P.O. Box 16451, Hattiesburg, MS 39404-6451 or 629 North Main Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
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President's Message

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Outdoor REC Act Passes House

Upcoming Events
Power-Up Self Defense
Brighton Park, 530 Brighton, Clinton, MS 39056


It's never too early or late to learn how to defend yourself. The objective of the Power Up Self Defense Class is to teach individuals of all ages techniques on how to protect themselves in potential life threatening situations. Register before January 15. Contact Sheila Runnels at srunnels@clintonparksandrec.com or call her at 601-924-6082 for more information
Quarterly Board Meeting
Traceway Park, Clinton


The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Clinton, Mississippi. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m.
MRPA Annual Conference
Tupelo, Mississippi


This is our 50th anniversary celebration. Please come share this milestone with us.
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 our members through leadership development, advocacy and improved training opportunities.

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