News

  • 2018 President’s Message

    From WRPA President Brad Hatch

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  • Kids To Parks Day in Evanston

    Launched in 2011, Kids to Parks Day is a nationwide celebration of the great outdoors organized by NPT and is designed to connect kids and families with their local, state, and national parks and public lands. By discovering and exploring our public lands, kids across the country can learn about park stewardship, outdoor recreation, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and the history of our country. In addition, by teaching our kids to appreciate and enjoy our public lands, we can foster future outdoor enthusiasts and create the next generation of park stewards and caretakers of these important places. Because kids need parks – and parks need kids!

    Evanston Parks and Recreation District took this National Day and created a fun and interactive day full of service and activities. The Evanston Parks and Recreation Employees and Evanston Citizens started the day with a service project that consisted of cleaning and picking up garbage around the park, shoveling out weeds located in the horse shoe pit, and raking the fibar at the playground. This event was located at one of the City Parks of Evanston, Hamblin Park. Caroline Goick started the day with a proclamation from the mayor discussing the importance of parks and the National Park Trust. After the proclamation was given the fun started with a game of tug – o – war, bocce ball and an activity guide book full of scavenger hunts, leaf rubbings, and discovery pages. The fun continued with a game of spike ball, football, and Frisbee golf.

    Evanston Parks and Recreation District would like to invite all to participate in the next Kids To Parks Day in the year 2019.

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  • National Water Safety Month with PAC.

    Click the blog post below to read about how PAC is promoting Water Safety Month!

    Water Safety With PAC

     

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  • WRPA Announces New Board Members and Section Chair

    The Wyoming Recreation and Parks Association is pleased to announce that it has appointed a new Secretary, and two new General Board Members, effective December 2017.

    Chase Judd from Pinedale has been appointed to the position of Secretary, replacing Julie “JJ” Huntley, who has resigned from the board in conjunction with her retirement.  Chase will complete JJ’s term, which ends September 2018.

    Mike Fink and Kason Walton have been appointed as General Board members.  Mike Fink from Cody will complete Chase Judd’s general board member term, and Kason Walton from Laramie will complete Jim Wollenburg’s term.  The term for both new members ends September 2018.

    Marilee Jackson has also been appointed as the new Administration Section Chair, replacing JJ Huntley.

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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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