Virginia Recreation & Park Society 's Annual Conference provides access to a field of leaders and financial decision makers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.  
2016 VRPS Annual Conference
November 5-8, 2016
Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
Recognizing Excellence in 2015

  1. Login is a VRPS member to see Awards Nomination details.
  2. The Awards Application closes on Sunday, 7/31/2016.
  3. Applicants and nominees should be VRPS members at the time of application submission and the Awards ceremony, to be held Monday, November 7, 2016.

Award categories include:
  • Fellows Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Distinguished Volunteer Service Award
  • Outstanding New Professional
  • Distinguished Private Sector Service
  • Best New Program
  • Best New Special Event
  • Best New Facility (Bricks and Mortar)
  • Best New Facility (Parks, Playgrounds, Blueways, Greenways, or Trails)
  • Best New Renovation/Addition (Bricks and Mortar)
  • Best New Renovation/Addition (Parks, Playgrounds, Blueways, Greenways, or Trails)
  • Best New Environmental Sustainability
  • Best Promotional Effort - Traditional
  • Best Promotional Effort - Specialty
Take advantage of regular rates by registering on or before September 28, 2016.

* New for 2016:  payment-in-full must be made on or before September 28, 2016 or registration will not be guaranteed.


Hotel Roanoke

Located in beautiful Roanoke, Virginia, the historic Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, is situated alongside downtown Roanoke in the heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

Built in 1882, the fully-restored Tudor-style Hotel Roanoke is proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As a member of IACC (International Association of Conference Centers), Hotel Roanoke is pleased to offer world-class lodging facilities, including newly renovated guest rooms and 63,000 square feet of stateof-the-art conference space. The hotel's business facilities include 35 meeting rooms, a fixed-seat lecture hall, two boardrooms, conference center lounge and an elegant hotel ballroom which can accommodate up to 1,400 guests.
Exhibitors and Sponsors
Exhibit Hall:  November 6-7, 2016
Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

About the 2016 Exhibit Hall

* Highly Targeted Marketing - 600+ attendees from the field of parks and recreation
* Brand Awareness and Recognition - opportunities through unique advertisement and onsite presence
* Cultivate Your Network - connect and reconnect with new and current customers and expand your business partnerships
* Product Promotion - exclusive access to member and delegate list and a chance to promote new equipment or services
* Community Involvement - participation supports the sustainability and growth of the parks and recreation profession and the professionals who serve the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia and recreation services

Exhibit Hall Hours
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 4:30pm-6:00pm; Setup: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Monday, November 7, 2016, 9:30am-12:30pm; Tear down: 12:30pm-2:30pm

Have your single sheet flier in the hand of every delegate by inserting it in the 2016 Conference Registration Packet.

Have your brochure/single sheet flyer on an unmanned tabletop exhibit at the 2016 Conference.

Reinforce your presence at the Conference by placing an ad in the VRPS Conference App.
Contact Us
Maureen Wilson , Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, & Tourism, (540) 777-6342