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Sections

CPRA has a variety of Sections and Interest Groups that we encourage our members to join and participate in.

Active Adult Programming and Services (AAPS) section is composed of those persons who work within adult programming and services including, active adults, seniors, baby boomers, and any person 18 years and older, both in the recreation and therapeutic settings.  

AAPS Meetings are held the quarterly at various recreation and therapeutic centers around the state. AAPS Meetings are posted on the main CPRA Calendar and all meetings are open to CPRA members, non-members are welcome to attend 1 or 2 meetings on a trial basis.  If you have any questions please contact Amy Hodge

The main purpose of this section is to increase the knowledge and professionalism of those involved in all aspects of aquatics through workshops, meetings and special training events.

Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at various recreation/ aquatic centers around the state. Aquatics Meetings are posted on the main CPRA Calendar and all meetings are open to CPRA members, non-members are welcome to attend 1 or 2 meetings on a trial basis.

Colorado Association of Recreational Athletics promotes the development of athletics and encourages the standardization of rules and classifications in games and competition. CARA holds local, regional, and state competitions in youth and adult athletics throughout the state.

Meetings are held the each month at various recreation centers around the state. CARA Meetings are posted on the main CPRA Calendar and all meetings are open to CPRA members, non-members are welcome to attend 1 or 2 meetings on a trial basis.

The Directors Section is open to any CPRA member in good standing.  
This section promotes the profession of parks and recreation through mentoring and professional support of fellow members: by sharing knowledge, best practices, innovations and trends, and by providing educational opportunities.  

Meetings are held quarterly, typically on Thursdays in a variety of locations.  All section and CPRA members are invited.  

Discussion typically include section business, trends & best practices, leadership development opportunities.

Directors Section Meetings are posted on the main CPRA Calendar and all meetings are open to CPRA members, non-members are welcome to attend 1 or 2 meetings on a trial basis.

Please contact Janna Hansen, Section Board Representative for more information.

 

 

 

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The CPRA Facility Management Section is committed to the development of recreation facility professionals through education, networking, collaboration, and idea-sharing. 

We meet quarterly, in January, April, July and October on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Times & locations vary throughout the front range.  

Discussions include: Facility management, operations, customer service, staffing, budgets, vendors, projects, design/renovation, fees, marketing/promotions, membership issues, safety/security issues and much more!

Facility Management Section Meetings are posted on the main CPRA Calendar and all meetings are open to CPRA members, non-members are welcome to attend 1 or 2 meetings on a trial basis.

Please contact Shaun Jones, Section Board Representative, for more information.

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This section provides educational workshops and activities for professionals involved with all phases of park maintenance and operation.  This section is well known for its Parks Workshop and Trade show in the spring and Equipment Demo Days in the early summer.

Meetings are held quarterly throughout the metro area.  Topics include a wide variety of Parks related issues from maintenance and projects to management and public interaction strategies. All parks section members are welcome!.

Tradeshow committee meetings are monthly from August to March. 

Park's Section Meetings are posted on the main CPRA Calendar and all meetings are open to CPRA members, non-members are welcome to attend 1 or 2 meetings on a trial basis.

Please contact Brent Delehoy, Section Board Representative, for more information.

Preschool Licensing Activities and Youth Section (PLAaY) provides recreational and development opportunities for children, youth and teens through a collaborative effort of agencies throughout the state. PLAaY also addresses the unique issues of licensed childcare programs, shares program ideas and provides educational opportunities for professionals.

The PLAaY Section meets quarterly and anyone interested in pre-school and school age programming is invited.  We typically discuss licensing issues, PLAY Conference, team building, staff training, and recognition.

PLAaY's Section Meetings are posted on the main CPRA Calendar and all meetings are open to CPRA members, non-members are welcome to attend 1 or 2 meetings on a trial basis.

Please contact Sarah Gagne, PLAaY President, for more information.

Current PLAaY Leadership Team

President: Sarah Gagne

President-Elect: Kelly Rathbun

Professional Development Liaison: Bryce Simonds

Secretary: Becca Mack

Section Board Representative: Kelly Rathbun

The Therapeutic Recreation Society of Colorado (TRSC) serves therapeutic recreation specialist, those programming for special populations and inclusion through professional workshops and regular meetings throughout the year.  TRSC strives to provide resources and opportunities for TR practitioners in both community and clinical settings in Colorado.

For more information, please contact Ashley Bordenet.

TRSC Meetings are held monthly at various locations around the state. TRSC meetings are posted on the main CPRA Calendar and all meetings are open to CPRA members, non-members are welcome to attend 1 or 2 meetings on a trial basis.

 
 

 

 

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