News and Updates
Jul 17, 2018
2018 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course
Recreation Resources Service annually serves as the North Carolina host for the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) course at the McKimmon Center at NC State University. The certification is offered by the National Certification Board in coordination with the National Recreation and Park Association. The purpose of the CPSI certification is for those certified to be able to: identify hazards on public playground equipment and the playground; rank the hazards according to injury potential; and apply the knowledge to remove the hazards and establish a system of inspections and maintenance.
May 2, 2018
Equal Access: Inclusive Innovation in Parks and Recreation
Let's talk parks accessibility at our Accessible Parks and Programs teleconference, Wednesday, May 2nd.
Mar 21, 2018
Women’s LeadHERship Workshop
Women’s LeadHERship Workshop: March 21-23, 2018 Wilmington, NC Empowering. Energizing. Invigorating. These are just a few […]
Mar 7, 2018
Summer Camps: Programming and Partnerships
Don't miss this opportunity to discuss proactive planning, the benefits of summer camp, and the standard care for campers before camp season starts! Speakers include representatives from the NC Youth Camp Association, Iredell County NC Camps, Alamance County NC Camps, and the City of Hickory NC Summer Outdoor Adventure Program.
Feb 27, 2018
2018 Aquatics Workshop
Learn with your peers about topics affecting aquatic facilities and programs.
Dec 11, 2017
Carolinas Joint Recreation and Parks Conference
The 2017 Carolinas Joint Recreation and Park Conference is the largest gathering of park & recreation professionals in North and South Carolina and will feature high-quality educational sessions, exciting Innovation Institutes, unique networking opportunities, an amazing exhibit hall and lots of fun!
Nov 1, 2017
Innovative Park & Recreation Facilities Teleconference
New options for recreational facilities are expanding to incorporate creative play spaces and open up activity choices for previously under-served members of the community. Both large municipal areas and small rural towns are getting in on the act – and the creativity they are showing us is both inspirational and instructive. We’ve selected four great projects to feature from across North Carolina: Rocky Face Park in Alexander County; the Ninja Playground in the City of Graham; the Cashie River Treehouses in the Town of Windsor; and the multi-generational playground at Marion Diehl Park in Mecklenburg County. Each has taken a unique approach to bring play space to a broader range of participants and have become a source of pride for those responsible for creating them.
Oct 10, 2017
Best Practices in Cemeteries Workshop
Join RRS, in partnership with the Town of Wake Forest, for a 2-day workshop on cemetery management, maintenance, planning and care.
Oct 1, 2017
Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit
Recreation Resources Service (RRS) is proud to be an organizational partner for the very first Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit in Durham, in the heart of the Triangle — a hub for greenways and trails. October 1-3, join fellow transportation leaders, policymakers, wellness professionals, parks and recreation professionals, and others. We’ll share best practices, build relationships, and influence trail and greenway development in the Southeast.
Sep 20, 2017
Move More Walk Now NC Workshop
Join Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina in welcoming Mark Fenton, a recognized authority on community and environmental initiatives, for an interactive workshop. Workshop attendees will participate in a neighborhood walkability audit; learn to identify features that encourage walking, biking and wheeling; and learn how “pop-ups” can be used to demonstrate changes that will create more walkable communities.