2020 Conference Tours & Activities

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Network & Connect at the WRPA Conference.


Every year WRPA offers offsite tours to help teach park and recreation professionals about the local area.

2020 Conference Tours

In the past, we have offered tours of local facilities and explored local parks. The Conference Committee is currently finalizing the details for this year's tours. More information will be posted soon.

2020 Conference Activities & Socials

WRPA also offer opportunities for professionals to get together, mingle, and celebrate their hard work. In the past, we have offered activities like karaoke and bull riding. The Conference Committee is currently finalizing the details for this year's activities and socials. More information will be posted soon.

Mentorship Program - NEW!

The WPRA Student Connections Committee is dedicated to providing engaging professional development opportunities for students and young professionals who are looking to further gain insight into the exciting field of parks and recreation. One way we achieve this is through our mentoring program.

This program pairs distinguished professionals (our mentors) with a student or young professionals (our mentees) who can benefit from have a networking relationship with a current professional in the industry. If you’re interested in participating in this unique mentoring program for the 2020 campaign please fill out the simple form below no later than Feb 15th, 2020.

Mentorship Program Application

We highly encourage individuals participating in this program to attend the WRPA's annual conference April 21-24th, in Tacoma WA. This is a great opportunity to meet your mentor or mentee. This program is intended to be a yearlong commitment. We encourage meeting once a month for approximately 1 hr. The benefits of participating in this program for both parties are plentiful. Several include:

  • Mentee has an opportunity to expand their knowledge and skill set by gaining valuable advice from a professional with first hand experiences.
  • Mentor is provided an opportunity to give back to the profession as well as further develop their personal leadership skills.

Thank you for participating! You will be contacted via email with your pairing by mid-march by:

  • Carissa Ware, Athletic Programs & Sport Complexes Allocation Supervisor - City of Spokane
  • C.J. Stanford, Recreation Supervisor - City of Mercer Island
If you have any questions before that point, feel free to reach out to Carissa Ware - [email protected]