Park and Recreation Maintenance Management School ~

January 28 – February 2, 2024
Registration Now Open

Register now at the link below!

Presented by North Carolina State University in cooperation with the National Recreation and Park Association

The Park and Recreation Maintenance Management School 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 program

Learning Objectives

Year One
Identify and recognize effective professional techniques of maintenance management. Curriculum is directed at the improvement of attendee’s professional maintenance management practices.

Year Two
Acquire a broader knowledge of maintenance management and further develop student’s specific skills for effective operations.

Scholarship opportunities are available for school participation. If interested, please complete the application at:

FIPP Scholarship Info Toro Foundation Scholarship Info

Year One Topics

  • Planning and Organizing
  • Financial Management
  • Management of Change
  • Communication
  • Employee Evaluation
  • Motivation & Ethics
  • Supervisor as Trainer
  • Leadership and Supervision
  • Respectful Workplace
  • Culture of Innovation
  • Time Management
  • Legal Liability
  • Lawn & Turf Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Site Security
  • Facility Design & Maintenance
  • Play Area Safety
  • Accessibility

Year Two Topics

  • Maintenance Plan
  • Development Projects
  • Public Image
  • Technology and Computer
  • Contract Management
  • Career Development
  • Safety & Risk Management
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Trees & Shrubs
  • Managing Wildlife
  • Special Use Facilities
  • Trails
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Signs
  • Emergency Management
  • Court and Athletic Fields

All Inclusive Package

Member Rate:

  • Lakeside Wing Rooms
    • $2432.62 per person, single occupancy
    • $2015.12 per person, double occupancy
  • West Wing Rooms
    • $2331.82 per person, single occupancy
    • $1964.62 per person, double occupancy
  • Byrd Wing Rooms
    • $2231.07 per person, single occupancy
    • $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). 


For transportation to and from the Pittsburgh International Airport, contact Airport Limo Service: or at 304-232-1175.

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School Itinerary

Sunday, January 8

4 p.m. | Wilson Lodge Check-In
2 – 5 p.m. | Registration
5:30 p.m. | Orientation/Dinner

Monday, January 29
8 a.m. | Classes Begin

Tuesday, January 30

Wednesday, January 31

Thursday, February 1
Graduation Banquet

Friday, February 2
Depart Oglebay

Visit the National Recreation and Park Association website at the link below. 

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For more information, please contact the Oglebay National Training Center at 304-243-4126 or