Important Update on the 2021 Annual Conference & Trade Show

The Annual Conference and Trade Show brings together hundreds of passionate professionals from across the state and beyond to learn, connect, and celebrate the essential role of parks and recreation in our communities. The WPRA Board of Directors and Conference Committee has made a valiant effort to provide an in-person experience to all members.

Sadly, we are officially announcing the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Annual Conference and Trade Show scheduled to meet in person February 9-12, 2021 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in the Wisconsin Dells. Many conversations and the ongoing uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic led to this decision. The health and safety of our members, speakers, exhibitors, and communities are the top priority of the Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association.

Our 2020-2021 conference committee put a lot of effort, thought, and time into developing an exciting conference. WPRA values their commitment, flexibility, and ability to adapt to all the challenges that occurred with rescheduling on a new date and to a new location. THANK YOU Conference Committee!

Looking forward, WPRA is committed to new ways to provide services and opportunities to all members. Providing educational opportunities is an important function of WPRA. The Board of Directors has charged the Professional Development Committee to find valuable new ways to connect members through alternative training methods and unique experiences.

Stay healthy and we look forward to being able to meet again in-person!

Dawn Comte
President Elect
Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association


Future WPRA Annual Conference & Trade Shows

February 21-24, 2022 - Wisconsin Dells
January 31- February 3, 2023 - Wisconsin Dells
January 30 - February 2, 2024 - La Crosse