New York State
Recreation & Park Society


Webinars are a wonderful way to develop professionally from the comfort of your home and earn credit towards certifications. NYSRPS has specifically identified three partners for delivering vital information via webinars. While COVID-19 forced the cancellation of our annual conference and live learning opportunities, it surely opened the door to this virtual system for engagement and continuing educational opportunities.

The following organizations have partnered with NYSRPS so professionals may easily, and affordably access the best online learning portals. American Trails, Eppley and IRRC are ideal for individuals interested in directly registering for programs of interest. The Illinois Park and Recreation Association Skills Development Webinar Series is perfect for agencies to access a multitude of incredible webinars monthly for any number of employees in their department. It is a simple, and very economical, way for directors to ensure their staff is engaged and up to date with best practices. NYSRPS will provide an avenue for webinars, as well. A variety of topics including programs specific to therapeutic recreation will be hosted~ stay tuned!

Thank you for continuing your educational development. It is a wonderful time to learn the tricks of the trade and equip your recreational tool chest. All you gain will certainly help you to serve your communities and grow as a professional.

American Trails

American Trails is a national, nonprofit organization working on behalf of all trail interests, including
hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, water trails, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, trail
motorcycling, ATVs, snowmobiling and four-wheeling. American Trails advances the development of
diverse, high quality trails and greenways for the benefit of people and communities. Through collaboration, education, and communication, they raises awareness of the value these trail systems offer.

American Trails offers learning credits for their Advancing Trails Webinar Series, their biennial International Trails Symposium and Training Institute, as well as other trail-related conferences, workshops, and webinars. They are excited to partner with the New York State Recreation and Park Society to offer learning credits to attendees for all sessions and workshops that are 30 minutes or longer.

NYSRPS is a CEU provider for CPRP, CPRE, and CTRS certifications. American Trails, an approved provider for the American Planning Association (APA) (Certification Maintenance (CM) credits) and also operates as a LA CES approved provider for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) offering PDH (Professional Development Hours).

October 1 Marks 100th Webinar! American Trails is excited to celebrate the 100th webinar in the Advancing Trails Webinar Series with the first webinar in the NY webinar series.

Those that attend the live webinar on October 1 will have the chance to win fun giveaways.

October 1 – Managing High-Use Trails: Why Trail Stewards are a Necessity in Creating Safe, Sustainable Trails

October 8  Reconnecting Children with Nature: Our Responsibility and Our Opportunity

October 15  Using Volunteers to Maintain Trails in Parks

'Skills Development Webinar Series' Offered by the Illinois Park and Recreation Association

Now available- IPRA's Skills Development Webinar Series. Take advantage of an annual subscription to IPRA's Skills Development Webinar Series, a 12 month program hosting CEU worthy webinars on a monthly baisis with access to recorded programs. A diverse selection of topics, most relevant to  today's park professional are available.

NYSRPS members receive a 25% reduced rate for subscribing! Only $250 annually, you and your staff have complete access and a chance to earn CEUs. See the program brochure for more details and join today!

Credit to use? Agencies that have credit with NYSRPS may register for the series, simply contact for more information.

proValens of Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, Indiana University

 ProValens offers various types of courses on a range of topics to help meet the needs of aspiring and experienced parks and land management professionals and the agencies they serve. For course, certification and workshop information, visit proValens today!

proValens partners with a wide variety of professional organizations who also extend learning opportunities. Be sure to visit proValens for the wide range of avenues available to continue your professional development endeavors.

Inclusion U

The Inclusive Recreation Resource Center provides training, called Inclusion U, to parks and recreation professionals, self-advocates, college students, tourism professionals, human services professionals, families, and anyone interested in increasing opportunities for inclusive recreation. Inclusion U teaches you how to be a Certified Inclusivity Assessor!  Once you complete Inclusion U you are able to complete inclusivity assessments and submit the results to the IRRC to be included in an online recreation database.  

More information coming soon how YOU can become an Inclusion Recreation Ambassador.

Stay tuned for webinars hosted by yours truly, NYSRPS. Our roster of accomplished presenters is long, experienced in a wide array of topics. We are excited to connect these professionals with our base of park and recreation providers so you are engaged and able to maintain important certifications. Please check back for our calendar of NYSRPS sponsored webinars.

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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