The 2017 SWPRTI Park Planning and Maintenance Academy was a success! We are looking forward to the 2018 PPMA when we offer the Year 2 curriculum to returning students and the Year 1 curriculum to new students.
August 1-3, 2018
A welcome reception for attendees will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, Aurora, Colorado. Early check-in will also be available that night.
Registrations for Year 1 and Year 2 is now open. Click the appropriate link below.
Just off I-225, this modern hotel is 5 miles from the Aurora History Museum, walking/biking distance to Cherry Creek Reservoir State Park, close to Meadow Hills Golf Course, minutes from downtown Denver and 23 miles from Denver International Airport.
The airy, informal rooms and suites come with flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi and coffeemakers. Suites add microwaves, mini-fridges, and separate sitting areas with pull-out sofas. Kids aged 17 and under stay free with a paying adult. Free perks include parking, airport shuttle, and complimentary full breakfast buffet. There is also a seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub, a 24-hour exercise room, and a casual lounge bar and restaurant, as well as a business center. Our shuttle can also be accessed for local restaurants within a 5-mile radius for those without individual transportation.
Reservations for the hotel can not be made until on or after March 1, 2018.
To Make Your Hotel Reservation, You can go online and follow these steps:
Call 1 (800) 967-9033
Ask for block code 1807SWPRTI or mention you are attending the SWPRTI Park Planning and Maintenance Academy for the special rate of $109 per night double occupancy.
If you have any problems or questions you can contact Kelly Lanzante, Sales Manager at (303) 306-3367.
For more information about the Radisson Hotel - Denver Southeast, please visit the Official Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast website.
The Radisson has teamed up with Cherry Creek Reservoir State Park and during the Academy, guests of the Radisson will have access to discounts on water activities and complimentary transportation to and from the Lake House, Marina and The Wharf.
Cherry Creek State Park is a stunningly unique urban park just 5 minutes from the Radisson. Camping during the Academy is certainly available if reservations are made in time. Reservations can be made in advance as early as 6 months to the day via - coloradostateparks.reserveamerica.com
Cherry Creek State Park offers the opportunity to explore and enjoy a very natural setting within the city limits. Available within the park are nature programs and trails, fishing, boating, a swim beach, a model airfield, horseback riding, biking, picnicking and a shooting range along with the large camping area with large cottonwood trees. For more information or a list of summer activities in 2018, please call the park office at (303) 690-1166. This park is open year round and is extremely popular.
The Toro Corporation recognizes the importance of quality professional training. With our distributors, LL Johnson and Professional Turf Products, we are thankful for the opportunity to help bring the Park Planning and Maintenance Academy to you, the members of the parks and sports turf industry. Many challenges lie ahead in your diverse profession. The knowledge you gain in the PPMA courses and the professional networking you develop with one another will go a long way to give you the resources you need to help solve your problems and create new opportunities. We at Toro, want to be a resource to you as well, with state of the art equipment and management resources designed for your current needs and future demands.
Enjoy the Academy and we are proud to be a part of the team making this professional training opportunity possible. Have a safe journey to Colorado, enjoy your surroundings and remember we are always available for you, so please let us know how we can assist in making your jobs easier.
The Toro Company
Boyd Montgomery, CSE
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