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Minnesota Recreation and Park Association is a professional membership association serving more than 900 members statewide.  

Agency Membership

Benefits of Agency Membership:

Board and Commission Members
Agency member’s board and commission members are also enrolled as MRPA members.

Professional Member Discount
Professional members joining under an agency receive a discount and pay $180 per member instead of $310 per membership. 

Option to Add Contributing Members
Having an agency membership allows organizations to add contributing members to their list.  Contributing members pay $55 and must be either front-line staff, part-time or seasonal employees.  They still receive MRPA communication and educational opportunities, but do not have voting privileges.

Agency membership is $525 plus $180 per professional membership, or $140 for the 11th member and up.  

Click for 2024 Agency Membership Form

Professional member form - with agency discount

Click here to register online

Professional Membership

Benefits of Professional Membership:

Education and Professional Development

  • Annual Conference
  • Career Opportunities
  • Certification
  • Educational Events


  • Leadership Opportunities
  • MRPA Forums
  • Networks

Advocacy and Resources

  • Email Newsletters
  • Grants and Fundraising
  • Legislation and Advocacy
  • On the Air Podcast 
  • Parks and Recreation Magazine

Professional membership is $310 for the year.  New to MRPA?  Introductory membership is only $180 for first-time members.

Click for Professional Membership Form 2024

Professional member form - introductory 

Click here to register online

Corporate Membership

Benefits of Corporate Membership:

• Two mailing lists (sets of labels) or two e-mail blasts sent from the MRPA office
• Member discount for additional services
• Special exhibitor rates ($260 discount for MRPA Annual Conference Exhibit Hall booth compared to non-member rate)
• Listed in the quarterly Minnesota Recreation & Parks 
magazine mailed to nearly 900 members and allies and available online
• Listed in MRPA Buyer's Guide 
mailed to nearly 900 members and allies and available online (updated bi-annually).
• Receive quarterly magazine via mail and read online
• Receive member rates for advertising opportunities
• Logo, listing and link on MRPA’s Corporate Membership Directory

The annual Corporate Membership rate is: $625.

Click here for the corporate member form

To become a member online, click here

Retiree Membership

Retired MRPA members receive a complimentary membership which includes invitations to retiree events, a mailed copy of each Minnesota Recreation and Parks magazine, as well as email updates from the MRPA office. For more information about Retiree Membership, contact Michelle Snider at 763.571.1305 x100 or

Student Membership

Student members are full-time graduate or undergraduate students pursuing a degree in parks, recreation or leisure services fields at any accredited university, community college or vocational school. Student membership is a great way to meet other students and parks and recreation professionals. Make valuable contact with those that can help support your career goals. Students are represented by one seat on the Board of Directors and may serve on committees.  

Student Members receive:
• Information on job openings
• Section meeting and activity notices
• Reduced fees for MRPA State Conferences, Continuing Education Institutes, and workshops
• Opportunities to network with professionals

The annual Student Membership rate is: $10.

Click here to download and complete the Student Membership form.

Click here to register online

For more information contact:
Bethani Gerhard
Minnesota Recreation and Park Association
tel: 763.571.1305 x109

Minnesota Recreation & Park Association (MRPA)
200 Charles Street NE
Fridley, MN 55432

(763) 571-1305

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