Minnesota Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) is a professional membership association serving nearly 900 members statewide. Since 1937, MRPA members have dedicated their time and energies to enhancing the parks and recreation profession in their communities and in the state of Minnesota.
To improve the quality of life in Minnesota by enhancing the profession of parks, open space, recreation, and leisure services.
Pillars of MRPA:
Education - provide continuing education, technical assistance, and social exchange among all members.
Recreation - provide recreational services including tournament competition and sports management services.
Legislation - take a proactive position on legislation affecting the parks and recreation field.
MRPA strives to:
MRPA CORE VALUES:
Click here to read more about the MRPA Core Values
THE STRATEGIC VISION
Recreation and parks are universally recognized as cornerstones to the high quality of life enjoyed by Minnesotans. MRPA is a volunteer-based organization of professional members. The ideas in this plan were developed by MRPA’s members, and the members will be instrumental in implementing the actions.
Click here to read more about the MRPA Strategic Plan
MRPA RFP for Consulting Services
The MRPA Board of Directors approved a request for proposals (RFP) for a consultant to provide the following services: conduct a membership survey and needs assessment, propose a staffing model to serve members’ needs, and establish a funding sustainability plan. Click here to read the RFP. The RFP has been sent to a list of consultants.