Upcoming Events

MRPA hosts a variety of education opportunities throughout the year. Workshop information will be added to this page throughout the year.

Building and Maintaining Sustainable Natural 
Surface Trails
June 5 - 6, 2024
Wright County

This training will focus on building and maintaining natural surface trails both multipurpose and single track. There will be time in the field learning and implementing best practices on trail construction/maintenance.

*Limited to the first 23 registrants.  Only two spots remain - register soon!

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Special Park Districts Forum
Hosted by Three Rivers Park District
June 10-13, 2024

As a parks and recreation professional, you may already know that parks matter – but why, and what does that truly mean? Join Three Rivers Park District for the 2024 Special Park Districts Forum as we explore how to positively impact our changing communities through enriching, nature-based experiences while remaining responsible stewards of precious natural resources.  https://www.threeriversparks.org/forum2024

Use the coupon code to receive a discount on forum registration: MRPA2024  

For a detailed agenda, click here

MRPA Lifeguard Competition

July 28, 2024

Apple Valley, MN

For more details, visit Minnesota Aquatics Network Lifeguard Competition | Facebook

Emerging Recreation Leaders Institute 2

Five Session in the Fall of 2024
More information to follow

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.

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.

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   


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