Welcome to the Alaska recreation and Park Association.


ARPA 2016 Annual Conference in Petersburg, AK, Sponsored by:


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ARPA's Mission:

  • Providing a forum for interchange of ideas and information among parks, recreation and wildland professionals and supporters;

  • Promoting the personal, environmental, social and economic benefits of parks, recreation and wildlands

  • Coordinating, organizing and promoting quality educational opportunities; AND

  • Preparing and providing educational information relating to parks, recreation and wildlands.


Be sure to Log In to the website to access full membership benefits. These include:

  • Scholarships
  • FLASH Issues
  • Discussion Forums


Thank you for visiting our site. We hope you can find what you're looking for here. If not, a list of who to contact can be found on our Board of Directors page.

ARPA is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization- we have no paid staff nor office. All Association business is done by volunteers with full time jobs in the Park & Recreation field across Alaska.

We have recently updated our website and hope you enjoy the new look. If you have suggestions for the look or content of the site, please email the webmaster with your suggestions.

And remember that this site is driven by the membership of the Association and relies on content submitted from across our great state. Submit items for posting (news, photos, job postings, etc) as often as you wish.