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
Flag Footbal Tournament
Clinton, MS


Metro Area Flag Football Tournament, Traceway Park, Clinton, MS. The registration deadline is September 4, 2015. To register in Jackson, call Sam Miller at 769-257-1027, in Brandon call Julie Hopson at 61-825-3047, in Clinton call Sheila Runnels at 601-924-6082 and in Richland call Guy Smith at 601-420-3400. U-6 and U-8 age groups (Age Cut-off September 1, 2015). The cost per team is $100 with a maximum roster of 15 players.
Financial Scholarship Due
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The purpose of the MRPA Student Scholarship Award is to recognize outstanding examples of leadership among Mississippi college students and to provide financial assistance to Mississippi residents seeking degrees and careers in the parks, recreation, and leisure services industry.
Working Scholarship Due
E-mail, Mail


The MRPA Convention Scholarship is designed to provide convention registration to a Mississippi student in exchange for his/her work at the annual convention.
NRPA Annual Conference
Las Vegas, NV


Great ideas start here. Every year the NRPA Annual Conference is where more than 7,000 park and recreation professionals come for energetic networking activities, inspirational education sessions and an inside look at the latest products for the field. But this year is extra special because NRPA is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and we aren't holding anything back!
MRPA 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. NOTICE: The exhibit hall is now 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.