Park and Recreation Maintenance Management School
The Park and Recreation Maintenance Management School (MMS) is a comprehensive two-year professional development program designed to teach park and recreation professionals how to develop and manage a wide variety of maintenance programs.
Who should attend
Park, recreation, and conservation personnel who manage park and recreation maintenance programs of any kind.
Thank you to The Toro Company for being generous sponsors.
Registration, Fees, and Dates
Year 1 is sold out! Registration is open for PRMMS Year 2, taking place January 28-February 2, 2024. Click here to register! Don't forget to check out the scholarship information below.
All Inclusive Package
- Lakeside Wing Rooms: $2432.62 per person single occupancy and $2015.12 per person double occupancy
- West Wing Rooms: $2331.82 per person single occupancy and $1964.62 per person double occupancy
- Byrd Wing Rooms: $2231.07 per person single occupancy and $1914.32 per person double occupancy
*Non-Members add an additional $50 per person to the package price.
Note: Double occupancy rates are available (two people in a room)
Questions? Call 304-243-4126 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the date!
January 26-January 31, 2025
All dates are subject to change.
Park and Recreation Maintenance Management School School is a partnership between the National Recreation & Park Association, the National Training Center at Oglebay, and North Carolina State University.
Key Subjects Covered
Year 1 — Identify and recognize effective professional techniques of maintenance management. The curriculum is directed at improving the attendee’s professional maintenance management practices.
Year 2 — Acquire a broader knowledge of maintenance management and further develop students’ specific skills for effective operations.
|Year One Session Topics||Year Two Session Topics|
|Planning and Organizing||Maintenance Plan|
|Financial Management||Public Image|
|Management of Change||Technology and Computer|
|Employee Evaluation||Career Development|
|Employee Motivation and Ethics||Safety & Risk Management|
|Supervisor as Trainer||Integrated Pest Management|
|Leadership and Supervision||Trees and Shrubs|
|Respectful Workplace||Managing Wildlife|
|Culture of Innovation||Special Use Facilities|
|Legal Liability||Design of Signs and Sign Maintenance|
|Lawn & Turf Management||Preventive Maintenance of Vehicles and Equipment|
|Environmental Maintenance||Emergency Management|
|Site Security||Court and Athletic Field Maintenance|
|Facility Design and Maintenance||Development Projects|
|Play Area Safety|
What do graduates say?
“The Maintenance Management School brings together parks and recreation leaders from around the country, providing a unique opportunity to diversify your professional knowledge and relationships. I look forward to attending the second year.” — Glen Poole, Colorado
“The networking opportunities were awesome. I came in with just my agency way of doing things and left with 65+ other ideas and suggestions. Great school!” — Shaniqua Simmons, Florida
“Great to meet other people in the same field with some of the same issues that I see. Awesome to see us put our minds together as one and overcome the challenges that we are facing now and the ones in the future.” — Anthony McLamb, North Carolina
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