NYSRPS Committees and Networks

"For 75 years NYSRPS has been the best professional membership organization for park, recreation and therapeutic recreation professionals across New York State. What makes this possible is adherence to the founding documents that allow NYSRPS to serve its constituents in a meaningful manner. Please visit the Articles of Incorporation and NYSRPS Constitution to see the tentants upon which NYSRPS was built. The Strategic Plan formulates how the orginal objectives will be accomplished and the Annual Report is a snapshot of how well we are meeting these goals.

NYSRPS would not exist without its membership and the dedicated volunteers who serve to preserve the Society's mission. It is with the belief The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts that we as a body can speak with one voice for the park, recreation and therapeutic recreation professional. If you would like to be a part of something bigger than yourself, join us and consider serving in the many ways available."

L. Morahan






Become involved with NYSRPS and join a comittee today:

Annual Conference Committee

Recognition and Awards Committee

Constitution and Bylaws Committee

Vice President of Programs & Services

Vice President of Professional Development

Nominations Committee

Personnel Committee

Professional Ethics Committee:

Past Presidents Committee:

Communications/ Social Media Committee

Strategic Planning Committee:

Public Policy Development

Membership Development

Professional Development

Public Awareness

Resource Development



Mentor / Mentee Program New York
This Member Only benefit connects seasoned professionals with students and young professionals in need of mentorship. By phone or in person, this program allows for individuals needing insight and guidance access to seasoned active or retired park, recreation and therapeutic professionals who would like to give back of their time, experience and knowledge. Please contact Tom Venniro for more information at tvenniro@parmanyny.org.
Program Details (pdf).

Ambassadors Program
This network of dedicated NYSRPS members who would like to represent NYSRPS in their communities and help membership in its effort of reaching out and retaining members. If you would like more information- please contact Lisa Morahan at lisa@nysrps.org.

The New York Young Professionals Network
Park and Recreation Professionals under 40 represent a growing segment of NYSRPS. This State professional network is just forming and if you would like more information contact Tom Venniro at tvenniro@parmanyny.org