Workshops and Upcoming Events

 

Spring District Meetings

District Meeting: 2 - Derby District

Tuesday, Feb 18th

Time: 11:30am (EST)

Location:  Mt. Washington Community Sports Park- 131 Gardner Way

Contact:  

Ashley Coulter

502-633-5059

acoulter@shelbycountyparks.com

District Meeting: 7 - Mountain District

Wednesday, Feb 19th

Time: 12:00pm (EST)

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

Contact:  

Patrick Manning              

859-404-3817  

msmcparkdirector@gmail.com

District Meeting: 3 - South Central

Thursday, Feb 27th

Time: 1:30pm (CST)

Location:  Warren County Parks & Recreation

Contact:  

Eddie Furlong

270-621-3811 

efurlong@glascow-ky.com

District Meeting: 1 - Western District

Thursday, March 5th

Time: TBD (CST)

Location:  Paducah

Contact:  

Taylor Morsching 

270-444-1331

tmorsching@paducahky.gov

District Meeting: 5 - Northern

Monday, March 9th

Time: 11:30am-12:30pm (EST)

Location:  Boone County Court House

Contact:  

Liz McBee 

859-334-3518

lmcbee@boonecountyky.org

District Meeting: 4- Bluegrass

Friday, March 20th

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm (EST)

Location:  Winchester

Contact:  

Deborah Jackson

859-759-4257

wccp.programming@gmail.com

District Meeting: 6- Colonel District

Friday, March 27th

Time: 2:00pm (EST)

Location:  New EKU Recreation Center (Call for a parking pass)

Contact:  

Jon McChesney

859-622-1835

jon.mcchesney@eku.edu

 

Fall District Meetings

District Meeting: 1 - Western District

Thursday, Sept 10th 

Time: TBD (CST)

Location:  Paducah

Contact:  

Taylor Morsching 

270-444-1331

tmorsching@paducahky.gov

District Meeting: 2 - Derby District

TBD

Time: TBD

Location: 

Contact:  

Ashley Coulter

502-633-5059

acoulter@shelbycountyparks.com

District Meeting: 3 - South Central

TBD

Time: TBD

Location:  Western KY University

Contact:  

Eddie Furlong

270-621-3811 

efurlong@glascow-ky.com

District Meeting: 4- Bluegrass

TBD

Time: TBD

Location: 

Contact:  

Deborah Jackson

859-759-4257

wccp.programming@gmail.com

District Meeting: 5 - Northern

Monday, Sept 14th 

Time: 11:30am -12:30pm (EST)

Location:  Boone County Court House

Contact:  

Liz McBee 

859-334-3518

lmcbee@boonecountyky.org

District Meeting: 6- Colonel District

Thursday, Sept 17th  

Time: 11:00am (EST)

Location:  New EKU Recreation Center (Call for a parking pass)

Contact:  

Jon McChesney

859-622-1835

jon.mcchesney@eku.edu

District Meeting: 7 - Mountain District

Thursday, Sept 17th

Time: 12:00pm (EST)

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

Contact:  

Patrick Manning              

859-404-3817  

msmcparkdirector@gmail.com

 

KLC City Day/City Night

Wednesday, Feb. 12th

Time: 8:00am & 4:30pm

Location:  Frankfort

Event Information: Meet legislators and network with other cities, counties, and elected officials.

Contact:  www.klc.org to pre-register

Lifeguard Instructor Training

Feb 28th – March 1st

Location: Georgetown/ Scott County Pavilion

Event Information: 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.

Contact: Lilly Caudill - lcaudill@gsparks.com  (502) 863-7865

Spring Maintenance Workshop

March 4th

Location:  Hopkinsville Sports Plex

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

Vendors: Members $125/Non-members $150

Contact:  Toby Hudson – thudson@hopkinsvilleeky.us

Lifeguard Instructor Training

March 6th – 7th

Location: Georgetown/ Scott County Pavilion

Event Information: 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.

Contact: Lilly Caudill - lcaudill@gsparks.com  (502) 863-7865

Water Safety Instructor Training

March 13th – 15th & March 21st

Location: Georgetown/ Scott County Pavilion

Event Information: 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.

Contact: Lilly Caudill - lcaudill@gsparks.com  (502) 863-7865

Aquatic Maintenance Workshop *NEW WORKSHOP*

March 25th

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.

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

Conference Educational Session Proposals

March 31st

​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   502-863-7865 

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

Aquatic Facility Operators (AFO)

April 16th and 17th

Location: Leitchfield Aquatic Center

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

KRPS Golf Scramble

Tuesday Sept. 15th 2020

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

CPSI – Certified Playground Safety Inspector

April TBD

Location: Paducah Parks & Recreation (pending)

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

Contact:  TBD

Leadership Forum

August 27th & 28th

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:  Shawn Pickens – spickens@frankfort.ky.gov

Fall Maintenance Training

September 24th

Location: Georgetown/Scott County Parks & Recreation

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

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

Contact:  Larry Brandenburg – lbradenburg@scparks.com

KRPS Annual Conference and Trade Show

November 2nd-5th

Location: Somerset, 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.

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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