"Living without RECREATION is like a car without gas.
So why not fill up the tank and take it to a wonderful place?"
Earn up to 1.0 CEUs!
EDUCATION & EVENTS
March 9, 2021 | Virtual
Young Professionals Meeting
March 10, 2021 | Des Peres, MO
March 17, 2021 | Virtual
March 23, 2021 | Virtual
Sports Section Meeting
April 1, 2021 | Columbia, MO
CANCELLED - Maintenance Workshop
Hosted by Region 2
April 13-16, 2021 | Columbia, MO
April 21, 2021| MPRA Office
April 27-28, 2021 | Virtual
April 2021 | Statewide
Missouri Bicentennial Celebration
May - Sept 2021 | Virtual
Discount applications due by April 15, 2021.
Parks & Rec Agencies
12/03/20 MPRA Legislative Workshop
1/6/21 Session Begins
1/18/21 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
1/22/21 Legislative Action Day
3/15 - 3/19 Spring Break
TBD Easter Break
4/21/21 Legislative Action Day
5/14/21 Session Ends
Contacting your Legislators:
Splash passes have been CANCELLED on both sides of the state for the summer of 2020!
Please check back next year.
A limited number of passes are available for purchase at each participating location. Each Splash Pass card has two visit punches to each pool. The punches may be used by two different people. If you purchase your pass on one side of the state, you can also use 2 punches on the other side of the state. You can purchase Splash Passes from the pools listed on the links below, but be sure to call the pool first to check availability!
Discount amusement park tickets can be purchased at MPRA member parks and recreation departments across the state. Below you will find a list of participating agencies.
For more information on participating in this program, please contact the MPRA Office.
MPRA offers up to one professional development scholarship to an MPRA agency member or an individual professional member from each MPRA region to attend the 2021 Conference & Expo (including a full delegate pass, CEUs, 3 room nights, and a $100 stipend).
This year, we will also be offering up to 23 partial conference scholarships (for full delegate registration and CEUs) to MPRA agency members or individual professional members.
The application deadline for the 2021 MPRA Conference is January 15, 2021.
MPRA may annually disburse the previous year's gains/contributions on the MPRA Education Fund, not to exceed $5,000. These funds will reimburse a full-time employee or board/commission member of an MPRA agency member, an individual professional member, organizational member, or student member of MPRA who successfully obtained or renewed a certification listed below (with priority going to new candidates).
CPRP & CPRE Deadline: January 15, 2021
Spring AFO & CPSI Deadline: February 1, 2021
CPRE & CPRP Deadline: January 15, 2021
MPRA has received an official endorsement from the MO2021 Bicentennial Committee for the Show Me Your Roots event series. Members are encouraged to register their communities and help in meeting the goal of planting 200 native species trees across the state in April 2021. MPRA is working with vendors to provide free or reduced cost trees for you to plant as a stand-alone special event or a new part of an existing program you already have in place.
missouri trails project
With the recognition from American Trails as the Best Trails State in 2013 and 2014, we have set out on a mission to gather all of Missouri's trail data by working with trail managers and partners statewide to provide a comprehensive resource for Missourians and visitors to the Show-Me State