WVRPA
 

WEST VIRGINIA    RECREATION & PARK ASSOCIATION

 

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PARKS, PEOPLE & OUR ENVIRONMENT

 

Stonewall Resort & State Park

 

 

November 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2016

 

 

Wednesday, November 2nd

 

11:00am – 3:00pm

 

Annual WVRPA Golf Tournament

 

Terradon CorporationThe Annual WVRPA Golf Tournament will be held at the Arnold Palmer Golf Course located in Stonewall Resort & State Park.  Golf Digest ranked the Stonewall course 7th in West Virginia for 2015-16.  Start time, 11:00 am.  Special contests include longest drive, longest putt and par 3 closest to the hole.  For information or to register contact John Cooper at jcooper@cityofclarksburgwv.com or call 304-624-1655.  $80 entry fee includes green fees, cart, prizes, lunch and beverage.  Arrive 30 minutes prior to start. 

Pre-registration required.

 

 

 

 

12:00am – 3:00pm

 

Segway Park Tour / Scavenger Hunt Tour

 

Pending the weather conditions, participants of this workshop will either tour Stonewall Resort and Park either on a Segway or on foot (Scavenger Hunt).  Both tours will begin at the Activity Center.  The tour will begin with lunch before setting off.  Please dress appropriately and arrive on time.  Cost is $75 and pre-registration and is required.  Contact Bruce Miller at wvrpaorg@gmail.com or call 304-669-3181.     

 

 

 

 

8:00pm – 10:00pm

 

Exhibitor Set-up #1 – “Night Owl” Set-up

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Exhibitors, time to set-up your displays.  This is your first of two opportunities to set-up your “awesome” displays prior to the opening of the Exhibit Hall (second opportunity is tomorrow morning). The Exhibit Hall is located in the Grand Ballroom. The Exhibitor with the best display will be recognized with a trophy and prize. The 2015 Exhibitor Display winner was Hays Landscape & Architecture Studio, now part of Wallace-Pancher Group.

 

 

 

8:00pm – 10:00pm

 

Welcome Social

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Join fellow colleagues and exhibitors in the Grand Ballroom as well kickoff this year’s conference.  The Welcome Social will take place in the Grand Ballroom.  Activities, prizes, drinks and more! 

 

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Thursday, November 3rd

 

7:30m – 8:55am

 

Registration & Welcome Table Open

 

The Registration Table is located in the foyer outside the Exhibit Hall and Presentation Room.  Guest speakers, pre-registrants, walk-up attendees and conference Exhibitors will receive their welcome conference packet, which includes your name badge, conference and WVRPA information, Exhibitor Luncheon and Dinner passes, welcome prize and more!  If you brought items for the Student Auction this is a good time to drop them off.

 

 

8:00pm – 10:00pm

 

Exhibitor Set-up #1 – “Early Bird” Set-up

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If you haven’t set-up last night, now is the final opportunity Exhibitors are able to set-up their displays.  The Exhibitor with the best display will be recognized this this at the evening openning.  The 2015 Exhibitor Display winner was Hays Landscape & Architecture Studio, now part of Wallace-Pancher Group. The Exhibit Hall is located in the Grand Ballroom.

 

 

 

8:30am – 8:50am

 

WVRPA Opening General Session

 

It is time to Welcome Everyone to the 43rd WVRPA Conference.  We will meet in the Grand Ballroom.  

 

 

 

9:00am – 9:50am

Planning, Protecting and Restoring Environmental Quality for Our Parks

 

ImageOpen space conservation and creation of city parks as an investment that produces significant economic and quality of life benefits. Review and discuss initiatives for public park systems. Presented by Steven Richards, WV State University Professor and Program Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Studies West Virginia State University

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:30am – 10:30am

Facility & Park Safety & Maintenance In Our Parks; Session #1   

Park and Facility Maintenance is vital in operating a successful Park Department and keeping employees and park patrons safe should be a daily reminder and part of your department’s training. This is the first of twohands on learning sessions that will focus on safety and maintenance topics; Identifying Workplace Hazards – getting the job done, safely, Defensive Driving Crash Course, “It’ll never happen to me” - Dangers of Optimism Bias, Power-lift back injury prevention techniques, Hearing Conservation, Outdoor Power Equipment – mowers, chainsaws, chippers, tractors, etc., and Protecting thePublic - playground and facility hazard elimination. Presented by Clay Medley, Commercial Insurance and Jim

Yamnitzky, EH Griffith

 

10:40am – 11:40am

 

Facility & Park Safety & Maintenance In Our Parks; Session #2   

Park and Facility Maintenance is vital in operating a successful Park Department and keeping employees and EHGriffiithpark patrons safe should be a daily reminder and part of your department’s training.  This is the first of two hands on learning sessions that will focus on safety and maintenance topics; Identifying Workplace Hazards – getting the job done, safely, Defensive Driving Crash Course, “It’ll never happen to me” - Dangers of Optimism Bias, Power-lift back injury prevention techniques, Hearing Conservation, Outdoor Power Equipment - mowers, chainsaws, chippers, tractors, etc., and Protecting the Public - playground and facility hazard elimination. Presented by Clay Medley, Commercial Insurance and Jim Yamnitzky, EH Griffith

 

 

 

10:00am – 10:50am

 

Project WILD; K1- K 12 outdoor and indoor environmental activities

Project WILD is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental Project Wildeducation programs for students in kindergarten through high school, and thousands of park professionals in the United States use Project WILD activities as part of their programming.  Learn how Project WILD fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and our natural world. Presented by Art Shomo, WV State Department of Environment

 

 

 

 

11:00am – 11:50am

 

Try This West Virginia: A Great Opportunity for Collaboration

Try ThisTry This West Virginia has awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars in the past three years to 153 local West Virginia projects aimed at making it easier for people to be physically active or get healthy food.  As their Web site, www.trythiswv.com, demonstrates, they are helping a statewide healthy-community movement grow. Local parks should be an important part of this movement. The presenter will tell you about several ways that can happen. Presented by Stephen Smith, Co-Director Try This West Virginia

 

                             

 

 

12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

Exhibit Hall - Open

 

It is time to check-out the new, exciting and cutting edge equipment, services and ideas the Exhibitors brought with them.  This is your chance to get creative, brain storm and think “out of the Box” with the experts in the Field of Recreation and Parks.  Ask and Listen!

 

 

                             

              Musco Lighting                     Taylor Sports and Recreation                   http://www.whitlampaint.com/images/whitlam_paint_logo.jpg      

 

Alpha Associates             EHGriffiith                 Terradon Corporation                  

              Image                          Recreation Resource USA            Innova Golf

 

 

           All Recreation                 Chapman Technical Group                 Cunningham Recreation

 

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                                                                                                                                                                                   Terry Smith, Swimming Pool Techician

 

 

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                                   WallacePancher Group     

 

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm

 

Exhibitor Luncheon

 

A standing tradition of WVRPA is the Exhibitor Luncheon. The Exhibitor Luncheon is a great opportunity to start or continue your conversations with our Exhibitors while you both enjoy lunch. This year’s Exhibitor Luncheon includes soups, sandwiches, salads, deserts and drinks.

 

 

 

 

3:00pm – 5:00pm

 

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The Treat Table is open. Located in foyer outside Exhibit Hall and Presentation room

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:30pm – 3:20pm

Park Planning & Crime Prevention Thru Environmental Design: Live Experience!

(Classroom Session)

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In-depth park and planning principles, including CPTED through environmental design cirteria, Presented by Kristen Caborn, CPRE, Parks Planner and David Gilmlore, PLA, MBA Director of Landscape Architecturre, GAI Consultants, Inc.

 

 

 

3:30pm – 4:20pm

Park Planning & Crime Prevention Thru Environmental Design: Live Experience!

(Park Tour Session)

 

In-depth park and planning principles, including CPTED through environmental design cirteria, Presented by Kristen Caborn, CPRE, Parks Planner and David Gilmlore, PLA, MBA Director of Landscape Architecturre, GAI Consultants, Inc.

 

 

 

 

5:00am– 6:30pm

 

Exhibit Hall Is Open

 

Join your fellow colleagues to visit and say hello to our Exhibitors.   Many of the Exhibitorsat this year’s conference have been helping our Park Departments become “counted-on neccessities in our community”  for decades, while other Exhibitors at this year’s conference are new and have trememdouos resources, knowledge and ideas to share. 

                                                                                                                                             

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Alpha Associates             EHGriffiith                 Terradon Corporation                     

 

 

              Image                          Recreation Resource USA            Innova Golf

 

 

           All Recreation                 Chapman Technical Group              Cunningham Recreation

 

 

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                                                                                                                                                                                  Terry Smith, Swimming Pool Techician

 

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                                   WallacePancher Group

6:30pm – 7:30pm

 

Exhibitor Dinner

This year’s Exhibitor Dinner menu includes Apple Roasted Pork Loin or Lemon Crusted Chicken, salad, vegetable medley, twice baked potato, assorted drinks and desert. Dinner is served in the Exhibit Hall…....bon-appetite!

 

 

7:30pm – 9:00pm

 

Student Raffle & Fundraiser

 

It’s Fundraiser Time! Most of you will go home with an arm full of items; gift cards, hats, shirts, mugs and other cool stuff.  Regardless if you win or not, the Student Fundraiser is a fun and exciting activity to end the day’s sessions and events. Proceeds will help the Recreation and Park Student Associations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 4th

 

 

9:00am – 9:50am

 

Does Outdoor Education Help Society Today Become More Environmental

Shepherd University seal.pngDoes spending time in the outdoors, early in one’s life predispose an individual toward a heightened sensitivity and appreciation for the natural environment?  What has the date told us; are we born with it or are our attitudes and beliefs formed?  Presented by Professor Gregory Place, Shepherd University

 

 

 

                                                                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

10:00am – 10:50am

 

Round Table Discussion – Environmental and Outdoor Programs and Events

Join fellow Park Directors and Programmers in this round table discussion as we highlight our own environmental and outdoor programs and events that work! Presented by WVRPA & You!

 

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11:30am – 1:00pm

 

WVRPA Award Ceremony & Luncheon

 

The WVRPA Awards Ceremony and Luncheon is our time to recognize those Parks and Recreation Professionals, Community Leaders, Volunteers, Students, Facilities and Programs that that make their community stronger, happier and a better place to live. Join your fellow colleagues as we honor these recipient’s hard work, commitment, creativity, longevity, and passion for parks and recreation.

 

 

Awards & Scholarships

 

*John G. Scherlacher Fellowship  Award   * Austin C. Palmer Facility Award

 

* Richard C. Sebastian Leadership Award   * Eugene M. Fuller Program Award

 

* James C. McClelland P&R Facility Award   * President Citation Award               

               

* Special Citation Award; Citizen or Board    * Legislative Award

 

* Cunningham Recreation Student                               

   Scholarship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1:15pm – 1:45pm

 

WVRPA Board Meeting

 



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