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MPRA Career Center

Visit the MPRA Career Center and view current job and internship offerings for park and recreation professionals in Missouri and surrounding areas.

MPRA Calendar

View and register for events and educational opportunities on MPRA's online event calendar.

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Useful Resources

From legislative information and the ticket consignment program to scholarships and certification reimbursements, the Resource Menu has the info you need.

We are Missouri Parks and Recreation!

Missouri Parks and Recreation Association (MPRA) is a nonprofit association formed in 1959 to ensure growth and improve of the quality and accessibility of urban and rural parks, open spaces and recreational lands, facilities and programs for all Missourians.

MPRA also serves as the voice for parks and recreation in Missouri on the local, state and national level. MPRA strives to maintain high standards of professional ethics and practices by promoting continuing education for its membership.

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World's Largest Swimming Lesson

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) is a global drowning prevention event launched by the World Waterpark Association in 2010.  The program is supported by the leading aquatics and safety organizations and takes place at all types of aquatic facilities from huge waterparks to small community pools and swim schools. The 2024 WLSL will be held on Thursday, June 20.

Click here for more details.

Park & Recreation Month Toolkit

The official Park and Recreation Month outreach toolkit, logo, poster and additional graphics are available now. Use these resources to help promote Park and Recreation Month in your community this July!

Download the Outreach Toolkit

Download the 2024 Graphic and Logos

Download the Poster

Download the Social Media Graphics

Download the Calendar

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MPRA Member

 

CONTINUE YOUR EDUCATION

  • Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Annual Conference & Expo
  • Certifications
  • Scholarships/Certification Reimbursement

CONNECT with Parks & Recreation Professionals

  • Member Directories
  • Professional Staff Assistance
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Sections of Interest
  • Member Forums

Ways We COMMUNICATE with Members

  • MPRA Magazine
  • Monthly Newsletter

We Are Your LEGISLATIVE Voice

  • MPRA is the recognized voice of parks, recreation, and leisure services in Missouri and work with policymakers to represent the need of our members.