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."


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.

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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 will open the beginning of July. 

VRPA Performance Artist Directory 

New for 2020/21, we have created an Artist Directory to highlight and share contact information of all of our Artist members.

To be included as an Artist in our virtual Artist Directory, become a VRPA member here. Please share this information and news with any artists that you normally work with to help support them and stay in touch in the year ahead.

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. 

Summerama Camp Staff Training - Virtual on June 6th

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


VRPA's "The Advocate" Newsletter

The Summer 2021 Issue is now 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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