The mParks Conference & Trade Show is the premier education and networking event for Michigan's park and recreation professionals. Each year, the event draws over 650 attendees. The Conference & Trade Show events run from February 16-19, 2016 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Northern Michigan. is your home base for all things Conference & Trade Show - check back often for the most up to date information, including updated event schedule, pre-conference events, speakers, and detailed education session information. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for conference news and other mParks updates!

Registration Information

The early bird gets the worm when it comes to conference registration! The sooner you register, the lower the price. And don't forget, we can invoice your organization and payments can be made with check, credit card, or bank transfer.


A conference favorite - the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Northern Michigan provides a beautiful backdrop to an already fantastic week of networking, education sessions, social events, and more. Housing information, pricing, and reservations.


Check back often as we build an impressive list of great speakers!

FEATURED SPEAKER - Gail Alofsin:  With over two decades of experience in the industry of sales, marketing, hospitality, project management and PR, Gail is passionately committed to helping organizations build long term profitable relationships with their customers and their employees through leadership, customer service, time management and superior sales skills. Her educational content and proven methods for success are shared through keynote presentations, workshop, seminars and corporate meetings.

Session Proposal

Do you have a best practice, project, or other great information to share? Consider presenting a session at the 2016 Conference! There's still time to complete a SESSION PROPOSAL!