Better Together: Building strong, healthy, and resilient communities
October 5th-7th, 2021
Title Sponsors: Great Western Recreation & GameTime
In-Person conference with covid-19 mitigation strategies
$249 per person
The ARPA Annual Conference is the premier education and networking event for Alaska’s parks and recreation professionals. Each year this event brings together the passionate parks and recreation community to exchange ideas, learn from each other, network with other communities because we are Better Together.
Oct. 5th - Pre Conference Training (optional)
Oct. 6th - Full Conference day with keynote luncheon and evening social event.
Oct. 7th - Full conference day with the awards banquet
HOTEL INFORMATION: For ARPA conference rate please call each hotel.
Kenai River Lodge: Locally owned lodging right on the Kenai River. This location is a quick 1-mile walk to the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. $75 for single, $85 for double.
Aspen Hotel Soldotna: This hotel is just a few more steps away at 1.5 miles and offers beautiful singles and doubles for $99 (Alaskan Rate)
Or go super local and rent an Air BnB or bring a tent and camp out in our beautiful Centennial Campground for free because it will be super cold, but a cool story.
PRE-CONFERENCE TRAINING: Turf Maintenance
Learn techniques for working with unique Alaska turf challenges as well as participate in a half-day hands-on project converting forest to green space at Riverview Park with turf-specific equipment provided by Totem & Craig Taylor Equipment.
Classroom Session: 8:30 am to Noon
Learn from the locals on specific turf needs for Alaska including winterization, operational efficiency, high use areas, and other secrets of the trade.
Hands-On Session: 12:30 am to 4:30 pm
Get dirty and test turf specific equipment from Totem & Craig Taylor as we transform forest to turf in Riverview park.
Steve Booth - Booth Landscaping
Nancy Casey - Casey Planning & Design
Andrew Carmichael - Soldotna Parks & Recreation
Totem Equipment & Craig Taylor Equipment
Education Session Proposal Form
Award Nomination Form
Become an ARPA Member
Contact Joel Todd
firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-714-1211 for more information.