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

    MRPA membership categories:
    Click a category below or scroll down to learn more about each membership type.

    For more information contact:

    Bethani Gerhard
    Minnesota Recreation and Park Association
    Tel: 763.571.1305 x109

    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 with agency discount form

    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.   

    Student Members receive:
    • Information on job openings
    • Network meeting and activity notices
    • Reduced fees for MRPA annual 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

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

    (763) 571-1305

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