Virginia Recreation & Park Society 's Annual Conference provides access to a field of leaders and financial decision makers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Vendors:  New Tuesday Expo in 2018!
Come Saturday to Cycle or Golf!
2018 VRPS Annual Conference
Hilton Richmond Hotel

Saturday, November 3 - Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Exhibit Hall:  Sunday, November 4, 2018:  2-6pm

*NEW THIS YEAR:  Tuesday Vendor Expo - included with Exhibit Booth Purchase!

Spend your Saturday with VRPS!

Virginia Capital Trail Bike Tour

Come on a bike ride with Cat Anthony, Executive Director of the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation. Learn about the Virginia Capital Trail, how Henrico's history played out on a national stage, the Revolutionary War, and other relevant topics. Cat will also discuss nonprofit management to include marketing, funding, and enhancements of trails. Participants will also get a brief history of the Virginia Capital Trail and its Foundation while participating in a bike ride that starts at Dorey Park and goes along a portion of the Virginia Capital Trail.

Transportation will be provided to Dorey Park. Shuttle pick up outside of the hotel at 1pm. Bikes and helmets will be provi ded.

Questions?  Contact Jeannie Murray.

Virginia Capital Trail Bike Tour Flyer


You may register for the bike tour as part of your conference registration.  If you have already registered and would like to add the tour, select registration type "SESSION OR TICKETS ONLY" and then add the tour under "Available Sessions".  Contact with registration questions.


VRPS Golf Tournament

Join us for the 2018 VRPS Golf Tournament! Your fee includes: golf, cart, range balls, and a box lunch. Sponsorship opportunities are available at many levels. Form your team and let's see who can "Swing It".

Check-in Begins at 11AM
Shotgun Start at Noon
Need a team?  Contact Mark Pinney.

Full registration includes:
SUNDAY registration includes:
  • All educational sessions
  • Sunday Facility Tour (space is limited)
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Exhibit Hall Tailgate
MONDAY registration includes:
TUESDAY registration includes:
  • All educational sessions
  • Sunday Exhibit Hall Tailgate
  • Does NOT include Socials
Interested in the Sunday facility tour?  It's free as part of FULL and SUNDAY registrations, but pre-registration is required - space is limited.

  1. Select the tour when registering.  Or,
  2. Contact if you have already registered and would like to add the tour

Also Available:

Registration Packet Stuffers
Tabletop Brochure Placement
Conference App Advertisements
Non-member VRPS Exhibit Hall pricing includes a one-year Commercial membership to VRPS.

Each Commercial Member will receive:
  • access to online Membership Directory, to include corporate logo, website URL, and Social links in Commercial Member listing
  • member agency department mailing list upon request
  • copies of Professional Magazine and President's Newsletter (3 per year of each publication)
  • 10% discount for advertising
  • membership certificate, free job bank and classifieds postings
  • full use of Members Only sections of
  • two individual Commercial Representative memberships for a total of 2 individuals representing the commercial organization
  • listing on VRPS "Preferred Vendors" webpage, to include hotlink to website
  • listing in Virginia Parks & Recreation magazine and VRPS Presidents Newsletter on full page representing preferred vendors - (6 publications/year - distributed electronically to entire VRPS membership.
NEW IN 2018!
Tuesday November 6 Vendor Expo
Included with Exhibit Hall Booth Purchase

Setup:  8-11:30am
Tear Down:  2-3pm

11:30am-12:30pm Lunch (provided)/Indoor Expo Hall
  • 6' table, 2 chairs
  • Free WiFi
1-2pm Equipment Showcase and Outdoor Education Sessions
  • 20'x20' spaces provided as requested
  • Multiple spaces may be requested as needed for equipment size
  • Potential opportunity to speak (speaking interest indicated by vendor via Online Registration - Committee will Select Speakers)

2018 Annual Conference Sponsors