VRPA Mission

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."


Website sponsored

 this month by 

Musco Lighting

Thank you for your generous support!

Welcome to the VRPA

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.


VRPA March Quarterly Meeting

Capitol Plaza & The State House

Montpelier, VT

Thursday, March 12th

8:15 am - 2:30 pm

Click Here for the Flyer


2019 VRPA-St. Johnsbury Academy State Track Meet
St. Johnsbury Academy
Saturday, July 20, 2019

Track Meet Packet          Commitment Form - due June 21

CPO Training Course

March 24-25

Best Western/Windjammer

South Burlington, VT

Registration Now Open! Register by March 6th. 

The Certified Pool Operator® certification program is a nationally recognized course which teaches advanced techniques in safety, water chemistry, maintenance and management. This course is recognized as the standard in the industry. The CPO® seal of approval is assurance to pool and spa owners, from motels to Olympic-sized municipal and college pools, that their facilities and their swimmers are under the supervision of trained certified professionals. Those who complete the program and open-book and open-note examination receive certification and a registration number which is valid for five years in all 50 states.

CPSI Training Course

April 7-9

The Miller Center

Burlington, VT

Registration now open! Register by February 14th!

We know that more than 200,000 children are treated annually for accidents on public playgrounds across the country. How does your equipment measure up? How many injuries occurred on your playgrounds?

Sponsored by the Vermont Recreation & Parks Association, the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course is the most comprehensive training program on playground hazard identification and risk management methods offered anywhere.

Advanced reading and twelve hours of training will prepare you to sit for the Certified Playground Safety Inspector exam scheduled at the culmination of the certification course.

Resource materials developed especially for this course are included in the course registration fee and will be mailed to participants.

For more information, visit our Courses page here. 


Summer Workshops

Save the dates

Maintenance Workshop - June 4th

Registration will open in March

Summerama Staff Training - June 7th

 Registration will open in March



to download the Fall Issue of the VRPA Newsletter!

Look for the Winter Issue of the Advocate in January!

Click on the image to read.

State Of Recreation Survey Summary Results now available!

CLICK HERE to download the Summary Report.

2019 Discount
Ticket Sales

Thank you to everyone that helped sell tickets this year!

We will be in touch soon with 2020 Pricing details in time for your Spring/Summer brochures.


Executive Committee

Melissa Cate, CPRP - mcate@burlingtonvt.gov - President (2020)
Ally Vile, CPRP - avile@essex.org - President-Elect (2020)
April Cioffi, CPRP - aprilc@rutlandrec.com - Secretary (2020)
Jenn Turmel, CPRP - jturmel@colchestervt.gov - Treasurer (2020)
Scott Hausler, CPRP -
 shausler@hartford-vt.org - Past-President (2020)
Matt Frazee - mfrazee@stowevt.gov - Member 
Brett Leonard, CPRP - bleonard@sburl.com - Member
Rob Peterson, CPRP - robert.peterson@vermont.gov - Member
Drew Pollak-Bruce - dbruce@segroup.com - Member

Jessica Brodie jessica@vrpa.org - Executive Director​

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