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EDUCATION & EVENTS

Upcoming Events:

Sept 17-Oct 15 | Virtual Format - SOLD OUT

Leadership Development Institute

October 6-7 | Virtual Format - SOLD OUT

Aquatics Facility Operator Course

October 13 | Virtual Format

Young Professionals Meeting

October 27 | Virtual Format

Sports Section Meeting

October 29 | Virtual Format

Aquatics Section Meeting

November 5-6 | Virtual Format

Student Workshop

November 10 | Virtual Format

Young Professional Meeting

November 12-13 | Blended Virtual Format

Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course

November 19 | Shrewsbury, MO

Mini-Conference 

Hosted by Region 4

December 3

Legislative Workshop

December 4 | MPRA Office / Virtual

Board Meeting

November 5-6 | Columbia, MO

Maintenance Workshop

April 2021 | Statewide

Show Me Your Roots Event Series

Missouri Bicentennial Celebration

Interested in advancing your career and becoming a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional or Executive?

 

Be sure to apply for a discount as well as a reimbursement scholarship!

Application Deadline: November 30, 2020

Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

 

"Living without RECREATION is like a car without gas.

So why not fill up the tank and take it to a wonderful place?"

Tropical Leaves
 

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.

Corporate Membership

 

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

Student Membership

 

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

Organizational Membership

 

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

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.

2143

Practitioners

114

Parks & Rec Agencies

47​

Partners

36

Students

 

LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Important Dates:

 

12/05/19       MPRA Legislative Workshop
1/8/20            Session Begins
1/20/20          Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
1/29/19          MPRA Legislative Action Day

3/23 - 3/27     Spring Break

4/13/20          Easter Break
5/15/20          Session Ends

 

Contacting your Legislators: 

List of Missouri Senators

List of Missouri Representatives
Sample Letter to Your Legislator

 

PROGRAMS

splash pass

Splash passes have been CANCELED 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!

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. 

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 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 Friday, December 4, 2020.

certification

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). 

Fall AFO & CPSI Deadline: October 1, 2020

CPRE & CPRP Deadline: January 15, 2021

missouri bicentennial

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

© 2020 Missouri Park & Recreation Association. All rights reserved. 
info@mopark.org | 1-573-636-3828

Online transactions are charged at the end of the business day. Fax/mail transactions will be charged at the end of the business day it is received. All transactions are made in US Dollars ($) 

 

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