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The Mississippi Recreation & Park Association (MRPA) is a statewide non-profit service organization dedicated to advancing parks, recreation, and environmental efforts that advance the quality of life for all people.

 

MRPA works closely with state and local recreation professionals, park agencies, associated corporations within the industry, and citizen groups publicize and support state and local recreational activities. These provide an avenue to build communities, reduce crime, and improve the health of Mississippians. Toward these ends, MRPA members in each district host statewide golf, tennis, and softball tournaments. Additionally, we sponsor a number of athletic programs, including Hershey Track and Field and ASA of Mississippi. Donít miss out on these opportunities for participation.

 

MRPA has already taken several steps towards sustainable operations. The administrative office recycles, carpools/bikes/walks, and uses electronic files where paper ones are not necessary, and the board held their first WebinR meeting on April 22, 2008. (This eliminates paper waste, travel emissions and gas cost, housing cost, and reduces time away from family/work.) MRPA has also made paperless membership an option for all members; the president addressed the association on this matter in the March 2008 Forum Update. The association is always on the lookout for sessions and materials about sustianability in our parks, and we frequently provide members with this information.

 

To give parks and recreation professionals the tools to better serve the public, our three districts offer special educational opportunities including field & turf management and playground safety workshops each year. MRPA also hosts an annual convention every Fall. Each of these opportunities provide CEUs to become a CPRP or maintain CPRP or CTRS certification.

Members also receive a monthly newsletter (Forum Update) with local and national parks and recreation news, and weekly Newsbites promoting Mississippi events. Join our statewide effort to promote healthy Mississippians, sustainable resources, and community cohesiveness.

 

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