EDUCATION & EVENTS
October 27-28, 2021| Gladstone, MO
November 9-11, 2021| Grandview, MO
November 16, 2021| Columbia, MO
November 18, 2021| Shrewsbury, MO
December 2, 2021| Jefferson City, MO
December 16, 2021| Fulton, MO
Region 2 Meeting
January 12, 2022| St. Charles, MO
Maintenance Rodeo Hosted by Region 4
January 19, 2022| St. Joseph, MO
Maintenance Rodeo Hosted by Region 1
February 15, 2022| TBA
Park Resources Safety Day
March 1-4, 2022| Springfield, MO
March 9, 2022| TBA
Park Resources Green Day
Any public agency on the municipal, county, or state level providing parks and recreation services.
Any full-time employee holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and/or a professional certification.
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.
Corporations, partnerships, and firms that support and encourage the purposes of the Association.
Academic institutions, military installations, hospitals, nonprofit agencies, and other organizations providing parks, recreation, and leisure services.
Parks & Rec Agencies
12/03/20 MPRA Legislative Workshop
1/6/21 Session Begins
1/18/21 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
1/22/21 Legislative Action Day
3/15 - 3/19 Spring Break
TBD Easter Break
4/21/21 Legislative Action Day
5/14/21 Session Ends
Contacting your Legislators:
Kansas City and St. Louis area Splash Pass information can be found at the link below.
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. 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 partial conference scholarships (for full delegate registration and CEUs) to MPRA agency members or individual professional members.
Deadline to apply is November 15, 2021.
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).
Spring CPSI Deadline: December 1, 2021
Spring AFO Deadline: January 1, 2022
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