P.O. Box 16451, Hattiesburg, MS 39404-6451
Recent News
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July is Park and Recreation Month. Make sure you promote the benefits of your department to your community.

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Recycling Tennis Balls? YES!

Upcoming Events
Annual Conference
Tunica, Mississippi


Tunica County Parks and Recreation and Caesar's will be the hosts for our 2015 Annual Conference. 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.
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
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.