409 - Freshen Up Annual Special Events
Mary Lester, Member IPRA, IPRA Senior Committee; Cheryl Riley, Superintendent of Recreation, City of Collinsville
Every season, community members eagerly look forward to their area park districts’ annual special events. As recreation professionals, how do we keep these events fresh and exciting year after year while maintaining quality and sticking to a budget? Recreation professionals from the IPRA Special Event Committee will focus on three annual events: the Fall “Boo Bash” Halloween Kids Festival, Fall “Bonfires & Brews” adult event, and Spring Daddy Daughter & Mother Son Date Nights. They will discuss the changes made to keep past participants interested and attract new participants each year.
- Take specific ideas and plans for annual special event programming back to your agency.
- Gain knowledge and resources on modifying existing special events and keeping them fresh year after year.