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EDUCATION & EVENTS

Upcoming Events:

November 22, 2021| Virtual

Aquatics Section Meeting

December 2, 2021| Jefferson City, MO

Legislative Workshop

December 16, 2021| Fulton, MO

Region 2 Meeting

January 12, 2022| St. Charles, MO

Maintenance Rodeo Hosted by Region 4

January 19, 2022| St. Joseph, MO

Maintenance Rodeo Hosted by Region 1

February 15, 2022| TBA

Park Resources Safety Day

March 1-4, 2022| Springfield, MO

MPRA Conference & Expo

March 9, 2022| TBA

Park Resources Green Day

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MPRA MEMBERSHIP

Agency Membership

 

Any public agency on the municipal, county, or state level providing parks and recreation services.

Individual Membership

 

Any full-time employee holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and/or a professional certification.

Associate Membership

 

Individuals employed part-time, retired from the field, or not principally employed in the field who are interested in the advancement of parks and recreation.

Corporate Membership

 

Corporations, partnerships, and firms that support and encourage the purposes of the Association.

Organizational Membership

 

Academic institutions, military installations, hospitals, nonprofit agencies, and other organizations providing parks, recreation, and leisure services.

Student Membership

 

Individuals pursuing a degree in parks and recreation or a related field.

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Practitioners

113

Parks & Rec Agencies

36​

Partners

21

Students

 

LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Important Dates:

 

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: 

List of Missouri Senators

List of Missouri Representatives
Sample Letter to Your Legislator

 
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Kansas City and St. Louis area Splash Pass information can be found at the link below.

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. You can purchase Splash Passes from the pools listed on the links below, but be sure to call the pool first to check availability!

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ticket consignment

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. 

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scholarships

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 partial conference scholarships (for full delegate registration and CEUs) to MPRA agency members or individual professional members. 

Deadline to apply is November 15, 2021.

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reimbursement

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). 

Spring CPSI Deadline: December 1, 2021

Spring AFO Deadline: January 1, 2022

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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.

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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