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Alabama Recreation & Parks Association

PO Box 230579 Montgomery, AL 36123-0579

he Alabama Recreation and Parks Association represents more than 800 professionals delivering park, recreation and therapeutic recreation services in local, county, state, school district, private and agency settings. The benefits of Parks and Recreation are endless, serving individuals, our communities, our environment and our economy.

Alaska Recreation & Parks Association

P.O. Box 100161 Anchorage, AK 99510-0161

Providing a forum for interchange of ideas and information among parks, recreation and wildland professionals and supporters;

 

Arizona Parks & Recreation Association

1422 N. 44th St., #211 Phoenix, AZ 85008

To provide professional development, advocacy and resources to all who enhance quality of life through parks, recreation and environmental conservation; to positively impact every parks and recreation professional in the State of Arizona.

Arkansas Recreation & Parks Association

PO Box 326 Fayetteville, AR 72702

Organized in 1964, Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) is a professional organization for park, recreation and leisure services professionals.

As a National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) affiliate, ARPA strives to provide recreation, park and leisure services professional with an active organization that broadens recreation, park and leisure opportunities for all Arkansas citizens.

California Park & Recreation Society

7971 Freeport Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95832

The California Park & Recreation Society’s mission is to advance the park and recreation profession through education, networking, resources and advocacy.

Colorado Recreation & Parks Association

P.O. Box 1037 Wheat Ridge, CO 80034

CPRA is a dynamic, proactive organization that creates healthy residents and livable communities by promoting excellence in parks and recreation. Our mission is to promote the parks and recreation profession and its growth throughout the State of Colorado.

Connecticut Recreation & Parks Association

135 Day St, 2nd Floor, 2H, Newington, CT 06111

The Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association, Inc. is a 501 (C)3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the promotion, development, and improvement of all recreation and parks services within the state of Connecticut.

Florida Recreation & Parks Association

411 Office Plaza Drive Tallahassee Florida 32301-2756

To establish parks and recreation as a cornerstone of health, economic development, environmental sustainability and community throughout the state of Florida.

Through the actions of engaging, educating, advocating and sustaining, FRPA will equip local departments with the tools necessary to advance parks and recreation in these areas.

Georgia Recreation & Park Association

1285 Parker Rd. Conyers, GA 30094

The Georgia Recreation and Park Association was formed in 1945 as a private, non-profit Institution to support and promote the recreation and park industries within the state of Georgia. It is the only state organization that serves as an advocate for quality recreation and park areas, facilities, programs and services at the local level. The Association is governed by a 34 member Board of Trustees and has a membership in excess of 1600.

Hawaii Recreation & Parks Association

Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 6, Hilo, HI 96720

Hawaii Recreation & Parks Association.

To Provide a wide array of services for the public with Excellence, Integrity and Aloha.

Illinois Association of Park Districts

211 E. Monroe Street Springfield, IL 62701-1186

The Illinois Association of Park Districts is a nonprofit service, research and education organization that serves park districts, forest preserves, conservation, municipal park and recreation, and special recreation agencies. The association advances these agencies, their citizen board members and professional staff in their ability to provide outstanding park and recreation opportunities, preserve natural resources and improve the quality of life for all people in Illinois.

Our mission is to provide and promote exceptional standards of education, networking, and resources for all professionals in the Illinois park, recreation, and conservation communities.

Indiana Park & Recreation Association

P.O. Box 888 Cicero, IN 46034

The Indiana Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) is a professional association representing over 900 parks and recreation professionals throughout the state.

Iowa Recreation & Parks Association

1534 Penrose Street Grinnell, IA 50112-1203

Iowa Recreation & Parks Association
“To support the advancement of park, recreation and environmental conservation opportunities through education, resource tools and advocacy.”

Kansas Recreation & Parks Association

700 SW Jackson St, Suite 805 Topeka, KS 66603-3737

The Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) is a non-profit, professional organization representing the parks, recreation, and leisure industry in Kansas. We represent nearly 1,000 professional, commercial, agency, board/commission, student and retiree members throughout the state.

Kentucky Recreation & Park Society

140 Pavilion Drive, Georgetown, KY 40324

The Kentucky Recreation and Park Society was organized in 1954
​as a nonprofit professional association for Kentucky’s parks and recreation professionals.
Concerned citizens, caring corporations and faithful friends are also invited to further the mission of KRPS.

Our Mission is to further the growth and development of recreation and park services in Kentucky.

Louisiana Recreation & Parks Association

629 North Main Street Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Louisiana by uniting those engaged in the park and recreation profession.

Maine Recreation & Parks Association

PO Box 6728 Scarborough, ME 04070

MRPA members work year-round to increase recreational opportunities and promote a healthy lifestyle for Maine citizens of all ages. We do this by supporting the professionals who deliver Maine’s public park and recreation programs, and by serving as a statewide voice for access to public recreation and open space.

The purpose of the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association, Inc. is to unite recreation and park professionals and citizen advocates to advance park, recreation and environmental conservation efforts through networking, development and training, and advocacy to enhance the quality of life for all Marylanders.

Massachusetts Recreation & Parks Association

P.O. Box 783, Westfield, MA 01086-0783

MRPA is dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development and improvement of all recreation and park services within Massachusetts as well as on a National level. We are comprised of professionals representing Community, Therapeutic, Student, Private, Non-Profit, Commercial, Armed Services, Commissions and Boards and Lay Persons in the field of Parks and Recreation Services.

Michigan Recreation & Parks Association

P.O. Box 27609, Lansing, MI 48909

Founded in 1935, the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (mParks) provides advocacy, resources and professional development opportunities to a devoted and diverse membership of park and recreation agencies, professionals, vendors and advocates.

Minnesota Recreation & Parks Association

200 Charles Street NE Fridley, MN 55432

Since 1937, Minnesota Recreation & Parks Association members have dedicated their time and energies to enhancing the parks and recreation profession in their communities and in the state of Minnesota.

Mississippi Recreation & Parks Association

P.O. Box 16451, Hattiesburg, MS 39404-6451

The Mississippi Recreation and Park Association provides avenues to build communities, reduce crime, and improve the health of Mississippians. We work closely with state and local recreation professionals to publicize and support statewide and local parks and recreational activities.

Missouri Recreation & Parks Association

The Musco Lighting Building 2018 William Street Jefferson City, MO 65109-1186

On November 29, 1959 the Missouri Recreation Association and the Missouri Recreation and Park Society merged forming the Missouri Park and Recreation Association (MPRA). MPRA serves as the voice for parks and recreation in Missouri on the local, state and national level.

Montana Recreation & Parks Association

P.O. Box 1704 Helena, MT 59624

Our mission is to serve our members and support their efforts to enhance Montana’s quality of life by promoting growth, preservation, and development of recreation services, tourism, and parks to benefit the health and well being of our people, our communities, our economy and our environment.

Nebraska Recreation & Parks Association is a state wide organization devoted to recreation, therapeutic recreation, and park professionals. Through educational opportunities, certification, discussion, and publication of current trends and issues, NeRPA assists in professional development and growth.

Nevada Recreation & Park Society

P.O. Box 97264 Las Vegas, NV 89193-7264

Be a part of a growing organization that cares about the quality of life for citizens of Nevada. NRPS is a nonprofit 501(c)3 professional organization originally started in 1955 to promote and enhance park and leisure services in Nevada. NRPS has members as professionals, commercial members, retired professionals, interested citizens, and students in the leisure field. Invest in yourself today by joining.

New Hampshire Recreation & Parks Association

172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03301

For more than 50 years, the New Hampshire Recreation and Park Association has promoted and advocated the development and administration of recreation and park services, without discrimination, by means of educational seminars, meetings, conferences, and worked to improve recreation and park activities in New Hampshire.

New Jersey Recreation & Parks Association

1 Wheeler Way Princeton, NJ 08540

The New Jersey Recreation and Park Association (NJRPA) is dedicated to enhancing the lives of all New Jersey residents by supporting outstanding park, recreation, and natural resources management programs. Since 1928, the efforts initiated by NJRPA and its membership have resulted in tangible benefits for communities throughout the state.

The mission and goals of NJRPA are pursued by the 700 volunteer members of the Association: professionals and citizens working in state, county, municipal, non-profit and private park, recreation, health and conservation agencies; students and faculty at colleges and universities; and commercial suppliers of parks and recreation products and services.

New Mexico Recreation & Park Association

PO Box 4060, Albuquerque, NM 87196

NMRPA will “Preserve the past, affect the present, and influence the future of Recreation and Parks within New Mexico

New York Recreation & Parks Society

19 Roosevelt Drive, Suite 200 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

The New York State Recreation and Park Society was founded in 1940 and incorporated in 1960. NYSRPS is the principal organization promoting quality recreation and park opportunities for all citizens of New York State through education, training, technical assistance and other support to local, county, state and federal recreation and park providers.

North Carolina Recreation & Parks Association

883 Washington Street Raleigh, NC 27605

Founded in 1944, the North Carolina Recreation & Park Association (NCRPA) is the premier nonprofit education and advocacy organization, dedicated to the advancement of the park, recreation and leisure professions in our state. NCRPA empowers park and recreation professionals and citizen board members through educational opportunities that enhance their ability to change lives and impact communities on a daily basis for the citizens of North Carolina.

North Dakota Recreation & Parks Association

PO Box 1091 1605 East Capitol Avenue Bismarck, ND 58502

Parks and recreation are essential public services and a valuable part of community infrastructure that provide positive economic, health, environmental and social/community benefits for all North Dakotans.

Ohio Parks & Recreation Association

1069-A West Main Street Westerville, Ohio 43081

Ohio Parks and Recreation Association is a non-profit, public interest organization representing more than 1700 professionals and citizen board members striving to provide quality park and recreational facilities and opportunities for all Ohioans while protecting and preserving Ohio’s natural resources. Ohio has become known as a trend setter in the nation with parks and recreation often singled out for national test markets and pilot programs.

Oklahoma Recreation & Park Society

PO Box 1201 Sand Springs, OK 74063

ORPS was founded in 1956 and affiliated with the National Recreation & Park Association as a professional organization for any agency or persons involved in providing recreation and parks services.

Oregon Recreation & Parks Association

PO Box #202, Lake Oswego OR 97034

The Oregon Recreation and Park Association was founded in 1954. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit corporation whose mission is to support the recreation and park profession in Oregon through leadership, education, advocacy, and member services.

Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks Society

2131 Sandy Drive State College, PA 16803

PRPS is the principal statewide association providing professional development, leadership, advocacy and resources for those working and volunteering in the parks and recreation field.

Rhode Island Recreation And Park Association

P.O. Box 1046 Lexington, SC 29071

Rhode Island Recreation And Park Association

Tennessee Recreation & Parks Association

P.O. Box 1326 Franklin, TN 37065

TRPA is a non-profit professional society of approximately 1300 individual and agency members (professionals and citizens) organized in 1952.  The Leader in supporting highly effective professionals to achieve healthy, livable communities. TRPA exists to strengthen and unite those committed to the benefits of parks and recreation.

Utah Recreation & Parks Association

296 West 700 South Springville, UT 84663

The mission of the Utah Recreation and Parks Association is to actively support and promote the growth, development and preservation of recreation, leisure, parks, and natural resources in the State of Utah. This will be accomplished through: a. Development of high standards of leadership, facilities and programs. b. Acquiring and disseminating accurate information. c. Promoting interest in and understanding of recreation playgrounds and parks.. d. Acting as liaison with the National Recreation and Park Association as an affiliate member.

Vermont Recreation & Parks Association

721 Main Street Colchester, VT 05446

The mission of the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association is to provide training and resources to help Vermonters to”Create Community through People, Parks and Programs.”

Virginia Recreation & Parks Society

6372 Mechanicsville Turnpike Suite 109 Mechanicsville, VA 23111

The National Recreation and Park Association and the Virginia Recreation and Park Society has provided leadership to the nation and the Commonwealth in fostering the expansion of recreation and parks. NRPA and VRPS has stressed the value of recreation, both active and passive, for the individual growth and development. Its members are dedicated to the common cause of assuring that people of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to find the most satisfying use of their leisure time and enjoy an improved quality of life.

Washington Recreation & Parks Association

2150 N 107th Street Suite 205 Seattle, WA 98133

The mission of The Washington Recreation & Parks Association is to promote excellence of current and future Parks and Recreation professionals through advocacy, education, networking, and training.

West Virginia Recreation & Parks Association

164 West Main Street Bridgeport, WV 26330

Actively concerned with recreation, playgrounds, parks, therapeutic recreation, conservation and environmental education, programs and issues.

A blend of professional volunteers, lay citizens, educators and students who are aware of the mental, physical, social and economic values of parks and recreation.

A non-profit educational leisure service organization.

Wisconsin Parks & Recreation Association

6737 W Washington Ave, Suite 4210 Milwaukee, WI 53214

The Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association, (WPRA) is a non-profit professional organization representing the parks, recreation and leisure industry in Wisconsin. We represent over 1,000 professional, commercial, agency, board/commission, student and retiree members throughout the state.

Wyoming Recreation & Parks Association

1775 Hitching Post Dr. Green River, WY 82935

Wyoming Recreation & Parks Association exists to provide professional support in promoting quality parks and recreation services through education and leadership. If you’re involved in any aspect of recreation and parks around the state of Wyoming, you need to be a member of the Wyoming Recreation & Parks Association.