The 2018 National Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference is being held in Kenney Machinery’s backyard, and we couldn’t be more excited. The conference will take place September 25th-27th at the Indiana Convention Center, a mere 15 miles from our headquarters in Indianapolis.
Not only is the conference in our backyard, but Toro is one of the major sponsors of the event–the only outdoor power equipment manufacturer to be represented among the major sponsors.
Both Kenney Machinery and Toro will have a major presence at the conference. We’ll use this post to keep you updated about demos, equipment, available training opportunities, and any other news regarding the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference.
Toro products on display at the conference
In addition to the Outcross 9060 (see update below), there will be several other Toro products on display at the Kenney Machinery/Toro booth on the showroom floor. Those include:
- The 1200 pull-behind Outcross rotary/gang mower
- The 1298 pull-behind Outcross aerator
- The Workman GTX utility vehicle
We’ll keep the list updated with any additional products we expect to have on display.
Toro Outcross 9060 demos available at 2018 NRPA conference
Exciting news–in honor of the long-anticipated launch of the Toro Outcross 9060, the revolutionary new type of vehicle will be on display at the 2018 NRPA Annaul Conference. Since we’ll have our demo unit by that time, we’ll be able to arrange personal demos for those who want to test out the vehicle.
If you’ll be attending the conference and would like to arrange a demo, contact us in advance so we can schedule a slot for you.
Educational opportunities at the conference
As always, there will be a number of amazing educational opportunities available at the 2018 NRPA conference. You can see the full schedule here, but if you are overwhelmed by all the options and want some recommendations about which sessions you might want to attend, here are a few of our favorites:
- Marketing Certificate Program for parks departments
- Leadership Certificate Program
- Playground Maintenance Course (pre-conference workshop)
What would a recreation and parks conference be without opportunities to actually visit some local parks and participate in outdoor recreation opportunities?
There are a several exciting options for this at the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference, and since the all the venues where the events will take place are customers of Kenney Machinery, by vising them you’ll get to see the quality results you can get by using industry-leading equipment to maintain your facilities.
Here are the options available for off-site recreation at the conference:
- Golf Tournament at the Eagle Creek Golf Club
- 5-k Fun Run along the Downtown Canal Walk
- Adventure Outing at the Eagle Creek Park Treetop Adventure
- Paddle trip along the Downtown Canal