Find Park and Recreation Programs

Find schools that want you for Park and Recreation programs and other Skilled Trades & Vocational degrees and certifications.

If you can't imagine working in an office, love the great outdoors, and want to spread your knowledge, passion, and zest for nature with others, a degree in Parks and Recreation may be the perfect fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Parks and Recreation students typically pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's degree (6-7 years). In this field, an associate or bachelor's degree is usually enough to begin your career in an entry-level position while a master's degree often leads to management, administrative, and consultancy positions.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Parks and Recreation Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Parks and Recreation include:

  • Parks and Recreation Worker/Director
  • Event Planner
  • Special Events Management

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Recreation Workers was $26,350 in 2019 while Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners earned a median salary of $50,600 in 2019.1

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Recreation Workers, on the Internet at (visited June 29, 2020).
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