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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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Section Election Results

Congratulations to those selected for office this year. Thank you all again for stepping forward to lead MPRA into the future.

Aquatic Section President-Elect – Shannon Smallwood
Aquatic Section Secretary/Treasurer – Stevie Weeks
Park Resource President-Elect – Jeff Bonney
Park Resource Secretary/Treasurer – Richard Brockman
Sports Section President-Elect – Jarod Briscuso
Sports Section Secretary/Treasurer – Chad Unterreiner
Young Professionals President-Elect – Moira Crowell
Young Professionals Secretary/Treasurer– Alexis Blankenship

Spring & Summer MPRA Magazine

If you haven't had a chance to see the Spring edition of the MPRA Magazine, make sure to click here and take a look!

The Summer issue of the MPRA Magazine will include the 2024 Membership Directory. Heather will be reaching out to primary account contacts soon with reminders on how to update directory information.

May is National Water Safety Month

National Water Safety Month is an annual awareness campaign coordinated by the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance with support from the American Red Cross, National Recreation and Park Association and World Waterpark Association.

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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.