mParks 2017 Conference & Trade Show

Tuesday, Jan. 31-Friday, Feb. 3, 2017

Location: Amway Grand Hotel and DeVos Place in Grand Rapids

Planning is underway! If you are interested in getting involved, please contact 2017 Conference Committee Chair Maia Turek at

Share your knowledge - submit a presentation proposal by August 1!

We're seeking knowledgeable speakers to help make this the happiest conference yet! Speakers are invited to share real-life examples, best practices, and research-based findings related to any of the following topics:

  • Parks & recreation administration
  • Organizational development
  • Marketing & business management
  • Fund development (grant-writing & sponsorship)
  • Volunteer management
  • Health & fitness and the role of parks & trails
  • Recreation programming
  • Facilities & grounds management
  • Trail management, maintenance, & collaboration
  • Beaches & aquatic facility management