The 2019 Park Planning and Maintenance Academy is gearing up! Registration is open NOW. Click on the SWPRTI HOME page for the link to register. Look under the REGISTER TODAY box and pick the correct year for you. The new Graduate Year is available for the first time this year for those that completed Years 1 and 2. New days will be Tuesday-Thursday, August 6-8, with a welcome reception on Monday, August 5 at 6 p.m. All attendees welcome to attend.
We are happy to announce that we are relocating PPMA 2019 to the Hilton DoubleTree Denver-Aurora at Iliff Ave. and Interstate 225. Only 2 miles north from our previous location. Those that have camped in Cherry Creek State Park can still easily do so again. There many amenities as you can see below, along with very close outside restaurants and conveniences. You are encouraged to secure a room as soon as possible as it is a smaller, more intimate hotel than previous. Please use this link to make a reservation!
Airport Shuttle offered by the Doubletree! Please read, print and take with you on your trip!
The DoubleTree by Hilton, Denver
Aurora is pleased to offer complimentary airport transportation to and from the Denver
International Airport (DIA). We also offer a complimentary 5 mile radius local shuttle, based upon availability.
13696 East Iliff Place Aurora, CO 80014 | 303
Call the hotel at 303 337 2800 and reach the front desk to let us know you have arrived. Please give us your
name and phone number and we will let you know when the next shuttle will be pick you up.
After collecting your luggage, head over to East Baggage Claim , Level 5 , and find Door 505 . Then, make your way
over to the 3 rd island outside of the doors where it says “ HOTELS
Once our shuttle arrives, make sure the driver is heading towards the DoubleTree Denver Aurora and hop on
Upon check in, we are happy to arrange a shuttle departure time with you. Be sure to sign up in advance, so we
can ensure we have space for you and we don’t leave without you!
We will drop you off at the East Terminal, Level 5, Door 505, at the 3 rd island (where we picked you up!)
Space is limited on our shuttle, so please make sure you speak with our team for pick ups and drop offs in order
to ensure a seat.
Our shuttle is available during specific times. Please speak with our agents to learn more!
DIA is approximately 20 40 minutes from our hotel, depending on traffic.
SuperShuttle is available at $22.00/per person/one way. Their phone number is 303 370 1300 or visit
Taxi services, including Uber and Lyft, are also available
Check out our photo gallery from 2018 PPMA.
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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