The Minnesota Recreation and Park Foundation (MRPF) was established in 1973 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) public charity in 1974. It is the only non-profit organization in Minnesota solely dedicated to promoting excellence in the park and recreation profession.   

The MRPF is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Minnesota by supporting recreation and parks through education, networking opportunities, programming grants, student and professional continuing education scholarships, and providing support to the Minnesota Recreation and Park Association.   

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MRPF Student Scholarship Program:

The MRPF Student Scholarship Program is made possible through the Minnesota Recreation and Park Foundation scholarship partner program.  The MRPF scholarship program has been created to promote and enable excellence in the field of park and recreation by providing financial assistance to juniors, seniors and graduate students who are majoring in a Minnesota four-year curriculum with a park and recreation emphasis and display excellence in their abilities, leadership qualities, job experience and commitment to the park and recreation field. Learn more at

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

(763) 571-1305

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