Atlanta, Georgia

Conference: October 8-10

Exhibits: October 8-9


The NRPA Annual Conference is a face-to-face event bringing qualified buyers in the park and recreation profession. It is the largest annual gathering of park and recreation professionals in one place, and an excellent opportunity to showcase your products and services to this targeted audience.

Exhibit & Sponsorships

Join us at the World Congress Center in Atlanta on October 8-10 (exhibit hall is open October 8-9). 

Floorplan and Exhibitor List

View the floorplan and exhibitor list here. If you have questions about booth placement or configuration, please email Ruth Wheeler or call at 703.858.2178 (Pacific Standard Time).

Exhibit Rates and Booth Packages

Number of Booths
Early Bird Booth Rate through March 31, 2024 (per 10x10)
1- 5 booths
6-9 booths
10+ booths
*NGO/NPO Rate (Regardless of number of booths)
*Non Governmental Organization or Not for Profit Rates
Upgrades, Additional Fees
1 corner
2 corners
Island (4 corners)
Premium Exhibit Area**


For inquiries or questions, please email

Requirements to Exhibit

  • Each exhibit area needs flooring or carpet, which you can rent from our third-party provider, Hargrove, or you can bring your own.
  • Each exhibitor must provide a certificate of insurance.
  • Each exhibitor must not exceed 8 feet in height, unless you are an island exhibitor or 400 square feet or larger.
  • Booths do not come with carpet, tables, chairs, electrical, WiFi lead retrieval, etc. You can rent those items from our third-party providers.. You may bring your own flooring, tables and chairs.
  • *The above links are from the 2023 conference, the 2024 links will become available by May 6, 2024.

Each 10×10 booth includes:

  • 5 Booth Staff Personnel Passes. These are for staff who will be working at the booth. The badge will provide access during exhibit hall house, move-in and move-out hours. 
  • 2 Guest Passes. These provide access during exhibit hall hours only. 


Each exhibitor — regardless of size — receives:

  • 1 Full Conference Education Pass. Additional passes can be purchased.
  • 1 Ticket to the NRPA Opening Celebration. The exhibitor will receive this on-site when they pick up their badge. Additional passes can be purchased. for $85.00 each.


Standard Booth Package

  • Backwall drape is 8 feet and side curtains are 3 feet. Corner booths do not have a 3-foot side curtain. You cannot exceed 8 feet in height as a linear or corner booth.
  • One 7-inch by 44-inch, single-line identification sign per in-line exhibitor.
  • Pipe and drape are not included for island booths or 10×20 or 10×30 stand-alone booths.

Premium Exhibit Package

If you select in this area, you are required to pay $700. Other items included in the premium exhibit package are:
  • Premium status featured in the Exhibit Hall Guide
  • One-time use of the NRPA membership list (*direct-mail use only)
  • One-time use of the pre- and post-show attendee list (*direct-mail use only)
  • Double Priority Points for the 2025 Booth Selection Process
  • One-year NRPA Individual Supplier Membership
  • One monthly subscription to NRPA’s Parks & Recreation magazine

*NRPA does not release an attendee or membership list directly to your company. We provide the list to a mail house that you send your marketing materials to for distribution. Any costs associated with sending direct-mail marketing is at the expense of the exhibitor and is not included in the Premium Exhibit fee.

To learn more, contact Ruth Wheeler at 703.858.2178 or

Why Exhibit?

Each year, conference attendees participate in the NRPA Annual Conference for professional development opportunities, networking with peers and industry partners, and to recognize and celebrate leaders in the park and recreation profession. The conference is an excellent place for you to showcase your products and services to this key target audience.


85% are at the management level or higher in their profession.


93% play a role in their agency’s purchasing process.


99% shop the exhibit hall for products and services.


More than 40% have an annual operating budget of $10 million.

Attendee Testimonials

“A wonderful space full of creativity, innovation and wonder for all to see and experience!”  – Alexis Merritt, Outdoor Recreation Manager, 56 Services Squadron

“The exhibit hall inspires agencies on how to make park services even better with all the new trends in equipment and amenities.” – Lara Hamwey, Director, City of Tucson

“As the director of a department, the exhibit hall is where I ask my staff to spend the most time, outside of education sessions…. NRPA’s exhibit hall is the best place to find the best products and the cutting edge solutions for the parks and recreation field.” – Miranda Gomez, Community Services Director, City of Buckeye

“The exhibit hall was a great one-stop-shop to finding vendors and providers for various parks and recreation needs!” – Heidy Comish, City of Gilbert Parks and Recreation

For more information about prospective customers at the NRPA Annual Conference, check out a breakdown of the demographics of the attendees and their employers.

Exhibitor Testimonials

“NRPA is a well-managed and the organizers do an amazing job in ensuring exhibitors have the information they need well ahead of conference. It is very well organized, and the association really puts in the work to set exhibitors up for success.” – Lauren Osborn, Aquatics Consultant, Waters Edge Aquatic Design

“NRPA gives us the chance to meet new clients, but it is also a chance to see our current clients around the country. It is a great place to catch up, say hi, and find out how they are doing.” – Tracey Rivera Cooper, Director of Marketing, MyRec Recreation Software

“This was my first NRPA conference.  I found the time spent interacting with both suppliers and customers extremely valuable. Over the last 2.5 years so much of our lives have been spent with communication via Zoom/Teams or through electronic means — it was great to interact in person again.”  – Jeremy Linder, General Manager, Sparton Enterprises

“We have already received calls from those we met at the conference inquiring of our product. We obtained more contacts at the 2022 conference than all other conferences we have attended…. I would certainly recommend the NRPA conference to anyone whose company could benefit from the exposure the NRPA conference provides.”  Jon Farrand, Grafitti Solutions

Health and Safety

By contracting to exhibit at the NRPA Annual Conference, the exhibitor agrees to abide by, and engage in specific health and safety protocols and beneficial conduct while exhibiting at the event. This may include (but is not limited to): providing a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination card or negative test result proof prior to attending the conference, submitting to daily health screenings and temperature checks, wearing a mask in public areas, engaging in appropriate physical distancing behaviors, and not attending the event if you feel ill or have been recently exposed to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Protocols are subject to change and will be communicated in advance of conference.

Ruth Wheeler

Ruth Wheeler
Senior Corporate Development Officer | 703.858.2178 (pacific time zone)

Melissa Hunter
Development Coordinator | 703.858.2199 (eastern time zone)