December 8th

9:30 AM

CPRA Marketing Group Meeting (Virtual)

December 8th

2:00 PM

Fitness Section Holiday Happy Hour

December 16th

2:00 PM

TRSC Section Meeting (Virtual)

December 20th

10:00 AM

Aquatics Section Meeting (Hybrid)

December 21st

10:00 AM

CARA Section Meeting (Hybrid)

January 5th-6th

8:00 AM

2023 CPRA Aquatics Symposium

February 21st-23rd

8:00 AM

Financial Sustainability Certification Program

Full Calendar

CPRA Staff

Acting Executive Director

Ashley Perillo

Professional Development Program Coordinator

Rachel Hungerbuhler

Membership & Communications Coordinator

Jillian Strogis

CPRA Board


Hillary Roemersberger


Clay Shuck


Sean VonRoenn


Susan Anderson


Kit Newland


Gina Barton


Megann Lohman


Supporting Healthy Aging Through Parks and Recreation (SHAPR)

"NRPA with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to announce the availability of the Supporting Healthy Aging Through Parks and Recreation (SHAPR) grant. This grant supports park and recreation professionals to increase access, availability, participation, and sustainable support for programs that improve physical activity, engagement, and the quality of life for older adults."

The deadline for submission has been extended to December 16th, 2022

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Care for Colorado Monthly Messaging:

November 2022 - Winter Safety

Winter weather doesn’t send people indoors — we get outside and play! Let’s make sure we encourage everyone to enjoy the beautiful Colorado winter with safety in mind.

Help Us Share the Care for Colorado Monthly Messaging:

Resources from Colorado Tourism Office & Leave No Trace: 

Resources from Care for Colorado Coalition & Others:

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Activate Your Account & Get the New CPRA Mobile App!

Download the New CPRA Mobile App Today!

Once you have your account activated in our new system, you can begin to take advantage of all the new ease of navigation at your fingertips.

Search for MemberPlus in your app store, download the app, and then sign in with your member credentials. Get access to all your member benefits while you're out in the field- easy as that!

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2023 CPRA Annual Conference Early Bird Registration

Register Now for a Special Discount!

Click the link below to get special early bird pricing for our 2023 Conference in Snowmass!

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2023 CPRA Aquatics Symposium

January 5th & 6th


Golden Community Center

Join us for the 2nd Annual Aquatics Symposium!

After an overwhelming success in 2022, the CPRA Aquatics Symposium is back for year two! This year’s symposium brings a list of incredible, nationally sought-after speakers to the State’s ONLY Aquatics focused mini conference.

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Financial Sustainability Certification Program

February 21st - 23rd

All Day

Bison Ridge Recreation Center

WHAT is the Financial Sustainability Certification Program?

The Financial Sustainability Certification Program is designed to enhance and accelerate career growth for park and recreation professionals. This intensive program will address complex issues including the pressing need to practice financial discipline and acknowledge the responsibility park and recreation professionals have as stewards of taxpayer dollars.

Program Format = 18 contact hours including 15 hours of content (1.5 CEUs)

Day 1 (Feb. 21st): 9 am – 4 pm (includes lunch and two, 15 minute breaks)

Day 2 (Feb. 22nd): 9 am – 4 pm (includes lunch and two, 15 minute breaks)

Day 3 (Feb. 23rd): 9 am – 1 pm (includes two, 15 minute breaks)

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Grant Funding Announced for UCHealth Colorado Statewide Wellness Campaign!

UCHealth has formed a statewide

partnership with National Fitness Campaign (NFC) to launch $1,000,000 in grant funding for

cities, municipalities and schools across Colorado,

to support the goal of making Colorado the

healthiest state in America. This funding will be allocated to support municipalities, schools, and

organizations across the state in joining the growing NFC wellness campaign, now open in over a

dozen communities in Colorado, announcing its 500th healthy community in 2023.

Through our partnership with NFC, CPRA is pleased to provide priority access to early

application briefings for CPRA members across Colorado who may be interested in qualifying for

funding and partnership. The briefing is a 30-minute Zoom call which will qualify your

community for a feasibility study and grant application.

If you would like to receive a briefing to learn more about the program and how to qualify, please click the button below to fill out the short contact form on the program’s official web page.

Request a Briefing

Join the PREPP Program

Cohort #2 Starting in January 2023

The Parks and Recreation Emerging Professionals Program (PREPP) is a unique program for people who want to move ahead into upper levels of supervision and administration, need an education in management and planning, and are interested in a flexible, yet rigorous, program developed for working professionals.

Don't miss your chance to further your Parks and Recreation career!

Learn More & Apply

Quiet Hour: Helping Visitors Feel Inner Peace Outside

"The 60-minute guided program is a unique way to serve current visitors or attract new ones by helping them enjoy the stress-relief benefits of being quietly present in natural settings. Quiet Hour incorporates several techniques that research indicates have a calming effect, and is designed for people of all abilities ages 12 and older."

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