One thing stands true, Recreation and Parks are Essential for Life. With this theme being chosen in early February, there was no way to guess the outcome of the next months to follow. Increasingly, citizens know that local recreation and park services are essential to the quality of life. Recreation and parks positively affect a person’s overall wellbeing by fostering joy and happiness. This ultimately helps to increase mental health and physical wellness.

Each of the three days will include a balanced program that will include two keynotes, your choice of eight Live sessions and as much pre-recorded content as you can consume. We will also be hosting a variety of virtual social events each day including happy hours, virtual receptions, entertainment and even our famous trade show. Although the format and style of the Conference will look and feel quite a bit different, we are looking to have just as much, if not more educational content, social engagement and fun as you would normally experience at a traditional ARPA Conference.