Dallas, texas

Conference: October 10-12

Exhibits: October 10-11

Conference Begins In:

General Session Day 2

Meet the keynotes for the 2023 NRPA Annual Conference.

Katrina Adams

General Session Day 2 

Keynote Speaker

Katrina Adams


Wednesday, October 11, 2023

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The National Gold Medal Awards Presentation

The American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration along with its partners, the National Recreation and Park Association and Musco Lighting, will announce the Finalists in the 2023 National Gold Medal Award Program and present the Grand Plaques to Public Agencies, State Parks, and Armed Forces Recreation Programs. The National Gold Medal Award Program is recognized as the highest achievement in the park and recreation profession for public agencies, state park systems and armed forces recreation programs.


Special Guest Welcome 

Information to come.

Leadership Remarks

Kristine Stratton, President and CEO of NRPA


Katrina Adams,

Athlete, Author, TV Commentator

Executive Director/President of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program.

Leadership Remarks

Jesús Aguirre, Chair NRPA Board of Directors

Panel Discussion

The Ball is in Our Court: Leveraging the Power of Parks and Recreation to Advance Youth Sports Equity

Moderator: Anthony Paul “AP” Diaz


For inquiries or questions, please email exhibits@nrpa.org.