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The Development & Operations Section is comprised of professionals involved in the development, design, management, operation and maintenance of parks, facilities, open space, trails and other infrastructure developed and maintained for public recreational purposes. The mission of the section is to provide educational, networking and technical support programs and services to professionals who operate and develop public facilities.

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  • Now Open for Applications! Maintenance Management School Scholarship Opportunity.

    The Development and Operations Section proudly provides funding for select park personnel to attend the award winning CPRS Maintenance Management School (MMS). Students of MMS explore systematic approaches to total resource management of public park facilities. Scholarship dollars are applicable for MMS tuition only which includes lodging and meals. Funding from this scholarship is not applicable for travel or other expenses. The award of this scholarship is based upon the number of applications received, quality of responses and the amount of funding available. The CPRS Development and Operations Section reserves the right to award full or partial scholarships. Funds are applicable for all years of MMS, including the Graduate Forum. 

    Please note plans are on-going and are subject to change due to the ongoing pandemic. At this time, Maintenance Management School is moving forward as usual pre-pandemic. 

    Scholarship information and application can be found on the Development and Operations Discussion Page or Resource Library. 

  • General Membership Meeting Weds. 4/14

    General Membership Meeting & Board Installation

    Please join us!

    Weds. April 14, 2021


    Meeting ID: 928 7051 3044

    Password: CPRSZoom


    Celebrate the Section’s achievements, hear Committee highlights and future goals, and welcome the newly elected 2021-22 Board of Directors.

    Board meeting to follow from 11:30-12:30.

    Everyone Welcome!