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Recent News
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Recycling Tennis Balls? YES!

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A new Therapeutic Recreation Department is created.

Upcoming Events
Youth Sports Congress
New Orleans, LA


The National Alliance for Youth Sports is giving MRPA members a great opportunity to attend their annual Youth Sports Congress, the nation’s leading conference for youth sports organizers, to earn (or maintain) the Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential at an exclusive discount. Youth Sports Congress will take place in New Orleans, La. during November 18-21, 2015. The attached flyer has all the details you need to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity PLUS how you can enter to win a FREE trip to attend the Youth Sports Congress. Be sure to use the promotional code MAGNOLIA to receive your discount
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 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.