NHRPA will host our first Annual Maintenance Workshop on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the Concord Parks & Recreation Community Center.
We currently have 10 sponsorship opportunities available on a first come first serve basis!
Presenting Sponsor: $800
Gold Sponsor: $550
Silver Sponsor: $500
Bronze Sponsor: $400
We are currently accepting vendor registration! Full workshop schedule coming soon!
Vendors will receive table space, one lunch and your logo in the online conference brochure and a listing of conference attendees.
Vendors will be part of a rotating session guaranteeing you contact with all participants!
The New Hampshire Recreation & Parks Association would like to invite you to our first annual Maintenance workshop. Attendees will have the opportunity to rotate through four sessions and learn valuable tools and resources to take home and put to practice in their community.
The sessions & workshop schedule are outlined below:
Fertilization: Synthetic or Organic - Presenter: Frankie Dinardi, Organic First LLC, Rick Peruzzi, South Portland Parks and Recreation.
What you feed your turf could make or break your turf management plan. We will discuss the pros, cons and best practices for each. We will hear how one department made the switch and never looked back!
Alternative Parks & Amenities – Presenter: Craig Fraley, Amherst Parks & Recreation Department
“If you build it, they will come” Break away from the diamond and rectangular fields at your parks and do something fun and new for all residents. In this workshop we will go through the planning, budgeting and building process of many different low cost amenities for your parks. We will discuss gaga pits, disc golf, mountain bike parks and other small additions to feature your existing parks.
Smart Field Maintenance Practices on a Smaller Budget – Presenter: Jess Hamilton MTE –Turf Equipment Solutions
What tools do you have in your shed? Jess will talk about solutions to purchasing smart equipment that does it all vs. having multiple tools that can only do one job. In this session you will learn about being preventative and cost effective with your turf maintenance and not needing to pay for the high cost fixes after the fact.
Vendor Hall Session - visit with all the vendors as part of the rotating sessions.
Lunchtime Round Tables:
Winter Pool Maintenance
Ball field Maintenance
Indoor Maintenance - preventative plans, daily/weekly maintenance
Maintenance Workshop Schedule
7:00 – 7:50 am: Registration/Check-In
8:00 am: Welcome, coffee & donuts
8:30 – 9:15 am: First Session Rotation
9:20 – 10:05 am: Second Session Rotation
10:10 – 10:30 am: Break
10:30 – 11:15 am: Third Session Rotation
11:20 am -12:05 pm: Final Session Rotation
12:05 – 1:30 pm: Lunch & Round Tables
Thank You to our Workshop Sponsors:
In partnership with New England Park Association & New England Sports Turf Managers Association
NHRPA would like to invite you to attend our annual State Conference on Thursday, September 19, 2019!
We are looking forward to a great conference and we hope you will join us as a PREMIER Sponsor or as a participant in our VENDOR hall. We are excited to be back at the Concord Recreation Community Center in Concord, NH.
State Conference Schedule:
8:00-8:30 am: Registration opens
8:30 - 9:00: Conference opening, NHRPA Business, and overview of the day
9:00 - 10:30: Keynote - Tom O'Rourke
10:30 - 10:45: Visit with conference vendors
10:45 – 11:45: Education Sessions - Participants will have two choices.
* Ed Breakout Session with : Tom O' Rourke
* Ed Breakout Session with: Jed & Roz Buck
11:45 – 1:15: Lunch and the NH Recreation & Parks Association Awards Presentation
1:15 – 1:45: Coffee & Dessert with conference vendors
1:45 – 3:15: End Note - The Browne Center for Innovative Learning
3:15 - 3:30: Closing remarks and Raffle Winners!
We are looking forward to a great conference and we hope you will join us for a great day of learning and fun! We are excited to be back at the Concord Recreation Community Center in Concord, NH.
9:00 - 10:30: Keynote - Tom O'Rourke (Topic TBA)
* Ed Breakout Session with: Tom O' Rourke (Topic TBA)
* Ed Breakout Session with: Jed & Roz Buck (Topic TBA)
1:45 – 3:15: End Note - The Browne Center for Innovative Learning (Topic TBA)
"NHRPA " is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03301