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.

Mobile Director Position
August 2, 2018

The City of Mobile Alabama is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Parks and Recreation. Under the administrative direction of the City’s Executive Director of Public Works, this position is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and managing the Parks and Recreation Department and a $10.8 Million budget. 

Supervision is exercised over the Recreation Superintendent (oversees community centers, senior centers, and youth/adult athletics), the Parks Superintendent (oversees parks maintenance, mowing, and landscaping), and other managers as assigned.

You can view the entire job description here.

Interested candidates should email their resumes by August 31st to the City’s Executive Director of Public Safety, and Selection Committee leader, Jim Barber via Lindsay Zoghby at lindsay.zoghby@cityofmobile.org.

Upcoming Events
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.