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.

Starkville Position
December 18, 2019

The Starkville Parks & Recreation Department is now seeking qualified individuals to fill an Athletic Supervisor position. This staff member is a vital member of the executive administrative staff. The position plans, initiates, organizes, publicizes, promotes and supervises a diversified selection of sport programs and game functions for individuals, teams and leagues. Visit their website to learn more about this position or to apply for it.

Upcoming Events
DI Field Maintenance
70 F.D. Buddy East Parkway, Oxford, MS 38655


District One's annual Field Maintenance Workshop kicks off at 8 a.m. with registration on Wednesday, March 4th. Contact Jared Barkley at 662-232-1925 or by email at jared@oxfordparkcommission.com for more information.
Certified Playground Safe...
The Mill Conference Center, 100 Mercantile St., Starkville, MS 39759


Sponsored by the National recreation and Park Association, the course provides the most comprehensive and widely recognized training available on playground hazard identifiecation and risk management.
2020 Annual Conference
100 Mercantile Street, Starkville, MS 39759


Please put the dates on your calendar for the 2020 conference. We will be at The Mill in Starkville. More details to follow.
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.