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MRPA Fall General Membership Meeting and Workshop

Tuesday October 28, 2014


“Heritage Tourism: Economic Impacts & Opportunities for Parks and Recreation” (CEUs pending)

Speaker John Fieseler, Executive Director, Tourism Council of Frederick County, Inc.  In his role with Frederick County John has overseen significant growth in tourism and the dollars it brings to the area including Frederick County Parks.   


Ballenger Creek Park Community Building

Ballenger Creek Park
5420 Ballenger Creek Pike
Frederick, MD 21703

Identify opportunities to develop partnerships with other recreation and parks departments, local businesses, historical interest groups, educational institutions and community members for developing partnerships for heritage tourism. Recognize how delivery of these programs can be expanded in your area providing an economic benefit to the community.


9:30 a.m. – 10: a.m. Registration and light refreshments

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. “Heritage Tourism: Economic Impacts & Opportunities for Parks and Recreation.”

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Website update – How to get the most out of MRPA’s new website.

11:45 a.m. -12:30 p.m. General Membership Meeting

12:30 p.m. MRPA Website Tutorials, Networking and Lunch


Celebrate fall with a  BBQ lunch including beef brisket, pulled chicken, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese and soft drinks. Vegetarian and gluten free options available upon request.


After lunch partake of heritage tourism in action with a tour Rose Hill Manor Park & Children’s Museum (compliments of Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation) just a short drive (10 min.) away. Or enjoy the beauty of the Ballenger Creek Park with a walk on the one mile natural walking path which passes by the dog park.


About Rose Hill - The property features a manor house, icehouse, log cabin, blacksmith shop, carriage collection, and two barns.

The Mission of Rose Hill Manor Park and Museums is to preserve and present the living heritage of the property known as Rose Hill from 1746-1950. In a child-friendly, hands-on environment the museums present the daily life of Thomas Johnson, Maryland’s first Governor, and the individuals who lived on the property as well as the history of agriculture and transportation in Frederick County.


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Registration --

Members:  $27 (by 10/17), then $32

Non-members: $40 (by 10/17), then $45


Workshop only: $15 (by 10/17), then $20

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