History of PRPS
Founded in 1935, the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS) is the principal state organization promoting quality recreation and park training, networking, and leadership opportunities for those working and volunteering in the field. Members include professionals who manage municipal recreation and park systems and state parks, therapeutic recreation specialists and activity coordinators at health care institutions, college and university professors and students, staff of privately-operated recreation facilities, and citizen members of recreation and park boards and commissions in communities across the Commonwealth. PRPS is a non-profit, 501.c.3 membership association with over 1,700 members statewide.
"Partners Advancing Recreation & Parks"
"The Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society unites recreation and park professionals and interested citizens to enhance their leadership in meeting recreational needs of all Pennsylvanians."
Advancing the Parks & Recreation Profession
PRPS members are people like you, who are concerned about and interested in the advancement and growth of the recreation and parks profession. As a member of PRPS, you support the profession and help to promote the value of recreation and parks services to all Pennsylvanians. Membership means getting the information, experience, and educational opportunities you need to further your career and the profession. Qualified, knowledgeable professionals and informed citizens are the key to quality recreation.
PRPS Office Landscape Plan
Developed and maintained by the PRPS Park Resource Branch.
Foundation Planting Detail
Memorial Garden Detail
PRPS Bench Dedication
On Friday, September 28, 2012, the PRPS Board ofDirectors, members, friends andstaff
celebrated the life and many contributions of Honorary Member Donald Joyce. President John Balicki dedicated a new park bench placed at the Pennsylvania Recreation andPark Society headquarters in Don's memory. The bench was generously donated by George Ely Associates and is a lovely addition to the PRPS grounds.
Don was a PRPS member for 44 years and is a recipient of the PRPS Lifetime Service Award. Highlights of his service to PRPS include: Chairman of the PRPS Finance Committee - 32 years, Executive Board - 31 years, Volunteer for Hershey Track & Field Program - 28 years, and President of the PRPS Educators Branch.
Check out more photos on the PRPS Facebook page.