Our Goals

The Corporation's major goals are as follows:

  1. To unite in one body all recreation and park professionals and persons interested in promoting and providing recreation and park services and programs.
  2. To bring about the Aloha Spirit within this body, and to create a climate conducive to the recruitment of professionals and persons interested in the fields of recreation and parks.
  3. To provide other charitable assistance within the recreation community for the advancement of the profession.
  4. To provide as a service to the community special events, such as, but not limited to, the Hershey Track and Field Meet for children, the Silver Streaks Walk for senior citizens, and the Diamond Head Arts and Crafts Fair for all ages.

Our Purpose

A nonprofit 501c3 professional and public interest organization formerly known as the Hawaii Recreation & Park Association (HRPA).  Members are vitally concerned with elevating standards and promoting high criteria of profesionalism in recreation and park activities.  The scope of the Society's membership includes professionals, interested citizens, students and organizations in the recreation & park fields at all levels and areas of service.

HRPS is dedicated to advancing the recreation and park field in the state of Hawaii by expanding professional and educational opportunites for its members and supporting programs that provide improved leisure services in Hawaii.  The Society acts as an independent voice for the recreation, park and leisure movement at federal, state and local levels and is an affiliate of the National Recreation & Paarks Association.

2016 HRPS Board

President -  JoAnn Yatogo
President-Elect -  Marci Tagawa
Hawaii County VP - Vacant
Kauai County VP - William Trugillo
Maui County VP - Tara Sabado
Oahu County VP - Iris Fukunaga
Member at Large - Gayleen Balais
Member at Large - John Buck
Member at Large - Anita Lagundimao
Member at Large - Michele Nekota
Treasurer - Jayson  Chun
Treasurer Elect - Vacant
Secretary - Marc Koga
COMMITTEES
Constitution/Bylaws - John Buck
Legislative - Todd Hiranaga
Membership - Donna White
Program - Anna Mentac
Program - Elizabeth Tsuruda
Ways and Means - Roger Watanabe
Awards and Citations - Susan Yamasaki
Aquatics - William Gardner III



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