The Eppley Institute provides training and learning design, research, planning, and accessibility guidance to parks and public land agencies with a focus on up to date and practical solutions for interpreting park resources, enhancing visitor experience, and managing facilities, natural resources, and cultural assets.
What We Do
Professional Development and Training for the profession and communities
Eppley delivers award winning online and in person training that is developed by leading experts in the field from around the nation and globe.
Researching Trends, Communities and Organization Effectiveness
Harnessing the power of Indiana University’s research intensive campus, Eppley delivers insightful, powerful research that guides decision making and strategic choices for parks and public lands organizations.
Helping Programs Adapt and Grow
Organizations evolve and grow best when strategic and intentional development is implemented. Eppley has provided leading edge organizational growth and strategy to some of the most well-known and largest park agencies in the U.S.
Accessibility Assessment and Training
Access to parks, recreation, outdoor programs, and public lands is a right and essential component of healthy and engaged citizens. Eppley’s National Center on Accessibility is the leading program of its type, delivering award winning and innovative approaches to advancing access for all people.
Leveraging extensive hands-on experience in the field, a collaborative partnership approach, and Indiana University’s outstanding resources to provide evidence-based training, planning, and research for parks and public land agencies
Who We Help
Agencies and Organizations
Parks, recreation, and public lands agencies are critically important in addressing sustainability, climate change, economic viability, health, and quality of life regardless of their size, focus, or location. Eppley has worked across the nation for 30 years assisting these agencies and organizations in what they need to be successful.
The key to successful management of parks, recreation, and public lands is a qualified and engaged work force. Eppley’s training and self-directed professional endorsement help agency volunteers, maintenance technicians, managers, and leaders be successful, engaged, and in advancing their skills.
Where We Work
Last Year at Eppley
53,000Hours of Professional development training
38Agencies and communities served