71st Annual North Carolina Parks and Recreation Directors Conference:

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

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Reserve Your Room! Rooms at the Sheraton Imperial are sold out. An additional block of rooms are reserved at Springhill Suites by Marriott located at 920 Slater Road, Durham, NC.  Springhill is directly next door to the Sheraton Imperial Hotel.  Please call hotel directly at 919-998-9500 code NCPR until January 28th for group rate***

Only attending the Banquet?

(YouTube registration video tutorial for with registering on REPORTER.)


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.

Note to Vendors:  Please only register your name.  All vendors will be contacted prior to the Directors Conference to verify names of those who will be in attendance with you.

2019 Vendor FAQs

Contact RRS at 919-515-9606 or Kyle Smith, kesmit10@ncsu.edu, 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.