The Nevada Recreation and Park Society (NRPS) is a membership based 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization and gained affiliation with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) in 1964. NRPS has been actively supporting the development of the recreation, parks, and leisure professions from that year forward. The Society filed articles of incorporation with the State of Nevada in March 1974. NRPS is divided into north and south districts, which operate independently. The NRPS President is elected by the Society’s membership. The office and the Society’s annual conference alternate between the north and south. The Society annually awards at least two academic scholarships, program and facility excellence awards, and recognizes in-state distinguished professionals with various awards.
NRPS 2020 Conference
The next NRPS Conference in 2020 is going to be in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Conference will take place at MEET Las Vegas located at 233 South 4th Street on the North East corner of 4th and Bridger.
Upcoming Trainings & Socials
All of Tracy’s part-time/seasonal jobs were unintentionally in the field of recreation. She began as a lifeguard, then swim instructor and pool manager while obtaining my Instructor Trainer level certifications in CPR, First Aid, Lifeguarding, and Water Safety Instruction. She also worked with Special Olympics as a swim coach.
Upon graduation from CSU, Sacramento, with a Bachelors in Recreation Administration in hand, Tracy secured her first full time position as Recreation Supervisor for the City of Redding Parks and Recreation Department. In Redding, she created the Leisure Without Limits program for people with disabilities.
After five years, she moved for a position as Recreation Supervisor for the City of Sparks specializing in aquatics. In 2003, the department reorganized and was fortunate to receive a promotion to Recreation Superintendent. Tracy became the Parks and Recreation Director in 2011.
“I would like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to the amazing staff at the Sparks Parks and Recreation Department. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today - it truly takes a team. I am so thankful for the many opportunities I have received and words cannot express my appreciate for our small, but mighty team.”
Tracy loves to spend time with family and be outdoors. Hobbies include hiking/walking and plans to get back to snow skiing when she retires. She met her husband at Kirkwood when they were both ski instructors in 1987. Their sons, Colton (19) and Hunter (17) attend school at UNR and Reed HS.
Becoming a nrps member!
Nevada Recreation & Park Society is dedicated to providing it's members the best resources, training, and networking opportunities in the State of Nevada. Click here to become a member today!
State & Local Agencies
Nevada Recreation & Park Society wants to provide you with all the necessary resources to contact your State & Local agencies.
Want to be involved?
NRPS is constantly seeking support from our members. There are a myriad of opportunities to help grow the Parks and Recreation profession and your resume. If you can’t afford to give much time, there are assignments that can match your availability. Many meetings are conducted where members can call in and be actively engaged.
There are volunteer opportunities on weekends; there are volunteer opportunities that can last an entire year; and there are special assignments that are short range and specific. From serving on the board, on a committee or helping at some of our special events there is a place for you!