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 Click on the dots above for contact information for each department.
green dots are city agencies blue dots are county agencies
red dots are state agencies yellow dots are federal agencies

Center Directors, Managers and Programmers working with diverse cultures/populations; Wellness Coordinators, Fitness trainers and others concerned with the nations obesity challenges;ecreation and Parks (Municipal, County, State, and Federal) Citizen Advisory Board Members, Directors and Administrators, Community Program Planners, Programmers, Marketers, Athletic and Maintenance employees;

Recreation and Parks (Municipal, County, State and Federal) Citizen Members, Directors and Administrators, Community Program Planners, Programmers, Athletic and Maintenance employees;

Event Organizers, Performing and Visual Arts Coordinators, Arts Managers, Arts Council Directors, Arts Instructors;

Aquatic Directors, Pool Managers, Swimming Instructors, Programmers;

Therapeutic Programmers, Clinicians, Activity Directors, Special Populations Coordinators, ADA Coordinators;

Environmentalists, Resource Managers, Naturalists, Park Rangers, Biologists, Wildlife Officers;


We CREATE healthy, positive recreation experiences and facilities for the citizens of Tennessee!

Information/Communication – The world around us is constantly changing and at a faster rate than ever before, through e-mails,list serves, magazines and workshops you will stay up to date on trends and issues. Your voice will be represented at the state and national capitols on parks and recreation issues affecting you our members and the citizens of Tennessee.

 Areas of this website available to Members only!!
     On-line Membership Directory
     PDF Membership Directory
     Forum Boards
     Back issues of the Update (e-newsletter)
     Back issues of Around the State
     Member rates for educational oportunities

2014 TRPA Membership Application

2015 TRPA Membership Application

Individual Membership Benefits:

 * Up to date information from the parks and recreation field every other Friday through the enewsletter.  This  emailed publication includes grant opportunities, workshop and webinar information, job listings, and more.  it is news you can use.
 * Opportunities to affect change in how parks and recreation is viewed in Tennessee.
 * Networking Opportunities – through the Annual membership directory, meetings and workshops meet your future employers and learn from them.
* Free access to job and internship listings on the TRPA web site
* Educational Discounts – TRPA members receive 30% discounts on all TRPA educational opportunities. Your membership pays for it self.
* Leadership Opportunities – TRPA activities are run by members for members. Leadership opportunities abound. You can develop skills that will help you get that next promotion or job.
* Forums - Get your questions answered by your TRPA peers and help answer theirs.  Our forums are open to current TRPA members only.
* Branches and Sections - affiliate with the branches and sections that impact you.  Descriptions are listed below.

          Aquatics/Wellness: members who are primarily concerned with areas, of aquatic and wellness activities, or directly related fields as one aspect of the total recreation scheme.

          Athletics: members which hold an interes in sports or athletics.

          Maintenance: members which hold an interest in maintenance

          Resource Management: Parks & Recreation professionals who are the managers of numerous natural resources across the state such as (land, water, soil, plants, and animals.)   These professionals are tasked with focusing on how effective resource management can affect the quality of life for both present and future generations. Resource management professionals incorporate land use planning, waste and water management, and also manage the way people and natural landscapes interact. . Our diverse membership includes (naturalists, park rangers, biologists, resource managers, wildlife officers, and programmers.) Current members includes representatives from (US Army Corp of Engineers, State Parks, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and numerous City/County park professionals.)

          Special Events, Arts & Marketing: those who are Park and recreation professionals involved with Special Events, arts, and those who market programs and departments. The members of which hold an interested in performing, visual, cultural, and/or one time events/programs. Those members who are tasked with marketing their departments and/or programs.

     Interest Sections:
          Ethnic Minority:  Members shall have an interest in Ethnic Minorities in the recreation and parks movement in Tennessee including those in municipal, private, voluntary, institutional, religious, educational, commercial, travel, tourism, and industrial organizations.         

          Municipal/County: Municipal or county park directors, community center employees, state and federal planners, athletic directors, and maintenance employees

 Agency Memberships 

   1 Professional Membership for a member of the agency’s staff
   Up to 9 Citizen Membership for your Advisory or Regulatory Board
   Recognition in the TRPA directory as an agency member
   Monthly P & R Link Newsletter with grants, advocacy and more
   Free job listings on our web site
   An agency Membership plaque (first year with years bar after)
   Information on all TRPA workshops and educational seminars
   Discounted comprehensive background screenings for volunteers and staff through SSCI



 Commerical Membership
   Listing in annual membership Directory
   Discounts on exhibiting
   Upto 2 sets of mailing lables per year (as requested)
   A membership Plaque
To become a member of TRPA please complete the on-line membership form (see link under membership button) or fill out the following form and either mail with a check or fax it with credit card information.  (Please do not email credit card information.  It is not secure.)



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