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.

Call for Session Proposals:

The 2024 Conference Planning Committee is excited to bring to you the 2024 Minnesota Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference.  The Conference Committee is looking forward to providing diverse educational opportunities that will engage professionals from all backgrounds.

To submit an Educational Session Proposal please visit: ­­­­­

The deadline for Educational Session Proposals is Friday, March 15, 2024.  

If you have questions, the Conference Committee members would be happy to assist you:

Claudia Hicks, Conference Committee Co-Chair   

Kevin O’Brien, Conference Committee Co-Chair

Ben Boldt, Program Committee Chair                                                                   

Past MRPA Annual Conferences:

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.  And 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:

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

(763) 571-1305

©2021 Minnesota Recreation & Park Association

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software