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News

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.

Facilities and Grounds Supervisor - Starkville Parks & Recreation
April 11, 2018
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Executive Director - Starkville Parks & Recreation Department
April 11, 2018
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Outdoor Recreation Specialist
March 7, 2018
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Outdoor Recreation Specialist

Pascagoula Athletic Director
February 23, 2018
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Pascagoula Athletic Director

P & R Administrative Assistant
January 22, 2018
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Administrative Assistant              

Facilities and Grounds Supervisor
January 22, 2018
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Facilities and Grounds Supervisor

Olive Branch
September 21, 2017
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Olive Branch is a Great Place to Live

Tennis Grants
March 2, 2017
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Community Tennis and Facility Grant

Grant Opportunity
February 2, 2017
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NRPA Agency Grant Opportunity

Outdoor REC Act
November 22, 2016
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Outdoor REC Act Passes House

Imagine the Possibilities
October 25, 2016
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Imagine the Possibilities Expo

Recreation Professional
October 1, 2016
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Recreational Professional of the Year Selected

Return Youth Sports
July 25, 2016
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Return Youth Sports to the Kids

Northbrook Position
April 19, 2016
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Executive Director

Northbrook Park District
Northbrook, Illinois

Park Economy
October 29, 2015
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Parks and the Economy

LWCF Expires
October 28, 2015
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The Sun Sets on LWCF

Winter Festival
October 26, 2015

Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival

Recycling Tennis Balls? YES!
April 10, 2015
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Recycling Tennis Balls? YES!

New Therapeutic Recreation Department
March 5, 2015
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A new Therapeutic Recreation Department is created.

Every Kid in a Park
February 20, 2015
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President Obama recently launched the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative.

Meal Program Support
February 5, 2015
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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
Quarterly Board Meeting
8/15/2018
Ben McNair Center 300 N 12th Avenue Hattiesburg, MS

 

The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for August 15. The meeting will be held in Hattiesburg and will begin at 10 a.m.
MRPA Annual Conference
10/15/2018
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.

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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.