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NRPA Playground Maintenance Course - Smithfield
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When: 11/06/2019
Where: Smithfield Recreation & Aquatics Center
600 E Booker Dairy Road
Smithfield, North Carolina  27577
United States
Contact: Michelle Wells

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NRPA Playground Maintenance Course - Smithfield

Are You Looking to make your community's playgrounds safer?  The National Recreation and Park Association's Playground Maintenance Course is a one-day (6.25 hour) educational course that covers the following topics – an overview of playground safety standards and guidelines, playground owner responsibilities and maintenance discussions on playground equipment, surfacing and site items. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the Playground Maintenance Course.

Who should attend?  Professionals who should take the course include maintenance staff, recreation staff, university seniors and any individuals who are responsible for playgrounds.  

Eligibility - Course participants must be 18 years of age or older

This registration is for the workshop to be held Wednesday, November 6 in Smithfield.  To register for the workshop in Mocksville on Tuesday, November 5 visit

Course Outline

  • Section 1: Introduction
  • Section 2: Playground Equipment
  • Section 3: Site Considerations
  • Section 4: Surfacing
  • Section 5: Owners Responsibilities

Learning Objectives:  Participants learn will about:

  1. Demonstrating an increased awareness of the playground safety standards and guidelines.
  2. Identifying the need for maintenance of playgrounds, surfacing and site items in play areas.
  3. Implementing playground maintenance practices.

Workshop Schedule

     8:00-8:30am - Registration
     8:30am – 12:00pm Classroom instruction
     12:00- 12:30pm - Lunch provided onsite with registration
     1:00 - 2:30pm - Playground Visit
     2:45pm - 4:00pm - Classroom instruction/Wrap Up

Price:   Member Price $175 | Non-Member Price $250  Price includes course materials, lunch and breaks.

This event is being hosted by Smithfield Parks & Recreation.

Refund Policy

Workshop Member Rates Information:
NCRPA offers members a discounted rate on most educational workshops. To receive this rate, you must first log into your membership account and then register for the event. If you register at the nonmember rate and pay by credit card, we will gladly refund the difference minus a $5 processing fee. If you need a refund or assistance with any registration please email