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2019 Ohio Parks and Recreation Conference and Trade Show
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2019 Ohio Parks and Recreation Conference and Trade Show

The 2019 OPRA Conference & Trade Show will take place February 3-6, 2019 at the Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio. This year’s Conference Committee is made up of professionals from around the state and is led by Conference Board Liaison Kristen Marks.

2/3/2019 to 2/6/2019
When: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Where: Kalahari Convention Center
7000 Kalahari Drive
Sandusky, Ohio  44870
United States
Contact: Kristen Marks

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Registration Rates

Early Bird
9/4 – 11/16
11/17 – 1/11
1/12 – 2/6
9/4 – 2/6
Member Non-Member Member Non-Member Member Non-Member Member Non-Member
Full $295 $395 $325 $425 $375 $475 $175 $200
Monday $150 $200 $165 $215 $190 $240 $60 $75
Tuesday $150 $200 $165 $215 $190 $240 $60 $75
Wednesday $150 $200 $165 $215 $190 $240 $60 $75
$99 for Full Conference

*Student Fee:  includes a one year membership to OPRA.  Students must be enrolled as a full-time undergrad or full-time grad student and cannot be employed as a full-time employee in the profession.
**Retiree Fee:  Retirees must be retired from the profession.



Bring a professional who has never attended Conference or hasn’t attended in the past five years and receive a $100 discount!  You must register the same day for full packages using the downloadable registration form (not available when registering online).

All members who register for a full package before December 28, 2018 will be entered to win a two-night Conference hotel stay at Kalahari!


Volunteer and earn up to 50% off your registration!  If you intend to volunteer, please choose ‘Bill Me’ as your payment option when registering.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and refund requests received in writing prior to January 16 will receive full refund less $100 administrative fee; no refunds will be issued after January 16, but substitution requests are allowed.

Photograph Disclaimer

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, OPRA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to OPRA’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image in photographs, videotapes, and electronic reproduction of such events and activities.


Hotel Information

Kalahari Convention Center
7000 Kalahari Drive
Sandusky, OH  44870
(877) 525-2427

Book Online
Online Group Code:  24493

Room Block rate is $124 per night.  Mention OPRA 2019 when calling.  Deadline to book your room at the OPRA Room Block rate is January 9, 2019.

For attendees interested in larger rooms, upgrades or suites, additional room styles may be available at discounted pricing.  Please inquire with a reservationist after asking for the OPRA group rate.  A limited number of rooms are also available at the discounted rate for Friday and Saturday.

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