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Join MPRA today and take advantage of the countless benefits an MPRA membership provides.

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 MPRA Resource Center 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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Thank You!

The MPRA staff would like to extend its most sincere thank you to those who contributed to the success of the 2024 Conference and Expo in St. Charles, MO. We are so fortunate to get to work for and amongst such dedicated and amazing professionals, sponsors, and businesses and we are already looking forward to 2025!

Discount Theme Park Tickets

It's that time of year again! If you are interested in selling discounted theme park tickets in your community this summer, please email Heather. The program is now underway and we would love for you to be a part of it!

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March 2024 Member Spotlight

"Committing yourself to public service will bring you a rewarding career with ample opportunities to impact your community in a positive way."

- Julia Norton, St. Louis County Parks

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Become an
MPRA Member



  • 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


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