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About NRPS

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. 


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 Deadline for submission is Thursday, October 31st!

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Kirk Niemand

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Meet Kirk niemand!

Kirk started as a part-time Parks and Facilities Maintenance worker in 1998 for the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. He has worked full-time since 1999 in the Parks Division and has seen a tremendous amount of growth around Henderson. Kirk has worked all over Henderson from Inspirada to Lake Las Vegas in his more than 20 years with the City. During this time the number of parks in the city has nearly doubles to over 65 parks.

Kirk has a Associates of Science degree from the College of Southern Nevada and a Bachelor of Science in Recreation received in 2006 from UNLV.

Kirk obtained his CPRP in 2018, is a graduate of the NRPS’s L.E.A.D Institute and has been a Certified Arborist since 2005. He is currently a Member-At-Large in the South for the Nevada Recreation and Park Society.

When he’s not at work, Kirk and his wife Sharon of 32 years enjoy home remodel projects, traveling, and now, watching their first grandchild Lily.

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. 

Utah Recreation & Parks Association is looking for presenters on March 9-11, 2020 in sunny St. George, UT.

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NRPS Winter Newsletter 2019 article submission deadline is November 1st! 

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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!

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