Become a Member
Join MPRA today and take advantage of the countless benefits an MPRA membership provides.
Membership renewals for 2024 open October 1, 2023!
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.
View and register for events and educational opportunities on MPRA's online event calendar.
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From legislative information and the ticket consignment program to scholarships and certification reimbursements, the MPRA Resource Center 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.
Mark Your Calendar
The Missouri Park and Recreation Association, in conjunction with the National Recreation and Park Association, offers premium certification programs in swimming pool operations and playground safety. Register now for the spring Certified Playground Safety Inspector course held on March 26-28, 2024 in St. Charles, MO and the Aquatics Facility Operator course held virtually on April 9-10, 2024.
"Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Everyone makes them, but it shows that you are trying. Own up to it and learn from it. When you make the really bad ones, you tend to do it only once as it makes a giant impression. When it has been resolved, try to get a good night’s rest, put it in the rear-view mirror, and prove yourself the next day."
- Maggie Martin, St. Louis County Parks
CONTINUE YOUR EDUCATION
Continuing Education Opportunities
Annual Conference & Expo
CONNECT with Parks & Recreation Professionals
Professional Staff Assistance
Sections of Interest
Ways We COMMUNICATE with Members
We Are Your LEGISLATIVE Voice
MPRA is the recognized voice of parks, recreation, and leisure services in Missouri and work with policymakers to represent the need of our members.