Chris Dropinski

Chris Dropinski is a Certified Park and Recreation Executive with over 40 years in the field of parks and recreation administration and management.

Since 2001, she has been co-owner and senior principal consulting for GreenPlay.

Her passion for teaching and moving the field forward has led to many successful master planning and feasibility projects across the country.

Earlier in her career, she served as director of the City of Boulder, Colorado, Parks and Recreation Department for over a decade, providing leadership for the development and provision of parks, open space, trails, and recreation services.

She is an invited member of the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration.

Dropinski provides an innovative and respected approach toward addressing cost recovery, policy development, organizational development, strategic management, cost benefit analysis and revenue philosophy in the public setting, building relationships with alternative providers and partners, developing board-staff relationships, and establishing effective public engagement processes.

Dropinski has been a primary author and editor for both the second and third editions of this guide.