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.
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.