P.O. Box 16451, Hattiesburg, MS 39404-6451 or 629 North Main Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
601-582-3361
info@aboutmrpa.org
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.

Olive Branch
September 20, 2017
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Olive Branch is a Great Place to Live

Aquatics Center Specialist
September 14, 2017
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Aquatics Center Specialist

Conference Registration
August 14, 2017
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Conference Registration Now Open

May President's Message
May 23, 2017
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MRPA President’s Message - May 2017

Tennis Grants
March 1, 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
September 30, 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 18, 2016
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Executive Director

Northbrook Park District
Northbrook, Illinois

Park Economy
October 28, 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 9, 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!

New Federal Budget
December 17, 2014
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How parks and recreation interests faired in the new federal budget.

Urban Waters Partnership
December 8, 2014
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Support for the Urban Waters Federal Partnership

Help Save LWCF
September 12, 2014
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The Land and Water Conservation Fund has turned 50. Congress must now re-authorize the legislation if LWCF is to remain alive.

Upcoming Events
District I Qtrly Mtg
12/18/2017
Tupelo, MS

 

Tupelo Parks and Recreation Department 655 Rutherford Rd. Tupelo, MS 38801
Quarterly Board Meeting
2/21/2018
Conference Call

 

The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for February 21. The meeting will be held by conference call and will begin at 10 a.m. If you'd like to join the call, email info@aboutmrpa.org and request the login information.
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. If you have a program suggestion or a topic you would like expanded, please send your thoughts to info@aboutmrpa.org.
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.