Chico State

Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management

Founded in 1962, we are one of California’s oldest programs in recreation, hospitality, and parks management. The Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions has accredited the department continuously for over three decades.

What do our graduates do? They make lives better for others. Our graduates help people to escape their daily lives by running hotels, resorts, outdoor recreation, and tourism businesses. They help people lead more fulfilling lives through recreation therapy, children’s programs, and community activities. They maintain and improve our parks and natural and cultural resources. They create learning environments by organizing tours and planning conventions. They create memorable experiences, from enjoyable restaurant meals to entertaining music festivals. Does this sound like you?

Program Degrees and Certificates







Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management Department

Location & Contact Info
Yolo Hall, Room 173

Department Website