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MRPA President’s Message - May 2017

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NRPA Play Space Grants – Now Available

Upcoming Events
Turfgrass Research Field ...
R.R Foil Plant Science Research Facility (North Farm) in Starkville, MS


Mississippi State University Extension Service in conjunction with the Mississippi Turfgrass Association will present the 4th annual Turfgrass Research Field Day. This year's event will feature new speakers and timely topics. Registration opens at 8 a.m.
New Orleans, LA


NRPA conference attendees have an awesome number of Off-Site Institutes (OSI) to choose from this year. “Rolling Down the River to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park”, “A Taste of New Orleans”, and the “New Orleans City Park Katrina Recovery” are just a few of the OSI planned for you.
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.