESERVATION NOW.

    Reservations at 800-474-4260 or they could book their reservation online at and enter the group code NRP

    Room reservation deadline is October 17th for the group rate.


    Calling all commercial businesses! Do you have a product or service leisure service professionals need and want? Consider securing a space in the ballroom for an exclusive exhibit hall time and then enjoy lunch with delegates soon thereafter. SPACE IS LIMITED and expected to sell out. For only $200 have access to hundreds of park, recreation and therapeutic recreation professionals.

    Exhibit space includes:

    8' x 10' area with 6' covered table provided

    Access to electricity

    Deadline to reserve exhibit space will be October. 19th, 2019.


    Set Up: 8:00am-11:00am

    Exhibit Hall Open: 11:05am- 11:55am

    Lunch / Exhibits Open: 1:00pm- 1:55pm


    • 04/26/2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • 04/28/2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • Westchester Marriott

    Mark your calendars for the 80th Anniversary NYSRPS Annual Conference & Expo Sunday, April 26th thru Tuesday, April 28th, 2020! The venue for this milestone will be the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY.  Conference opportunities will soon be made available including sponsorships, presenting, exhibiting, and more!   

    -Vision 2020 Conference Committee

    "A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it’s an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more."



New York State Recreation & Park Society  501 C3 Not-for-Profit Organization

19 Roosevelt Drive, Suite 200 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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