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  • 2019 Hall of Fame Recipients

    The Wyoming Recreation & Parks Association is proud to announce that Dale Bodeker and Donnie Bjhorus have been selected for the WRPA Hall of Fame. Donnie and Dale received their awards at this year's annual banquet in Gillette on Wednesday, October 2.

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  • 2019 WRPA Awards

    The following individuals were recognized at the WRPA Awards Banquet on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at the Annual Conference in Gillette.

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  • 2019-2020 WRPA Board Officers

    At the Annual Business Luncheon, held in Gillette, the following members were elected to the board.

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  • Gillette to host USA Curling National Championships in 2020

    The 2020 USA Curling Arena National Championships will be staged in Gillette, Wyo., marking the first time a major curling championship will be held in Wyoming as the sport of curling continues to grow across the United States.

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  • Golf simulator to open at Rock Springs Civic Center

    Local residents can practice their golf swing throughout the year with the new golf simulator that is being installed at the Rock Springs Civic Center.

    The golf simulator is a high-tech machine that can analyze a golfer’s swing by hitting a ball, just like at a real driving range. The screen is connected to a computer with sensors to measure the shot details, analyze the swing and help improve the golfer’s skills.

    A golf simulator is available every day, rain or shine,” said Dave Lansang, Director of Parks & Recreation.  “Since it's set up indoors, patrons can practice the entire year, something very beneficial for the area of the country we live in.”

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  • Midwest Conference Call for Presenters

    The next Midwest Conference will be April 26-28, 2020 in Beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado. The conference will take place at the Fort Collins Hilton.

    The City of Fort Collins Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking submissions for presenters.  The deadline for presentation submissions is December 12, 2019.

    If you are interested in presenting please submit a presentation proposal form using the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMpgaYd9_rsOjZ50RndGLby0RYeG12yPyuW5R5TScpJhucqQ/viewform?usp=sf_link.

    Conference webpage link: https://www.fcgov.com/recreation/midwestconference2020/

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  • WRPA Conference Photo Album 2018

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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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