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National Legislative Forum on Parks and Recreation

February 16-20, 2005
To make your reservations at the Grand Hyatt Washington, please click here, or call Hyatt Reservations at 800.233.1234. Refer to the “NRPA” group rate of $149 single/$174 double occupancy. The cut-off date to receive this discounted rate is January 23, 2005. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis but not necessarily at the NRPA rate.
Access the schedule of events for the 2005 National Legislative Forum on Parks and Recreation

Be Informed. Be Active. Be Successful.

Join hundreds of professionals and citizen advocates in Washington, D.C., to support our public recreation and park agenda.

 You will participate in an informative, strategic series of  events that allows you to advocate for public recreation and parks, which will directly aid you and your agency. NRPA will help you facilitate meetings with legislators and provide opportunities for you to discover an array of federal grant and technical information sources.

 Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn the details of national issues, develop your persuasive talents, and advance your views with your elected representatives. Whether you are new to Capitol Hill or already familiar with legislative and advocacy processes, we invite you to join us.
Your community is at stake.
A number of bills and issues vitally important to your agency, community, and state will be decided by the U.S. Congress during this session. Can you afford not to be informed?
You are the best advocate.
You will represent civic leaders, policy makers, professionals, and citizens--all advocates who know the importance of parks and recreation in your community and your state.
Together, we must educate the decision makers.
NRPA's National Legislative Forum on Parks and Recreation in Washington, D.C., will prepare you to inform other elected officials, boards, and citizen advocates.
Here's what to expect:
  • Up-to-date information on legislation with an "inside Capitol Hill" perspective.
  • New and improved information on grants available to your agency and community.
  • Training for effective advocacy to guide you before making congressional visits and to help you create long-term positive relationships returning home.
  • National recognized speakers and topic experts at interactive sessions and workshops.

For details, please contact NRPA Public Policy at 202.887.0290.

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