The Park and Recreation Maintenance Management School (MMS) is a comprehensive two-year professional development program designed to teach park and recreation professionals how to develop and manage a wide variety of maintenance.

Upcoming Dates & Registration

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Year One is sold out. To join the waitlist, please contact Oglebay via email atntc@oglebay.comor call the office at 304.243.4126.

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Tuition, Room, & Board

NRPA Member Tuition: $570

Nonmember Tuition: $620

Includes five nights of lodging, four buffet breakfasts, four buffet lunches, four buffet dinners, daily coffee breaks, beverage tickets, Thursday evening banquet and plated dinner, and continental breakfast on Friday morning.Prices include all taxes and applicable fees.

Single Lakeside Preferred Room:$1,436.12
Single West Wing Preferred Room:$1,334.00
Single Byrd Wing and Klein Wing Rooms:$1,228.82

Double (Shared Room) Lakeside Preferred Room:$1,030.13 per person
Double (Shared Room) West Wing Preferred Room:$984.06 per person
Double (Shared Room) Byrd Wing and Klein Wing Rooms:$926.47 per person


Toro Logo獎學金to attend the 2nd and 3rd years of MMS are available through the generosity of The Toro Company and The Toro Foundation.

Learning Objectives

Year 1 —Identify and recognize effective professional techniques of maintenance management. The curriculum is directed at improving the attendee’s professional maintenance management practices.

Year 2 —Acquire a broader knowledge of maintenance management and further develop students’ specific skills for effective operations.

Year One Session Topics Year Two Session Topics

Planning and Organizing the Maintenance Program

Development of a Maintenance Plan

Financial Management

Public Image and Customer Service

Management of Change

Technology and Computer Applications


Contract Management

Employee Evaluation

Career Development

Employee Motivation and Ethics

Visitor and Employee Safety and Risk Management

Supervisor as Trainer

Integrated Pest Management

Leadership and Supervision

Maintenance of Trees and Shrubs

Creating a Respectful Workplace

Wildlife Management

Developing a Culture of Innovation

Management of Special Use Facilities

Time Management

Trails and Greenways

Legal Liability

Design of Signs and Sign Maintenance

Turf Care and Maintenance

Preventive Maintenance of Vehicles and Equipment

Environmental Maintenance

Emergency Management

Site Security

Court and Athletic Field Maintenance

Facility Design and Maintenance

Program and Facility Accessibility

New for 2022! Leadership Development Graduate Program

The Leadership Development Graduate Program is an intensive 4.5-day experience designed for graduates of Park and Recreation Maintenance Management School who are interested in further developing their leadership and relationship skills to be able to meet the challenges that face them today.

The Leadership Development Graduate Program will run in conjunction with the 2022 Park and Recreation Maintenance Management School.

Who Should Attend

Park, recreation, and conservation personnel who manage park and recreation maintenance programs of any kind.

Participant Insight

The Maintenance Management School brings together parks and recreation leaders from around the country, providing a unique opportunity to diversify your professional knowledge and relationships. I look forward to attending the second year.” — Glen Poole, Colorado

The networking opportunities were awesome. I came in with just my agency way of doing things and left with 65+ other ideas and suggestions. Great school!” — Shaniqua Simmons, Florida

Great to meet other people in the same field with some of the same issues that I see. Awesome to see us put our minds together as one and overcome the challenges that we are facing now and the ones in the future.” — Anthony McLamb, North Carolina

Additional Information

For more information on registration and other details, contact Oglebay

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