Parks & Recreation Academy

  • Academy

This three day academy is held in a hotel setting, away from the office, and limited to 25 participants. It is designed to address the challenges and responsibilities of managers and supervisors and provide them with knowledge, techniques, and solutions. With Best Practices in mind, the Academy proposes strategies for developing new programs, evaluating existing programs, writing grants, considering ADA requirements, staffing, and providing safe environments in parks and aquatic centers. Additional topics include guidelines for writing and signing contracts, joint use agreements, and overseeing special events. In an interactive environment, participants discuss the risks and hazards unique to parks and recreation and explore innovative, effective, and creative answers to their questions.

*Registration Information Cost with three-night stay at the hotel is $375.00 or without hotel stay is $175.00 for Authority member agencies. This fee also includes breakfast, lunch, and all training materials. Dinner and transportation are not included. You will be sent an email from Michelle Aguayo to confirm if you are planning to stay at the hotel. We will make your hotel reservations for you. You can reach Michelle at (562) 467 8777 or

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate, please contact the California JPIA training division by email,, within two business days of the training date, noting that the Authority is closed on Fridays.

Topics Covered

  • Parks and Recreation Risk Management
  • Contracts and Joint Use Agreements
  • Preparing a Parks and Recreation Master Plan Protecting Citizens Now and in the Future
  • Playground Safety and Defending Your Agency Against Playground Litigation
  • Safe Facilities Conducting a Safe Facilities Review
  • Public Input Process Meetings with Meanings
  • Emergency Plans
  • Essentials of Grant Writing
  • Aquatic Centers
  • Recreation for Tomorrow Keeping Safety First


24 hours


Best Practices


As Needed

Who Should Attend:

All Parks And Recreation Management Level Employees