Minnesota Recreation and Park Association

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.  

MISSION STATEMENT:
To improve the quality of life in Minnesota by enhancing the profession of parks, open space, recreation, and leisure services.

MRPA strives to:

  • Foster and maintain high standards of professional qualifications and ethics among the members of MRPA
  • Provide continuing education, technical assistance, and social exchange among all members
  • Support and promote effective education within colleges and universities
  • Encourage study and research in the field of leisure services
  • Take a proactive position on legislation affecting the parks and recreation field
  • Encourage public support, and promote awareness/understanding of the values of recreation, parks, and leisure in individuals’ lives
  • Promote effective relationships with other organizations for further advancement of parks, recreation, and leisure service opportunities
  • Provide recreational services including tournament competition, youth sports training, and sports management services
  • Serve as an information resource on trends/developments/future changes related to the delivery of parks and recreation services

MRPA CORE VALUES:
LEADERSHIP
STEWARDSHIP
> WELLNESS
INCLUSION
ENGAGEMENT
INTEGRITY

WE ARE COMMITTED TO:

Leadership
Providing professional development, networking, best practices and informational support for our customers

Stewardship
Proactively advocating to preserve our parks, conserve our natural resources and advance the values of recreation and leisure services 

Wellness
Impacting health and active living through educational and social opportunities

Inclusion
Respecting our difference and supporting opportunities for everyone

Engagement
Building relationships and seeking collaborative partnerships with community members and organizations

Integrity
Serving fairly and professionally while building trust through our interactions 

Click here to read more about the MRPA Core Values.

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

(763) 571-1305

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