P.O. Box 16451, Hattiesburg, MS 39404-6451
601-582-3361
info@aboutmrpa.org
Recent News
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A new Therapeutic Recreation Department is created.

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President Obama recently launched the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative.

Upcoming Events
Pascagoula Clean Up
3/7/2015
City of Pascagoula

Price : Free

Take pride in your community --- clean your street, your neighborhood or your local park. Call 228-938-6612 or email naturecenter@cityofpascagoula.com to sign up.
Sports Turf Care Seminar
3/18/2015
Richland Community Center

Non-Member: $25.00
Associate Membership: $0.00
Agency Membership: $0.00
Student Member: $0.00
Provisional Professional Membership: $0.00
Retired Member: $0.00
Affiliate Membership: $0.00
Allied Organization Membership: $0.00
Citizen Membership: $0.00
Professional Membership: $0.00

MRPA District II invites you to attend the annual Sports Turf Seminar. The Richland Community Center is located at 410 East Harper Street in Richland, MS. Call (601) 420-3400 for more information. This annual seminar is coordinated by MRPA District II, Mississippi State University Extension Services, and the Parks and Recreation Departments of Jackson, Richland, Crystal Springs and Clinton, MS. This is the Sports Turf Care Seminar that was originally scheduled for February 25, 2015.
Senior Olympics
4/11/2015
Mississippi Gulf Coast

Price : Free

The 2015 Mississippi Senior Olympics games will be held April 11-18, 2015. Events will include a 5k Run/Walk, Basketball, Horseshoes, Swimming, Softball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Track and Field, Frisbee Golf, Golf and many other events. Participants must be fifty years of age or older. For more information contact Lucy Bickham at lucbick@aol.com or by phone at 228-896-5683.
Annual Conference
9/21/2015
Tunica, Mississippi

Non-Member: $0.00
Gold: $0.00
Agency Membership: $0.00
Student Member: $0.00
Provisional Professional Membership: $0.00
Retired Member: $22.00
Affiliate Membership: $0.00
Allied Organization Membership: $0.00
Citizen Membership: $0.00
Professional Membership: $0.00

Tunica County Parks and Recreation and Caesar's will be the host of our 2015 Annual Conference. Put the conference on your calendar and watch for details. Our meeting will be held at the Horseshoe Hotel and Casino. Lodging arrangements can be made by calling 866/-635-7095 with the group code S09MRP5. We have specially negotiated a reduced rate of $59/night++, and this rate is available until August 21st, 2015, or until the block is sold out.
Our Mission

The Mississippi Recreation and Park Association provides avenues to build communities, reduce crime, and improve the health of Mississippians. We work closely with state and local recreation professionals to publicize and support statewide and local parks and recreational activities.

We engage students, faculty and elected officials across the state with open communications and improved educational and training opportunities.

MRPA supports oru member through leadership development, advocacy and improved training opportunities.

Our member share their knowledge and promote the value of parks and recreation and we embrace networking and social opportunities.