February 5-7, 2020
Wilmington Convention Center

Register for the 2020 NCPRDC Conference.
Early Rate – $115 (ends December 1st)
Regular Rate – $150

Are you a new director, or first time conference attendee?
A discounted rate is available to you. Email Charlynne Smith for the discount code.

Conference Agenda at a Glance

Planning to attend the reception and banquet only?
Tickets are $35 (until December 1st) and can be purchased here.



Hotel Information:

Embassy Suites – Wilmington Riverfront
9 Estell Lee Place
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 765-1131

RRS has a secured special room rate at Embassy Suites. To take advantage of the 2020 NC Parks and Recreation Directors Conference hotel rate listed below, your reservation must be made by 12/01/2019.

Hotel Reservation Link.  The hotel reservation code is “PAR” for reservations made via the phone to ensure the room rates listed below.  Special Rate: $119+tax/night or $139+tax/night for a River View room.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The NC Parks and Recreation Directors Conference provides an invaluable opportunity to have direct access to decision makers. You will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with over 100 park and recreation directors under one roof at the conference exhibit hall.

NCPRDC Vendor Options 

Please contact our office if you are not sure which type of vendor choice is right for you.

History of the Conference

The North Carolina Municipal and County Parks and Recreation Directors Conference is an annual education and networking event for North Carolina’s park and recreation directors. The first event was organized in 1947 under the leadership of the Department of Leisure Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. Recreation Resources Service now assists the planning committee with coordinating and managing the conference. The conference mission, both then and now is to bring department directors together to discuss the challenges and opportunities for improving parks and recreation both within their own departments, and the state. Support for the conference from directors, retired directors, and partners from NC university park and recreation departments have maintained its relevance and purpose over 70 years later.

NCPRDC 2019 Proceedings

RRS Cancellation Policy

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