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Connect & Network


Members have an opportunity to lead the overall actions and activities of NCRPA through service on a committee. From awards and professional development, to advocacy and DEI, there are so many ways to get involved! 

Advisory Groups

 These groups are a great way to further your involvement in NCRPA and influence professional development opportunities. Advisors offer suggestions on speakers and workshop agendas, recruit participants, and help to facilitate the day-of activities of each workshop.

Network at Workshops

Along with being first class educational experiences, NCRPA Workshops are an excellent place to connect with colleagues doing similar work across the region.


NCRPA Share is an online space for members to connect and share ideas, resources and ask questions. It is a powerful tool for you to get feedback and hear from NCRPA members. Looking to update your social media policy? Examples of a facility maintenance plan? Inclusion policies or maybe a new active older adult program? This is the space to ask! Save time, see best practices, and hear diverse voices. Must be an NCRPA member and be logged in to access.

NC Women in Parks and Recreation

This learning community focuses on connecting women across our state and provides them with opportunities for networking and professional growth during all stages of their careers.

New Professionals Network

 A place for all professionals who are early in their parks and recreation careers. A welcoming environment to those who are starting their careers overall, or starting a new career in parks and recreation.

Parks and Recreation Senior Management

Are you an Assistant Director, Superintendent, Manager, or similar? If yes, this is your group to share ideas, seek, advise, and generally support one another while in this unique position. Contact Michelle Wells,

Parks and Recreation Directors

Are you a Parks and Recreation Director in NC? Welcome to a community dedicated to you and your peers. Contact Michelle Wells,


Share your knowledge! NCRPA is committed to offering top-notch educational opportunities for parks and recreation professionals. We seek out voices from both local and national spheres, ensuring diverse perspectives and experiences

Recr8 Magazine

Published quarterly and mailed to all members, this magazine profiles an agency or organization providing recreation services in North Carolina,  articles on Hot Topics, Under Construction, Fundraising, The Arts, People in the News, and more! 

Diversity, Equity
& Inclusion

A learning community for everyone to address and share about diversity, equity and inclusion in the parks and recreation industry. 


These super heroes support workshops, conference, and the work of NCRPA overall. Their contributions help to reduce registration fees and create even more impactful experiences throughout the year.

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