Thanks to the 2019 NCPRDC Speakers, Vendors, and Attendees! Check out the resources from this year’s conference, and we will see you in Wilmington in 2020!

71st Annual North Carolina Parks and Recreation Directors Conference:

February 6-8, 2019; Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, Research Triangle Park

2019 Conference Presentations


Speaker Information

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The NC Parks and Recreation Directors Conference provides an invaluable opportunity to have access to direct 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.

2019 Vendor FAQs

Contact RRS at 919-515-9606 or Kyle Smith,, about being a sponsor.


Please review the RRS Cancellation Policy.

Registration Video Tutorial

View our YouTube registration video tutorial if you need assistance with registering on REPORTER.