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.

Conference Registration
August 14, 2017

Conference Registration Now Open

Athletic Field Super
July 24, 2017

Athletic Field Superintendent

Special Events/Marketing Coordinator
July 18, 2017

Special Events/Marketing Coordinator

May President's Message
May 23, 2017

MRPA President’s Message - May 2017

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!

New Federal Budget
December 17, 2014

How parks and recreation interests faired in the new federal budget.

Urban Waters Partnership
December 8, 2014

Support for the Urban Waters Federal Partnership

Help Save LWCF
September 12, 2014

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

Upcoming Events
Award Nominations
Tupelo, Mississippi


It is time once again for our profession to honor those in our state who have shown professionalism, creativity and gone above the call of duty. If you know someone or an agency within our state who has exemplified the "best of the best" this year, please nominate them so we can recognize and thank them.
New Orleans, LA


NRPA conference attendees have an awesome number of Off-Site Institutes (OSI) to choose from this year. “Rolling Down the River to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park”, “A Taste of New Orleans”, and the “New Orleans City Park Katrina Recovery” are just a few of the OSI planned for you.
MRPA Annual Conference
Tupelo, Mississippi


This is our 50th anniversary celebration. Please come share this milestone with us.  Register to Attend the Conference
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.