The Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute provides some of the best quality and value in education, training, and networking opportunities for parks and recreation professionals. Our retreat-like setting at Sequoyah State Park and Lodge in northeastern Oklahoma provides the ideal learning environment.
We offer a variety of educational tracks that are eligible for CEU credits to help you maintain your professional certifications. The Institute is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1956 and continues to serve parks and recreation professionals from throughout the Southwest. Come join us for this February for the best value in continuing education.
Inaugural Park Planning and Maintenance Academy
The inaugural Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute PPMA (Park Planning and Maintenance Academy) will take place on August 2-4, 2017 in the Denver Metro Area. For additional information click here.
The Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute accepts donations to help support a variety of programs and activities for the Annual Institute. All donations are tax deductible as the Southwest Parks and Recreation Training Institute is a non-profit 501-C3 organization. Donate Today!
Volunteer Interest Form (PDF)
2017 Program At A Glance (PDF)
2017 Professional Grant (PDF)