• Become a Member of World Urban Parks Today!

    The World Urban Parks (WUP) is a unique international organisation that represents parks, recreation, amenity, cultural, leisure, and related services. WUP membership is required for CPP or CPPI certification.

    To learn more about World Urban Parks, click here »

  • Professional certification demonstrates a commitment to your profession; helps to showcase your skills and experience; and establishes you as a continuous learner. Apply for the Certified Park Professional (CPP), or if you are already certified as a CPP, for the Certified Park Professional International (CPPI) today.

    Click here to view a complete list of all CPPI award recipients »

  • WPA Program of Merit

    As a tertiary institution, is your degree or diploma course of a standard to be endorsed at the international level as a Program of Merit?
    In 2019, the WPA awarded the Universiti Teknologi MARA's Bachelor of Parks and Amenity Management (Honours), the first university to receive recognition as a Program of Merit!

  • How Do You Measure Up?

    Whether you work in urban design, green planning, park and public land management, recreation, landscape architecture, horticulture, or the like, the World Parks Academy's competency framework represents your profession!

    Learn more about CPP competencies »

    Learn more about CPPI competencies »

  • WPA Webinars

    Participate in monthly webinars and discuss important topics in parks and recreation.

World Parks Academy :
Upcoming Training

Click here to view all of the scheduled WPA Webinar Training Series programs available for CEU credits. Check below to see the upcoming programs offered live, all others are available as recordings.

Upcoming Events

August 21, 2019:

11-16 September 2019:


Past events:

20-24 July 2019:

          City Parks Alliance  

July 18, 2019:

  • World Urban Parks National Association Roundtable
    • This will be taking place on July 18th, 10 pm NZT (6 am EST). Hear from Luis Antonio Romahn Diez of ANPR Mexico and Matthew Bradbury of Lands in Trust. There will be short presentations with the majority of the time reserved for discussion.

July 16, 2019:

15 May 2019:

14-17 May 2019:

          Asociacion National de Parques y Recreacion de Mexico 

1 May 2019:

  • WPA/WUP Children Play and Nature Webinar Series:
    Changing the Way Calgary Plays

    World Parks Academy free webinar

    Instructor: Julie Guimond, Nalini Mohan, Sarah Papineau

29 & 30 April 2019:

          World Parks Academy free webinar
          Instructor: Daniel Raven-Ellison 

April 28 -May 6 2019:

20 March 2019:

13 February 2019:

  • World Urban Parks National Association Roundtable
    Topic: Emerging Membership Services Speakers: Mark Camley, Neil McCarthy, Caryn Ernst, Elisabeth Fournier

23 January 2019:

18 December 2018:

10 October 2018:

20 September 2018:

25 July 2018:

27 June 2018:

  • World Urban Parks Roundtable 
    National Associations -Membership and Partnerships

12 July 2017:

21 June 2017:

11 January 2017:

8 December 2016:

14 – 15 November 2016:

10 November 2016:

21 – 24 October 2016:

8 October 2016:

5 – 7 October 2016:

4 October 2016:

4 – 6 October 2016:

29 September – 1 October 2016:

26 – 30 September 2016:

26 – 28 September 2016:

25 – 30 September 2016:

21 – 23 September 2016:

22 – 25 July 2016:

17 – 20 July 2016:

30 June – 3 July 2016:

22 – 26 June 2016:

16 – 17 June 2016:

10 – 12 June 2016:

6 – 10 June 2016:

6 – 8 June 2016:

25 – 28 May 2016:

24 May 2016:

10 May 2016:

4 – 5 May 2016:

27 – 29 April 2016:

24 – 25 April 2016:

20 – 22 April 2016:

13 April 2016:

13 April 2016:

6 – 8 April 2016:

14 – 18 March 2016:

14 – 17 March 2016:

11 March 2016:

10 – 11 March 2016:

9 – 10 March 2016:

8 March 2016:

6 – 10 March 2016:

5 – 13 March 2016:

23 February 2016:

21 – 26 February 2016:

17 – 18 February 2016:

16 February 2016:

15 – 18 February 2016:

28 January 2016:

25 – 27 January 2016:

19 January 2016:

15 – 17 September 2015:

26 – 30 May 2015:

14 – 17 May 2015:

12 – 19 November 2014:

14 – 16 October 2014:

29 September – 01 October 2014:

24 – 27 August 2014:

17 – 22 August 2014: