September 2 - 4, 2020
Fort Smith Convention Center

Featured Speaker Chris Nunes, CPRP

Chris Nunes, CPRE is the Director of Parks and Recreation for The Woodlands Township, in The Woodlands, Texas.  In that position, a $36.3 million operational budget and is accountable for the management of 148 parks, 15 swimming pools and aquatic facilities, 220 miles of pathways, and 200 miles of streetscape.  He speaks around the country (over 380+ times) on topics including: business plans, contracting, creative programming, marketing, external funding, communication, leadership and succession planning.  In 2012, Chris was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Parks and Recreation Administrators and in 2015 he received the National Distinguished Professional Award from NRPA and in 2016-2017 he was the President of the American Academy of Parks and Recreation Administrators and in 2019 The Woodlands Township was recognized by NRPA by winning the Gold Medal Grand Plaque Award for excellence in parks and recreation management. Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management and a Master’s Degree in Sports Management from Springfield College in Massachusetts and a Doctorate in Parks and Recreation Administration from the University of New Mexico.


DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Smith City Center
700 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901
479-783-1000 or Reserve Room Now
Group:  AR Parks & Recreation Association
Room Block Cut Off August 26
Room Rate:  $65.00++