MRPA Members: Minnesota Recreation and Park Association is here to support and serve members, and perhaps even more so during challenging times like we’re now facing. As we continue to work to identify ways to help and be of service to members, we offer the following resources and communication connections. For details or MRPA online meeting invitations with log-in information, please check your email inbox for a MRPA message.
Governor Walz issued Executive Order 21-11 on March 12, 2021. There are facets of our parks and recreation offerings included in this executive order, including but not limited to:
· Wedding venues -- page 7
· Outdoor recreational activity -- page 7 and see note below
· Public pools -- page 12
· Indoor gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers -- page 12
· Indoor performance venues -- page 13
· Outdoor recreational facilities -- page 14 and see note below
· Youth programs -- page 18
· Youth sports -- pages 19
· Adult sports -- page 20
Guidance for day camps will be coming soon. This will be the controlling document related to group size and capacity limits.
Other Helpful Documents
CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces
CDC Guidance for Administrators for Parks and Recreation
State of Minnesota’s New Online Dashboard
Minnesota Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Recreation and Park Association
Weekly Conference Calls
MRPA hosted weekly conference calls for professional members from March through June. These calls will resume as needed. Watch your email inbox for call-in and video call instructions.
MRPA professional members may connect with one another via a new social media offering called MRPA Connections. Visit the MRPA Facebook page for more information.
Connecting Communities to Nature
Most parks and recreation facilities are closed, but parks and trails remain open. Minnesota Children and Nature Connection’s website includes helpful resources.
Google Document Remains Open
MRPA has created a Google document for professional members to share information.
MRPA is concerned about the health and safety of all members and partners. Like you, we learn more daily about the impact this situation has on everyone. We’ll hope for healthier days ahead for all.