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 662-841-6440
Tupelo Parks and Recreation P.O. Box 3608 Tupelo, MS 38803 firstname.lastname@example.org (662) 841-644
Jackson County Recreation Department 5400 Ball Park Road Vancleave, MS 39565-9554 email@example.com 228-826-5330
Starkville Parks & Recreation 405 Lynn Lane Starkville, MS 39759 662-323-2294 firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Oxford 310 S 15th Street Oxford, MS 38655 email@example.com 662-232-2391
Clinton Department of Therapeutic Recreation Wood Activity & Therapeutic Center P.O. Box 156 111 Clinton Blvd. Clinton, MS 39060 601-924-6387 firstname.lastname@example.org
Biloxi Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 775
Biloxi, MS 39533 email@example.com
Cole Smith Director of Parks and Recreation City of Richland Tel: 601-487-9991 firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodland Village Nursing Center 13743 Windwood Drive Gulfport, MS 39503 225-397-2497 email@example.com
MUSCO Sports Lighting 10 Peachtree Lane Madison, MS 39110 (601) 402-1080 firstname.lastname@example.org