The 2017 NRPA Exhibit Hall is filled with exciting opportunities for all attendees. It is a must-see with more than 400 exhibitors showing off some of the latest and greatest products and services for the field. As previous attendees know, the exhibit hall is the best place for cool giveaways, prizes and fun activities. This year, you can enter to win big cash prizes, compete in a scavenger hunt, try out a climbing wall, traverse an obstacle course, pick-up unique giveaways from hundreds of exhibitors, and much more!


Daily Exhibit Hall Hours

  • Tuesday, September 26 | 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, September 27 | 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


NRPA Connect Zone (Booth #3004) 
This new area in the exhibit hall will be the best spot to network with your peers between sessions. With a lounge style setting, everyone is welcome to come hangout, demo NRPA Connect and meet some of NRPA's network chairs. As an added bonus, you can also get a professional headshot taken by a photographer for FREE!


NRPA Member Quarter (Booth #3257) 
NRPA's version of the French Quarter will be one of the hot spots in the exhibit hall this year. You will feel like you are walking in the streets of New Orleans as you interact with NRPA staff and learn about all of the great member benefits that are available to you. You can also pick-up a limited edition NRPA hurricane glass, win a $2,000 cash prize and grab some other cool giveaways.


Learning Playground (Booth #1057)
Back by popular demand, the most interactive education sessions happen in the exhibit hall at the Learning Playground, where you will get out of your seat and collaborate with other attendees.


Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
On Tuesday night from 5 – 6:30 p.m. CDT, stick around the Exhibit Hall for a fun-filled hour of socializing, testing new products, and enjoying snacks and beverages with your peers. Toro will also be giving away three $500 cash prizes.


Obstacle Course by Professor Play (Booth #3618)
Test your skills, stamina and determination and compete against your fellow park and recreation professionals for the fastest time. Be a Park and Rec Warrior and try out the challenge course sponsored by Professor Play Inc.


Prizes and Giveaways 
Are you feeling lucky? The exhibit hall is full of great opportunities to win prizes this year. Don’t miss your chance to win thousands of dollars in gift cards, iPads, t-shirts, 2018 Annual Conference Registrations and more!

EXPOdition Scavenger Hunt (sponsored by Burke Playgrounds)
Complete the Exhibit Hall scavenger hunt for a chance to win iPads, FitBits, 2018 NRPA Annual Conference registrations, gift cards and more! Visit Burke Playgrounds at (Booth #1439) to turn in your completed card.


Mardi Gras Cash Bonanza
The $2,000 cash grand prize will be given to one lucky attendee between 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. You must be present to win so make sure you are in the exhibit hall Wednesday afternoon!


Park and Rec Warrior T-Shirts
Grab a free Park and Rec. Warrior T-Shirt by booth #3618 and show off your pride for our hard-working industry. Limited quantity available at first come, first served basis to attendees with Full Package registrations only.


Tuesday Giveaway Drawings:

12:00 p.m. $100 Gift Card from BSN Sports (Booth #1619)
12:45 p.m. $100 Gif Card from Epic Outdoor Cinema (Booth #2200)
2:15 p.m. $100 Gift Card from Frog Furnishings (Booth #1432)
3:15 p.m. $100 Gift Card from American Ramp Company ( Booth #2319)
4:00 p.m. $100 Gift Card from Batting Cages Inc. (Booth #2706)
5:00 p.m. $200 Gift Card from Icon Shelters (Booth #2157)
5:30 p.m. $500 Cash drawing from Toro Company (Booth #2329)
6:00 p.m. $500 Cash drawing from Toro Company (Booth #2329)
6:15 p.m. $500 Cash drawing from Toro Company (Booth #2329)

Wednesday Giveaway Drawings:
11:00 a.m. $100 Gift Card from Engineered Wood Structures (Booth #2057)
12:00 p.m. $100 Gift Card from Whitewater West (Booth #3238)
12:45 p.m. $100 Gift Card from Pilot Rock (Booth #1838)
1:45 p.m. $200 Gift Card from Musco (Booth #2229)
1:00 p.m. – 2:30p.m. Mardi Gras Cash Bonanza (Booth #3257)
2:30p.m. EXPOdition Scavenger Hunt drawing - Burke Playgrounds (Booth #1439)