In 2020 the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) is celebrating its 40th Anniversary.

In a series of articles, we will share our history as an organization; remembering leaders and events that were instrumental to our founding, development and growth.

We begin celebrating AAPRA’s forty years of success as noted in the initial ten-year history prepared by Bob Toalson, charter member and Executive Secretary/Treasurer at the time (1990), “from its inception the Academy has been very successful because of the hard work and efforts of some very dedicated people.” Much of our early history was prepared by Charlie Hartsoe, also a charter member and AAPRA President 1984-85.

Happy 40th Anniversary AAPRA! (PDF)