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COVID - 19 Resources

MPRA Staff members are working remotely until further notice. Tentatively we plan to return to our office on June 1st. We are always available during normal business hours via email and are here to assist in any way we can. Please click here for our contact information. Thank you and stay safe.  


Upcoming Events:

May 28, 2020, 2:00 p.m. | Conference Call 

Aquatics Section Meeting

September-October 2020 | Virtual Format

Leadership Development Institute

October 4-5, 2020 | Lake Ozark, MO

Student Workshop

October 6-7, 2020 | Columbia, MO

Aquatics Facility Operator Course & Exam



Agency Membership


Any public agency on the municipal, county, or state level providing parks and recreation services.

Individual Membership


Any full-time employee holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and/or a professional certification.

Corporate Membership


Corporations, partnerships, and firms that support and encourage the purposes of the Association.

Student Membership


Individuals pursuing a degree in parks and recreation or a related field.

Organizational Membership


Academic institutions, military installations, hospitals, nonprofit agencies, and other organizations providing parks, recreation, and leisure services.

Associate Membership


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.




Parks & Rec Agencies







Important Dates:


12/05/19       MPRA Legislative Workshop
1/8/20            Session Begins
1/20/20          Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
1/29/19          MPRA Legislative Action Day

3/23 - 3/27     Spring Break

4/13/20          Easter Break
5/15/20          Session Ends


Contacting your Legislators: 

List of Missouri Senators

List of Missouri Representatives
Sample Letter to Your Legislator



Splash passes will be sold on both sides of the state for the summer of 2020! Click on the area name below for pricing and details for each program. 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!

Canceled for 2020

Canceled for 2020

Splash Passes have been cancelled for 2020 but will return in 2021!

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. 

Coming Soon

MPRA is offering a professional development scholarship to one person from each MPRA region to attend the 2020 Conference & Expo.

Application deadline for 2021 MPRA Conference coming soon.


MPRA is offering reimbursement to one 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 obtains or renews their CPSI certification in the fall of 2019 (with priority going to new candidates).


Application deadline for 2021 coming soon.


Applicants may not be previous recipients of this reimbursement.




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.





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