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Fostering Excellence, Park Leadership in the Golden State

October 23 -26 in Folsom and Sacramento, CA

The California League of Parks Associations invites park partners throughout California to join us for our CALPA Conference taking place October 23- 26 in Folsom and Sacramento, California.

This conference will be focused on providing professional development, training and more for the many partner organizations that work tirelessly to promote, support, enhance and maintain California’s 280 state parks.

Sessions will be designed for nonprofit professionals, board members, volunteers, community leaders and California State Park staff.  

For more information contact Conference Committee Chair, Linsey Fredenburg Humes at

Conference Sessions | Presenters


      October 23, afternoon Conference attendees are invited to join us for a CALPA Membership Meeting at the California State Railroad Museum. Afterwards, enjoy a train ride and opening reception at the Stanford Mansion sponsored by the California State Railroad Museum Foundation in Old Sacramento, California.

      October 24 A day of informative trainings designed specifically for cooperating associations, park partners and California State Park Staff and access to our vendor showcase. Join us from 5PM to 6:30PM for a special networking session with our sponsors and vendors.

      October 25 Second full day of trainings. An evening banquet will feature awards ceremony, auction and plated dinner.

      October 26 An optional day of additional training for California State Park staff, and several field trip options for nonprofit professionals, volunteers and board members.

Your CALPA Conference Registration Includes:

  • Welcome Reception and Train Ride at the California State Railroad Museum (hosted by the California State Railroad Museum Foundation)
  • Access to all training sessions and keynotes.
  • Entry to exhibit hall and trade show
  • 1 ticket for plated banquet dinner
  • Optional free or low cost field trip options on Friday October 26.

Conference Venue and Hotel

Anza Borrego Park

The Lake Natoma Inn is located in historic Folsom, California. The hotel sits adjacent to Lake Natoma, part of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, and is just a short walk to Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park.

Getting There: Free parking is available on-site. The light rail line is adjacent to the hotel, offering easy access to and from Downtown Sacramento. The hotel also sits along the renowned American River Bike Trail, for those who may want to commute via bicycle. In addition, camping is available at nearby Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, if you would prefer to camp or RV.

CALPA has negotiated an early bird hotel rate of just $95 per room, plus tax and fees. To reserve your room, please call 916-351-1500, or email As for the California League Parks Association rate.


Conference Pricing

Early Bird rates are available until July 30, 2018


Group Rates for CALPA Member Organizations are available until July 30, 2018

To qualify for the group rate, attendees must be from one organization and pay via one check or credit card payment

2 FOR $425, OR 4 FOR $800

This year we are pleased to provide an Emerging Leader Registration Rate for attendees under 30 years of age who register prior to July 30:


Unable to attend the entire conference? One-day tickets are available: SINGLE DAY- MEMBER


Conference Rates after July 30:







Sponsor Opportunities are available! For more information about sponsorships, contact Michele Luna, Vice-President of CALPA at

Exhibitor and Vendor Space is available, please contact to learn more about how to reach over 100 park professionals during our expo on Thursday, October 25, 2018.


Participants are asked to bring a raffle prize and consider donating a larger auction item. More details to come.

Auction/Raffle Form

Sponsor Opportunities

CALPA is looking for conference sponsors, which will help underwrite conference expenses and keep the cost reasonable for attendees. Sponsorships also help fund scholarships for those organizations 
who have limited resources. See Conference Sponsors below.

Conference Sponsorship Letter

Sponsorship levels range from $200 to $5,000 and provide great benefits!
Sponsors should email their logos to for placement on the website.

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