Workshops and Upcoming Events

 

District Meetings

 

District Meeting: 1 - Western District

Spring Mtg-

March 15 @ 1:30pm

Fall Mtg- TBD

Location:  Mike Miller Park Visitor Center

Contact:  

Brittney Hargrove
Marshall County Parks & Recreation
596 US Highway 68 W

Benton, KY 42025
Cell: (270) 978-0702

brittney.hargrove@marshallcountyky.gov

District Meeting: 2 - Derby District

Spring Mtg-

March 29 @ 10am CST

Fall Mtg- TBD

Location: Leitchfield City Hall / Zoom

Contact:  ​Tammee Saltsman
Leitchfield Parks & Recreation
Phone: 270-259-4386
Cell: 502-645-2643
tammee.saltsman@leitchfield.org

District Meeting: 3 - South Central

Spring Mtg-  

March 8 

 

Fall Mtg- TBD

Location:  McChesney Field, Bowling Green, KY

Contact:  

Cameron Levis

Bowling Green Parks & Recreation

270-393-3265

cameron.levis@bgky.org

District Meeting: 4- Bluegrass

Spring Mtg- 

March 24 @ 10am

Frankfort

Fall Mtg- TBD

Location:  Frankfort

Contact:  

Shawn Pickens
Phone: 502-875-8575
Cell: 502-382-5958
spickens@frankfortky.gov​

District Meeting: 5 - Northern

Spring Mtg- EST

March 22 @ 10:30am

Fall Mtg- 

Sept 8th @ 10:30am

Location TBD

Location:  Furgeson Community Center, Burlington KY

Contact:  

Liz McBee 

859-334-3518

lmcbee@boonecountyky.org

District Meeting: 6- Colonel District

Spring Mtg- 

April 28 @ 11am EST

Fall Mtg- 

Sept 15

Location:  Spring- Zoom

Fall- New EKU Recreation Center (Call for a parking pass)

Contact:  

Dr. Brian Clark

859-622-1837

Brian.clark@eku.edu

District Meeting: 7 - Mountain District

Spring Mtg- 

Feb 10 @ 12noon (EST)

Fall Mtg- 

Sept 9 @ 12noon

Location:  Mt. Sterling/Montgomery Co. Aquatic Center 3486 Indian Mound Dr.

Contact:  Patrick Manning              

859-404-3817  

msmcparkdirector@gmail.com

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CPSI – Certified Playground Safety Inspector

April 12-14

Location: Hopkinsville, KY

Event Information: The CPSI certification program provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on playground safety issues including hazard identification, equipment specifications, surfacing requirements and risk management methods.

Vendors:  Lunch and Events Sponsors needed

Register:  https://kyrps.recdesk.com/Community/Home

Event Flyer: CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOADABLE REGISTRATION FORM

Vendors:  Lunch and Events Sponsors needed

Register Online:  www.kyrps.recdesk.com

Contact:  Terri Wilkerson – krps.ed@gmail.com

CPO - Certified Pool Operators Class

June 22-23

Location: Henderson, KY

Event Information:   This certification provides pool and maintenance staff the information on how to better operate commercials pools, water chemistry, pumps, and filters.  In KY and IL this certification is required by state lay.  No matter where you are this class will help you better manage pools.  To meet the KY and IL state legal statutes all public pools require a certified pool operator.  Without an operator on staff you pool is not in compliance with KY or IL state swimming and bathing statues and may be vulnerable to fines and closure. 

Register:  Please call the Spear Corporation office at 765-522-1126 or toll free at 800-642-6640 to register

Availability: The classroom capacity 12 students, and we will fill the class on a first come basis. Minimum number of students needed: 10. No refunds will be given for cancellations after June 1st, 2022.

Fees: $350.00–Course Fee includes the 2022 CPO book, CPO instruction, test, PHTA fees, etc.

Time: Registration starts at 8:00 am on Wednesday June 22 and 7:30 on Thursday June 23. Class time for Wednesday is 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and Thursday is 8:00 am to 4:00pm. All times are central.

Location: All events will be held at the Atkinson Clubhouse. 1801 N. Elm St Henderson KY 42420

Aquatic Facility Operators (AFO)

March 16-18

Location: Glasgow, KY

Event Information: The National Recreation and Park Association offers the premier certification program in swimming pool operations, the Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification. The AFO program provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date training for pool operators and includes information on water chemistry, disinfection, mechanical systems, operations, healthy pools and safety.

Register:  https://kyrps.recdesk.com/Community/Home

Event Flyer: CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOADABLE REGISTRATION FORM

Vendors:  Lunch and Events Sponsors needed

Register Online:  www.kyrps.recdesk.com

Contact:  Terri Wilkerson – krps.ed@gmail.com

Aquatic Maintenance Workshop *NEW WORKSHOP*

TBD

Location: Georgetown/ Scott County Pavilion

Event Information: Several aquatic professionals will be on site to educate parks personnel who have pools or who would like to learn more about aquatics maintenance (ex. leak detection, chemicals, slide care for pools) This is not an AFO or CPO course. Basic maintenance will be discussed.
Register:  https://kyrps.recdesk.com/Community/Home

Contact: Terri Wilkerson – krps.ed@gmail.com

Conference Educational Session Proposals

DEADLINE
April 30, 2022

​Event Information: Do you know someone who would be interested in presenting an educational workshop at the upcoming Annual Conference? We are looking for the following or related topics: Aquatics, Therapeutic Recreation, Outdoor Recreation, Leadership, Programming, Maintenance, and more. If you have a session idea or a lead on someone who might be interested in presenting please contact us.

 

Contact:  Kim Rice, krice@gscparks.com

Register:  ONLINE   or  PAPER FORM
 

KRPS Golf Scramble

Tuesday Sept. 13th 2022

Location: Juniper Hills Golf Course- Frankfort, KY

Event Information: Register your group of four for one of KRPS’s biggest fundraisers. More information to come.      

Vendors:  Contact Terri Wilkerson for sponsorship opportunities - krps.ed@gmail.com

Contact:  Shawn Pickens – spickens@frankfort.ky.gov

KRPS Mini Golf Scramble *NEW in 2022

Friday April 8, 2022

Lunch @ 12noon

Tee Time: 1:00pm

Location: Adventure Falls, 250 Lake Reba Dr. Richmond, KY 40475

Event Information: Bring a Team 

Sponsors- $100 per Hole

Teams- $100 for team of 4

Hole Sponsor W/ Team- $150 

Deadline to Sponsor- March 11

Vendors:  Contact Terri Wilkerson for additional sponsorship opportunities - krps.ed@gmail.com

Contact:  Erin Moore, Richmond Parks & Recreation 859-623-8753 erinmoore@richmond.ky.us

Leadership Forum

TBD

Location: Oldham County Parks & Recreation

Event Information: Educational sessions for managers, supervisors and directors.  Now accepting Educational session proposals.

Vendors:  Lunch and Events Sponsors needed

Contact:  Marlon Sams, Corbin marlon.sams@corbin-ky.gov

Fall Maintenance Training

September 

Location: 

Event Information: Educational session, demonstrations, and vendors on site.

Vendors:  Vendors Set Up @ Event.  Lunch and Event Sponsors Needed.

Contact:  Toby Hudson thudson@hopkinsvilleky.us

KRPS Annual Conference and Trade Show

November 2nd-4th

Location: Corbin, KY

Event Information: This three-day conference will offer up to 1.0 CEUs and will feature Educational sessions, socials, and an exhibitor hall. More information to come.

Check In: Evening of Nov. 1st 

Evening Socials (Tues/Wed/Thurs Nights)- Attendees and Exhibitors Welcome

Educational Sessions: Begin November 2nd in the morning

Exhibitor Check in: Nov. 2nd in the evening. 

Exhibitor Hall: Nov. 3rd

Awards- Typically Friday Morning, TBD

Vendors:  Exhibitor registration will be available soon.        

Contact:  krps.conference@gmail.com

Aquatic Facility Operators (AFO)

December 

Location: Georgetown/Scott County Parks & Recreation.

Event Information: The National Recreation and Park Association offers the premier certification program in swimming pool operations, the Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification. The AFO program provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date training for pool operators and includes information on water chemistry, disinfection, mechanical systems, operations, healthy pools and safety.

Vendors:  Lunch and Events Sponsors needed

Contact:  Terri Wilkerson – krps.ed@gmail.com

CPSI – Certified Playground Safety Inspector

December 

Location: TBD 

Event Information: The CPSI certification program provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on playground safety issues including hazard identification, equipment specifications.

Vendors:  Lunch and Events Sponsors needed

Contact:  TBD

Workshops & Upcoming Events

 

Aquatic Facility Operator

The National Recreation and Park Association offers the premier certification program in swimming pool operations, the Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification. The AFO program provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date training for pool operators and includes information on water chemistry, disinfection, mechanical systems, operations, healthy pools and safety.

 

Water Safety Instructor

WSI course trains instructor candidates to teach all of the courses presented in the Swimming and Water Safety program to all age groups; all of the courses listed above, plus Learn-to-Swim Levels 4-6 and Adult Swim. This certification is the gold standard and provides the most comprehensive training for swim instructors.

 

Lifeguard Instructor Course – LGI

The purpose of the instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission courses and/or modules.

 

Aquatics Maintenance Course

*NEW WORKSHOP* Several aquatic professionals will be on site to educate parks personnel who have pools or who would like to learn more about aquatics maintenance (ex. leak detection, chemicals, slide care for pools) This is not an AFO or CPO course. Basic maintenance will be discussed. Dates and times to be determined.

 

Maintenance & Playground Maintenance Workshops

Maintenance and Turf maintenance

workshops are geared toward parks personnel who are maintaining parks and ballfields on a daily basis. Educational sessions, hands on demonstrations and vendors will be on site to answer questions for parks professionals. Playground Workshops will give attendees knowledge of how to properly maintain safe playgrounds.

 

CPSI – Certified Playground Safety Inspector

The CPSI certification program provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on playground safety issues including hazard identification, equipment specifications, surfacing requirements and risk management methods.

Workshops Descriptions

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