PRPS is committed to helping our members and partners take necessary steps to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the parks and public spaces they manage, and make well-informed decisions on adaptive and emergency operations.
PRPS urges its members to frequently refer to and follow the recommendations issued by the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as guidance is continually updated as additional information becomes available. As of March 15, the CDC recommends that for the next eight weeks, organizers of
large events and mass gatherings cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 or more people throughout the United States.
Local park and recreation professionals fill a key role in community health and wellness opportunities every day. PRPS supports their leadership efforts and encourages them to work with their local health departments to review emergency response plans, practice routine environmental cleaning, and
keeping their workplaces safe.
PRPS is adopting a flexible cancellation policy for scheduled in-person trainings through May, and will reassess as state and federal guidance evolves. The Annual Therapeutic Recreation Institute for April has been postponed to September 9-11. Search for other upcoming
PRPS Workshops and Webinars.