Maintenance Workshop

In 2010, the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association brought back the Maintenance Workshop; it had been eleven years since the last VT/NH Maintenance Workshop. In 2011 we began a collaboration with the New Hampshire Recreation and Parks Association (NHRPA) and NESTMA (New England Sports Turf Managers Association) to re-introduce the VT/NH Maintenance Workshop. The Maintenance Workshop is designed specifically for the men and women who take care of our parks and athletic facilities. In recent years the morning has been dedicated to site visits and hands-on workshops and the afternoon to facilitated best practice roundtable discussions.

The VT/NH Maintenance Workshop is now held every other year. This workshop is a great way to meet people from around the state who work in  park and  school settings and face similar challenges.

The next VT/NH Maintenance Workshop will be held in 2019.  While you wait for specific details for the 2019 event, click on the links for copies of the 2017 Maintenance Workshop Brochure for EXHIBITORS and ATTENDEES

Summerama Staff Training

The VRPA Summerama is a one-day training program for new and returning seasonal staff held each year in late May or early June. Summerama is a good way to enhance the staff training program you offer to your summer staff and a great opportunity for your staff to meet people from around the state who will be doing similar work. The registration fee is very affordable, with discounts for multiple registrations. VRPA members and non-members are welcome.

Summerama 2018 will be held on the first weekend in June 2018. Details coming soon.  

Click on the link below for the Rainy Day handouts from the 2016 Summerama:
Rainy Day Activity List
Rainy Day Activity Descriptions      

Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Course

Hosted annually by the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association.  Next course scheduled on Tuesday & Wednesday, March 27 & 28, 2018.  

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 that their facilities and their swimmers are under the supervision of trained certified professionals. Those who complete the program and open-book examination receive certification which is valid for five years in all 50 states. CLICK HERE for the CPO Course Brochure. REGISTER ONLINE.

Who should attend the CPO course? Recreation directors, maintenance personnel, aquatic staff, recreation facility managers, service technicians, apartment/condo managers, health inspectors, and anyone else responsible for taking care of a pool, spa, or aquatic facility in a recreation center, health club, school, university, motel, etc.

Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Course

Hosted by the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association every three years. Our next CPSI course will be scheduled in the spring of 2020.  


The Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) is a 15-hour comprehensive training program on playground hazards identification and risk management methods, offered by the National Recreation and Parks Association.  Attendees have the option to site for the CPSI examination scheduled at the culmination of the course.  Upon  successfully passing the exam, you will be certified through the National Recreation and Parks Association as a Certified Playground Safety Inspector for a three year period.  The CPSI course provides the most comprehensive training program on playground safety anywhere.  


Who should attend the CPSI course? Administrators, supervisory personnel, public works department staff, planning department staff, buildings and grounds maintenance staff, engineers, architects, playground equipment representatives, operators and caretakers of playgrounds in parks, schools, summer camps, day camps, homeowners associations, hotels/resorts, childcare centers, and agencies such as the YMCAs, YWCAs, Boys & Girls Clubs.    


Upcoming events

    • 27 Mar 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 28 Mar 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Best Western/Windjammer in South Burlington, Vermont
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    Certified Pool/Spa Operators Course

    Tuesday & Wednesday, March 27 & 28, 2018

    Best Western/Windjammer in South Burlington, VT

    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.

    Who should attend? Recreation directors, pool directors, pool managers, health inspectors, apartment/condo/building managers, service technicians, engineering staff, spa personnel, maintenance personnel, aquatic staff, and recreation facility managers from community recreation centers, swim clubs, municipalities, hotels, motels, swim parks, resorts, health clubs, country clubs, colleges, universities, military installations, hospitals, schools, etc. - any facility with a pool, spa, or aquatic feature.

    The Vermont Recreation & Parks Association hosts a CPO Course once each year. This is your opportunity to get your pool staff trained and ready to go for the summer 2018 pool season. 

    CLICK HERE FOR THE CPO COURSE BROCHURE

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