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.

Ocean Springs Director
April 27, 2020

The City of Ocean Springs has a position open for their Director of Parks and Recreation. The person in this position is responsible for the overall operation and function of the Parks and Recreation Department and all of its budget, personnel, equipment, programs, rental facilities ande special events. The salary range for this position is $6,000 - $71,800 YR. You can see the full job description here. Applications will only be accepted for a two-week period.

Upcoming Events
2020 Annual Conference
100 Mercantile Street, Starkville, MS 39759


Unfortunately we have had to postpone our 2020 Annual Conference. Many of our departments have suffered severe economic challenges due to the economic shutdown. Additionally, there is fear of another COVID-19 outbreak in the fall. We will return to Starkville in the fall of 2021 and hope you can join us.
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.