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2017 VAFP Fall Conference Dates

Nov. 2 - 4, 2017 Douthat State Park

Virginia Association for Parks conferences are for dues paying individual and group members to come together and discuss ways to better support Virginia’s parks. Virginia State Parks host the conferences that generally consist of a gathering on Thursday night, excursions and in park activities on Friday (ending with a dinner and speaker on Friday night) and a business meeting on Saturday morning. Individuals and group representatives at the sustaining membership level or higher are invited to participate. A reasonable conference fee covers the costs for the event. This conference will feature a day trip to the new Natural Bridge State Park.

Douthat State Park

Douthat State Park

Natural Bridge State Park

Natural Bridge State Park


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