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Missouri Park & Recreation Association Conference & Expo


+ Exhibitor Map Exhibitor Listings Networking Opportunities Conference Committee + Conference Sponsors



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March 7-10, 2017 â—? Branson, MO

Contents Welcome Letter Exhibit Hall Map Exhibitor Listings Social Information Conference Committee Conference Sponsors

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Commercial Playground Equipment Safety Surfacing  Fabric Shades Site Furnishings  Outdoor Fitness Equipment  Sports Equipment  Outdoor Musical Equipment  Shelters & Pavilions



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Annual Conference & Expo • Branson, MO • March 7-10, 2017

Greetings, On behalf of the City of Branson, it is our pleasure to welcome you all to town for the 2017 MPRA Annual Conference & Expo. It is a privilege to have you as our guests. Branson is known for friendly and generous reception of our visitors. Our best estimate is over 7 million guests will travel to Branson annually which makes this year’s theme “Home Town Hospitality” such a natural fit. Branson is a place where families gather together to create memories and experience a wide variety of shows, shopping, dining, and fun new attractions such as the 150 foot tall Branson Ferris Wheel and the new Fritz Adventure. If you are looking to get back to nature the Branson area offers numerous world class golf courses, three beautiful lakes, and nearly twenty miles of trails are nearby. We are excited to have Miss America, Savvy Shields of Fayetteville, Arkansas, serve as our Keynote Speaker. Savvy is traveling the country for a year to promote her personal platform, “Eat Better, Live Better.” You will hear her passion about living a healthy lifestyle through making daily choices and advocating for change to drastically improve your health and the health of your community. Over the next few days, you will experience the best our association has to offer - tours, educational sessions, and outstanding social activities in the beautiful Branson Convention Center. We extend a warm greeting to those who have made attending the MPRA conference an annual tradition. Please enjoy the comforts of Branson and our Hometown Hospitality during your stay! Sincerely,

Cindy Shook MPRA Conference Chair

Eric Gruenenfelder MPRA President 2018 William Street Jefferson City, MO 65109 573-636-3828

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2nd Wind Exercise Equipment Annual Conference & Expo • Branson, MO • March 7-10, 2017 Allstate Booth # 9 William Boyle 17409 D Chesterfield Airport Rd. Chesterfield, MO 63005 (952)224-1212 Our Commercial Account Managers are committed to making 2nd Wind your one-source solution for all your commercial fitness needs. From initial site inspection, gym design, custom proposal development, delivery and installation, to exceptional client care, we will ensure your project gets its 2nd Wind.

ABCreative Booth # 86 Tim McNamara 34102 Commerce Dr., Ste C De Soto, KS 66081 (913)583-3332 ABCreative offers full service playground planning, design and installation services for new playgrounds, updating existing playground equipment, safety surfacing or adding shelters, tables, benches and other amenities to your site. Advanced Exercise Equipment Booth # 72 Tim Cluny 861 Southpark Dr., #100 Littleton, CO 80120 (303)996-0048 Advanced Exercise is a design and full-service commercial fitness facility provider. We are the largest full-service fitness provider in the nation, offering personalized services performed by our fitness design consultants who are deeply rooted in their communities. Advanced Turf Solutions Booth # 50 & 52 & 54 Denis Barron 2330 Weldon Pkwy. St. Louis, MO 63146 (314)993-6700 Advanced Turf Solutions (ATS) is a green industry distributor offering fertilizers, chemicals, grass seed, athletic field products, ice melt, and accessories for the athletic field, lawn care, landscape and golf markets. We service Missouri, Illinois, and eight other states with a team of over 60 representatives. All Inclusive Rec Booth # 35 Stewart Mackay PO Box 72 Farmington, MO 63640 (573)701-9787 All Inclusive Rec sells Little Tikes Commercial Playground Equipment: pavilions and shelters, shade structures, outdoor musical equipment, elephant play, playground surfacing, outdoor fitness equipment, site amenities.

Consultants, LLC Booth # 89 Jennifer Presberry 3312 Lemone Industrial Blvd. Columbia, MO 65203 (573)875-8799 Allstate Consultants LLC (Allstate) is a fullservice civil engineering firm, headquartered in Columbia, MO, with offices in Marceline and Lee’s Summit, offering design solutions for public and private sector clients. Allstate’s team provides innovative civil, structural, water and environment, transportation, geotechnical, and investigative and forensic solutions. American Ramp Co. Jeremy Jones 601 McKinley Ave. Joplin, MO 64801 (417)206-6816 American Ramp Company (ARC) has been partnering with communities across the globe to create action sports facilities for nearly two decades. With over 2,700 parks in 50 states and 38 countries, ARC is a turnkey solution for skateparks, mountain bike trails, bicycle playgrounds, skills courses, pumptracks and more! American Red Cross Booth # 67 Theresa Rees 1017 Willow Ln. Darien, IL 60561 (312)659-4981 Health and safety training / aquatics. Arlan Company Booth # 51 Larry Arlan 11835 Roe Ave. Leawood, KS 66211 (913)338-1977 Athletic field and swimming pool supplies/ chemicals for municipal parks and recreation and school systems. B & B Bedding, Inc. Booth # 102 Jon McClain PO Box 1053 Oskaloosa, IA 52577 (816)204-5466 Certified playground, decorative and utility mulch products in bulk and bags. BagSpot Pet Waste Solutions Booth # 48 Jeffrey Springer 9648 Olive Blvd. Box #313 Olivette, MO 63132 (800)203-3613 Provider of pet waste management systems

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featuring the only patented dispensing unit in the industry capable of dispensing either roll style bags or pull bags from the same dispenser. Our commercial grade, powder-coated aluminum stations are made in the USA. BBN Architects, Inc. Booth # 3 Scott Bingham 411 Nichols Rd., #246 Kansas City, MO 64112 (816)753-2550 A multi-disciplinary design firm providing landscape architecture, general architecture and park planning to MPRA members since 1994. Bergfeld Recreation, Inc. Booth # 98 Chuck Bergfeld 14100 Manchester Rd. Manchester, MO 63011 (314)394-4445 Playground and park equipment, pour in place surfacing, snap sports, tennis courts, wood fiber and rubber infill, basketball, site amenities, soccer bleachers, flag poles, shelters, shade structures, recreation design services. For the home: trampolines and backyard swingsets. Please add us to your bid list! Blue Water Pools Booth # 17 Phil Helms 1309 N Hills 201 North Little Rock, AR 72114 (501)812-0011 Aquatic facility chlorination and automation systems. BSN Sports Booth # 71 Jamie Potts 1901 Diplomat Dr. Farmers Branch, TX 75234 (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 USA. Buy Board Booth # 39 David Ricketts 9128 Tomashaw St. Lenexa, KS 66219 (913)424-5758 The BuyBoard Purchasing Cooperative is a free, value-added service sponsored by the Missouri School Board Association and the Missouri Municipal League. The BuyBoard was established to drive down costs and make the procurement process more efficient.

Conference sponsors are noted in blue. Thank you, Sponsors! Byrne & Jones Sports Construction Booth # 93 Joseph Schuit 13940 St. Charles Rock Rd. St. Louis, MO 63044 (314)568-7610 Byrne & Jones Sports Construction specializes in the construction of synthetic turf fields, polyurethane running tracks, tennis court construction, asphalt trail construction, and synthetic turf testing and maintenance. Because we self-perform all of our work, we are able to control the schedule and provide you with the best pricing. Capri Pools Booth # 57 Dave Wiecher 22 Gateway Comm. Ctr. Dr. W, Ste 110 Edwardsville, IL 62025 (314)277-4593 We provide water park and spray ground construction, upgrades to existing facilities, energy audits for pool mechanical equipment, service and chemicals. Challenger Sports Booth # 78 Mike Parry 8263 Flint St. Lenexa, KS 66214 (913)599-4884 Provider of soccer camps, tours, tournaments, trainers and uniforms. Champlin Tire Recycling, Inc. Booth # 22 Mark Haist 402 Hightower Nixa, MO 65714 (785)262-1219 Champlin Tire Recycling, Inc. (CTRI) manufactures attractive picnic tables and park benches from recycled rubber and plastic material. CTRI has been manufacturing picnic tables and park benches since 2003. All products are designed for year-round outdoor use, are resistant to moisture, and can be enjoyed for years with minimal maintenance. Commercial Aquatics Booth # 84 Andrew Bohl PO Box 113 Olathe, KS 66061 (913)764-6990 Commercial swimming pool equipment, supplies, and service. Confluence Booth # 80 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 # 110 Mary Herbert 805 E Warren St. Gardner, KS 66030 New constrution of swimming pools and renovations. Counsilman Hunsaker & Associates Booth # 8 Linda Duerst 10733 Sunset Office Dr., Ste 400 St. Louis, MO 63127 (314)894-1245 Counsilman-Hunsaker is a full-service planning, design, engineering and aquatic facility operations firm which provides professional services for a broad range of clients including waterpark resorts, community aquatic facilities, wellness, K-12, hospitality, and collegiate-level facilities, as well as privately-owned facilities. CTS Group Booth # 87 Gina Bicknese 15933 Clayton Rd., # 110 St. Louis, MO 63011 (636)230-0843 Ext. 117 CTS Group is dedicated to assisting municipalities in providing healthy, safe and energy efficient facilities including recreational centers and natatoriums. Our turnkey project implementation process includes guaranteed savings and costs without change orders. Through our process, aging and inefficient facilities are transformed into viable state-of-theart buildings that operate more efficiently. Cunningham Recreation Booth # 59 & 60 Michele Breakfield PO Box 240981 Charlotte, NC 28224 (816)718-7613 Cunningham Recreation has been providing customers with park and playground solutions from design to construction since 1966. Cunningham Recreation believes play/ fitness opportunities are important for every community. Play 4 ALL is a valuable capacitybuilding service that can assist communities in creating play and fitness spaces.

DG2 Design Booth # 106 Kristy DeGuire 125 S Central Eureka, MO 63025 (314)258-2754 Landscape architecture, site design, park and recreation design, trails and greenways. Dippin’ Dots Booth # 82 Ben Favier 25 Taylor Ln. Perryville, MO 63775 (314)435-7599 Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream is now available in new prepackaged foil packs as well as in the traditional hand served form. We are providing free equipment and signage to all qualified concessions locations. DNR - Missouri State Parks Booth # 97 Tyler Schwartze PO Box 176 Jefferson City, MO 65102 (573)751-9392 Staff will be on hand with information on Missouri State Parks, Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant opportunities. Feature Group USA Booth # 63 Lee Rottmann 1415 Elbridge Payne, Ste 170 Chesterfield, MO 63017 (636)537-3800 Feature Group USA provides an opportunity for parks and recreation departments to be more relevant, and respond faster, to the needs of their citizens through the use of apps for mobile devices which can deliver valuable information such as field conditions, special events and program updates on a timely basis. FGM Architects, Inc. Booth # 99 Matt Gillis 10 S Broadway, Ste 1150 St. Louis, MO 63102 (314)439-1604 We bring your vision to life. Whether renovating an existing space or designing a new facility, FGM Architects will strategically analyze, plan and improve your recreation, aquatic or golf facility needs. From studies, planning, programming, and cost budgeting through design and construction we partner with you every step of the way - FGM enhances communities by creating quality environments.

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Fibrart Waterslides Annual Conference & Expo • Branson, MO • March 7-10, 2017 Horner Booth # 18 George Jackson 1302 Waugh Dr. 802 Houston, TX 77019 (832)788-8513 At Fibrart we focus on custom designs for fiberglass flumes, inner-tube slides, thrilling free-fall and high-speed water slides, kids play areas in theme parks, custom fiberglass figures and more! We understand the importance of innovation and performance as we strive to provide the latest water slide attractions that will drive additional revenue for your facility. Foremost Fitness Group, LLC Booth # 53 Hanna Jackson 232 Axminister Dr. Fenton, MO 63026 (314)704-9768 Commercial fitness equipment sales and service. Forever Lawn, KC Booth # 88 Austin Meyers 34102 W Commerce Dr., Ste C De soto, KS 66018 (913)586-5340 Premium synthetic turf. Fry & Associates, Inc. Booth # 75 & 77 Jack Fry 101 E 15th Ave. North Kansas City, MO 64116 (800)221-4825 A leader in the creation of safe and distinctive parks and playgrounds for over 30 years, Fry & Associates represent the industry’s top companies like Playworld, Wabash Valley, Dumor, Classic Recreation and Playguard. Paired with in-house design and installation services and the equipment to install and certify unitary surfacing, we are uniquely qualified to serve you. NPCAI Qualified Contractor. GovDeals Booth # 90 Samantha McCall 100 Capitol Commerce Blvd., Ste 110 Montgomery, AL 36117 (334)387-0532 GovDeals is the nation’s largest provider of government exclusive online options. Our best in class service enables state and local government agencies to obtain the highest net auction sale prices for their surplus assets including vehicles, heavy equipment, electronics, furniture, specialty equipment and much more.

& Shifrin, Inc. Booth # 104 John Gilmore 401 S 18th St., Ste 400 St. Louis, MO 63103 (314)335-8688 Horner & Shifrin, Inc. provides full-service engineering, construction management, surveying, GIS and mapping services. H&S professionals can support design for parks projects including: trails, parking lots, buildings, aquatic centers, site layout, stormwater, and more. Our GIS, mapping and surveying team can provide 3D scanning and support better asset management. IMC Outdoor Living Booth # 65 Justin Coliny 182 NW Industrial Ct. Bridgeton, MO 63044 (314)373-1167 IMC Outdoor Living, formerly International Mulch Company is a manufacturer of recycled rubber mulches, timbers and mats for uses on playgrounds and landscapes. JACOBS Booth # 40 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. Jayhawk Plastic, Inc. Booth # 68 Brandon Hermreck 15750 S Keeler Terr. Olathe, KS 66062 (913)764-8181 Recycled plastic outdoor furniture. Kansas Golf & Turf Booth # 103 & 105 Russell Cole 9900 Lackman Rd. Lenexa, KS 66219 (888)446-6488 We sell equipment for synthetic turf maintenance and athletic field maintenance. Our extensive product lines for allied equipment and small lawn care supplies includes Jacobson Turf Equipment Products, Smithco Products, and Turfco Athletic Field Maintenance. With two locations in Kansas City and Wichita we have four salespeople and twelve working mechanics.

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Kasa Fab Booth # 61 Kelly Monasmith 418 W Avenue B Salina, KS 67401 (785)825-5612 The Kasacan trash can lid, constructed of 18-gauge carbon steel and powder coated for durability is designed for 55 gallon drums or barrels. It features a self-closing access lid with a rust-proof, stainless steel hinge. Two zinc plated handles provide easy access. Kiefer USA Booth # 11 Ron DeMeyer 2910 Falling Waters Blvd. Lindenhurst, IL 60046 (847)245-8450 Ext. 106 Founded in 1977 and based in Lindenhurst, IL, Kiefer is an award-winning, athletic surface design and installation company and is an authorized dealer of Mondo sports surfaces and Connor Sports Flooring. Kiefer offers design and installation for track and field, artificial turf, multi-purpose facilities, gymnasiums, weight rooms, locker rooms, and fitness facilities. Land 3 Studio, LLC Booth # 111 Bob Bushyhead 317 SE Main Lees Summit, MO 64063 (816)207-6019 Parks and recreation design and planning. Landscape Structures by Athco & NuToys Booth # 46 Laura Schellenberg 165 Trailswest Dr. Chesterfield, MO 63017 (314)740-7103 We are exclusive suppliers of Landscape Structures Playground Equipment, Aquatix Splash Pads and Skyways Shade. We also offer site furniture, outdoor fitness equipment and more. Larkin Aquatics Booth # 114 Kyle McCawley 9200 Ward Pkwy., Ste 200 Kansas City, MO 64114 (816)361-0440 Larkin Aquatics has specialized in the planning and design of municipal recreation and 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, concrete and electrical design.

Conference sponsors are noted in blue. Thank you, Sponsors! Lifeguards Unlimited, Inc. Booth # 83 & 85 Renee Jeep 4709 LaGuardia Dr., Ste 180 St. Louis, MO 63134 (314)423-9899 Full-service swimming pool management.

Midwest Pool Management Booth # 66 Crissy Withrow 156 Weldon Pkwy. Maryland Heights, MO 63043 (314)432-1313 Pool management services.

Lose & Associates Booth # 47 Marla Simmons 1314 5th Ave. N, Ste 200 Nashville, TN 37208 (615)242-0040 Landscape architecture, architecture, and civil engineering.

Midwest Sport & Turf Systems Booth # 28 Jody Factor 10138 S Bode St., Unit E Plainville, IL 60585 (630)430-3300 Sale and installation of Greenfields’ synthetic turf athletic playing fields.

Mid-America Sports Construction Booth # 10 Brock Wilson 1621 SE Summit St. Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 (816)524-0010 Athletic fields, construction, turf, playgrounds.

Miracle Recreation Booth # 70 Curt Hutchinson PO Box 194 Troy, MO 63379 (314)436-5000 Playground equipment, pre-fab shelters and restrooms, site amenities, splash pads, safety surfacing, UPC rocks and ropes, and outdoor fitness equipment.

Missouri Vocational Enterprises Booth # 112 Cindy McEuen 1717 Industrial Dr. Jefferson City, MO 65102 (573)522-2939 Missouri Vocational Enterprises is committed to developing personal responsibility in offenders through the development of diverse training programs that enhance offenders’ employability and the opportunity for success while incarcerated and upon release. MPR Supply Company Booth # 19 Jim Osborne 2541 Link Rd. St. Louis, MO 63114 Drainage, irrigation, water features, ponds, fountains, golf, landscape lighting.

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Musco Lighting& Expo • Branson, MO • March 7-10, 2017 Play Annual Conference Booth # 7 Nick Mauer PO Box 808 Oskaloosa, IA 52577 (641)673-0411 For 40 years Musco has specialized in the design and manufacture of athletic field lighting. Musco’s Light-Structure Green™, is a cost-effective sports lighting system offering significant advantages for your budget and the environment - operating costs and off site spill light are cut in half.

New Again, Inc. Outdoor Furniture Booth # 44 Kathy Gharst 904 E Loula, Ste B Olathe, KS 60661 (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. Oates & Associates, Inc. Booth # 81 Tom Cissell 100 Lanter Ct., Ste 1 Collinsville, IL 62234 (618)345-2200 At Oates Associates, we connect people to their environment, whether in a passive or active setting. We offer civil and structural engineering services that focus on developing spaces that support everyday activities of social and recreational life while balancing the unique character of the land. Orthotech Booth # 76 Tom Johnston PO Box 430 Herrin, IL 62948 (618)942-6611 Orthotech distributes and services commercial fitness equipment. We have supported MPRA for close to 20 years and have some of the most recognized recreation facilities as partners of ours in Missouri. No one has more combined experience than our team and we welcome the opportunity to show you how we can help. We represent Startrac, Stairmaster, Nautilus, Schwinn, FreeMotion, Stages, and Intek. Planning Design Studio Booth # 108 Andrew Franke 727 N First St., Ste 360 St. Louis, MO 63102 (314)241-3600 Landscape architectural services including park and recreation master planning and design.

4 All by Cunningham Recreation Booth # 62 Michele Breakfield PO Box 240981 Charlotte, NC 28224 (800)438-2780 Play 4 ALL is a valuable capacity-building service that can help customers mobilize funding, engage community support and be instrumental in providing more play and fitness opportunities for people of all abilities and ages at NO CHARGE. We envision a world where every community has the opportunity for play! Play and Park Structures Booth # 12 & 14 Steve Casada 303 Bass St. Park Hills, MO 63601 (573)631-1968 Playground and park service equipment. Playground Compliance Group Booth # 43 & 45 Janna Sharp 205 S Garfield Carlisle, IA 50047 (515)989-0829 Commercial playground equipment and Duromat rubber playground tiles. Professional Turf Products Booth # 117 Eileen King 1010 N Industrial Blvd. Euless, TX 76039 (817)785-1900 Ext. 5165 Professional Turf Products is the South Central United States’ premier provider of outdoor beautification solutions. We provide exceptional service and products from the Toro Company and sell to independent dealers, golf courses, schools, municipalities, parks, landscape and irrigation contractors. We are committed to customer satisfaction and relationships. Public Restroom Company Booth # 2 Katie Sherin 2587 Business Pkwy. Minden, NV 89423 (888)888-2060 Public Restroom Company offers buildings that are technologically superior, architecturally flexible, odor free, and guaranteed for five years. We never stop thinking about better ways to design, build, and deliver restrooms and related buildings. Stop by our booth to learn about innovations that are included when working with PRC.

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Push Pedal Pull Booth # 1 Abby York 14300 B Buck Hill Rd. Burnsville, MN 55337 (952)892-6009 Recognized leader in the sales and service of premium fitness equipment for both residential and commercial settings. Today we are one of the largest fitness equipment dealers in the country with over 30 years of growth and stability in the specialty fitness industry. Rain Drop Products Booth # 13 Greg Holt 2121 Cottage St. Ashland, OH 44805 (419)207-1229 Rain Drop Products offers a full line of water play equipment including above and below ground spray ground features, slides and structures. RDG Planning & Design Booth # 107 Scott Crawford 301 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50309 (515)288-3141 Together 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, artistry, lighting, multimedia, and interior design services. Create. Meaning. Together. Rec Desk Booth # 4 Mike Morris 300 Plaza Middlesex Middletown, CT 06457 (860)467-4325 RecDesk is cloud based recreation software that radically simplifies the way recreation organizations work with and manage the information that is important to them. Riggs Recreation Equipment Booth # 95 Ashley Walsh PO Box 6191 Leawood, KS 66206 (913)341-8875 Provider and installer of commercial playground equipment, playground safety surfacing, outdoor athletic equipment, shelter and shade structures, tennis/basketball and running track surfacing.

Conference sponsors are noted in blue. Thank you, Sponsors! Safe Slide Restoration Booth # 21 Joshua Lones PO Box 186 Fredericktown, MO 63645 (989)954-6235 Safe Slide Restoration does complete water slide restoration on some of the largest water parks in North America. Our services include polishing and waxing, gel coat restoration, major and minor fiberglass repairs, coring, fiberglass fabrication, re-caulking joints, yearly maintenance programs, exterior slide painting, lighting, sound gaming and much more! Sapp Design Associates Architects, P.C. Booth # 55 Michael Sapp 3750 S Fremont Ave. Springfield, MO 65804 (417)877-9600 Providing sustainable, durable and cost-effective solutions for recreation centers, natatoriums, sports arenas, and parks departments. SDA analyzes every aspect of parks and recreation from feasibility studies and operations scenarios, to virtual-reality modeling and innovative reprogramming to maximize existing facilities with minimum budgets.

SCORE Sports Booth # 24 Anne Hernandez 726 E Anaheim St. Wilmington, CA 90744 (310)830-6161 Ext. 1106 Score has been a part of the sports community for 40 years. We are a US based manufacturer who takes pride in offering great quality uniforms developed with innovative design technology. We offer exceptional service and there’s always a SCORE Expert waiting to assist you. Scranton Products Booth # 6 Tim James 801 E Corey St. Scranton, PA 18505 (314)280-3569 Scranton Products manufactures a premium line of American made solid plastic toilet, shower, and dressing partitions, lockers, locker room benches and vanities. These industry leading products are resistant to mildew, odor, and graffiti, plus they never need painting. All Scranton Products are warrantied for 25 years.

SFS Architecture Booth # 16 Carol Tracy 2100 Central St., Ste 31 Kansas City, MO 64108 (816)474-1397 SFS Architecture designs spaces that enrich people, organizations and communities. Our portfolio of work includes aquatic centers, community recreation centers, fieldhouses, outdoor athletic facilities and parks, among others. Our facilities strengthen communities, promote health and wellness, and maximize value through creative design, innovative engineering and popular amenities. SiteOne Landscape Supply Booth # 33 & 34 Chad Weinand 12905 W 143rd St. Olathe, KS 66062 (913)897-7010 We offer a full line of products including nursery stock, hardscape materials, irrigation, drainage, lighting, chemicals, equipment and tools, golf products, and anything else necessary to green industry professionals’ success. We are customer obsessed and provide a full-service 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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Sky Zone Annual Conference & Expo • Branson, MO • March 7-10, 2017 (316)655-9557 Booth # 26 Steve McCabe 2801 NE McBaine Dr. Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 (816)457-0068 Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We are dedicated to providing the pure joy that comes with flying. We fly high and keep it safe. Book your summer day camp field trip with us! We are Sky Zone!

Sport Court Booth # 96 Austin Helfers 343 Great Oaks Dr. Labadie, MO 63055 (636)541-5296 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 # 49 Scott Meyer 5642 Natural Bridge St. Louis, MO 63120 (314)389-4040 Ext. 3345 Playground equipment, sports, and site amenity products. Springfield ASA/Park Board Booth # 118 Mark Nelson 1923 N Weller Springfield, MO 65803 (417)837-5817 Springfield ASA, a charter member of USA Softball, is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization founded in 1934. As the governing body of softball, USA Softball develops, administers and promotes the sport to provide opportunities for participation and the best experience for camps, league participation, and local, state and national tournaments for both adult and youth fast and slow pitch softball. SSCI - Operation TLC2 Booth # 58 Chris Goodman 1853 Piedmont Rd., Ste 100 Marietta, GA 30066 (866)996-7412 America’s #1 choice in parks and recreation background screening. Only background screening company to support Missouri parks and recreation departments. SwimTime Commercial Aquatic Equipment Booth # 15 Jerry Peterson 202 E Cleveland Sterling, KS 67579 Supplier to the commercial aquatic industry. SWT Design Booth # 91 Jay Wohlschlaeger 7722 Big Bend St. Louis, MO 63119 (314)644-5700 SWT Design has been planning and designing parks for more than 20 years, from systemwide master plans to small community pocket parks. In this time, our portfolio has become increasingly diverse, but will still approach each project as a living, breathing thing with a passion for innovation, social responsibility, and economic improvement. SYNLawn Kansas City Booth # 38 Jody Fristoe 1051 SE Century Dr. Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 (816)886-2747 SYNLawn is a proud supplier and installer of synthetic grass solutions for nearly every application, including playgrounds, golf putting greens, residential and commercial landscapes, pet areas and athletic fields. Techline Sports Lighting Booth # 37 Ashley White 15303 Storm Austin, TX 78734 (800)500-3161 Techline Sports Lighting delivers LED sports lighting innovation. The ultimate solution for precisely-delivered HDTV broadcast quality light, maintenance free operation, easy retrofit, glare control, enhanced player/fan experience, and up to 80% energy savings. Techline LED products are the clear choice for all sports venues. The Clark Enersen Partners Booth # 100 Bob Everitt 1010 Lincoln Mall, Ste 200 Lincoln, NE 68508 (402)477-9291 Regional leader in the area of park and recreational facility architecture, engineering, and site planning/design. True Pitch, Inc. Booth # 41 Kenny Butler 106 A 1st Ave. S Altoona, IA 50009 (816)666-1403 The original portable pitching mound company. The best portable pitching mounds, period.

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TurfMark Services, LLC Booth # 56 Mark Matthews PO Box 939 Osage Beach, MO 65065 (573)434-7323 Athletic field contracting. Tyler Technologies Booth # 74 Katie Caton 1 Tyler Dr. Yarmouth, ME 04096 (207)518-4111 Ext. 4111 With more than 14,000 clients, Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of software and services for the public sector. Designed with an insider’s understanding of the public sector market, Tyler Solutions improve the flow of information throughout an organization, empowering local/county governments, schools and other entities to better serve citizens. University of Missouri Extension Booth # 116 Cindy DeBlauw 1205 University Ave., Ste 300 Columbia, MO 65211 (573)882-2399 University of Missouri Extension provides education, training and technical assistance to parks seeking to offer healthier options in their food service operations. Extension sponsors the Eat Smart in Parks program that also provides assistance to parks in marketing healthy foods and beverages. Unlimited Play Booth # 36 Jim Vollmer 208 Compass Point Dr. St. Charles, MO 63301 (636)757-3978 Inclusive playgrounds. USTA Missouri Valley Booth # 42 John Terpkosh 4305 E 307th St. Cleveland, MO 64734 (913)967-9926 Develop and promote the sport of tennis through grants, programs and resources. Vermont Systems, Inc. Booth # 5 Kathy Messier 12 Market Pl. Essex Junction, VT 05452 (802)879-6993 RecTrac/WebTrac/MainTrac/GolfTrac: Vermont Systems provides premier recreation and

Conference sponsors are noted in blue. Thank you, Sponsors! 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. Vireo Booth # 73 Steve Rhoades 929 Walnut, Ste 700 Kansas City, MO 64106 (816)777-3004 Vireo is a community, environmental and active transportation planning firm that focuses on a range of project types from policy development, park master planning, natural resource analysis, site design, construction, and implementation. Vortex-Midwest Booth # 79 Cory Anderson 425 W Grand River Ave., Ste B Williamston, MI 48895 (517)375-2316 Aquatic play solutions.

Waters Edge Aquatic Design Booth # 69 Nick Hamill 11205 W 79th St. Lenexa, KS 66214 (913)438-4338 Ext. 302 Aquatic engineering and consulting firm specializing in the planning and design of municipal aquatic facilities. Dream. Create. Swim. Wausau Made/Tectura Designs Booth # 92 Bret Stegeman 5307 County Rd. 480 Tebbetts, MO 65080 (636)385-0077 Wausau Made - The nation’s trusted provider of durable concrete, metal and plastic site furnishings. Our vast selection of benches, chairs, tables, bollards, planters, waste and recycling containers, and other furnishings guarantee dependability, functionality and affordability. Tectura Designs - Manufacturer of premier architectural products including pavers, site furnishings, and custom precast.


Westport Pools Booth # 64 Scott Wall 156 Weldon Pkwy. Maryland Heights, MO 63043 (314)432-1801 Aquatics construction and service. WNB Architects Booth # 20 Aubrey Gordon 517 Delaware Kansas City, MO 64105 (816)283-3731 WNB Architects is a full service architectural firm who provides our clients with an uncommon amount of attention and a high level of service. Although our resume includes a wide variety of project types, we specialize in the areas of recreation, education, religious and industrial projects with a high percentage of repeat clients. Our services include general planning, master planning, new construction, remodeling and interior design. Our firm is active throughout the Midwest, as well as on both coasts.


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Networking and Social Opportunities Tuesday, March 7th

Welcome Social, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Take in the beautiful landscape of the Ozarks at the Sycamore Creek Family Ranch, get reacquainted with fellow MPRA members, meet the up and coming students joining our field, and enjoy a relaxing evening with friends. After a barbeque dinner, make your own s’mores at the bonfire under the stars! Transportation from the Convention Center will begin at 5:45 p.m. Location: Sycamore Creek Family Ranch, 2657 Sunset Inn Rd, Branson, MO 65616

Wednesday, March 8th

Alumni Socials, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Catch up with fellow alums and meet current students of parks and recreation! MSU Alumni Social - Short Creek 2 MU Alumni Meeting & Social - Short Creek 4

All You Others Alumni Social - Short Creek 3 SEMO Alumni Social - Cooper Creek 1

Auction & Social, 6:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Our annual Live & Silent Auction will take place in the Convention Center Ballroom. No need to worry about your cash or checkbook, card readers are here to pay for your auction items! You can get an instant receipt for your items. Be sure to stay after the bidding to dance the night away! Location: Branson Convention Center Ballroom (ticket required)




designs innovative, inclusive play spaces that empower children and adults of all abilities to experience the joy of play together. For fifty years, Cunningham Recreation has shared that commitment to inclusion and to enriching childhood through play.

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Thursday, March 9th

Branson Hustle 5K*, 7:30 a.m.

Join the MPRA Health and Wellness section for a morning 5k Run/Walk starting under the Branson Landing Fountains. The first 50 registrants will receive winter ear warmers, courtesy of Ortho Tech.

Awards Banquet, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:45 p.m.)

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 Award winners on Thursday evening. Location: Branson Convention Center Ballroom (ticket required)

“Crash the Landing” Social*, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Step out your door and onto the Branson Landing for our 2017 closing social! This MPRA-exclusive event will highlight some of Branson’s best restaurants and bars plus offer a waterfront zipline ride over Lake Taneycomo. You must have a ticket and your ID to get the deals. Location: The Branson Landing *Pre-registration required


Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course: March 28-30, 2017 Aquatic Facilities Operator Course: parks April 11-12, 2017 & recreation.

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Thank You, Conference Committee

Chair – Cindy Shook

Program Committee – Nathan Musteen, Jakcee McCall, Kevin Schuh, Jon Carney, Kristy Rich Sponsorship Committee – Cindy Shook, Jason Reinsch

Room Host – Dr. Keith Ernce, Steve Webb, Brad Stulce, Dianna Ellison Student Activities – Jason Young, Ellen Morris, Megan Harrington Technology – Susan McLeod

Tours and Site Visits – Jason Reinsch, Susan McLeod, Kris Parks, Chris Arnold, Traci Burrow

Awards – Craig Feldt, Amy Epple, Amy Schroeder, Joseph Seastrom, Kari Johnson

Transportation and Signage – J.C. Loveland, Jason Knight, Cailan Gray

Hall of Fame – Jim Kent

Expo Hall – Mike Davis, John Shelton, Jason Reinsch

Region 2 Director – Megan Harrington

Auction – Jennafer Mayfield, Holly Mullen, Sandra Pratt, Angie Merritt, Katie Buford, Angie Toebben, Eilien Ramirez, Rachel Uptergrove

Region 1 Director – Amy Epple Region 3 Director – Steve Webb Region 4 Director – Miki McKee-Koelsch President – Eric Gruenenfelder

Socials – Taylor Lee, Kari Tyler, Chelsie Small, Audra Schupbach

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Thank You, Conference SPONSORS sponsors 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment All Inclusive Rec Allstate Consultants, LLC BagSpot Pet Waste Solutions Ballard*King BBN Architects, Inc. Blue Water Pools Confluence Counsilman Hunsaker & Associates Cunningham Recreation (delegate gift sponsor) Fry & Associates, Inc. Gateway Design Studio

Landscape Structures Miracle Recreation Musco Lighting Planning Design Studio Play 4 All by Cunningham Recreation Push Pedal Pull Sapp Design Associates Architects Springfield ASA / Springfield-Greene County Park Board SSCI – Operation TLC SWT Design Vermont Systems, Inc. Vireo

Springfield has hosted 34 USA Softball National Championships in Youth Fast & Slow Pitch and Adult Fast & Slow Pitch 24 of these received the James Farrell Award of Excellance for being one of the the highest rated nationals in the United States (417) 837-5817 SASA (417) 864-1049 Park Board

* USA Softball Olympic Team Tour 04’ & 08’

* MSHSAA State High School Softball Championships

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

Missouri USA Softball State * USA Softball Nationals * National Qualifiers *

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We envision a world where every community has the resources 4 play!

Aligning Resources, Inspiring Play, Impacting Communities.

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