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

Registration for PRMMS 2025 is open! PRMMS will take place January 26-31, 2025 at Oglebay National Training Center in Wheeling, WV.

All Inclusive Package

Member Rate
West Wing Rooms: $2453.70 per person single occupancy and $2086.50 per person double occupancy

Byrd Wing Rooms: $2352.95 per person single occupancy and $2036.20 per person double occupancy

Please ask about cottage rates! Note: Double occupancy rates are available (two people in a room)

Non-Members add an additional $50 per person to the package price.

Package Includes: Member tuition, 5 Nights Lodging, 5 Buffet Breakfasts, 4 Buffet Lunches, 4 Buffet Dinners, Coffee Breaks daily, Beverage Tickets and Thursday evening Graduation Banquet. 

Register now!

Save the date!

January 25-30, 2026
January 24-29, 2027

All dates are subject to change. Questions? Call 304-243-4126 or Email

Scholarship Information


Park and Recreation Maintenance Management School is hosted annually at the Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia in partnership with the National Training Center at Oglebay.


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 OrganizingMaintenance Plan
Financial ManagementPublic Image
Management of ChangeTechnology and Computer
CommunicationContract Management
Employee EvaluationCareer Development
Employee Motivation and EthicsSafety & Risk Management
Supervisor as TrainerIntegrated Pest Management
Leadership and SupervisionTrees and Shrubs
Respectful WorkplaceManaging Wildlife
Culture of InnovationSpecial Use Facilities
Time ManagementTrails
Legal LiabilityDesign of Signs and Sign Maintenance
Lawn & Turf ManagementPreventive Maintenance of Vehicles and Equipment
Environmental MaintenanceEmergency Management
Site SecurityCourt and Athletic Field Maintenance
Facility Design and MaintenanceDevelopment 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