• 2018 WRPA Conference Photo Album

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  • Online Master of Science in Recreation Management – Professional Development. 

    UW La Crosse is happy to announce a new graduate degree, the Online Master of Science in Recreation Management - Professional Development. 

    Intentionally designed with practicing recreation management professionals in mind, the program includes features attractive to those working in the field:

    • Allow time for work and family
    • Build on existing experience
    • Focus on advanced management skills

    This degree is geared to those who wish to hone their skills, network with other professionals and advance their career while meeting the demands of their current job.

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  • Ulvestad named SRD ED

    SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District held its monthly board meeting Wednesday at The Hub on Smith. Seth Ulvestad, who had worked as the interim executive director since June, received a promotion to full-time executive director.

    “I’m really excited to move forward with the director position,” Ulvestad said. “A lot of it I had been doing, but I’m excited to be solely focusing on the director position and working on the future of the department.”

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  • WRPA Incentive Program

    WRPA Incentive Plan Program

    The Mission of the WRPA Incentive Program (WIP) is to increase membership participation in all aspects of the WRPA by providing an incentive plan that will reward members for their professional efforts and recognize members for years of service, involvement and contributions to the WRPA.  The plan will encourage current WRPA members to continue their individual career growth and dedication to the field of Recreation and Parks.

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  • WRPA Shirt Orders

    We are now taking orders for WRPA polo shirts.  These are 100% polyester, with the WRPA logo embroidered on the shirt.  They will be available in men's and women's styles, with the following color options: Ocean Blue (Light Blue), Grey Smoke, Hyper Blue (Royal), or Black.   A picture of a men's shirt will be posted on the WRPA Facebook page and website.  

    Shirts will be $30 each.  (Additional fees may apply for XXL or larger).
    Shirts will be distributed at the Midwest Conference in April, or mailed to you if you are not attending Midwest.  

    If you would like to order a shirt, please email Brad Hatch with the following information at

    Shirt Size (S - XXL)

    Men's or Women's


    Pick up at Midwest Conference or have it mailed.

    The deadline to order is Friday, March 1.

    Please send your payment to the WRPA Treasurer, Kari Kivisto, at: WRPA Treasurer1317 Parsley BlvdCheyenne, Wyoming 82007. Make checks payable to WRPA.

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