Parks Forum

Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre

Call for Proposals The 2024 Parks Forum Advisory Committee is currently inviting submissions from individuals and organizations interested in presenting at the Forum. The theme for the 2024 Parks Forum is: Parks: Agents of Change. Society is facing numerous challenges from global pandemics, the climate crisis, social injustices, and the important journey of Truth and Reconciliation. Parks offer […]

Youth Development through Recreation Services

YDRS 2024 Are you looking for amazing, budget-friendly professional development?  Do you want to get connected to other staff working in children and youth programming across Alberta? The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association (ARPA) is excited to be bringing back the Youth Development through Recreation Symposium (YDRS), April 30 - May 3, 2024, at Camp Kindle (near […]

Leaders Summit

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge

Leaders Summit 2024 The event is designed for CAOs and senior municipal leaders who advise their councils on recreation, parks, arts and culture, FCSS, community development and urban planning. The summit is a series of workshops designed by individuals with specific expertise in an area related to the future of recreation and parks. All sessions […]

The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association would like to acknowledge the First Nations, the Métis, and all of the people across Alberta who share a history and a deep connection with this land. We dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.