Page 1

Past haring the haping Future February 26-March 1 2013 Tan-Tar-A Resort Lake Ozark, Missouri

Missouri Park & Recreation Association


Hotel Map Welcome Letter President & Chair Thank You, Committee Thank You, Sponsors Important Conference Information Food & Drink Specials

3 4 4 5 6 7

Tuesday Information Tuesday At A Glance Session Listings Happy Hour


Wednesday Information


Keynote General Session Schedule Expo Information Wednesday At A Glance Session Listings Alumni Socials Social Information

Thursday Information

Thursday At A Glance Take a Student to Lunch Thursday Session Listings Awards Banquet Information Post Banquet Social Information MPRA Region Bowling Tournament


8 8 10

11 11 11 12 12 14 14

15 15 16 20 20 20

Friday Information Meeting Times and Locations




Upcoming MPRA Events with Future Conference Dates Exhibitor Listing


23 24-30





























70 8th FLOOR GUEST ROOMS 881 to 898











Level 6


Level 7





EASTWINDS: Go down Market Lane past all shops, down two short stairs,to proceed around corner instead downPhotos” next flight of stairs flights of stairs Keepsake Photography / “OldofTyme Studio, and go straight the room just up shortand set go of stairs on proceed aroundahead. cornerEastwinds instead of isdown next flight ofastairs straight the right, in the corner. ahead. Eastwinds is the room just up a short set of stairs on the right, in the corner. DOGWOOD & MAGNOLIA ROOMS: Go down Market Lane past all shops, down&one short flight of stairs, Magnolia is Market on your Lane right past and all DOGWOOD MAGNOLIA ROOMS: Go down Dogwood willone be short on your left.of stairs, the Magnolia Room is on your right shops, down flight and Dogwood Room will be on your l;eft. CRYSTAL BALLROOM: Go down Market Lane, past all shops, down three flightsBALLROOM: of stairs, to our Go Social Lobby. At the Social takedown the short CRYSTAL down Market Lane, pastLobby all shops, flight flights of carpeted stepstoup the Crystal which is ontake yourthe left.short three of stairs, ourtoSocial Lobby.Ballroom, At the Social Lobby flight of carpeted steps up to the Crystal Ballroom, which is on your left. DRAWING ROOM TERRACE: Go down Market Lane past all shops, down three flights of stairs, to our Social Lobby. At the Social DRAWING ROOM TERRACE: Go down Market Lane pastLobby, all shops, take the short flightofofstairs, stepsto down, past the Bowling Alley andLobby, Black Bear down three flights our Social Lobby. At the Social Lodge entrance proceed down the ramp. theBlack end ofBear the take theRestaurant short flight of stepsand down, past the Bowling AlleyAtand ramp, turn right and the Drawing Roomdown Terrace straight Lodge Restaurant entrance and proceed theisramp. At ahead. the end of the ramp, turn right and the Drawing Room Terrace is straight ahead.















REDBUD: Go up the escalators to Level 7, go down Market Lane, Redbud will be on the right, just past the restrooms. NORTHWINDS AND SUITE G: Take escalator or elevator from the Main Lobby up to AND the catwalk toG: Building E. Crossfrom the catwalk toLobby the 3rd NORTHWINDS SUITE Take escalator the Main leveltoofthe Building left at E. Building E’s main corridor proceed up catwalkE.toGo Building Cross the catwalk to the and 3rd level of out Building E. Go leftthe at stairwell Building where E’s main proceed theonside the side door into youcorridor will exitand through theout door door into Go the across stairwell you into will exit through the door through on your the left. your left. thewhere road and Building D, entering Go across thedoors roodon andyour intoleft. Building D, entering through theindouble glass double glass Northwinds and Suite G are Building doors on your left. These meeting rooms are in Building D, next door to D, next door to each other. each other. AUDITORIUM: The The Auditorium Auditorium is is aa building building on on the the waterfront. waterfront. ProProAUDITORIUM: ceed down our main road, toward the marina and Arrowhead Pool. ceed down our main road, toward the marina and Arrowhead Pool. When When walking toward these areas, you will see our playground. To the right of Auditorium. the playground is the building that houses the Auditorium.

Facility Map


































BUILDING A & B (Meeting and Facilities Directional Map)








Welcome Delegates!

Dear Colleagues:

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 2013 Missouri Park and Recreation Association Annual Conference. This year’s conference theme, Sharing the Past, Shaping the Future, acknowledges the work that has been done over the years by our membership to ensure that the quality of life for communities across Missouri is enhanced through the provision of Parks and Recreation services. In addition, the conference will help to prepare you to help Shape the Future of our great state through enhanced parks, programs and events as we help to create healthier lifestyles and more livable communities. Get ready to learn and have fun! This year’s conference will offer quality educational experiences as well as opportunities to network with colleagues from all over the state. The conference program includes a wide variety of educational sessions, region and section meetings, socials and more. In keeping with the theme, this year’s keynote speaker, Andy Core, will provide us with the motivation to achieve a better work-life balance and help us become more productive at our jobs. As you restore your energy and commitment to the field throughout the week, we hope you find the time to enjoy the company of your colleagues at the lake! Sincerely, Patty DeForrest, CPRE MPRA President

Laurie Herzing, CPRP 2013 MPRA Conference Chair

Thank you, 2013 Conference Committee


Patty DeForrest – President

Kim Nicas – Auction Chair

Laurie Herzing – Conference Chair

Erika Coffman – Room Host Chair

Chris Deal – Program Chair

Amy Hays – Student Activities

Maralee Britton – Exhibit Hall Chair

Paul Beck – Technology Chair

Julia Thompson – Sponsor Chair

Craig Feldt – Awards Chair

Amy Epple & Melissa Strader – Social Chairs

Roscoe Righter – Hall of Fame Chair

All Inclusive Rec Bowman Bowman Novick Cannon Design Commercial Aquatics Councilman-Hunsaker Cunningham Recreation – Delegate Gift DG2 Design Fry & Associates, Inc Gateway Fireworks Jacobs Landscape Brands Landscape Structures Missouri Eagle MOPERC Musco Lighting Northwest Missouri State University Oates Associates Planning Design Studio SSCI SWT University of Missouri - MOCAN

thank you, conference sponsors

2013 MPRA Conference Sponsors

Important Conference Information

CEU Procedures To receive conference CEUs: 1. You must pay the conference $20 CEU fee. Fee covers all pre-conference and conference sessions. 2. After paying the $20 CEU fee, you will receive a 2013 MPRA Conference CEU card that is good for the entire conference. Take this CEU card with you to each session offering CEUs. 3. As you enter each session, your room host will initial your card. At the completion of each session, your room host will punch your card for certification. You will not receive credit for your session unless your card is both initialed and punched by the room host. 4. At the end of the conference, please return your card to the MPRA registration desk. 5. MPRA will send your conference CEU transcripts to you 4-6 weeks following conference. 6. NRPA now administers the CPRP program. It will be your responsibility to retain all CEU documentation and send copies to NRPA if requested.


Evaluations  Please complete an evaluation for each educational session you attend, as well as the overall conference evaluation, which will be emailed to you after the conference. Name Badge  Registration is required to attend all conference events and to enter the Exhibit Hall. An MPRA delegate without their badge will not be admitted to the exhibit area, educational sessions or social events. Lost badge replacement is $10 with appropriate identification. MPRA Registration Desk Hours Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Smoking  Smoking is not permitted during educational sessions. Use of Alcoholic Beverages  Use of alcoholic beverages is restricted to those 21 years old or above. Conference attendees will be carded. You must bring a proof of age ID to all social functions. Cell Phones  Please turn off all cell phones and pagers while in educational sessions.

Money Saving Discounts and Offers


Springs Winery

10% off food bill all week with MPRA Conference Badge.

Thank you to Miracle Recreation for sponsoring this great event.



Tan-Tar-A Resort is offering discounts and specials for MPRA Delegates all week long. Visit the Tan-Tar-A Registration Desk or the MPRA Registration Desk for additional information.

Area Food and Drink Discounts

Miracle Recreation is sponsoring the bar on Tuesday Night at 7 Springs Winery. The first 150 Conference Delegates (with a name badge) will receive two drink tickets good for soft drinks, draft beer or wine at 7 Springs Winery. Soft drinks and draft beer are one ticket each. Wine by the glass is two tickets each. Drink tickets are good for Tuesday night only!



Tuesday At A Glance 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Registration Desk Open

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Board Meeting in Salon B 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Afternoon Educational Sessions

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Welcome Celebration & Happy Hour in Salon C

1:00 – 2:05 pm How to PRORAGIS (M&L) Redbud, 0.1 CEU This session will explain the history of, logic behind, and benefits of using NRPA’s new data-collection system, as well as how to fill in the information, and how to use the GIS map. System updates and improvements will be reviewed. Stephanie Hopp Problem Solved! (PRO) Room #64, 0.1 CEU Presenter will lead a discussion focusing on day to day problems, policies and other common issues programmers face. We will learn to compare notes with other departments on how different issues are handled, how problems are avoided and what are the best practices. Alyssa Groeteke Contract It or Run It (SPO) Room #70/71, 0.1 CEU With contracting out becoming more and more popular, we will discuss the elements that could be contracted out - the headaches that come with both contracted and department-run leagues, lessons and facilities. Don LaChance Propane as an Alternative Fuel Source (PNR) Room #72/73, 0.1 CEU An introduction to using propane as fuel to propel different types of mowers. Includes the financial and environmental benefits of propane, plus a conversion demonstration. Tom May, Tom Proctor, Luke Fitzpatrick


Saltwater Pools - How they can benefit you! (AQS) Room #74/75, 0.1 CEU Is the typical chlorine treatment sinking in preference? Salt water treatment seems to be rising in popularity and with its many benefits we can see why salt water pools are making such a splash. Eco-friendly, softer skin and hair...should you consider making the switch? Dave Schwartz Fitness Equipment! Lease vs Purchase (FIT) Room #76/77, 0.1 CEU To lease or to own – that is the question!. Learn the pro’s and con’s of equipment leasing and purchase. What different lease options are available? What best suits your needs? James Drake, Kory Wilson

2:20 – 3:25 pm Symbiotic Relationships: How Students of Parks and Recreation Can Benefit You (M&L) Redbud, 0.1 CEU We know how important partnerships can be in meeting our agency and program goals. Partnerships are generally made with other community vendors and practitioners. “Did You Know?” the expertise college students can offer you? Learn the benefits of partnering with college and university parks & recreation programs. Sue Myllykangas, Jeff Ferguson Keeping Communities Safe (PRO) Room #64, 0.1 CEU 5% of people serving parks and recreation have a troubled criminal history but somehow fall through the cracks. An estimated 30,000

Lacrosse in your Community (SPO) Room #70/71, 0.1 CEU Lacrosse is currently the fastest growing sport in the United States. An explosion is taking place in the Midwest and your community does not want to get left behind. Get ahead of the curve and take control of growth in your area. Jay Coleman Developing a Parks Maintenance Audit, Manual and Analysis (PNR) Room #72/73, 0.1 CEU Want to improve and save operational costs? This session will address yearly man-hour evaluations, calendar maintenance schedules, cost estimates, green practices for pest management, using water efficient plants, composting and creating energy efficiency around facilities. Patrick Worzer Cool Pools, Small Budget: Your Renovation Guide to Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck (AQS) Room #74/75, 0.1 CEU There are many ways to design an innovative pool with a range of exciting features. Water’s Edge Aquatic Design has many years of experience with communities and municipalities creating successful facilities on a tight budget. Jeff Bartley Sales Skills for the Frontline Team (FIT) Room #76/77, 0.1 CEU With decreasing budgets and increasing competition, connecting with guests and participants is an easy way to create repeat business. How do we teach our frontline team to make those connections, match need to programs and up-sell? Give your team the skills they need to drive program registration, increase returning customers and generate revenue through daily customer interactions. Kirsten Barnes

3:40 – 4:45 pm Exploring Partnerships (M&L) Redbud, 0.1 CEU It is challenging for parks and recreation agencies to do all they want with the staff, facilities and resources available to them. This session will look at how you can expand your resources by working with other service providers to provide opportunities for your community. Patty DeForrest


people active today should have been disqualified. Learn what background check investigators must do to actually meet the test of due diligence ensuring all applicants can pass most meticulous national screening procedure available. Chris Goodman

Media Relations (M&C) Room #64, 0.1 CEU Hear specific ways to engage your local media into covering your parks and events. Learn about various traditional and non-tranditional techniques used by parks and recreation organizations to help promote your activities. Mary Lynne Richards QuickStart and Touchtennis - There’s a New Ball in Your Court! (SPO) Room #70/71, 0.1 CEU Tennis is one of the few remaining traditional sports with rising participation numbers (40% annually according to the Sporting Equipment Manufacturers Association). Thanks to nontraditional formats for youth and adults, you’ll see in this interactive session that tennis can be picked up in no time, and it’s more fun than ever! Steve Webb, Larry Haugness Single Stream Recycling – CASH for TRASH Opportunities (PNR) Room #72/73, 0.1 CEU This program will focus on recent advancements in single stream recycling and how agencies can meet their green commitments and develop a revenue stream through recycling. Gary Gilliam AQS – Aquatics DEV – Professional Development FIT – Fitness KEY – Keynote Breakout M&C – Marketing & Communications

M&L – Management & Leadership PNR – Park & Natural Resource PRO – Programming SPO – Sports VBC – Volunteer Boards



Sustaining an Aquatic Facility in Today’s Market (AQS) Room #74/75, 0.1 CEU With constant budget cuts and an increased demand, sustaining aquatic facilities today is harder than ever. Learn how to fight for your aquatic agenda and avoid industry hurdles by defining, planning and measuring success. Hear what others have done to maximize facility investments and keep their programs afloat. Kevin Post, Steve Crocker Reinvent Group Training (FIT) Room #76/77, 0.1 CEU Have your group training classes hit a numbers slump? Do you want a class tailored to both

male and female? Welcome to the world of group functional training, known to many as CrossFit. Learn about the latest innovations in functional units that touch on each CrossFitstyle movement, all rolled into one! Buckle up as we also combine a new form of technology that will revolutionize group training without needing staff. It is sure to knock your sneakers off! Brody Jackson, Hanna Jackson AQS – Aquatics DEV – Professional Development FIT – Fitness KEY – Keynote Breakout M&C – Marketing & Communications

Featured Presenters

M&L – Management & Leadership PNR – Park & Natural Resource PRO – Programming SPO – Sports VBC – Volunteer Boards

Sessions presented by Jill and Shannon are on Thursday.

Jill Wait

Shannon Oleen

As an accomplished executive with 15 years of successful track record in parks and recreation, Jill Wait has proven to be a strong and tactical leader. Skilled at developing people, building effective teams and aligning people and processes, Jill has a touch for delivering exceptional results. Jill is a seasoned presenter on strategic planning, contract management and the guest experience.

Widely recognized as a leading authority in finding passion, creating positive change and reaching personal goals, Shannon is a former NFL Cheerleader and Pryor Leadership Fellow. She has entertained and educated audiences around the world, relating how hard work, the right attitude and having passion really will lead you to achieving your dreams. Shannon’s enthusiasm combined with her inspirational message is a compelling call to action for people who are ready to conquer their dreams too.

Tuesday evening Happy Hour!

Info Here

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Join us in Salon C and catch up with other professionals from around the state before you head to dinner. Cash bar available with complimentary Budweiser draft products donated by Missouri Eagle and complimentary soft drinks provided by Landscape Structures.

See 10 Page 7 for discounts at local restaurants before making your dinner plans tonight.

8:30 am

Opening Comments & Welcome

8:45 am

Installation of Officers

8:50 am

Section Awards (Aquatics, Parks & Natural Resource, Sports)

9:35 am

Keynote Presentation by Andy Core (0.1 CEU)

10:45 am

Dismissal to Exhibit Hall


Wednesday General Session Schedule - Salon A

Don’t miss the keynote address by Andy Core, M.S. Andy Core has a master’s degree in the science of human performance and has spent the last 17 years mastering what it takes to become energized, healthy, motivated and better equipped to thrive in today’s hectic society. Core has contributed to improving the overall health of some of America’s most successful companies as well as some of our most unhealthy communities. He is a high-energy, humorous individual who tackles a serious topic and gets results.

Keynote Address: Life Balance – Redefining Humanly Possible Today’s working culture can have you constantly running 90mph, hair on fire. Tomorrow will get faster. The good news is that what you yearn for more balance in your life - is actually the solution to your “more with less” dilemma. In Andy’s program, you will learn how to improve your work-life balance, productivity, health and ability to stay motivated in turbulent times.

Expo Hall 2013

Join us in Wingate Hall on Be sure and complete will be drawn every half Wednesday from 11:00 am the National Joint Powers hour. Must be present to win. to 3:00 pm and see the latest Alliance Bingo Card (found in Lunch will be served from and greatest equipment, your packet) and be entered 11:30 am – 1:00 pm supplies and services for the for a chance to win numerous (ticket required). parks and recreation industry. prizes! Attendance prizes

New this y ear W

atch for th e “Old W photo est” booth !



Wednesday At A Glance 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Registration Desk Open

8:30 am – 10:45 am General Session and Keynote Address in Salon A 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open in Wingate Hall 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch Served in the Wingate Hall (ticket required) 3:00 pm – 5:25 pm

Leisure Educators’ Forum in Room #62

3:00 pm – 5:25 pm

Afternoon Education Sessions

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Alumni Socials

6:30 pm – 11:30 pm All-Conference Social in Salon B/C (ticket required)

3:00 – 4:05 pm The Road Goes on Forever (VBC) Room #60, 0.1 CEU Have you ever faced a lower level of support than you’d hoped for with a new park project? Hear what Missouri State Parks are doing to make friends with our neighbors at Current River State Park despite a rocky start - including a lawsuit - over a road. We’ll share other examples of how differences can arise and be resolved to help you avoid “roadblocks” and ensure everyone knows the value of parks. Bill Bryan Stress Right - How to Better Dodge, Withstand, and Use Stress to Your Advantage (KEY) Room #61, 0.1 CEU Even though stress is called a “silent killer,” most people know that it can cost an organization an average of $7500 per worker, per year and is likely behind 9 out of 10 visits to primary care physicians. But what most people don’t know is what to do about it. In this program, you will learn what is really behind many of the problems facing your organization - and you personally. Andy Core - featured presenter


Joining Forces: New Skate Plaza Combines Downtown Revitalization, Leading Edge Design and Healthy Initiative (M&L) Room #63, 0.1 CEU A new skate plaza in Poplar Bluff was made possible by a unique collaboration among the city, the Missouri Foundation for Health and national designers ASD/Stantec. The plaza, the latest in wheel friendly park design, reclaims a long-abandoned downtown space and provides a popular recreation alternative for an underserved population. Clark Allen, Mike McIntyre Small Town, Small Budget: The Possibilities are Endless! (PRO) Room #64, 0.1 CEU Are you a small town with a small budget? Come check out easy ways to create a full line- up of programs with limited resources! We aren’t just talking sports leagues: the City of Kirksville offers a broad range of fine arts, educational and athletic programs for all the different interests in town! Stop on by to get some small town advice! Heather Darrah, Melanie Smith Pickleball: What’s the “Dill” (SPO) Room #70/71, 0.1 CEU Pickleball, once thought of as a physical education class sport, is making a comeback as an active game for middle aged adults and youth. This family friendly game is a great way to get some exercise, have fun and be active in the community. Susan McLeod, Erin Rountree

Aquatics & ADA: A Municipality To-Do List (AQS) Room #74/75, 0.1 CEU There has been a lot of confusion concerning municipal pools and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. This session will detail the physical elements necessary for ADA compliance. We will review the “reasonable accommodations” side of ADA compliance so your staff is prepared to make everyone welcome. Terri Johnson Preventative Maintenance in Your Fitness Center (FIT) Room #76/77, 0.1 CEU Every fitness center, no matter how big or small, must have a comprehensive preventive maintenance program in place. This type of program should be based almost entirely in-house. By having a proper PM program, the facility will increase the useful life of its equipment and enjoy less down time - the best way to gain and retain customers. Tom Johnston

4:20 – 5:25 pm National Cooperative Purchasing Solutions (VBC) Room #60, 0.1 CEU Join us for an interactive panel discussion with Purchasing Departments on how national “cooperative contracts” will maximize your budgets and ensure the purchasing efficiencies your agency is looking for. Attendees will gain a unique understanding of the value of national contracts to local public agencies and to the local business community. Gordy Thompson

Wellness Engagement - What it Takes to Effectively Pitch, Implement and Sustain a Successful Worksite Wellness Program (KEY) Room #61, 0.1 CEU Regardless of what the future holds for healthcare, worksite wellness programs are and will continue to be critical to sustaining healthcare benefits, not to mention profitable companies. In this “dig in and get your hands dirty” workshop, wellness consultant Andy Core, M.S. will give you doable, tactical answers to those questions, plus insights into his experience with companies like Gillette, Wal-Mart, Unilever, Clorox, Coldwell Banker, the U.S. Army and many others. Andy Core - featured presenter


Playground Maintenance (PNR) Room #72/73, 0.1 CEU This session will provide a comprehensive overview of maintaining existing playgrounds. Materials will focus on identifying of potential maintenance issues, determining cause, addressing the issues and documenting actions. Jack Fry, Kevin Marshall

Fusion Facility - Creating a Facility That is More Than the Sum of Its Parts (M&L) Room #63, 0.1 CEU Different organizations working together to build a multi-use structure that serves the changing needs of a community exemplifies a “Fusion-Facility.” This new configuration offers multiple benefits including new revenue sources, creative funding options, and lower initial construction costs. It not only integrates diverse interest groups, but is easily adaptable to accommodate future expansion and demonstrates sustainability and energy efficiency. Kristi Beattie, Eric McCune Marking Milestones in Your Community (PRO) Room #64, 0.1 CEU Clayton is celebrating its Centennial in 2013. A centennial is a significant milestone and represents the culmination of achievement and progress. After all, if an entity or community has not been successful in adapting to a changing environment, then it cannot survive over time. Clayton staff will present event ideas, partnerships and will share our challenges along with our successes in planning for this milestone. Sarah Umlauf, Janet LeMay AQS – Aquatics DEV – Professional Development FIT – Fitness KEY – Keynote Breakout M&C – Marketing & Communications

M&L – Management & Leadership PNR – Park & Natural Resource PRO – Programming SPO – Sports VBC – Volunteer Boards



4:20 – 5:25 pm - continued 10 Things That Will Improve Your Youth Sports Programming Attendance and Revenue (SPO) Room #70/71, 0.1 CEU Examine how to increase your current youth sports program numbers and better serve the customers who enroll and attend. Hear ideas for new programs and strategic partners that can provide value to better serve your members. Gain insight into marketing and promotional techniques to elevate your department’s revenue and reputation. Mike Parry Inclusive Design Guide for Play Spaces (PNR) Room #72/73, 0.1 CEU This program will focus on addressing the needs of all people who use play space, including those who have Autism, intellectual disabilities, hearing impairments, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida and other disabilities. Examples of how to accommodate and challenge everyone at their own development level will be discussed. Heather Murphy Preventive Maintenance Practices to Extend the Life of Your Pool Equipment (AQS) Room #74/75, 0.1 CEU This session will discuss preventive maintenance for pumps, slides, chemical systems, filter systems, play structures and pool surfaces. The object is to extend the life of your equipment through routine service practices. Dave Wiecher, Crissy Withrow Technology in Fitness - Today and Tomorrow (FIT) Room #76/77, 0.1 CEU Research on technology utilization trends in fitness will be used to help prepare you for future facility updates, budgeting, programming and maintenance. Ideas will be presented on how best to “connect” with patrons to improve your bottom line with targeted and cost-effective technology additions to your fitness center. Tim Cluny


Alumni Socials Wednesday 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Room #60 – University of Missouri – Columbia Room #61 – Southeast Missouri State University Room #63 – All You Others

Wednesday Night Social

Room #64 – Missouri State University

Salon B&C pm 6:30 pm – 11:30 mmittee has The Silent Auction co rounding up done a fantastic job ANT TO WIN! items that you will W ce packet to Check your conferen and get ready see the list of items m 6:30 – to place your bids fro 8:30 at the social. from 6:30 until 8:00 Dinner will be served rn Knot starting at with the band Five Tu ble with draft 8:30. Cash bar availa compliments of Budweiser products ft drinks provided Missouri Eagle and so ures. by Landscape Struct nner and the silent Stick around after di is to Five Turn Knot. Th auction and rock out ur blood pumping with cover band will get yo & 90’s! sounds from the 80’s

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Registration Desk Open

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Sports Section Meeting – Salon C

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Park Resource Section Meeting – Redbud

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Aquatic Section Meeting – Room 74/75


Thursday at a Glance

8:00 am – 10:05 am Region Directors Meeting – Room #62 8:30 am – 10:00 am Fitness Section Meeting – Parasol II 9:00 am – 11:25 am Morning Educational Sessions 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Take a Student to Lunch (meet in Room #62) 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Past Presidents’ Lunch served in Salon C 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Retired Members of MPRA Meeting in Salon C

1:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Afternoon Education Sessions

2:20 pm – 4:45 pm

Student Section Meeting and Session – Room #62

5:45 pm

Doors open for Awards Banquet in Salon B/C

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Awards Banquet in Salon B/C (ticket required)

8:30 pm – 11:30 pm Post Banquet Social in Bowling Alley

Take a Student to Lunch 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Thursday Meet at 11:30 in Room #62

tors of the Students: Professionals from all sec to lunch. field will sign-up to take a student or two professional This is your chance to network with a you enter who may have the job you want when lunch too! the workforce – and you can enjoy a free ited about this Professionals: The students are exc . Please catch great opportunity to have lunch with you e not already Amy Hays or Terri Johnson, if you hav y can count on signed up, and let them know that the you to…

Take a Student to Lunch!

Free bowling and complimentary beverages will be available after the Awards Banquet until 11:30 pm at the Tan-Tar-A Resort Bowling Alley. Check your Conference package for details on the Region Bowling Tournament!



9:00 – 11:25 am Who Is Your FIRST Customer? Importance of Internal Agency Customer Service (DEV) Room #60, 0.2 CEU Like most agencies of their kind, parks and recreation departments and park districts all over the country are facing economic and budgetary challenges that can hinder their ability to deliver services to their constituents. Excellent customer service can position them to stand out from their competition in their community. Begin the journey to excellent customer service, starting with delivering great service to your internal customers. Denise Barreto

9:00 – 10:05 am People with Disabilities Want to Participate in Your Programs - What Do You Do? (PRO) Room #61, 0.1 CEU Abby’s mom requests a sign language interpreter for her while she is at day camp. While registering Tommy for swim lessons, his dad mentions his son is a runner and is “on the spectrum”. On the first day of group exercise, Sammy shows up and his caretaker tells the instructor he has multiple disabilities and requires specialized assistance. Find out what your department’s ADA obligations are and how to provide accommodations to make your department an excellent source for truly inclusive recreation programs. Terri Johnson The Journey to CAPRA Accreditation (M&L) Room #63, 0.1 CEU Parks and Recreation professionals are accountable to our citizens for effective and efficient operations. Why not prepare your agency to “prove” you are delivering best value? Discover whether your agency is ready to become CAPRA accredited, how to engage key stakeholders, and helpful tips and tools to ensure your success. Jill Wait - featured presenter


Seniors’ Game Day: A Day of Physical and Social Interaction (PRO) Room #64, 0.1 CEU A nuts and bolts approach to planning and implementing a seniors’ game day event at your facility. Attendees will learn how to successfully run this program with minimal expense and maximum returns on investment. A fun day for all involved. Greg Kriewitz, Rick Hardy

10:20 – 11:25 am Parks and Recreation as an Economic Driver: They Want What We Have (M&L) Room #61, 0.1 CEU In challenging times, parks and recreation agencies have learned to leverage existing facilities to generate economic impact in their communities. But what about a “build it and they will come” approach? Hear from a Colorado town where over 33% of the General Fund budget is dedicated to parks and recreation! Jill Wait - featured presenter Utilizing Public/Private Partnerships to Develop New Recreation Facilities (M&L) Room #63, 0.1 CEU It has become increasingly more difficult for the public sector to develop and finance new indoor recreation facilities on their own. As a result the focus has moved to finding viable project partners. The private sector provides unique opportunities and challenges as a partner. Is this a direction you should be looking? Darin Barr Learn2 Experience the Outdoors - Outdoor Recreation Programming (PRO) Room #64, 0.1 CEU Interested in providing outdoor recreation programming? This session will provide ideas for programs focusing on camping, paddling and other outdoor skills. Learn about Missouri State Parks’ Learn2 Experience the Outdoors recreation series and how your facility can participate in the 2013 Great American Backyard Campout! Kendra Varns, Tyler Schwartze

Getting What You Pay for Play Spaces (PNR) Redbud, 0.1 CEU Want to ensure that your construction project ends successfully? Want to make sure “You Get What You Pay For?” The presenter will provide general comments on project organizational frameworks to reduce conflicts and oversights, as well as specific items to incorporate into a project that hold contractors accountable to build the project the way you want it. Raymond Frankenberg UV for Pools - the CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code and Energy Savings (AQS) Room #74/75, 0.1 CEU The use of UV for improving air and water quality is fairly well known; however, the CDC MAHC will require secondary “validated” disinfection technology, like UV, on most indoor and outdoor pools. The presentation will thoroughly review UV, the MAHC disinfection section, and learn about an 18-month case study where a $150,000 UV project paid for itself in just over two years with energy savings. Tom Schaefer, Dave Wiecher Marketing and Promoting Fitness Services and Programs (FIT) Parasol II, 0.1 CEU How much time do you spend marketing your personal trainers and group fitness programs? These profit-yielding areas are what health clubs nationwide rely on to meet expenses, satisfy members, and retain quality staff.

Learn some easy ways to create more interest, grow your programs, and boost your revenue! Christi Gleason

1:00 – 2:05 pm Team Building Activities for Students, Educators, and Teammates! (DEV) Room #60, 0.1 CEU This session breaks out-of-the-box thinking into a multitude of games, activities and learning tools to help build teams, classrooms or co-workers. Attend this session if you need fresh ideas and group exercises to build that hard to gel group or attend this session if you just want to have fun! Shannon Oleen - featured presenter


Kids with Disabilities & Sports Programs – What’s Your Game Plan to Make Participation Successful? (SPO) Parasol I, 0.1 CEU My son is enrolled in your soccer skills program and he’s in a wheelchair and needs a support person – the program starts tomorrow. My daughter has CP and uses a walker–she starts your t-ball program Saturday and might need assistance. My son is on the spectrum, LOVES to run and is attending your martial arts classes–what can you do to help him be successful? This session will take you step by step to inclusion success in your municipal youth sports programs. Terri Johnson

Let’s Get Social! Social Media 101 (M&C) Room #61, 0.1 CEU Beyond the daily post on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, how social are you? This session will introduce participants to some of the most frequently used social media platforms and suggest ways organizations can incorporate social media into current communication efforts effectively and efficiently. Melinda Arnold Designing Natural Play Environments (M&L) Room #62, 0.1 CEU This education session will explore the range of natural play environments from wild spaces to more planned, natural play and outdoor learning environments. We will identify the unique characteristics of each including programming options to maximize user participation and education, and lastly, how and when safety and accessibility standards apply. Bryan Sykora

AQS – Aquatics DEV – Professional Development FIT – Fitness KEY – Keynote Breakout M&C – Marketing & Communications

M&L – Management & Leadership PNR – Park & Natural Resource PRO – Programming SPO – Sports VBC – Volunteer Boards



1:00 – 2:05 pm - continued Enhancing Sustainability of Your Facility Programs and Operations (M&L) Room #63, 0.1 CEU Now more than ever, facility managers are being asked to do more with less (less funding and more impact). This session will address how to reduce costs and environmental impacts to many areas of your facility including programming, personnel, energy consumption and more. Michael Pratl, Darren Barr Creative and Successful Program Ideas (PRO) Room #64, 0.1 CEU This is a fast paced presentation of new, creative, unusual and successful programs. Learn pricing and marketing strategies from a variety of departments. Time will be provided to share ideas and ask questions. Program books from across the state will be available, too. Karen Chandler Sport Management: The New Sexy Emphasis in Mizzou PRT (SPO) Parasol I, 0.1 CEU This session is designed to introduce MPRA professionals to this emerging program of study at the University of Missouri – Columbia. We will shed light on our curriculum, placement of our students in internships and professional positions, and the transferability and applicability of sport management skills and experiences in the recreation field. Jennifer Upah, Tyler Hack Spray Ground Design: Safer Options for Your Community (PNR) Redbud, 0.1 CEU Is your community looking for a safe and fun aquatic outlet but you don’t have the budget for a million dollar facility? A spray ground is a perfect solution, with lower construction costs and a great play value for the community. Jeff Bartley Emergency Scenarios for Dummies the Sequel (AQS) Room #74/75, 0.1 CEU An overview of new in-service ideas for


every aquatic facility, regardless of size. See how to integrate technology into in-service trainings when technology may be limited or nonexistent. Learn how to organize large scale trainings incorporating your local EMS providers, equipment and staff, no matter what position they hold. Jende K. Smith

1:00 – 3:25 pm How to Build Fee-based Group Fitness Program Participation (FIT) Parasol II, 0.2 CEU Are group fitness classes draining your budget? Do you have trouble filling classes? Are your instructors tired of teaching to a handful of people? This class will cover the ins and outs of building up your group fitness programs to be profitable and much more fun! Christi Gleason

2:20 – 3:25 pm E.Q. in Today’s Working World (DEV) Room #60, 0.1 CEU In 2013, we have over four generations of professionals working together, creating an dynamic like we’ve never seen before. Learn effective tips for communication in working relationships and environments. From the Baby Boomers to Generation Y, this is a session you won’t want to miss! Shannon Oleen- featured presenter Stay Current, Stay Involved and Be Prepared (M&C) Room #61, 0.1 CEU This session is for the Young Professional and a “refresher” for others. Whether you’re looking for a new job or happy in your current one, it is important to be up to date on current industry trends. Examples of “best practice” methods will be provided towards your development of a preparation plan. Chris Deal

Concessions Food Safety 101 (PRO) Room #64, 0.1 CEU Concessions can be a great revenue source for your organization. They can also be a nightmare and source of bad PR if they are set up or run improperly. This session will provide attendees with a cheat sheet on how to meet the standards of the Missouri State Food Code. Attendees will walk away with a checklist of items that will aid in passing future inspections. Scott George, Deb Sees Retaining Families in Your Programs Through Educated Coaches and Parents (SPO) Parasol I, 0.1 CEU Major goals for every P&R program is retaining and growing clientele base. This session will detail the positive effects associated with setting even higher standards for your program by developing educational requirements of coaches’ and parents’. After all, coaches and parents have the greatest influence on a child’s sporting experience. Bill Bommarito Have You “Nature Explored” Yet? (PNR) Redbud, 0.1 CEU Find out how two very different parks systems, one municipal and one regional, went from concept to reality when they opened their own Certified Nature Explore Classrooms. Learn how you can implement these similar but different types of classrooms into your park system. Budget, space constraints and programming are addressed. Ben Grossman, Tim Brunsman

Creating Superstar Aquatic Facility Staff (AQS) Room #74/75, 0.1 CEU Are your expectations too high, too low or just right? Does your staff meet your expectations? This session will help the new or seasoned aquatic facility operator develop ways to keep staff accountable for their actions while bringing out the superstar in each one of them. Eden Dowler

3:40 – 4:45 pm Park Master Planning, Public Engagement and Execution (DEV) Room #60, 0.1 CEU This session will impart great knowledge in the area of park master planning, funding and public engagement from a long time department director’s and a landscape architect’s perspectives. Learn from a Park Manager the efforts in tree preservation, challenges and considerations during the construction process. Mike Oppermann, Shawnell Faber, Jay Wohlschlager


Beyond Accessibility: A Higher Level of Inclusive Play (M&L) Room #63, 0.1 CEU This session will provide participants with an overview of the emerging awareness of a new population of children on the playground, and how to create playground designs that meet their unique needs. Attendees will learn more about the range of disabilities of playground participants and especially the rapidly growing incidence of children with autism and related spectrum disorders. Bryan Sykora

Got a Brand? Get a Plan! - Steps to Developing Your Brand and Marketing Plan (M&C) Room #61, 0.1 CEU Are you looking for ways to develop and implement a marketing plan that will increase attendance and build awareness? Looking for some unique marketing tips with technology on your side? If so, come check out the steps to a market and promotional plan - discover your brand today! Evan Cloepfil, Greg Hansen Courageous Conversations (M&L) Room #63, 0.1 CEU There are just some conversations no one wants to have. We put them off and put them off until we simply have no other choice. This session will identify types of difficult conversations and explore both physical and verbal techniques used to approach difficult subjects. Janet Snook



3:40 – 4:45 pm - continued COPS Camp (Challenge, Overcome, Persevere, Succeed) - MML Award Winner (PRO) Room #64, 0.1 CEU Wondering how to close the gap between today’s youth and public safety officials? In this session, participants will learn how to teach our youth, with a hands on approach, roles of public safety officers. Begin to understand how our youth and local businesses can be a resource within park programs. Paul Jokerst, Todd Kassabaum, Teresa Martchink Management and Training of Sports Officials (SPO) Parasol I, 0.1 CEU Where do good officials come from? How do you retain good officials? Where can you find resources for officials training? Learn about the possible progression to higher levels of officiating and why having good officials matters. Rick Petty, Michael Vogel Sustainable Landscapes: Using LowMaintenance Native Plants (PNR) Redbud, 0.1 CEU Many of you are already familiar with the concepts, application, design and benefits of “Green Infrastructure.” The intent is not to detail concepts or construction methods for

Join us in Salon B/C Thursday night as MPRA pays tribute to those professionals and volunteers that have gone above and beyond to make their communities a better place to be. Show your support for Peter G. Sortino as he is inducted into the Missouri Recreation and Parks Hall of Fame. Thank you, Peter, for all you have


the infrastructure method itself, rather it is intended to educate this audience in a slightly less familiar area – the plants! Andy Stahr How to Reward Staff on a Budget (AQS) Room #74/75, 0.1 CEU We all have a budget to stay under, but that doesn’t mean you can’t reward your staff. Learn inexpensive ways to keep your staff motivated by rewarding and recognizing their efforts in their day-to-day job duties. Keep them involved by planning various events throughout the year that will keep your seasonal staff coming back year after year. Chad Beasley STEP out of the Box with Incentive-Based Group Fitness Programming & Management (FIT) Parasol II, 0.1 CEU Learn different ways to manage and program your group fitness classes with incentives for both instructors and participants. From scheduling classes to paying your instructors, this session will show you how to use incentives to keep your group fitness program fun and fresh! Jen Rowlen

Retired Members of MPRA Meeting in Salon C 1:00-3:00 pm Thursday

done for recreation and parks in the state of Missouri. DOORS OPEN AT 5:45 pm. A plated dinner will be served and cash bar will be available. This event requires a ticket to attend. Stick around after the program to congratulate the award winners. Cash bar will be available with

complimentary draft Budweiser products courtesy of Missouri Eagle and complimentary soft drinks provided by Landscape Structures. Cheer on your Region at the MPRA Region Bowling Tournament after the banquet at the Tan-Tar-A bowling alley.

Sport/Fitness Equipment Playground Equipment Surfacing Products Shelters & Shade Custom Themes Custom Design Site Amenities Water Play Bleachers

Complete Park and Playground Solutions from the Company You Trust




Friday Events 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Region Meetings

Northwest (1) Region will meet in Room #62

Northeast (2) Region will meet in Room #63 Southwest (3) Region will meet in Room #74/75 Southeast (4) Region will meet in Room #76/77

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Meeting Space for Internship/Summer Jobs in Salon A

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Board Member Orientation in Room #64

This session will outline expectations and responsibilities of board members, committee chairs, and region leadership. Have you thought about being more involved with MPRA but don’t know where to start? You can learn about all the different opportunities at this meeting. Those encouraged to attend are:

President & President Elect Secretary/Treasurer Board Members at Large Region Directors & Director Elects Regional Committee Chairs of Annual Fund, Education, Legislation & Membership

If you are interested in helping on the Conference Committee for Conference 2014, contact Chris Deal –

! u o y ank

Th 22

haring thePast haping Future

Thank you all for attending the 2013 MPRA annual Conference & Expo. We hope you had a great time and are leaving energized and informed.

Upcoming MPRA Events and Future Conference Dates March 26-28, 2013 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course St. Charles August 22-23, 2013 Missouri Trail Summit Location TBD September 19-20, 2013 MPRA/KRPA Executive Forum Location TBD September 24-25, 2013 Aquatic Facility Operator Course Location TBD September 29-30, 2013 Student Retreat Lake Ozark, MO NRPA Congress & Expo October 8-10, 2013 Houston, TX November 5-7, 2013 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course North Kansas City February 25 – 28, 2014 MPRA Annual Conference & Expo Tan-Tar-A Resort, Lake Ozark

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

March 19-21, 2013 NRPA Legislative Forum on Parks & Recreation Washington, D.C.



2nd Wind Exercise Equipment exhibitor info Booth # 111 Elizabeth White 7585 Equitable Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55344 952-544-5249 Description: 2nd Wind provides commercial grade fitness equipment and services. ABCreative, Inc Booth # 25 Karen Herren 32225 West 88th DeSoto, KS 66018 913-583-3332 Description: Play equipment, splash pads, playground safety surfacing, park shelters and park furnishings.

Advanced Exercise Equipment Booth # 45&46 Tim Cluny 861 Southpark Drive, Suite 100 Littleton, CO 80120 303-996-0048 Description: AEE is a leading commercial fitness equipment organization that provides consultative services like design and layout, equipment selection, delivery/ installation, preventative maintenance and financing solutions. Agro-Logics, LLC Booth # 106 Denis Barron 2330 Weldon Parkway St. Louis, MO 63146 314-993-6700 Description: We sell fertilizer, grass seed, chemicals and amendments to improve athletic services. Air-O-Lator Corporation Booth # 31 Deborah Hendrickson 8100-04 Paseo Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64131 800-821-3177 Description: Floating surface aerators, subsurface aerators, floating aerating


fountains, floating decorative fountains and decorative pool fountains. All Inclusive Rec, LLC Booth # 83 Stewart Mackay 109 West Liberty Street Farmington, MO 63640 573-701-9787 Description: All Inclusive Rec is a local supplier of the highest quality park and playground products. American Camp Association St. Louis Booth # 4 Charlie Caspari 730 Walnut Creek Lane Town and Country, MO 63017 314-560-4014 Description: Membership in, and services of, the American Camp Association. American Ramp Company Booth # 3 Heather Hoopes 601 McKinley Avenue Joplin, MO 64801 417-206-6816 Description: American Ramp Company is the industry leader in design and construction of skate park equipment. American Red Cross Booth # 90 Laurie Roberts 10195 Corporate Square St. Louis, MO 63132 314-516-2726 Description: American Red Cross services, products and brochures. AmeriGas-Titan Propane Booth # 14&15 Roger Brooks 28 Daniel Drive Conway, AR 72032 501-242-2884 Description: Metro Lawn Propane conversion and propane fuel provider.

Aquatic Design Consultants, Inc Booth # 12 Kevin McElyea 33400 Cold Water Road Louisburg, KS 66053 913-937-0025 Description: We design all types of aquatic facilities: indoor, outdoor, water parks and swimming pools. Arlan Co, Inc Booth # 56 Larry Arlan 11835 Roe Avenue Leawood, KS 66211 913-338-1977 Description: Parks and recreation equipment. ATHCO Booth # 9&10 Jason Cates 13500 West 108th Street Lenexa, KS 66215 913-469-5600 Description: Playground equipment, safety surfacing, cable and rock climbers, aquatic playgrounds, scoreboards, shelters and park amenities, skate parks and outdoor fitness equipment. BagSpot Pet Waste Solutions Booth # 26 Ruth Springer 9648 Olive Boulevard, Box 313 Olivette, MO 63132 800-203-3613 Description: Provider of pet waste management systems featuring a patent pending dispensing unit that dispenses either Roll or Pull bags from the same dispenser. Bell Structural Solutions Booth # 29 Cyndi Bible 700 Country Club Lane Blackwell, OK 74631 580-363-3955 Description: Park shelters, pavilions, gazebos, fabric shades, band shells,

Conference Sponsors noted in green. Thank you, Sponsors! amphitheaters, carousel covers, bridges, exhibitor info dugouts, kiosks, trellises, pergolas, restrooms and concessions. Bobcat Company Booth # 60 Josh Heagle 250 East Beaton Drive West Fargo, ND 58078 701-241-8789 Description: Compact equipment. Bowman Bowman Novick, Inc Booth # 27 Paul Novick 411 Nichols Road, Suite 246 Kansas City, MO 64112 816-753-2550 Description: Landscape architects. BSN Sports Booth # 79 Sara Varn 1901 Diplomat Drive Farmers Branch, TX 75234 972-406-3413 Description: Athletic and field equipment Byrne and Jones Sports Booth # 39 Brett Gaither 11745 Rear Lackland Road St. Louis, MO 63146 314-567-7997 Description: Artificial turf field and running track construction and maintenance Cannon Design Booth # 103 Reed Voorhees 1100 Clark Avenue St. Louis, MO 63122 314-425-8702 Description: Nationally renowned architectural/engineering firm specializing in the planning and design of award winning sports, recreation and wellness facilities.

Carrothers Construction Company, LLC Booth # 48 Cherie Worden 401 West Street Paola, KS 66071 913-294-8155 Description: We are a General Contractor that specializes in the construction of aquatic facilities. We also offer repairs, maintenance and expansions to an existing facility. Challenger Sports Booth # 22 Mike Parry 8263 Flint Street Lenexa, KS 66214 913-232-5160 Description: Your TOTAL soccer solution, offering British & Brazilian soccer camps, seasonal training programs, world tours, tournament management, uniforms and equipment. Champlin Tire Recycling, Inc Booth # 92&93 Mark Haist 402 Hightower Nixa, MO 65714 785-262-1219 Description: Park benches, picnic tables and rubber playground/landscaping mulch. Commercial Aquatics Booth # 34&35 Jim Montemayor 1542 East Spruce Street Olathe, KS 66061 913-764-6990 Description: Commercial Aquatic Services provides supply and support for institutional and commercial swimming pools, spas, water parks, water features and industrial water clients.

Counsilman Hunsaker Booth # 36 Linda Duerst 10733 Sunset of Fire, Suite 400 St. Louis, MO 63127 314-894-0109 Description: Aquatic planning, engineering and design services. CTS Group Booth # 62 Ellie Blankenship 15933 Clayton Road, Suite110 St. Louis, MO 63011 636-230-0843 Description: Single source solutions for facility and system retrofits with guaranteed performance and savings resulting in comfortable and energy efficient environments. Cunningham Recreation Booth # 28 Michele Ziegelmeyer PO Box 240981 Charlotte, NC 28224 800-438-2780 Description: Complete park and playground solutions, design through construction, playground equipment, sports and fitness equipment, shade and shelters, safety surfacing and custom theme. Custom Property Solutions Booth # 120 Ron Gable 253 Chestnut Hill Road O’Fallon, MO 63368 636-293-8764 Description: Parks and recreation products and services.



DG2 Design Booth # 117 Kristy DeGuire 7062 Lindenwood Place St. Louis, MO 63109 314-258-2754 Description: Landscape architecture (conceptual - construction): Parks and recreation, trails and greenways, natural playgrounds, streetscapes, master planning, ADA design, campus planning, funding strategies and more!

Description: Commercial fitness equipment and indoor/outdoor flooring.

Description: Tennis court construction and repair.

Fry & Associates, Inc Booth # 1 John Fry 101 East 15th Avenue North Kansas City, MO 64116 800-221-4825 or Description: Innovative commercial park and playground equipment, design services and construction services.

Get Lit, LLC Booth # 50 Summer Hull 13243 Puppy Creek Road, Suite 9 Springdale, AR 72762 479-966-5483 Description: Holiday decorations, custom displays and large trees.

Elkay Manufacturing Booth # 66 Michael Hanley, Jr 2222 Camden Court Oak Brook, IL 60523 630-207-0268 Description: World leader in water coolers, fountains and bottle filling stations.

G. Farney & Associates, Inc Booth # 41 Gary Farney PO Box 780725 Wichita, KS 67178 316-655-9513 Description: Nemato Filtration and Accessories, Acu-Trol Chemical Controllers, Lincoln Aquatics and Pulsar Chemical.

Elliott Data Systems Booth # 40 Zach Chew 17825 Edison Avenue Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-386-8400 Description: A 40-year company working with organizations and government agencies on security technology: integrated photo ID, secure door access, visitor management and tracking solutions.


GameTime Athletics Booth # 59 Derek Roberts PO Box 55 Weston, MO 64098 877-891-2476 Description: Your one-stop shop for all your athletic field equipment needs.

Fitness Resource Group Booth # 55 Kory Wilson PO Box 23769 Overland Park, KS 66283 314-662-6429 Description: Fitness equipment sales, service, design and consulting.

Gateway Porous Pave Booth # 63 Tim Cassidy 1701 Dielman Road St. Louis, MO 63132 314-427-5500 Description: Gateway Porous Pave uses a revolutionary new paving product that is heavy duty, flexible and highly porous. Used for pathway repairs, stormwater runoff, tree surrounds, etc.

Foremost Fitness Group, LLC Booth # 71 Brody Jackson 704 Heatherstone Drive High Ridge, MO 63049 314-413-2022

Gerald Perry Tennis Co, Inc Booth # 76 Carla Magers 3381 East Sommerset Road Springfield, MO 65804 417-865-1217

Hasty Awards Booth # 74 Thad O’Connor 1015 Enterprise Street Ottawa, KS 66067 785-242-5297 Description: Awards company: medals, trophies and ribbons. Hermann Tourism Booth # 68 Jim Grebing 312 Market Street Hermann, MO 65041 573-486-8995 Description: German heritage, winery tours. Holophane Lighting Booth # 6 Wade Johnson 105 Castle Creek Court St. Paul, MO 63366 314-277-5959 Description: Premium commercial lighting products. Hydro Dramatics - Aqua Master Booth # 115 Paul Kaus 1228 South 8th Street St. Louis, MO 63104 314-231-9806 Description: Floating fountains and aeration equipment.

Conference Sponsors noted in green. Thank you, Sponsors! JACOBS Booth # 113 Michael Pratl 501 North Broadway St. Louis, MO 63102 314-335-4674 Description: Jacobs provides planning, architectural and engineering design, commissioning and construction. Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau Booth # 73 Marianne Thies PO Box 2227 Jefferson City, MO 65102 573-632-2820 Description: Exciting bus trips to Jefferson City! Lunch and the Dump, Puppies on Parole, Ghostly Adventure and more with smaller portion/smaller price lunch menus. John Deere Booth # 18&19 Toney Wallace 10789 South Ridgeview Road Olathe, KS 66061 913-534-4054 Description: The world’s largest leading manufacturer of agricultural and forestry equipment; a leading supplier of equipment used in lawn, grounds and turf care; and a major manufacturer of construction equipment. Johnny Mac’s Sporting Goods Booth # 42 Phil Steele 10100 Watson Road St. Louis, MO 63127 314-966-5444 Description: Athletic equipment, uniforms, T-shirts, screenprinting and embroidery services. Kiefer Specialty Flooring, Inc Booth # 116 Brenda Garrett 2910 Falling Waters Boulevard Lindenhurst, IL 60046 847-245-8450 Description: Kiefer is an award-winning, athletic surface design and installation company and is an authorized dealer of Mondo sports surfaces. Kiefer offers design and installation for track and field, artificial turf fields, gymnasiums, field houses, weight rooms and multipurpose areas. Kirksville Tourism Booth # 49 Debi Boughton 304 South Franklin Kirksville, MO 63501 660-665-3766 debi.boughton@visitkirksville,com Description: Kirksville, Missouri’s North Star is a great destination for your group. Itineraries include nature, antiquing, foodie tour, history and culture tour. Land 3 Studio, LLC Booth # 82 Bob Bushyhead 1100 West Cambridge Circle Drive, Suite 550 Kansas City, KS 66103 913-371-7933 Description: Parks and recreation planning and design services. Larkin Aquatics Booth # 51 Virginia Nunamaker 9200 Ward Parkway, Suite 200 Kansas City, MO 64114 816-361-0440 Description: Larkin Aquatics provides planning, design and renovation for aquatic centers, waterparks, competitive, recreational and therapeutic pools, Natatoriums/recreation centers and spraygrounds. Lifeguards Unlimited, Inc Booth # 88&89 Renee Jeep 4709 LaGuardia Drive, Suite 180 St. Louis, MO 63134 314-423-9899 Description: Full-service swimming pool management.

McCownGordon Construction Booth # 86 Jennifer Sivwright 422 Admiral Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64106 816-877-0620 Description: Commercial construction. Midwest Advertising Specialties, Inc Booth # 65 Laura Payne PO Box 104194 Jefferson City, MO 65110 573-634-2511 Description: Advertising specialties and promotional products. Midwest Pool Service & Supply Co Booth # 24 Sam Williamson 7841 Manchester Road St. Louis, MO 63143 314-781-1000 Description: Outstanding swimming pool chlorination/sanitation systems. Midwest Products Group Booth # 13 Luke Mueller 2203 East McCarty Jefferson City, MO 65101 573-635-7119 Description: Outdoor hardscape and masonry supply company. Miracle Recreation Booth # 32 Curt Hutchinson PO Box 194 Troy, MO 63379 636-528-8301 Description: Playground equipment, splashpads, shelters, site amenities, fitness equipment, safety surfacing and restrooms.



Missouri Propane Research and Education Council Booth # 122-124 Steve Ahrens 4110 Country Club Drive Jefferson City, MO 65109 573-893-7655 Description: A demonstration of the benefits of using propane mowers to reduce expenses and increase air quality.

revenues significantly. Do a better job of serving your community. FREE!

Missouri State Parks Booth # 107 Connie Schmidt PO Box 176 Jefferson City, MO 65102 573-751-8463 Description: Information about Missouri State Parks, Recreational Trails Program grants and Land and Water Conservation Fund grants.

Musco Lighting Booth # 37 Michael Shindler 3410 Tanglewood Way Fulton, MO 65251 641-295-5130 Description: Musco provides indoor and outdoor lighting solutions and makes lighting happen worldwide. Featuring the environmentally- and budget-friendly “Light-Structure Green� system.

Missouri Turf Paint Booth # 114 Larry Davis 1201 East 63rd Street Kansas City, MO 64110 800-426-0774 Description: Athletic field paint. Missouri Vocational Enterprise Booth # 87 Dianne Salmons 1717 Industrial Drive Jefferson City, MO 65109 573-522-2939 Description: MVE provides wood furniture, clothing, signs, metal, engraving, printing, graphic arts and consumable products. Monitor Productions Booth # 102 Richard Hines 110 East Main Street Wyanet, IL 61379 815-699-2424 Description: Free monitor systems. Keep your membership fully informed of your programs and events. Increase program


MPR Supply Company Booth # 112 James Osborne 2541 Link Road St. Louis, MO 63114 314-575-6503 Description: Drainage, lighting, smart watering, irrigation and watergardens.

National Joint Powers Alliance Booth # 47 Gordy Thompson PO Box 219 Staples, MN 56479 218-894-1930 Description: National Joint Powers Alliance is a government contracted agency providing MPRA agencies access to competitively bid and nationally leveraged contracts. New Again, Inc - Outdoor Furniture Restoration Booth # 91 Kathy Gharst 904 East Loula, Suite B Olathe, KS 60661 913-764-1999 Description: Re-strapping, mesh sling replacement and powder coating of all outdoor furniture. Northwest Missouri State University Booth # 7 Matt Symonds 800 University Drive, MH 208 Maryville, MO 64468

660-562-1297 Description: Undergraduate and Graduate programs in recreation. Home to MOZINGO outdoor education and recreation area. Oates Associates, Inc Booth # 78 Barbara Anderson 100 Lanter Court, Suite 100 Collinsville, IL 62234 618-345-2200 Description: Engineering and architectural design, transportation planning, traffic engineering, highway and street design, water resources, site design, structural engineering, municipal services, recreational facilities, survey and construction services. Pizzo & Associates, Ltd Booth # 72 Susan Kuntzendorf PO Box 98 Leland, IL 60531 815-495-2300 Description: Ecological restoration firm dedicated to restoring, creating and enhancing prairies, wetlands, woodlands and savannas. Pizzo offers design, planning, installation, stewardship, shoreline and prescribed fire. Planning Design Studio Booth # 33 Andrew Franke 727 North 1st Street, Suite 360 St. Louis, MO 63102 314-241-3600 Description: Landscape architectural services including park and recreation master planning and design. PR Fitness Equipment, Inc Booth # 77 Joel Spalding 5072A Tholozan Avenue St. Louis, MO 63109 314-299-3236 Description: We provide new and preowned commercial fitness equipment and specialize in all aspects of planning,

Conference Sponsors noted in green. Thank you, Sponsors! design, equipment, service and support. Premier Picks - Performance Fitness Equipment Booth # 61 Mike McGraw 1202 SW Crystal Creek Place Blue Springs, MO 64015 816-830-4282 Description: 29 years representing the fitness industry’s best equipment.

RL Mueller Popcorn & Supply Booth # 108 Rich Mueller 6198 Bermuda Road St. Louis, MO 63135 314-524-3232 Description: Providing concession equipment and supplies to the park and recreation industry for over 50 years. Visit us at

Professional Turf Products Booth # 119 Hannah Boenker 1010 North Industrial Boulevard Euless, TX 76039 817-785-1900 Description: We are the South Central US’ premiere provider of outdoor beautification solutions. We provide exceptional products from the Toro Company as well as many other topflight manufacturers. We sell to independent dealers, golf courses, schools and municipalities.

Sapp Design Associates Architects, PC Booth # 20 Michael Sapp 3750 South Fremont Avenue Springfield, MO 65804 417-877-9600 Description: Architects.

Public Restroom Company Booth # 121 Katie Sherin 9390 Gateway Drive Reno, NV 89521 888-888-2060 Description: Public Restroom Company is a design/build specialist for odor-free, green park restroom buildings, spray park equipment buildings, showers and concessions with built-in proprietary vandal resistant components and super hygienic technology. Rainout Line Booth # 21 Ron Ring 1256 Vinetree Drive Brandon, FL 33510 816-797-2067 Description: Weather information hotline system. Great for adult and youth leagues, pool/aquatic centers, classes and special events. Improves customer service, saves time and simple to use.

SCORE Sports Booth # 11 Maribel Anguiano 726 East Anaheim Street Wilmington, CA 90744 310-830-6161 Description: Athletic sportswear, soccer, basketball and equipment. Scranton Products Booth # 43 Tim James 801 East Corye Scranton, PA 18505 636-294-7172 Description: Solid plastic restroom partitions, lockers and vanities. Sedalia Convention & Visitors Bureau Booth # 105 Carolyn Crooker 600 East 3rd Street Sedalia, MO 65301 800-827-5295 Description: Visitor information, group tour packages, Flea Hop and Girls Night Out.

SFS Architecture Booth # 5 Carol Martin Tracy 1150 Grand Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64106 816-474-1397 Description: Planning, architecture and interior design for community recreation centers, aquatic complexes, athletic facilities, parks, trails, open space and other recreational and cultural amenities. Spalding Team Sports Booth # 69 Lisa Miceli 1 Fruit of the Loom Bowling Green, KY 42103 314-288-8749 Description: Spalding inflated products (basketballs, footballs, volleyballs and soccer balls), Dudley softballs and Spalding equipment (basketball and volleyball). Sport Court of the Ozarks Booth # 70 Brent Beckmann 63 Abbott Road Eldon, MO 65026 573-434-4491 Description: Sport Court sells and installs indoor and outdoor sports performance surfaces and offers a wide variety of sports equipment. We build outdoor game/tennis courts. Sportable Scoreboards Booth # 30 Daniel Fukuhara 106 Max Hurt Drive Murray, KY 42071 270-759-1600 Description: Sportable Scoreboards® is a name synonymous with excellence in the scoring industry. As one of America’s largest and most trusted scoreboard manufacturers, we have exceeded the scoring needs of organizations like yours for over two decades.



SportsPlay Equipment, Inc Booth # 67 Scott Meyer 5642 Natural Bridge St. Louis, MO 63120 314-389-4140 Description: Manufacturer of fun equipment of exceptional safety and durability. Since 1996, SportsPlay has been focused on maintaining the best value on the playground and in the neighborhood.

SSCI Booth # 38 Chris Goodman 1853 Piedmont Road, Suite 100 Marietta, GA 30066 866-996-7412 Description: Providing the National Background Check Program for all park and recreation agencies across the US. Technogym USA Booth # 81 Christine Almonte 700 Route 46 East Fairfield, NJ 7004 609-202-5481 Description: Technogym is one of the leading suppliers of cardiovascular and resistance equipment. The Stresscrete Group Booth # 57 Norm Worthy 14503 Wallick Road Atchison, KS 66002 913-255-3112 Description: Manufacturer of prestressed concrete poles and high performance decorative luminaries. Turf, etc. LLC Booth # 109 Angela Grego 1314 SW Market Street Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 816-886-2747 Description: Synthetic grass for play areas, pet areas, golf areas, landscaping,


decks and patios.

United Industries, Inc Swimtime Booth # 23 Jerry Peterson 202 East Cleveland Sterling, KS 67579 316-655-9557 Description: United Industries, Inc has been a manufacturer and distributor of commercial aquatic equipment and related supplies since 1954. Our SwimTime Commercial Aquatics Equipment catalog is published annually. Univeristy of Missouri Extension - MOCAN Booth # 8 Cindy Debaluw 1205 University Avenue, Suite 300 Columbia, MO 65211 573-882-2399 Description: Resources to assist parks in providing healthy choices in their food service operations. Opportunities to sample healthy foods. Upbeat Site Furnishings Booth # 64 Anna Slattery 211 North Lindbergh St. Louis, MO 63141 314-754-0836 Description: Dedicated supplier of high quality, long lasting site furnishings and amenities designed to meet every customer’s needs. USTA Missouri Valley Booth # 75 John Terpkosh 1775 East Diehl Avenue Des Moines, IA 50320 913-322-4835 Description: Promoting tennis programs, resources and grants. Vermont Systems, Inc Booth # 118 Kathy Messier 12 Market Place

Essex Junction, VT 5452 802-879-6993 Description: Vermont Systems specializes in providing world class parks and recreation application software designed to provide increased efficiency and productivity in an easy to use package. Water’s Edge Aquatic Design Booth # 2 Caroline Casper 11205 West 79th Street Lenexa, KS 66214 913-438-4338 Description: Aquatic engineering firm specializing in the evaluation, planning and design of swimming pools, aquatic centers, water parks and spraygrounds. Westport Pools Booth # 84&85 David White 156 Weldon Parkway Maryland Heights, MO 63043 314-432-1801 Description: Design, build, service chemicals, lifeguard management and equipment. WNB Architects Booth # 44 Jenna Guild 517 Delaware Kansas City, MO 64105 816-283-3731 Description: Specialty architecture for recreation and aquatic facilities. Worlds of Fun Booth # 80 Allison Prettyman 4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue Kansas City, MO 64161 816-303-5128 Description: The premier family entertainment in the Midwest, Worlds of Fun offers 235 acres of rides, shows and attractions, including admission to Oceans of Fun’s 60 acres of water slides and soaking rides.


haring thePast haping Future


IllumInatIng Generations

You’re not just buying lights. You’re buying an affordable system that reduces energy and maintenance costs year after year. That means while decreasing wasted energy, you’ll save money and help protect the environment for his future.

To learn more visit:

For Your Budget For The Environment ©2013 Musco Sports Lighting, LLC · ADMO13-1

Local area representatives: Joe Fox (Missouri) Brad Thompson (west Missouri)

2013 Conference  

MPRA 2013 Conference program

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you