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Welcome to the ORPA Forum.  This is a place where you can discuss and share topics related to parks and recreation with fellow professionals in Oregon.  Feel free to ask questions, browse for answers, and connect with other members.

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Upcoming Section Conference Calls can be found on the Community Calendar.



General Topics Topics Posts Latest Activity
Training & Professional Development
Upcoming and past trainings, questions regarding CEUs, and information about certifications.
15 28
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Emergency Management
Topics on how agencies are planning, preparing, and managing emergencies and natural disasters.
4 10
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This forum is a place to discuss issues around equity and social justice, both in professional environments and the parks and recreation industry.
1 1
Sunday, October 18, 2020
ORPA Related
Discussions regarding the Oregon Recreation & Park Association. Organizational changes, feedback, updates, etc.
0 0
No Activity
Staffing & Hiring
Staff policies, hiring process recommendations, seasonal schedule sharing, and volunteer management.
0 0
No Activity
For Fun
A place to discuss things that are "for fun" and not necessarily work related.
1 1
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Sections Forums Topics Posts Latest Activity
Admin Section
Forum for administration and directors discussions.
7 7
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Aquatics Section
Pool maintenance, lifeguard leadership, and water fitness courses.
15 29
Monday, October 5, 2020
County Parks & Outdoor Recreation
Space for county parks employees and those managing outdoor recreation facilities, campgrounds, and open spaces.
3 4
Monday, July 20, 2020
Maintenance & Construction Section
Maintaining facilities, building projects, and capital improvements.
5 6
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Natural Resources Section
Discussion related to the preservation and development of natural resources and wildlife in parks and open spaces.
4 5
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Planning & Design Section
All about park planning, design, and construction projects for new spaces and facilities.
1 3
Friday, April 24, 2020
Section for Older Adult Resources
A place for those who manage senior and community centers, develop senior programming, and facilitate older adult recreation.
8 20
Monday, June 29, 2020
Recreation programming, sports, and events.
13 18
Friday, October 9, 2020

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