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Professional Development


PRPS strives to provide parks and recreation professionals with the resources they need to best serve all Pennsylvanians

PRPS has an extensive awards programs for both general and sub-specialties. Awards are presented at the Annual Conference with the exception of the PTRS branch awards.

Continuing Education
PRPS provides continuing education units and contact hours through the National Recreation and Park Association. See the training page for upcoming workshops and education opportunities.

Event Registration
Click the link on the left to register online for PRPS events through the online store.

Jobs Center
The PRPS jobs center connects member and non member agencies with individuals seeking open jobs and internships.


PRPS offers six students and one young professional each year the opportunity to apply for scholarships toward the PRPS Annual Conference.  See the link to the left for details.

PPRS offers extensive training opportunities including the annual PRPS Conference, biennial Greenways & Trails Summit, annual Therapeutic Recreation Institute, membership meetings, webinars, and various workshops.  Workshop topics include playground safety, aquatics, youth sports, therapeutic recreation, and park resources.