Professional Membership

Benefits of Professional Membership:

Education and Training

MRPA hosts workshops and conferences that are the leading sources of quality educational opportunities in the parks and recreation profession. MRPA’s Annual Conference and Exhibit Hall is held each fall.

Public Policy

Members receive legislative representation and information. MRPA supports statewide initiatives involving parks, recreation, and open space.


Members receive MRPA’s quarterly member magazine, Minnesota Recreation and Park. Informational updates are emailed to the professional and student membership.

Job Postings

Members receive job postings via MRPA’s email system and reduced rates for posting a job position through MRPA.

Member Discounts

Members receive reduced rates for educational training, conferences, and workshops.

Recognition and Awards Program

MRPA recognizes outstanding professionals and projects through its annual membership awards program.

Recreational Sports Commission and State Tournaments

Members may sanction their sporting teams—softball, basketball, volleyball, and more—for MRPA post-season play. MRPA’s Recreational Sports Commission oversees the sporting event operations. MRPA is affiliated with United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA).


Members gain access to the membership directory as a PDF, receive the vendor guide, and additional resources.

Section and Committee Involvement

Members have the opportunity to become more involved in sections’ special interest areas. Click here to view the Section and Committee page

Introductory Professional Membership: This special rate is available to park and recreation professionals joining MRPA for the first time. Special rate applied to the first year of membership – $100.


Professional Membership Form 2018

For More Information:

Michelle J. Snider
Minnesota Recreation and Park Association
Tel: 763.571.1305 x100