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The mission of the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association is to provide training and resources to help Vermonters to"Create Community through People, Parks and Programs."


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Thank you for visiting the VRPA Website. The Vermont Recreation and Parks Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, development, and improvement of all recreation and park services within the State of Vermont.

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VT Conference on Recreation

Taking place IN PERSON October 13th & 14th, 2021

Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT

Exhibitor Registration is now open! Exhibitor Brochure available here!

Attendee registration is now open with early bird pricing through September 10th! 

VRPA Performance Showcase Update

The VRPA's annual Performance Showcase will NOT be taking place again this year in 2021. 

The VRPA hopes to form a committee with those interested in helping determine the future of this event. The VRPA hope to continue to connect artists and professionals around the state, but would like to hear input from those interested on the best format to do this moving forward.  If you are interested in working on a revised Performance Showcase event format for the future, please contact Jessica Brodie, VRPA Executive Director. 

Upcoming Training Courses:

See below for some great virtual training programs and sessions happening soon!  Be sure to check the registration deadlines for each of these courses. 

VRPA Annual Conference - Oct. 13th & 14th

CPO (Certified Pool Operator) Course - March 2022

PMT (Playground Maintenance Training) Course - February 2022

Maintenance Workshop - May 2022

Summerama Camp Staff Training - June 2022

Registration Links for all the above courses can be found here. 


VRPA's "The Advocate" Newsletter

The Fall 2021 Issue is here!

State Of Recreation Survey Summary Results from 2019

CLICK HERE to download the Summary Report.

VRPA Annual Report

Click Here to view VRPA's 2020 Annual Report

Click Here to view VRPA's 2019 Annual Report


Executive Committee

Ally Vile, CPRP - avile@essex.org - President (2022)

Rob Peterson, CPRP - robert.peterson@vermont.gov - President Elect (2022)

Scott Hausler, CPRP - shausler@hartford-vt.org - Past-President (2022)

Melissa Cate, CPRP - mcate@burlingtonvt.gov - Treasurer (2022) 

April Cioffi, CPRP - aprilc@rutlandrec.com - Secretary (2022)

Brett Leonard, CPRP - bleonard@sburl.com - Member

Drew Pollak-Bruce - dbruce@segroup.com - Member

Joanne Putzier - jputzier@burlingtonvt.gov - Member

Reuben Allen - reuben.allen@vermont.gov -  Member

Jessica Brodie jessica@vrpa.org - Executive Director​

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