Part III: The Future of Parks and Recreation What We Know and Where We’re Going


Our Expert Panel Collaborates on Predictions for the Unknown

Watch the Recording

No one could have known that a deadly virus would define 2020, but nearly halfway through the year, we have learned critical lessons in rapid crisis response management and how to engage citizens in the era of social distancing.

Watch a recording of our three industry insiders to hear what they’ve learned, how they pivoted, and what they believe we can expect for the rest of 2020—and the future beyond.


BONUS Materials:

Fill out the form to watch a recording of the webinar and receive access to bonus materials provided by our panelists:

  • Re-opening Protocol from Hurricane City, UT
  • Re-opening Plan Phase II from Mountain Recreation Metropolitan District
  • Employee Protocols from Mountain Recreation Metropolitan District
  • Transition Trail Map from Mountain Recreation Metropolitan District
  • Designing Recreation Experiences Project Outline from Hurricane City, UT
  • Virtual Summer Camp-in-a-Box outline from Clarksville, TN
  • Adult Spring Palooza Program Plan from Hurricane City, UT


About Our Insider Panel

Dan Carpenter, CPRP, AFO, Clarksville, TN

As the Clarksville, Tennessee Deputy Director of Recreation, Dan helps to lead the Department’s efforts to meets the recreation, trail, and natural area needs of the public through the acquisition, planning, and development of quality park facilities and activities.


Janet Bartnik, M.S., CPRP, Mountain Recreation Metropolitan District, Eagle, CO

As the Mountain Recreation Metropolitan District Executive Director, Janet designs, develops, and implements strategic plans for the district as well as manages the day-to-day operations of the organization. Having led park and recreation agencies in Missouri since 2001, Janet holds degrees in exercise science and sports management, is a Fellow in the AAPRA, and is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences. Janet is recognized as an expert in active living, and health and wellness services by park and recreation agencies.


Bryce King, CPRP, AFO, Hurricane City, UT

As the Recreation & Leisure Services Director at the City of Hurricane, Utah, Bryce oversees the City’s youth and adult sports, event planning efforts, community center, city pool, fine arts and theater productions, races, festivals, tournaments, event application reviews, and capital projects.

Your Moderator: Joe Rozycki, CPRP, CivicRec®️

In his role as a CivicRec Sales Engineer, Joe draws on his 11 years experience as a Parks and Recreation professional in the Kansas City Metro area, both at the municipal and county levels. Joe is responsible for identifying innovative ways for technology to automate the recreation engagement model to strengthen relationships between municipalities and their citizens.