P.O. Box 16451, Hattiesburg, MS 39404-6451 or 629 North Main Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
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Upcoming Events
Quarterly Board Meeting
5305 Frontage Road, Clinton, MS


The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Clinton, Mississippi. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m.
SPAR-MLK Basketball
Shreveport, Louisiana


The City of Shreveport, Louisiana in conjunction with Cumulus and Academy Sports & Outdoors is hosting the 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Basketball Tournament. The registration deadline is Friday, February 12. Contact Jerod Jones at jerod.jones@shreveportla.gov or call 318.658.2239 for more information.
Field Maintenance
423 Washington Avenue, Oxford, Mississippi


District One's annual Field Maintenance Workshop kicks off at 8 a.m. with registration, coffee and donuts sponsored by World Class Athletics. It will conclude at 3 p.m. and lunch will be provided by Ladd's Inc.. The Workshop will be held at the Oxford Park Commission's Stone Center located at 423 Washington Avenue in Oxford. To register send your check made out to MRPA to Bubba Robinson, 310 South 15th Street, Oxford, MS 38655 before February 26th. For more information call Bubba at 662-232-2390 or at (662) 816-5021.
MRPA Annual Conference
Biloxi, Mississippi


The City of Biloxi and their Parks and Recreation will be the hosts for our 2016 Annual Conference. Our meeting will be held at the Golden Nugget in Biloxi. The MRPA room rate at the Nugget is $89 per night. There is an additional $50 incidental deposit required. Free parking is available to hotel guests. Room reservations must be made by August 26, 2016. Check in will be available after 4 p.m. and check out is at 11 a.m.
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 member share their knowledge and promote the value of parks and recreation and we embrace networking and social opportunities.