MRPA Annual Conference 2024

September 24 - 27, 2024
Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center
Mankato, MN

This year’s conference theme is Impacting Communities. Changing Lives. The 2024 conference team is devoted to delivering a conference that will explore all aspects of parks and recreation.

Thank you,

Claudia Hicks, Conference Committee Co-Chair   

Kevin O’Brien, Conference Committee Co-Chair

Ben Boldt, Program Committee Chair     

Hotel Information:

Hilton Garden Inn
Courtyard by Marriott 

*Reserve your rooms under the MRPA Conference block.

MRPA Exhibit Hall Information

Click here for the exhibit hall and sponsorship brochure

Click here to pay online

Delegate Registrations - Opens Early July!

The conference delegate information and registration form will be available on the website in the MRPA Parks and Recreation magazine’s summer edition by early July We look forward to seeing you September 24-27 at the MRPA Annual Conference in Mankato.

MRPA Annual Conference 2023

Thank you to the delegates, exhibitors, volunteers, and sponsors for attending the 86th MRPA Annual Conference and Exhibit Hall at the Plymouth Community Center in September 2023. Also, a special thanks to the annual conference planning committee for an amazing conference! 

Thank you to the following 2023 Annual Conference sponsors:

Minnesota Recreation and Park Foundation - Education Partner

Landscape Structures / Flagship Recreation - Keynote Presentation

Bolton & Menk - Pre-Conference Institute, Breakfast on Thursday, and Golf Hole

KOMPAN - Pre-Conference Institute and Breakfast on Wednesday

St. Croix Recreation - Delegate Gift

SRF Consulting - Conference App

H+U Construction - Luncheon on Thursday

Stantec - Luncheon on Wednesday

OATI -- Luncheon for Off-Site Institutes and Students

TKDA - Breakfast on Friday

Hiway Credit Union - Keynote Presentation

WSB & Associates - Exhibit Hall

Musco Sports Lighting - Networking Event

RJM Construction - Networking Event

Sourcewell - Education Track

HKGI -- Directors' Forum

Confluence -- Session

Minnesota Wisconsin Playground -- Golf Hole

Spartan Promotional Group - Name Badges and Banners

Maintenance Rodeo Sponsors

MTI Distributing - Equipment and Prizes

Lano’s -- Equipment

Minnesota Equipment - Equipment

Caribou Coffee - Coffee

L&B Catering - Donuts

Bituminous Roadways, Inc. - Prizes

Pilot Rock - Prizes

Donaldson - Prizes


MRPA Annual Conference 2022

Thank you to the delegates, exhibitors, volunteers, and sponsors for attending the 85th MRPA Annual Conference and Exhibit Hall at Cragun's Resort and Conference Center. A 2022 Annual Conference photo gallery can be found here:

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