Department of Parks
Recreational Programming to Be Topic of Workshop at Barren River Jan. 13-15
LUCAS, Ky. -- Barren River Lake State Resort Park will present the third annual Innovative Programming Workshop on Jan. 13-15, 2009 to provide new ideas for anyone who does recreational programming.
Cosponsored by the Kentucky Recreation Park Society, the workshop will include
sessions on icebreaker and teambuilding activities, environmental education, tomahawk throwing, GPS systems for programming beyond geocaching, playground safety and other topics. There will also be a roundtable discussion to allow participants to share their programming ideas.
The workshop begins at 1 p.m. CST on Jan. 13 and will conclude at 2 p.m. on Jan. 15. Registration fee if paid by Jan. 6 is $55 (society members) and $75 (non-members). After Jan. 6 the registration fee is $65 (members) and $85 (non-members). Fee includes all sessions, a pizza dinner, lunch, and social activities. A daily rate is also available for members and nonmembers. Registration forms are available online at www.kyrec.org or by contacting Lisa Deavers at 1-800-325-0057.
Continuing education units will be available to certified parks recreation professionals.
The lodge also has a block of rooms reserved for registered attendees for $44.95 plus tax per night. Ask for the "Recreation" block when making your reservation.
For more information contact Lisa Deavers at 270-646-2151 or 800-325-0057.
Barren River Lake State Resort Park near Glasgow has a lodge, cottages, Driftwood Restaurant, golf course, fitness center, gift shop, fishing, picnic areas and hiking trails. The resort is located 44 miles southeast of Bowling Green. Take I-65 to the Cumberland Parkway east to US 31E south.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov.