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The 2019 NMRPA State Conference & Annual Meeting will be held in Hobbs, New Mexico, August 20-23, 2019. View the proposed schedule here.

Come and discover the “Wow” Factor as it relates to Parks & Recreation facilities in Hobbs. You don’t want to miss this opportunity. There will be plenty of chances for fun, networking, fitness, and learning! Or choose a certification/educational track.

Conference and Awards Luncheon Location: The CORE (Center of Recreational Excellence), located at 4827 N Lovington Hwy, in Hobbs, New Mexico, is the city’s new $63.5 million, 158,000 square foot, multi-generational recreation center that opened on June 2, 2018. Check out the Good Day New Mexico feature on the CORE here!

Golf Tournament & Tuesday Evening Social Location: Shotgun start on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 20, at Rockwind Community Links located at 5001 Jack Gomez Blvd in Hobbs, is the city’s award-winning golf course that opened in May 2015. Rockwind was recently ranked #3 on Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play in New Mexico.

Watch the Good Day New Mexico segment on this award-winning golf course hereFollowing the completion of the NMRPA Golf Tournament, there will be a fajita dinner (complimentary to NMRPA Golf Tournament participants and all NMRPA Conference attendees), live music and a cash bar.

Wednesday Evening Social Location: Join us at the Turf Club at Zia Park Casino Hotel & Racetrack located at 3901 W Millen Dr in Hobbs on Wednesday, August 21 for a social dinner that will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The Starting Gate Bar & Grill will be the site for the after-party party! Tables will be reserved for NMRPA Conference attendees.

Thursday Evening Private Pool Party: Join us for complimentary light hors d’oeuvres at the CORE at  7:00 p.m. to be followed by a Private Pool Party for all NMRPA Conference attendees and guests (guests must register and pay a fee) in the CORE’s award winning indoor water park, CORE Splash! Splash was recently honored by the World Waterpark Association with a Leading Edge Award for the “WOW! Factor” and use of technology. Bring your swim suit and get ready to have fun in CORE Splash from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. NMRPA Conference attendees will be able to use all of the CORE’s amenities. The CORE will close at 10:00 p.m. (aquatics amenities close at 9:30 p.m.).

Friday Luncheon and Awards: Enjoy lunch, a key not presentation, and the annual NMRPA Awards distribution to end out the conference. Guest tickets for this may be purchased with registration. 2019 award nominations are now being accepted!  Award Nomination Packet

CEUs: Continuing Education Units are offered for all of the sessions free of charge. If you would like to acquire CEUs please pick up the credit form at check-in.

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Hotel Information:  The hotels listed below are offering rooms from $135 - $149/per night. Contact the hotels directly and mention the code NMRPA19 to get the discounted rate. These rates will not be published or available online! You must call to get the discount.  Discount code expires on August 5, 2019. 


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