73rd Annual

APRA Conference & Expo

Connect + Educate + Inspire 

#AZParksRec   @AZParksRec

August 22 - 24, 2023

Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Conference Center

9495 West Coyotes Blvd | Glendale, AZ 85305

The Annual Arizona Parks and Recreation Association Conference & Expo is the premier education, networking, and exhibition event where we celebrate and educate Arizona's park and recreation professionals. Our event draws a variety of participants, including park and recreation professionals, elected officials, and commission members from across the state of Arizona and our western counterparts. In 2023, we are excited to offer more sponsorship packages, new member engagement opportunities, and a larger two-day exhibit hall featuring extended hours. Connect with 2,300+ members who share a passion for the parks and recreation industry.    

Recognize the magic makers!

The Best of the Best Award Nominations 

Eleven categories means increased opportunities for both nomination and celebration. Showcase those in your organization who demonstrate excellence in long-range planning, resource management, innovative approaches to delivering superb park and recreation services, and more. 

Award Submission Form


Download the Conference App to view the schedule of events, education sessions, speakers and more! (coming soon!)

Education Sessions are subject to last minute changes based on speaker availability. 


Off-Site Social Experiences

TEAM Roundtables

APRA Awards Banquet


General Session

Education Sessions

Exhibit Hall

(attendees + invited guests)

Evening Social


APRF Silent Auction

Exhibit Hall

Education Sessions

Swag Swap

Attendee Check-In

Know Before You Go

Tuesday TEAM Meetings

Wednesday Ed Sessions

Thursday Ed Sessions

Sched Conference App 

registered attendees will be sent an invite and password to access

Apple Store (download)

Google Store (download)

Post Conference Survey


Topgolf Experience

Westgate Experience


Evening Social


APRA Platinum Partner

A huge thank you for the ongoing support from our sponsors!

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software