P.O. Box 16451, Hattiesburg, MS 39404-6451 or 629 North Main Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401

MRPA members provide avenues to build healthier communities and reduce crime. If your agency is having a success, please share the information. Send your articles and photos to info@aboutmrpa.org.

Outdoor Recreation Specialist
March 7, 2018

Outdoor Recreation Specialist

Pascagoula Athletic Director
February 23, 2018

Pascagoula Athletic Director

P & R Administrative Assistant
January 22, 2018

Administrative Assistant              

Facilities and Grounds Supervisor
January 22, 2018

Facilities and Grounds Supervisor

Olive Branch
September 20, 2017

Olive Branch is a Great Place to Live

Tennis Grants
March 1, 2017

Community Tennis and Facility Grant

Grant Opportunity
February 2, 2017

NRPA Agency Grant Opportunity

Outdoor REC Act
November 22, 2016

Outdoor REC Act Passes House

Imagine the Possibilities
October 25, 2016

Imagine the Possibilities Expo

Recreation Professional
September 30, 2016

Recreational Professional of the Year Selected

Return Youth Sports
July 25, 2016

Return Youth Sports to the Kids

Northbrook Position
April 18, 2016

Executive Director

Northbrook Park District
Northbrook, Illinois

Park Economy
October 28, 2015

Parks and the Economy

LWCF Expires
October 28, 2015

The Sun Sets on LWCF

Winter Festival
October 26, 2015

Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival

Recycling Tennis Balls? YES!
April 9, 2015

Recycling Tennis Balls? YES!

New Therapeutic Recreation Department
March 5, 2015

A new Therapeutic Recreation Department is created.

Every Kid in a Park
February 20, 2015

President Obama recently launched the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative.

Meal Program Support
February 5, 2015

How can Congress Better Support Your Meal Programs?

If your agency provides after-school or summer meal programs reimbursed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), NRPA needs your help!

Upcoming Events
Call for Presentations Du...
Email Submission


Annual Conference Call for Presentations forms are due by April 1, 2018 for the October 15-17 conference in Oxford, MS.
Senior Olympics
Mississippi Gulf Coast


The 2018 Mississippi Senior Olympics games will be held April 4 - May 25, 2018. The opening ceremonye is scheduled on April 6 at the Point Cadet Plaza in Biloxi, MS. Events will include a 5k/10k Run/Walk, Archery, Basketball, Horseshoes, Swimming, Softball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Track and Field, Golf and many other events. Participants must be fifty years of age or older. For more information contact LDon Cross at 228-223-4951 or email mso@msseniorolym.org..
Recreation Roundup
Richland Community Center


Do you or a coworker need help in customer service or office etiquette? What about learning proper field maintenance techniques? MRPA's District II has just what you need. Join us on at the Richland Community Center for their annual Recreation Roundup. Click on "Attachments" to get more information and register for the event.
MRPA Annual Conference
Oxford, Mississippi


Please make sure you have the dates for our 2018 conference on your calendar. We will meet at the Oxford Conference Center. Our theme this year is - Next Level: People, Purpose, Passion!! The idea is that we want to provide opportunities to take our park and recreation professionals to the next level with educational offerings, our purpose to the next level with how we engage our communities, and our passion to the next level by maintaining the personal connections with our program patrons and networking support systems. Encouraging our members to not get and stay complacent with doing things the way they’ve always done them, and that innovation, although scary at times, is necessary for growth… necessary for the Next Level of parks and recreation.
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.