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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.

MPRA Calendar

View and register for events and educational opportunities on MPRA's online event calendar.

Already a Member?

Log into the MPRA Member InfoHub to update your contact information, search directories, make payments, and much more. 

Useful Resources

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.

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2024 MPRA Conference & Expo

AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! The deadline for submitting a nomination is December 1.

WANT MPRA TO PAY YOUR WAY TO CONFERENCE? Apply here today. Deadline is December 1.

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30 Under 30

NRPA is looking for 30 of our brightest professionals under 30 to feature in the Parks & Recreation magazine. Nominations, including self-nominations, are due October 20, 2023.

Send a Nomination

September 2023 Member Spotlight

"I love giving young people the opportunity to work their first job and watch how they develop as an employee. I also love working for parks and recreation because there are a variety of job opportunities that are available."

- Brenda Pearson, Willard Parks & Recreation

Learn More About Brenda

Become an
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.