EDUCATION & EVENTS
Sept 17-Oct 15 | Virtual Format - SOLD OUT
Leadership Development Institute
October 6-7 | Virtual Format - SOLD OUT
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
November 10 | Virtual Format
Young Professional Meeting
November 12-13 | Blended Virtual Format
November 19 | Shrewsbury, MO
Hosted by Region 4
December 4 | MPRA Office / Virtual
November 5-6 | Columbia, MO
April 2021 | Statewide
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?"
Parks & Rec Agencies
3/23 - 3/27 Spring Break
4/13/20 Easter Break
5/15/20 Session Ends
Contacting your Legislators:
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!
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 Friday, December 4, 2020.
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
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