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  • If you have ever considered getting more involved with the Alaska Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA), now is the time!  We are accepting nominations for the following openings for ARPA's Board of Directors and would love to see some new faces join the team; President Elect, Vice President, Treasurer and a Board Member at Large.

    Please email Membership Service Chairwoman, Lauren Anderson @ by Friday September, 24, 2021 with your interest.
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough is actively recruiting for a Parks Project Coordinator. Check out the details of the position HERE.
  • Fall Conference in Soldotna is October 5th to 7th - In Person! Register - click HERE, Sponsor - Click HERE.  Questions? Call Soldotna Parks & Rec today 907-262-3151

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Welcome to the Alaska Recreation and Park Association

Welcome to the home of the Alaska Recreation & Park Association!

What is ARPA? ARPA was established in 1975 and is a not-for-profit 501c3 professional and public interest organization comprised of over 100 active members and growing. The general purpose and the nature of this association is exclusively educational for the furtherance of parks, recreation & wildlands opportunities throughout the State of Alaska. We offer fantastic networking opportunities through our virtual round tables and trainings throughout the year. We are a diverse group of professionals from all over the last frontier: from city parks and recreation employees to university professors & students. These professionals, like you, are the folks who keep things moving. We develop programming, organize summer camps and run community events. We design, maintain, and create community resources like recreational facilities, parks, playgrounds, and trails. Our organization includes so many amazing members in the parks and recreation field & we would love you to join us!

If you are not a current member, you will need to compete the membership process by clicking on Register button, then selecting Membership. Select the appropriate level and follow the prompts to complete the process.

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ARPA Mission

  • Providing a forum for interchange of ideas and information among parks, recreation and wildland professionals and supporters;
  • Promoting the personal, environmental, social and economic benefits of parks, recreation and wildlands
  • Coordinating, organizing and promoting quality educational opportunities; AND
  • Preparing and providing educational information relating to parks, recreation and wildlands