The Mississippi Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) is a statewide, non-profit service organization. Our members are dedicated to advancing parks, recreation, and environmental efforts that advance the quality of life for every Mississippians. Our members work closely with state and local recreation professionals, park agencies, associated corporations with the industry and citizens groups to publicize and support state and local recreation opportunities.
To give parks and recreation professionals the tools to better serve the public, our three districts offer special educational opportunities including field and turf management and playground safety workshops. MRPA hosts an annual conference in the fall each year. Certified professionals can earn continuing education credit at all of these events.
MRPA members receive weekly Newsbites that keep them informed about events, activities and trends that affect the profession. Join our statewide efforts to promote healthy Mississippians, sustainable resources and community cohesiveness.
The Mississippi Recreation and Park Association recognizes the National Recreation and Park Association’s Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification. The program is designed for the beginning to mid-level professional. Attaining the CPRP designation shows that you have met education and experience qualifications, and illustrates your commitment to the profession as well as your knowledge and understanding of key concepts within parks and recreation. For more information or to apply for certification email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tupelo Parks and Recreation P.O. Box 3608 Tupelo, MS 38803 email@example.com (662) 841-644
Tupelo Parks and Recreation P.O. Box 3608 Tupelo, MS 38803 firstname.lastname@example.org 662-841-6440
Oxford Park Commission 310 S 15th Street Oxford, MS 38655 email@example.com 662-232-2390
Pascagoula Parks and Recreation P.O. Box 908 Pascagoula, MS 39567 firstname.lastname@example.org 228-938-2356
City of Oxford 310 S 15th Street Oxford, MS 38655 email@example.com 662-232-2391
Cole Smith Director of Parks and Recreation City of Richland Tel: 601-487-9991 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pascagoula Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 908
Pascagoula, MS 39568 email@example.com
Alliance Health Center 602 W Church Street Newton, MS 39345 601-416-8062 Danette.Berry@uhsinc.com
Starkville Parks & Recreation 405 Lynn Lane Starkville, MS 39759 662-323-2294 firstname.lastname@example.org