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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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Apply Now For Reimbursements!

If you plan to attend the 2025 MPRA Conference & Expo or get any of the following certifications: CPRP/E, AFO, and CPSI, now is your chance to apply for one of many reimbursements MPRA offers.
Click here for more details.

LDI Registration is Open

The Lyle B. Beaver Leadership Development Institute on September 24-26, 2024 in Columbia, MO is just what you, a future leader, need. Session topics will include personality insight, leadership, inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility, courageous conversations, ethical dilemmas, community partnerships, work/life balance, finances, training, hiring, and managing staff. Earn 1.0 CEUs! Only 30 seats available.

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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



  • 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.