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Colorado Parks & Recreation Association

Our Vision and Mission

CPRA is a dynamic, proactive organization that creates healthy residents and livable communities by promoting excellence in parks and recreation. Our mission is to promote excellence in the Parks & Recreation Industry through connection, education, and recognition.

CPRA was established in 1951 as the trade association for parks and recreation professionals in Colorado. CPRA has been providing continuing education, professional networking and resources since that time.

CPRA is 501c3 non-profit.

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CPRA’s History

CPRA was established in 1951 as a 501c4 trade association for Parks and Recreation professionals in Colorado. In 2015, CPRA became a 501c3 charitable nonprofit providing the Association with more tools and resources to better serve its members. CPRA has offered continuing education, professional networking, and resources for Parks & Recreation professionals since its establishment.

2023 CPRA Annual Conference

September 27-29, 2023
Viewline Resort, Snowmass Village, CO
Maximize Your Exposure Through Sponsorship!

When you become a sponsor, your company will be more visible and memorable. Whether you choose to contribute to the overall conference or fund a specific element of the event, your sponsorship will increase top-of-mind awareness among attendees. Contact Rachel or Ashley for additional details.

Mark Your Calendar


2022 CARA Showcase!

November 30th

Bison Ridge Recreation Center

CARA Showcase 2022 Logo (Draft 2)


2023 Colorado Aquatics Symposium

January 5th-6th, 2023

Golden Community Center

social gathering

2023 Conference!

Early Bird registration is open for the 2023 CPRA Annual Conference in Snowmass, CO on Sept. 27th-29th!

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