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."


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VRPA March Quarterly Meeting
Capitol Plaza & Statehouse, Montpelier
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Course
Windjammer/Best Western, South Burlington
Tuesday & Wednesday, March 26 & 27, 2019

VRPA Annual Meeting
Green Mountain Club, Waterbury
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Summerama Summer Staff Training
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Location To Be Determined

VRPA Maintenance Workshop
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Location To Be Determined

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

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Thanks for coming to the 75th Annual Vermont Conference on Recreation and making it so special!

The 75th anniversary of this important parks & recreation gathering was worthy of celebration. CLICK on the image to the left for a brief history of our Vermont state recreation conference, set in the context of national parks & recreation landmark events, very thoughtfully put together by Muriel More, PhD Recreation Historian from South Burlington. Take a few minutes to read it, you will enjoy it!

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CPO Course

VRPA is hosting a Certified Pool & Spa Operator (CPO) Course on:

Tues & Wed, March 26 & 27, 2019
Best Western/Windjammer
South Burlington, VT

CLICK HERE for more details and to REGISTER NOW.

Executive Committee

Melissa Cate - mcate@burlingtonvt.gov - President (2020)

Ally Vile - avile@essex.org - President-Elect (2020)

Nicole Densmore - nicoled@rutlandrec.com - Secretary (2020)

Jenn Turmel - jturmel@colchestervt.gov - Treasurer (2020)

Scott Hausler -  shausler@hartford-vt.org - Past-President (2020)

Brian Bevacqua - brian.bevacqua@quecheeclub.com - Member

Matt Frazee - mfrazee@stowevt.gov - Member 

Brett Leonard - bleonard@sburl.com - Member

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

Betsy Terry -  betsy@vrpa.org - Executive Director​

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