Who We Are

The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to building healthier and happier communities and citizens by developing and promoting recreation and parks.

We are a member of the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association, a national organization dedicated to realizing the full potential of parks and recreation as a major contributor to community health and vibrancy. 

What We Do

We deliver a variety of programs that enhance the quality of life of Albertans:

Communities ChooseWell
Communities in Bloom
Everybody gets to play™
HIGH FIVE®
ParticipACTION Teen Challenge (Concluded)
ACE Communities (Concluded)
ACS Initiative (Concluded)

We foster the growth and development of our industry:

Webinars
Professional Development
Industry Job Board

We organize key sector events:

ARPA Conference and Energize Workshop
Provincial Parks Forum
Youth Development Through Recreation Services Symposium

Why We Do It

We believe recreation and parks include everything from play to sport to arts and culture and outdoor pursuits. All are essential for creating beautiful and thriving communities that foster healthy and happy citizens.

ARPA's Vision & Mission can be found on the Strategic Plan & Bylaws page.