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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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  • CERTIFIED PLAYGROUND SAFETY INSPECTOR CERTIFICATION COURSE AND EXAM

    The National Recreation and Park Association offers the industry-leading certification program in playground safety, the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification program. The CPSI certification program provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on playground safety issues including hazard identification, equipment specifications, surfacing requirements and risk management methods.

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  • Park Planning and Maintenance Academy

    The Park Planning and Maintenance Academy (PPMA) is a specialized, certified training for park planners and maintenance professionals who may have never had any formal training in the field.  Many of our universities and colleges are limited in the degrees of park administration and planning.  We hold the 2.5 day training in Aurora each August.  We are going into our 4th year.  Participants complete Year 1 and Year 2 to receive their certificate.  Then they are eligible to return to the Graduate level Institute there after.  Each year the Graduate curriculum changes to address current issues and trends in the field.  The Academy is offered through the Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute that has been providing training for over 65 years.
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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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