Why Attend?

The Great Lakes Park Training Institute (GLPTI) is a professional training opportunity for park and public lands professionals in municipal, county, state, regional and national agencies. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas as well as an exploration of current issues and techniques in the field of parks and recreation.

  • A reputation for providing quality educational and training sessions
  • Industry leading presenters, highly knowledgeable about national issues as well as issues specific to the Great Lakes Region
  • Build lasting relationships with other park and recreation professionals

The training is particularly applicable to park and recreation managers, horticulturists, planners, interpreters, maintenance technicians, outdoor educators, land and facility managers, and leisure services providers.


“Every year seems to top the previous!”

– Matt Weaver, 2007 10 year attendee City of Mt. Pleasant, MI