IPRA Maintenance Expo 2021


Calling all park maintenance professionals! The Maintenance Expo is your one stop shop for education sessions, product information and demonstrations, networking, and much more.

June 16, 2021 | Washington Township Park, Avon

This exciting event has been created just for you to:


  • Attend seminars & education sessions focused on pool winterization, pond maintenance, invasive species identification and removal, pest identification and removal, and more!
  • View product demonstrations and test out equipment
  • Visit exhibitors focusing in the field of maintenance and facility management
  • Network with your peers
  • Enjoy lunch and door prizes

Event Pricing: Member Price $15 | Non Member Price $35


9:00 AM Registration

10:00 AM Session 1

Pool Winterization, Clint Anglin, Spear Corporation

Pest Identification and removal, Aren Flint, Davey Resource Group

11:00 AM Session 2

Rain/Pollinator Gardens, Sarah Hanson, Purdue Extension

Herbicide Use and Safety – Jake Bannister, Davey Resource Group

11:45 PM Lunch

12:30 PM Maintenance Roundtable discussion. Facilitators: Will Lacey, Danville Parks and Dan McGuire, Valpo Parks

1:30 PM Session 3

Chainsaw Safety – Duane McCoy, IN Dept. of Natural Resources

Herbicide Use and Safety (repeat of earlier session) – Jake Bannister, Davey Resource Group

2:30 PM Session 4

Pond Maintenance, Dave Osborne, Purdue Extension

Invasive Species Management in Park Natural Areas – Jake Brinkman, Indianapolis Department of Public Works

Education Sessions

Chainsaw Safety

Presenter: Duane McCoy from IN Dept. of Natural Resources

The basics of chainsaw safety to include PPE and chain saw safety features.

Herbicide Use and Safety

Presenter: Jake Bannister from Davey Resource Group

Discussing the safe handling and usage of herbicides from purchase to application. We will discuss current regulations and how to safely handle, store, transport, mix, and apply herbicides in a variety of plant communities and situations.

Invasive Species Management in Park Natural Areas

Presenter: Jacob Brinkman, Ecologist with the Indianapolis Department of Public Works

This session will introduce the ever-growing problem of invasive species in our parks and natural areas, and how park managers and maintenance staff can best address this complex issue. Participants will learn about common invasive plant pests, recommended control methods, and ecological restoration strategies for parks and green spaces.

Pool Winterization

Presenter: Clint Anglin, Service Technician from Spear Corporation

Seasonal maintenance programs, focusing on varying weather conditions, is a must for outdoor pools in Indiana. Even though Spring startup programs seem to get the most public attention, it can be argued that a full winterization maintenance process is the most critical in protecting the pool shell, mechanical equipment and even the buildings and grounds. This presentation will discuss critical items and processes of pool winterization to help abate costly, preventable repairs for the next swimming season.

Pest Identification & Removal

Presenters: Aren Flint , Jeremy Weber, and Jake Bannister from Davey Resource Group

What pests and diseases are hot in Indiana? How best can we manage them? Hear short bits about integrated pest management (IPM) for foliar fungal diseases, pine and verticillium wilt, cicadas and gypsy moths, and other concerning invasive pests. Take the reminder or new recognition back to your parks and make IPM part of your parks program.

Rain & Pollinator Gardens

Presenter: Sarah Hanson, Ag & Natural Resources Educator from Purdue Extension Johnson County

Rainscaping is landscape design used with sustainable practices to prevent polluted runoff from reaching water bodies. Sarah will discuss some options for rainscaping to help direct stormwater to be collected and filtered by plants/soils. The Extension office in Johnson County has a rain barrel and rain garden to increase community education and improve water quality. Many of our landscape plants attract pollinators as well.

Expo Schedule

8:30 AM: Vendor set up

9:30 AM: Attendee registration opens

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Education Sessions & Expo Networking

4:00 PM: Vendor tear down

**For the safety of attendees, vendors may NOT tear down prior to 4 PM.

Exhibit at the 2021 Maintenance Expo

Join IPRA for a day dedicated to park maintenance and showcase your products and services to park maintenance professionals!

Exhibitor Opportunities

Vendor exhibits will be located outside on the pavilion center. Exhibitors may choose to exhibit in the parking lot (max of 3 spaces). View layout here.


1 Space | $150

2 Spaces | $200

3 Spaces | $250

Non IPRA members add additional $150 to the options above

Certificate of Insurance

In order to participate, vendors are required to provide a Certificate of Insurance naming "the Indiana Park & Recreation Association and Washington Township as ADDITIONALLY INSURED".

Sponsorship Opportunities

By sponsoring this event you will gain additional exposure before during and after the event. Booth space is included in all sponsorship. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available so secure yours today!

For more information about sponsorship, please click here!

Interested in sponsoring at the 2021 Maintenance Expo? Contact felisha@inpra.org