Actively concerned with recreation, parks, therapeutic recreation, conservation, and environmental education, programs, and issues.
A blend of professional volunteers, lay citizens, educators, and students who are aware of the mental, physical, social and economic values of parks and recreation.
WVRPA is a non-profit educational leisure service organization.

WVRPA strives…

To UNITE into one organization, all conservation, recreation and park personnel in the state of West Virginia.
To PROMOTE professional objectives.
To FOSTER and MAINTAIN high standards of professional qualifications and professional ethics.
To STIMULATE and PROMOTE a widening interest in recreation in local communities and statewide through the conservation and development of the resources of the state of West Virginia
To PROMOTE principles and standards for the improvement of recreational services and to encourage study and research in professional relations.

Grand Vue Park, Moundsville WV

City Parks of Clarksburg, WV

WVRPA provides…

Opportunities for interaction and the exchange of ideas with recreation and park professionals from all types of agencies. Networking with your peers can prove to be an invaluable asset.
Legislative advocacy on behalf of West Virginia’s recreation and park interest in Charleston and Washington, D.C.
National representation through affiliation with the National Recreation and Park Association, representation on NRPA’s Southeast Regional Council.
Joint annual conference with West Virginia Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Association. Also, bi-monthly board meetings and special mid-year board meetings in which the entire membership is welcome to attend.