1. Mariners & Sounders Networking Opportunities
  2. Save the Date & RFP Request for 2016 Fall Summit
  3. Select Your Network!
  4. In the News
  5. On the Move
  6. We Want Your News! 
  7. Recent Job Postings
  8. Events Calendar


"Spring is Nature's Way of Saying, 'Let's Party!'" --Robin Williams

WRPA Mariners Night - June 10, 7:05pm

Join Washington Recreation and Parks Association members for a night at the ballpark! This offer is open to WRPA members, their friends and family, and any other parks and recreation or city government employees.

WRPA has reserved a block of seats in the view level. A portion of every ticket sold goes back to WRPA!  Register now to reserve your spot! 

Fireworks Night! Stick around after the game for a fireworks display.

WRPA Sounders Night - July 31, 1:00pm

Join WRPA at the Sounders game! You don't have to know about soccer to have a blast at a Sounders match. Join WRPA members at the match vs the LA Galaxy, one of the Sounders biggest rivals. The full stadium will be open for this match. This offer is open to WRPA members, their friends and family, and any other parks and recreation or city government employees. A portion of every ticket sold goes back to WRPA!

Register now to reserve your spot! Members can use promo code: WRPA16 for discounted seats!

Questions? Email Kevin Witte or call him at: (425) 640-3105



Begin Each Day with A Little Courage, Curiosity, and Spring in Your Step: 

Take a step in the right direction and attend the Fall Summit this October! More information to come!

Seeking Speakers for the 2017 Fall Summit 

This exciting one day program will offer attendees the opportunity to earn continuing education credit while gaining invaluable insight into the Parks and Recreation Industry. Do you have the vision, know-how, and best practices to keep Parks and Recreation Professionals on the cutting-edge of their field? If so, then submit your proposal today!



WRPA Needs You to Select Your Network!

Why select a network? By selecting your network(s), you will ensure that pertinent information and trainings that apply to your job and your interests will be sent to you. So help us help you by logging in to your WRPA member profile, and selecting a network today!

Select 1 or more networks based on your job responsibilities:

  • Administrative
  • Aquatics
  • Athletics
  • Board & Commissions
  • Commercial
  • Facility
  • Park Resources
  • Programming
  • Technology

We're here to help!  Please contact the WRPA Office with any questions you may have about logging in to your profile or choosing a network.



 In the News



On the Move! 

New Administrative Support Assistant for the City of Tukwila Parks and Recreation:

Jenny Morgan recently joined Tukwila Parks and Recreation as Administrative Support Assistant working in their Rental Office. She previously served as the Student Events and Activities Coordinator at Bellevue College. In her leisure time, Jenny enjoys watching football, playing musical instruments (she plays 15 kinds!), and drinking a nice large cup of coffee.

New Lead Park Maintenance Specialist Re-joins the City of Tukwila Parks and Recreation:

Gordon Hanscom re-joins Tukwila as Lead Park Maintenance Specialist. He has a diverse background in government operations and has worked in a variety of agencies in Washington, Colorado and Virginia. Gordon previously worked for the City of Tukwila from 2007-09 in the Public Works Department. Along with wife Rachel, they have 5 children with the oldest attending Eastern Washington University and the youngest born in March 2016. Gordon and family enjoy the outdoors, cycling, moto-cross, stock cars, camping, snow sports, baseball and football.

New Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Redmond:

Maxine Whattam is confirmed as the new Parks and Recreation Director as of March 1, 2016. She comes with over 24 years of experience in management positions for the City of Kennewick. In her last 4 years with the City of Kennewick she was the Parks and Director and led a department of 120 employees, 600 volunteers, and managed 600 acres of parkland. "She brings a high level of creativity, innovation and effectiveness to us, as evidenced by her years in Kennewick," says City Redmond's Mayor, John Marchione.



 We Want Your News!

Do you have news to share with your WRPA colleagues? Send any updates, photos, happenings and socials to WRPA, so that we can feature your article in the next WRPAToday e-newsletter!

Send us your news now!


Recent Job Postings

  • Park Planning and Development Manager, City of Bellingham
  • Sustainability Intern, City of Issaquah
  • Parks Maintenance Worker I, City of Issaquah
  • Parks Irrigation Specialist, City of Issaquah
  • Journey Level Maintenance Technician, City of Lacey
  • Maintenance Aide, City of Mountlake Terrace
  • Facilities and Customer Service Supervisor, City of Kennewick 

Visit the WRPA Career Center

Calendar of Events
Date: Event:
May 4 - 5, 2016 Annual Conference  Everett Xfinity Convention  Center
June 10, 2016 Seattle Mariners Networking Event Safeco Field 
July 31, 2016  Seattle Sounders Networking Event CenturyLink Field 
October 13, 2016 Fall Summit Seattle 
  WRPA Volunteer Opportunities
  Thank You Sponsors!  

Why We Need You!

WRPA is membership-driven. We achieve only what we ourselves commit to doing. By sharing your energy and expertise you will make WRPA an even more effective professional resource.

In fact, without you, we would not be able to offer any programs! Consider volunteering and helping our organization grow. Learn about opportunities that have recently become available!




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