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MPRA Welcome, On behalf of this year’s committee, it is our pleasure to welcome you all to the Lake for the 2018 MPRA Annual Conference and Expo. It is truly a privilege to have you as our guest here at Tan-Tar-A. Lake of the Ozarks is the Midwest’s premier lake resort destination voted America’s “Best Recreational Lake” by readers of USA Today. Roughly 3.5 million tourists visit the area between Memorial Day and Labor Day annually. The Lake of the Ozarks boasts 1,150 miles of shoreline, which is more than the state of California! But the lake isn’t the only impressive natural feature in the area. Lake of the Ozarks is also home to Missouri’s largest state park which encompasses 17,441 acres, featuring two public beaches, boat launching areas, picnic tables, and playgrounds along with several nature trails throughout. The area is fortunate to not have just one state park, but two! The 3,600-acre Ha Ha Tonka State Park is home to 16 miles of hiking trails, a nature center, and the always enchanting Ha Ha Tonka Castle ruins. If a golf trail is more your speed, make time to visit one (or two) of the areas 16 golf courses. This year’s keynote presentation will be given by Michael Brandwein. Michael is an internationally recognized expert on management, communication, leadership, team-building, and customer service. He is the author of five best-selling books and has written and presented three Emmy® award-winning television programs. He is best known for his highly practical, “use-it-immediately” approach and entertaining and engaging teaching methods. Over the next few days, you will experience the best our association has to offer: educational sessions and outstanding social activities in the exceptional Tan-Tar-A Resort. We extend a warm greeting to those who have made attending the MPRA conference an annual tradition. Please enjoy your Great Escape to the Lake of the Ozarks! Sincerely,

John Shelton J.C. Loveland MPRA Conference MPRA President Committee Chair 2018 William Street Jefferson City, MO 65109 573-636-3828


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2018 Conference Highlights Tuesday, February 27 Welcome Social

Catch up with MPRA members from around the state as we kick off our week of learning, networking and recognizing those who have made outstanding contributions to the parks and recreation industry. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and drinks while enjoying some good tunes. Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Salon A Sponsors: Miracle Recreation and 2nd Wind Exercise

Sponsor Socials

NEW this year! Close out the first day of conference by hopping from room to room compliments of our generous sponsors! Mingle with old friends and make new ones while participating in fun activities and learning about exciting new products and services the room sponsors have to offer. Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Locations: All Inclusive Recreation - 70/71 ABCreative - 72/73 Fry & Associates - 74/75 Midwest Pool Management - 76/77







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Wednesday, February 28 General Session Luncheon

Enjoy a plated lunch with your peers while you listen to the state of the association address, section awards presentations, and this year’s keynote presentation by Michael Brandwein, one of the top trainers of parks and recreation professionals. Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Location: Salon B/C

Expo Hall

Join us in the exhibit hall for four hours of visiting with nearly 100 vendors from all over the United States. Be sure to bring your thinking cap and see if you can crack the code to “Escape the Expo.” Mid-afternoon refreshments and cocktails will be available to get you in the mood for the Wednesday night social! You won’t want to miss a moment! Time: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Location: Windgate Hall

Talk Derby to Me – Wednesday Night Social

Join us for dinner, silent and live auctions, and music before heading to the track! Gateway Downs will be holding mouse races while you sip on mint juleps, participate in a derby hat contest, or race stick horses. Proceeds raised from the mouse races enhance future MPRA events, so regardless of how well your mouse does in the race, we all win! Time: 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. Location: Salon B/C

Thursday, March 1 5K Fun Run/Walk

Join the Health & Wellness Section for a morning 5k run/walk. The first 50 registrants will receive a gift for participating. Time: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Location: Meet at MPRA Registration Desk

Awards Banquet

Help us celebrate as we pay tribute to the newest member of the Missouri Recreation and Parks Hall of Fame and all the other MPRA Citation and Awards winners. Time: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:45 p.m.) Location: Salon B/C

Closing Social

Calling all Parrotheads! – We’ll change our attitudes and latitudes when we go down to the bowling alley for a Margaritaville themed party. Wear your best Hawaiian shirt and flip flops (don’t forget socks if you want to bowl) and prepare for some fun! Time: 8:30 – 11:00 p.m. Location: Tan-Tar-A Bowling Alley & Bar

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Exhibitors 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment Booth #29 & 30 Michelle Reynolds 755 Equitable Dr. Eden Praire, MN 55344 (952)224-1213 Commercial fitness equipment. ABCreative, Inc. Booth #7 Tim McNamara 34102 W Commerce Dr., Ste. C De Soto, KS 66018 (913)583-3332 Full-service park and playground consultant offering recreational service packages in planning, design, and turn-key installation services for new and existing playgrounds, safety surfacing or adding site amenities to your park areas. We work with cooperative purchasing programs and our team offers over 20 years’ experience on projects of all sizes. Accu-Tab Booth #69 Phil Helms 4201 S Shackleford, #B Little Rock, AR 72204 (501)812-0011 Tablet chlorination system designed to ease operations and keep pools healthy and safe. Advanced Exercise Booth #24 Tim Cluny 861 Southpark Dr., #100 Littleton, CO 80120 (303)996-0048 Advanced Exercise is a fitness and wellness partner offering fitness facility design, exercise equipment consultation and selection, leasing, maintenance and service. Advanced Exercise has local experts nationwide who are deeply rooted in the communities they serve. Advanced Turf Solutions Booth #116 & 117 & 118 Denis Barron 8 Cermak Blvd. St. Peters, MO 63376 (314)574-3454 We are an employee owned distributor offering infield mix, painters, seed ice melt, etc. We design, spec write, build, refurbish, and maintain athletic fields.


All Inclusive Rec, LLC Booth #41 & 42 Stewart Mackay PO Box 72 Farmington, MO 63640 (573)701-9787 Little Tykes commercial playground equipment: pavilions and shelters, shade structures, outdoor musical equipment, Elephant Play, playground surfacing, outdoor fitness equipment, site amenities. American Carnival Mart Booth #91 Mark Haug 1317 Lindbergh Plaza Center St. Louis, MO 63132 (314)991-6818 More than just carnivals, we have empty and filled Easter eggs and baskets, filled Christmas stockings, light-ups, animal hats, capes, inflatables, themed party supplies, beads, custom imprints, and novelties. Everything for holidays, special events, and celebrations. American Ramp Company Booth #60 Robb Jones 601 S McKinley Joplin, MO 64801 (417)206-6861 American Ramp Company and sistercompany Progressive Bike Ramps provide every option of skate and bike park from conceptual designs through construction. American Red Cross Booth #85 Timothy Oldenburg 940 Mensching Rd. Roselle, IL 60172 (313)720-4003 Health and safety training in aquatics. Anova Furnishings Booth #79 Ryan Wilkey 211 N Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 61341 (314)853-0170 ANOVA is a privately-owned manufacturer of site furniture headquartered in St. Louis, MO. We create first and lasting impressions in public spaces, enhancing the beauty and comfort of any environment. Our products include trash and recycling receptacles, benches, picnic tables, bike racks, and more!

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Arlan Company Booth #82 Larry Arlan 11705 Roe Ave., Ste. D, Box 139 Leawood, KS 66211 (913)338-1977 Swimming pool chemicals and equipment, pool vacuums, athletic field equipment and chemicals. Athco Booth #26 Collin Anderson 13500 W 108th St. Lenexa, KS 66215 (913)469-5600 ATHCO is your trusted source for quality commercial playground and aquatic features, playground surfacing, shade, picnic shelters, site furnishings, gymnasium equipment, LED scoreboards and displays, installation and service. BagSpot Pet Waste Solutions Booth #57 Jeffrey Springer 9648 Olive Blvd. #313 Olivette, MO 63132 (800)203-3613 National provider of pet waste bags and pet waste stations featuring the only patented 2-n-1 dispenser in the industry. Capable of dispensing either roll or pull style bags from the same dispenser. Commercial grade rust proof aluminum and powder coated with stainless steel hardware. BBN Architects Inc. Booth #43 Scott Bingham 411 Nichols Rd., Ste. 246 Kansas City, MO 64112 (816)753-2550 A multi-disciplinary design firm providing landscape architecture, architecture, and park planning to the MPRA community since 1994. Bergfeld Recreation Booth #13 Chuck Bergfeld 14100 Manchester Rd. Manchester, MO 63011 (314)394-4445 Playground and park equipment and installation. Rubberized, poured-in-place safety surfacing.

Conference Sponsors are noted in green. Thank you, Sponsors! BSN SPORTS Booth #2 Jamie Potts 4849 Alpha Rd. Dallas, TX 75244 (972)406-3413 Founded in 1972 as a factory direct equipment company, BSN SPORTS is the largest distributor of team sports apparel and equipment in the United States. BuyBoard Purchasing Cooperative Booth #16 Tamara Sites 1472 Crystal Heights Rd. Crystal City, MO 63019 (573)330-7779 BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative allows you to bypass the RFP process. Our contracts follow the Missouri State Statutes by competitively bidding while supporting public education. Everything from A-Z. Sample vendors: Public Restroom, BSN, Byrne & Jones, Gov Deals, ABCreative, Musco Lighting, ATG Sports, Fisher Tracks, Aluminum Athletic Equipment. Byrne & Jones Sports Constuction Booth #4 Joseph Schuit 13940 St. Charles Rock Rd. St. Louis, MO 63044 (314)619-3326 Byrne & Jones Sports Construction specializes in the construction of synthetic turf fields, athletic running tracks, and is the premier choice for design-build of athletic facilities. We are proud members of the American Sports Builders Association with four Certified Field Builders and three Certified Track Builders on staff. Capri Pools & Aquatics Booth #77 Dave Wiecher 22 Gateway Commerce Center Dr. W., Ste 110 Edwardsville, IL 62025 (314)277-4593 Design/build, service commercial aquatic facilities. Champlin Tire Recycling, Inc. Booth #114 & 115 Mark Haist 402 Hightower Nixa, MO 65714 (785)262-1219 Champlin Tire Recycling, Inc. manufactures picnic tables and park benches from recycled rubber and plastic material. Our products are designed for year-round

outdoor use, are resistant to moisture, can be enjoyed for years with minimal maintenance and are suitable for heavy use areas. Cochran Booth #104 Kurt Daniels 8 E Main St. Wentzville, MO 63385 (636)332-4574 Bringing dreams to reality! Cochran is a full service planning and design firm providing architectural and site design, inspection, testing, survey, and construction management services. From studies and planning to design and construction, let the Cochran team assist with your next project. Saving communities millions, while delivering your dream. Commercial Aquatics Services Booth #51 Andrew Bohl 1542 E Spruce St. Olathe, KS 66061 (913)764-6990 Commercial swimming pool equipment, parts, and service. Confluence Booth #84 PJ Novick 417 Delaware St. Kansas City, MO 64105 (816)531-7227 Confluence brings landscape architecture, planning and urban design together as a creative but practical means of merging our clients’ needs with the environment. A philosophy characterizing our body of work is to make every project unique through the art of place-making. Continental Pools Booth #112 Mary Herbert 805 E Warren St. Gardner, KS 66030 (913)856-2841 New construction of commercial swim pools and rehabilitation. Counsilman-Hunsaker Booth #32 Scott Hester 10733 Sunset Office Dr. St. Louis, MO 63127 (314)894-1245 Counsilman-Hunsaker is a full-service planning, design, engineering, and

aquatic facility operations firm, providing professional services for a broad range of clients, including waterpark resorts, community aquatic centers, wellness, K-12, hospitality, and collegiate-level settings, as well as privately-owned facilities. Cunningham Recreation/GameTime Booth #33 & 34 Michele Breakfield PO Box 240981 Charlotte, NC 28224 (800)438-2780 Cunningham Recreation has been specializing in complete park and playground solutions from design to construction since 1966. Cunningham Recreation can offer customers a full range of commercial play equipment for children of all ages and abilities, and build recreational spaces that encourage multigenerational play. Custom Property Solutions Booth #72 Ron Gable 253 Chestnut Hill Rd. O’Fallon, MO 63368 (636)293-8764 Park and play equipment. DG2 Design Booth #8 Kristy DeGuire 4835 Mo. Hwy. 109, Ste. 102 Eureka, MO 63025 (636)549-9007 DG2 Design is a firm that is sensitive to the environment and clients’ values and needs. Our history of park master and greenway planning proves DG2 has a passion for connecting people to nature. Whether it’s a new natural playground or the extension of a greenway, DG2 Design places emphasis on improving people’s lives through nature. Dick Horton Consulting Booth #37 Dick Horton 507 Norris Pittsburg, KS 66762 (816)210-3818 Park and Recreation planning and management consulting and educational training.

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Exhibitors Dippin’ Dots Booth #50 Ben Favier 25 Taylor Ln. Perryville, MO 63775 (314)435-7599 Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream.

Forrest Keeling Nursery Booth #90 Mary Gibler 88 Forrest Keeling Lane Elsberry, MO 63343 (636)358-7585 RPM trees and shrubs.

Missouri State Parks Booth #100 Rebecca Young PO Box 176 Jefferson City, MO 65101 (573)751-2479 Information on Missouri State Parks. Staff will also be on hand to discuss information on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant opportunities.

Frog Furnishings Booth #38 Brandon Hermreck 15750 S Keeler Terr. Olathe, KS 66062 (913)764-8181 Recycled plastic outdoor furniture.

Engineered Wood Structures, Inc. Booth #89 Richard Lubbers 1455 Lincoln Ave. Holland, MI 49423 (616)396-0919 Wood shelters, bridges, gazebos, and restroom/activity buildings in solid red cedar. FGM Architects, Inc. Booth #67 Caroline Brogan 10 S Broadway, Ste. 1150 St. Louis, MO 63102 (314)439-1601 Architecture and interior design. Foremost Fitness Booth #44 Hanna Jackson 1122 Spring Lilly Ct. High Ridge, MO 63049 (314)704-9768 We offer commercial grade cardio and strength equipment. In addition, we offer in-house service for ease of business. ForeverLawn Kansas City Booth #101 Austin Meyers 34102 W Commerce Dr., Ste C DeSoto, KS 66018 (913)586-5340 Premium artificial turf for all applications including parks and playgrounds, pet relief areas, rooftops, landscaping, golf greens, bocce courts, and much more. Come see what makes us different and the superior option for artificial turf!


Fry & Associates, Inc. Booth #56 Jack Fry 101 E 15th Ave. North Kansas City, MO 64116 (800)444-9787 With 30 years’ service in Missouri and a leader in the creation of safe and distinctive parks and playgrounds, we are fortunate to represent the industry’s top companies. Paired with in-house design and installation services and equipment to both install and certify unitary surfacing, we are uniquely qualified to serve you. NPCAI Certified Contractor. GovDeals, Inc. Booth #36 Katy York 100 Capitol Commerce Blvd., Ste. 110 Montgomery, AL 36117 (334)387-0532 is the leading provider in online government surplus auctions. All state and local governments are welcome to use our services to auction surplus in the smartest, most efficient way possible. Hawkins, Inc. Booth #121 Laura Eilek 2381 Rosegate Roseville, MN 55113 (612)617-8621 Protect your patrons, your pool and your reputation. Hawkins can help you with water treatment chemicals, service and equipment to help keep your pool free from: harmful bacteria, viruses, algae, biofilm, and pathogens. Hawkins can help in reducing scale and stain formation, cloudy water, corrosion of equipment and overall cleanliness.

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IMC Outdoor Living Booth #3 Justin Coliny 2280 Schuetz Rd., Ste. 201 St. Louis, MO 63146 (314)373-1163 Supplier of recycled rubber mulches for playgrounds, medians, and landscaping. JACOBS Booth #122 Michael Pratl 501 N Broadway St. Louis, MO 63102 (314)335-4674 Jacobs provides planning, architectural and engineering services to municipal recreation clients across Missouri. Jolt Lighting, LLC Booth #14 Aaron O’Dell 4310 E 142nd St. Grandview, MO 64030 (775)538-6533 Holiday entertainment lighting and lighted displays - fun displays that attract attention and give back to communities. Kansas Golf & Turf Equipment Booth #18 & 19 Russell Cole 9900 Lackman Rd. Lenexa, KS 66219 (888)446-6488 Serving parks and recreation, golf courses and municipalities for over 30 years with our complete equipment line, we have the right fit for you! We carry Jacobsen, Smithco, Ryan, Turfco, Ventrac, Hustler, Exmark, Gravley, EZ-go, golf carts, utility and specialty carts. As an MPRA member, we want your business and will work to keep you satisfied. Kiefer USA Booth #120 Brenda Garrett 2910 Falling Waters Blvd. Lindenhurst, IL 60046 (224)643-7106 Kiefer is an award-winning athletic surface design/installation company and is an authorized dealer of Mondo sports surfaces and contract flooring. Kiefer offers design/ installation for track and field, artificial turf, multi-purpose facilities, gymnasiums, weight rooms, locker rooms, fitness facilities, and all commercial flooring applications.

Conference Sponsors are noted in green. Thank you, Sponsors! Land3 Studio Booth #22 Bob Bushyhead 317 SE Main St. Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 (816)207-6019 Parks and recreation design and planning. Landworks Studio Booth #35 Carisa McMullen 102 S Cherry St. Olathe, KS 66061 (913)780-6707 Landworks Studio is a landscape architecture firm providing creative and collaborative design approaches to all project types. Established in 2000, our work is about people. This includes the people we work with, the people we work for, and the places people gather. We do this through collaboration, thoughtful details, and beautiful presentations. Larkin Aquatics Booth #59 Mary Kay Roberts 9001 State Line Rd, #200 Kansas City, MO 64114 (816)361-0440 Larkin Aquatics has specialized in the planning and design of municipal recreation aquatic facilities across the US since 1948. We are experienced in all facets of aquatic design: water and chemical treatment, structures, hydraulics, filtration, coatings, piping, pumps, geotechnical concerns, lighting, and electrical design. Larson Farm & Lawn Booth #92 & 93 & 94 Matt Glaubman 388 S Main St., Ste. 410 Akron, OH 44311 (234)226-4540 John Deere, Stihl, and Honda lawn and garden equipment. Lifeguards Unlimited Booth #83 Renee Jeep 4709 LaGuardia Dr., Ste. 180 St. Louis, MO 63134 (314)423-9899 Full service swimming pool managment.

M/R & Associates Booth #111 Michael Hanley 2726 S Brentwood Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63144 (314)962-8960 Outdoor freeze proof fountains from Elkay and Halsey Taylor. McConnell & Associates Booth #39 Justan Vaughn 9241 Manchester Rd. Rock Hill, MO 63144 (314)962-1920 Parking lot construction and maintenance including: subbase, paving, patching, crackfilling, and sealing. Tennis court construction and maintenance including paving, patching, recoloring, striping, fencing, and other related items. Pavement maintenance supplies for DIY projects. Midwest Advertising Specialties Booth #86 Laura Payne 1707 Southridge Dr. Jefferson City, MO 65109 (573)634-2511 Advertising specialties and promotional products. Midwest Pool Management/ Westport Pools Booth #20 Crissy Withrow 156 Weldon Parkway Maryland Heights, MO 63043 (800)747-7665 Midwest Pool Management and Westport Pools manage, design, build, and provide service for all types of aquatic facilities. We strive to develop a program based on the needs of our customers, whether it is a part needed or a complete redesign of a facility or assisting with operations. Midwest Sport and Turf/Greenfields Booth #58 Mike Jones 3708 NE 79th Terrace Kansas City, MO 64119 (816)204-6406 Synthetic turf systems and installation. Miracle Recreation Booth #66 Curt Hutchinson 1000 Edgewater Point Dr., Ste. 101 Lake St. Louis, MO 63367 (314)436-5000

Sales organization that distributes Missourimade playground equipment, prefab shelters, splashpads, restrooms, safety surfacing, site amenities, and athletic equipment. Missouri Vocational Enterprises Booth #1 Cindy McEuen 1717 Industrial Dr. Jefferson City, MO 65109 (573)522-2939 Metal products including picnic tables and park benches, bike racks, signs, chairs, chemicals, consumables such as toilet paper, air filters, and plastic bags, engraving, clothing, etc. MPR Supply Turf & Landscape Booth #119 Jim Osborne 2541 Link Dr. St. Louis, MO 63114 (314)575-6503 Irrigation, lightning protection, drainage, landscape lighting, and artificial turf. Musco Sports Lighting Booth #27 Nick Mauer 100 1st Ave. W Oskaloosa, IA 52577 (800)825-6030 Musco has shaped the history of sports lighting since 1976. The company’s TLC for LED technology delivers unmatched light control, efficiency, and reliability. NAFCO Sports Lighting Booth #87 Chad Dolphin 206 W McWilliams St. Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (608)732-2423 NAFCO is a 45-year-old, Wisconsin based, manufacturing company that specializes in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of high-output LED sports lighting fixtures and poles for baseball, softball, football, soccer, tennis, and other sports lighting applications. National Playground Booth #68 Ernie Knight PO Box 506 Carlisle, IA 50047 (515)989-0829 Commercial playground equipment and rubber duromat playground tiles.

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Native Landscape Solutions, Inc. Booth #105 Chuck Caverly 9814 Gravois Rd. Afton, MO 63123 (314)477-9961 Native Landscape Solutions, Inc. is an ecological restoration company specializing in prairie restoration, non-native invasive plant removal and stormwater quality basics. Our team of native oriented professionals can assist in all things native. New Again Outdoor Furniture Restoration Booth #109 Kathy Gharst 904 E Laoula, Ste B Olathe, KS 66061 (913)764-1999 New Again offers vinyl strap, mesh sling replacement, and powder coating in a wide variety of designer colors at an affordable price. NuToys Leisure Products Booth #26 Laura Schellenberg PO Box 2121 LaGrange, IL 60525 (314)740-7103 We’re proud to offer innovative, creative, and inclusive playground equipment by Landscape Structures. Our Aquatix division offers imaginatively designed splash pad and spray park products that deliver a twist of watery fun for kids of all ages and abilities to encourage hours of active play. Oates Associates, Inc. Booth #74 Tom Cissell 720 Olive, Ste. 700 St. Louis, MO 63101 (314)588-8381 At Oates Associates, we connect people to their environment in active and passive settings. We focus on developing spaces that support everyday activities of recreational life while balancing the character of the land. Our experts provide civil and structural engineering, surveying, and construction phase service. Original Watermen Booth #88 Ryan Marcon 1198 Joshua Way Vista, CA 92081 (760)599-0990 Original Watermen manufactures and distributes lifeguard uniforms and


Exhibitors equipment to over 2,000 aquatic agencies around the US. We have the longest lasting lifeguard uniforms on the market that are made to withstand over 300+ chlorine hours. Pioneer Athletics Booth #78 Bernadette Misiak 4529 Industrial Pkwy. Cleveland, OH 44135 (800)877-1500 Athletic field marking paints, field maintenance equipment for natural and synthetic fields. Planning Design Studio Booth #28 Andrew Franke 727 N 1st St., Ste 360 St. Louis, MO 63102 (314)241-3600 Landscape architectural services including park and recreation master planning and design. Play & Park Structures Booth #62 Steve Casada 303 Bass St. Park Hills, MO 63601 (573)631-1968 Since 1976, Play & Park Structures has provided high quality playground projects that inspire children’s imaginations and creativity through innovation and superior product design. Their colorful products are designed to engage a child’s creativity and keep their attention while interacting with their peers in creative, yet challenging, environment. Play-Well TEKnologies Booth #53 Erin Morse 224 Greenfield Ave., Ste. B San Anselmo, CA 94960 (816)945-9917 Play-Well TEKnologies teaches kids about science, technology, engineering, and math through hands on learning with LEGO materials. Kids are natural engineers, we help them realize it. We explore, solve problems, and express ourselves through LEGO. Our curriculum is designed by engineers and teachers, but the kids just think it’s fun!

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Public Restroom Company Booth #107 Joanne Summers 2587 Business Pkwy. Minden, NV 89423 (888)888-2060 Public Restroom Company is a design/build specialist for odor free green park restroom buildings, with built in proprietary vandalresistant components and super hygienic. Push Pedal Pull Booth #21 Adam Wagner 7119 W 135th St. Overland Park, MO 66223 (913)558-1565 The recognized leader in sales, design, and service of premium exercise equipment. Today we are one of the largest fitness equipment dealers in the US, with over 30 years of growth and stability in the specialty fitness market. RDG Planning & Design Booth #75 Scott Crawford 301 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50309 (515)288-3141 With you, we design, enhance, and protect spaces for improved health of people, nature, and community. Our process strives to enhance human experiences through thoughtful and meaningful planning, landscape architecture, water resource engineering, architecture, artistry, lighting, multimedia, and interior design services. Create. Meaning. Together. RecDesk Software Booth #5 Justin Waz 300 Plaza Middlesex Middletown, CT 06457 (860)358-0074 RecDesk is web-based software that radically simplifies the way recreation organizations work with and manage the information that is important to them. Our powerful set of easy-to-use tools are designed specifically to meet the needs of recreation departments, community centers, and similarly focused non-profits. Riggs Recreation Equipment, Inc. Booth #9 Ashley Walsh PO Box 6191 Leawood, KS 66206 (913)341-8875

Conference Sponsors are noted in green. Thank you, Sponsors! Your provider and installer of commercial park and playground equipment, safety surfacing, shade structures, shelters, tennis and basketball court surfacing, site furnishings, dog park furnishings, and other fun outdoor athletic equipment. Safe Slide Restoration Booth #48 Josh Lones PO Box 186 Fredericktown, MO 63645 (989)954-6235 Our services include: Polishing and waxing, gelcoating, fiberglass repair, coring, exterior painting, recaulking joints, fiberglass fabrication, maintenance services, and much more. SCORE Sports Booth #80 & 81 Anne Hernandes 726 E Anaheim St. Wimington, CA 90744 (301)830-6161 Sportswear apparel and uniforms and sports equipment.

Scranton Products Booth #23 Tim James 801 E Corey St. Scranton, PA 18505 (570)348-0997 Scranton Products manufactures a premium line of American made recycled solid plastic HDPR, toilet partitions, showers, dressing partitions, lockers, locker room benches and vanities. Our products are resistant to mildew, odor, and graffiti, never need painting, are low maintenance, and come with a 25-year warranty. SFS Architecture Booth #61 Carol Tracy 2100 Central St. Kansas City, MO 64108 (816)474-1397 SFS Architecture is a leader in the planning and design of community recreation facilities, including parks, aquatic centers, community recreation centers, fieldhouses and outdoor athletic facilities. These facilities strengthen communities, promote health and wellness, and maximize value

through creative design, innovation and popular amenities. SiteOne Landscape Supplies Booth #11 & 12 Mike Pregon 1808 Burlington St. Columbia, MO 65202 (314)368-8288 Siteone Landscape Supply is the nation’s largest supplier of wholesale irrigation products, grass seed, turf care equipment, and golf course accessories for green industry professionals in the United States and Canada. Sky Zone Booth #64 Brianna Marichal 2801 NE McBaine Dr. Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 (239)896-7185 We are athletes, free spirits, anyone who jumps for joy. We are the inventors of wall to wall fun, we are the life of the party. We are Sky Zone. Here to provide all of your field trip needs, with special rates available to conference attendees.

Come celebrate with us!

25 Tuesday Social Room Free beer and snacks February 27, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

25 years creating your perfect park and playground

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Exhibitors Sport Court St. Louis Booth #102 & 103 Dionna Helfers 343 Great Oaks Dr. Labadie, MO 63055 (636)451-0400 Design/build or retrofit specialist for both indoor and outdoor sports facilities. Tennis and pickle ball courts, multi-use courts, and indoor gyms. SportsPlay Equipment, Inc. Booth #123 Scott Meyer 8505 Delmar Blvd., Ste. G St. Louis, MO 63124 (314)389-4140 SportsPlay Equipment is known for fun equipment of exceptional safety and durability. We have a full line of playgrounds, site amenity products, and sports. We put the value in play!

SSCI-Background Checks Booth #76 Chris Goodman 1853 Piedmont Rd., Ste. 100 Marietta, GA 30066 (866)996-7412 Research shows that many screening programs selected on price alone disregarding the standards. Agencies issue facility use permits. Professionals want to keep “high-risk� individuals from gaining access to children on public facilities under their control. Low cost programs leave a dangerously large number of criminal records going undiscovered. SWT Design Booth #65 Jay Wohlschlaeger 7722 Big Bend Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63119 (314)644-5700 For over 20 years, SWT Design has developed a diverse and award-winning portfolio, approaching planning and design as a living, breathing experience

EVERY TEAM NEEDS A COACH, A SCOUT AND AN ANALYST. LET US BE YOURS. Over 700 projects completed nationally. We specialize in: Master Plans Feasibility Studies Needs Assessments Audits Public Engagement 303-470-8661 (Main Office) 573-673-6597 (Darin Barr)


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with a passion for innovation. The team of landscape architects, urban designers, and planners create value while focusing on environmental responsibility, social justice, and economic improvement. Technogym Booth #17 Jacqueline De Berry 700 Route 46 E., Ste. 210 Fairfield, NJ 07004 (862)218-8332 Technogym is a world leading supplier of technology and design driven products and services in the wellness and fitness industry. Technogym provides a complete range of cardio, strength and functional equipment alongside a digital cloud based platform allowing consumers to connect with their personal wellness experience anywhere.

Conference Sponsors are noted in green. Thank you, Sponsors!

Turf Etc, LLC Synlawn Supplier Booth #63 Carolyn Makings 1051 SE Century Dr. Lee’s Summit, MO 64082 (816)886-2747 Synthetic grass and playground installation. Turfmark Services Booth #113 Mark Matthews PO Box 939 Osage Beach, MO 65065 (573)434-7323 Contractor specifically for construction and renovation of athletic fields. United Industries/Swimtime Booth #70 Jerry Peterson PO Box 58 Sterling, KS 67579 (316)655-9557 Supplying pool equipment to commercial aquatic facilities since 1954. We supply

everything necessary to successfully operate a commercial aquatic facility including Chemtrol Controllers, AccuTab Chlorination Systems, and our own brand of high rate sand filters. University of Missouri Extension Booth #99 Cindy DeBlauw 1205 University Ave. Columbia, MO 65201 (573)882-2399 University of Missouri Extension provides education, training, and technical assistance to parks seeking to offer healthier concessions items. Extension sponsors the Eat Smart in Parks program that provides these services.

Sustainable planning and environmental design solutions that both enrich the community and promote wellness through connections with nature.

USTA Missouri Valley Booth #45 John Terpkosh 4305 E 307th St. Cleveland, MO 64734 (913)967-9926 We promote and develop the growth of tennis through programs, grants, and education. Vermont Systems, Inc. Booth #49 Kathy Messier 12 Market Pl. Essex Junction, VT 05452 (802)879-6993 Vermont Systems provides premier recreation and parks management software solutions with unparalleled support. RecTrac is a fully integrated, browser based, recreation management system available by module allowing you to customize for your specific needs without having to purchase unnecessary features.

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Exhibitors Vireo - Planning & Design Booth #31 Steve Rhodes 929 Walnut, Ste. 700 Kansas City, MO 64106 (816)777-3004 Vireo is a landscape architecture, community and environmental planning firm that has focused on ecologicallybased planning and design for over 25 years. Our work for each park and system incorporates healthy design principles ensuring an added layer of benefit to the community’s green spaces and enhancing their brand as a healthy place to live. Vortex Aquatic Strutures Booth #108 Angie Monroe 425 W Grand River Williamston, MI 48895 (877)586-7839 Founded in 1995 with the introduction of the first Splashpad. Our use of the highest quality materials coupled with unique, inspiring design and state-of-the-art


engineering, positioned the company as the world leader in aquatic play solutions. With over 6500 installs, Vortex strives to develop fun, innovative, and safe products for all ages. Water’s Edge Aquatic Design Booth #6 Harriett Gunderson 11205 W 79th St. Lenexa, KS 66214 (913)438-4338 Waters Edge Aquatic Design is an aquatic engineering firm specializing in the evaluation, planning, and design of aquatic centers, natatoriums, water parks, fountains, and spray grounds. We focus on creating visually stunning, energy efficient, sustainable aquatic facilities that are also functional and easy to operate.

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Weis Design Group Booth #40 Lindsay Weis-Smith 16296 Westwoods Business Park Dr. Ellisville, MO 63021 (314)565-1164 A civil engineering and architecture firm founded in 1969 providing on-call service to parks departments throughout Missouri. More than 49 years of experience offering planning, design, and construction administration on projects such as parks, trails, sidewalks, recreational fields and facilities, buildings, parking lots, and stormwater management. Westport Pools Booth #15 Jeremy Hentschke 156 Weldon Parkway Maryland Heights, MO 63043 (314)743-4832

Conference Sponsors are noted in green. Thank you, Sponsors! WNB Architects Booth #10 Aubrey Gordon 517 Delaware Kansas City, MO 64105 (816)283-3731 Architectural services.

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Xtreme Green Synthetic Turf Dog Park Playgrounds Booth #25 Alan Grammer 15 Timber Meadows Place Edwardsville, IL 62025 (314)241-8873 We sell and install synthetic turf and dog park playground equipment to residential and commercial properties as well as public parks, apartment complexes, and condo associations.

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Thank you, Conference Sponsors! 2nd Wind Exercise ABCreative All Inclusive Rec Allstate Consultants, LLC BagSpot Ballard*King BBN Architects Cochran Engineering Confluence Counsilman-Hunsaker Cunningham Recreation DG2 Design Fry & Associates Gateway Design Studio Landscape Structures Larson Farm & Lawn

Midwest Pool Management Miracle Missouri Eagle Musco Lighting Native Landscape Solutions Planning Design Studio Sapp Design Architects Sky Zone Lee’s Summit/KCMO Springfield ASA Softball SSCI- Protection thru Info SWT Design Vermont Systems, Inc. Vireo Weis Design Group Xtreme Green Synthetic Turf

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Plants & Pollinators

Invasive Species Control

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Planning Design Studio

Springfield ASA and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board are proud to be members of USA Softball since 1935

Springfield, Missouri has hosted 34 USA Softball National Championships in Youth Fast & Slow Pitch and Adult Fast & Slow Pitch 24 USA Softball James Farrell Award of Excellance for being one of the the highest rated nationals in the United States

Proud sponsor of the 2018

Missouri Parks & Recreation Association Conference

Class of the 2018 Missouri Sports Hall of Fame (417) 837-5817 SASA (417) 864-1049 Park Board

Drury University Softball League Games * Heart of America NAIA Softball Conference Championship *

* MSHSAA State High School Softball Championships * Missouri State University Softball League Games

* Missouri USA Softball State & USA Softball National Championships *

USA Softball Olympic Team 04’ Athens and 08’ Beijing Tour Stops

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Thank you, Conference Committee! Conference Chair - John Shelton Program Committee - Amy Schroeder, Steve Webb, Chuck Kempf, Elliot Wilburn Expo Hall Committee - Matt Vandevoort, Mike Davis, Jason Reinsch, Chris Arnold, Kris Parks Social/Events Committee - Missy Morarity, Laura Thal, Melissa Musgrove, Danielle Reecht, Alyssa Groeteke Auction Committee - Jende Smith, Amy Epple, Chad Unterreiner, Jennafer Mayfield Room Host Committee - Jason Young Student Activities Committee - Ellen Morris, Taylor Lee, Megan Harrington Technology Committee - Susan McLeod Awards Committee - Craig Feldt, Aaron Dobson, Cassie Brandt, Jason Knight, Kate Whaley Hall of Fame Committee - Jim Kent MPRA President - JC Loveland


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Proud Sponsor of the Missouri Park & Rec Association 2006-2018 Commercial Playground Equipment / Safety Surfacing / Fabricated Shade/Site Furnishings Outdoor Fitness Equipment / Sports Equipment/Outdoor Musical Equipment / Shelters & Pavilions EXPLORE

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Spring Education Opportunities

March 27-29 | St. Charles, MO Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course


417 Delaware, Kansas City, Missouri 64105 | 816.531.7227 |

April 17-18 | Belton, MO Aquatic Facility Operators Course Registration information online at


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Linden Square Amphitheater / Gladstone, Missouri

Olathe Community Center / Olathe, Kansas

Riverview Art Garden at Wichita Art Museum / Wichita, Kansas

Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2019

Hilton Branson Convention Center Branson, MO

Lake Olathe Park / Olathe, Kansas

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