The Kentucky Recreation and Park Society (KRPS) was formed in 1953, as a private, non-profit institution to further the growth and development of recreation and parks services within the Commonwealth. KRPS is a state affiliate of the National Recreation and Park Association


KRPS has been promoting education for professionals and advocating for recreation and park programs for more than 65 years.

The Society is comprised of more than 750 professionals, friends, business leaders and industries which serve parks and recreation agencies. KRPS is governed by a 20-member board which is elected by the membership. The state is divided into seven districts, with each having an elected district representative on the board. The organization employs an executive director to coordinate communication, manage information, and membership and promote professional development. Assisting with the mission and to promote leadership within the organization are several committees, which are appointed by the president of the board and which are open to all interested members.




To be the leading resource of support and advancement for recreation, leisure, and parks in Kentucky.

To empower members to further the benefits parks and recreation offers to all people.

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