Welcome to the MRPA Website

Thank you for visiting the MRPA Website. The Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to the promotion, development, and improvement of all recreation and park services within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  We provide resources and training to local Recreation and Park Departments.  Facilities and programs are owned and operated by local towns and cities.  For Links to individual communities please CLICK HERE.

31st  State Conference and Trade Show

Mark your calendars!

2016 Conference Dates

Ocean Edge Resort
March 21, 22 and 23, 2016

 ocean edge

  For Registration Information – Click Here


Annual Meeting

You are invited to attend MRPA’s Annual Meeting

March 22, 2016

6:00 pm – Bay Pine Pavilion

To be held in conjuction with the 2016 State Conference and Trade Show



The Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association (MRPA)

regrets to announce the 2016 Entertainment Showcase

WILL NOT be held as previously advertised. 

This was not an easy decision and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

Please watch our website for an announcement in late 2016 on plans for a showcase in February 2017.



The Massachusetts Recreation and Parks Associations in conjunction with MIT Recreation is proud to offer a first time Lifeguard training and certification class during February Vacation Week.

This class is for aspiring, FIRST TIME lifeguards who are seeking employment at a Recreation Department this summer.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification through the American Red Cross that is valid for 2 years.

Click Here for more details


Sled Hockey Clinic

Presented by MetroWest Adaptive Sports Collaborative
and Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers

Join us on the ice for an introduction to Sled Hockey!
Participants of all ages and abilities will get sized for equipment, practice moving around on
the ice, play in a scrimmage run by the staff, and get to ask questions about the sport & equipment.
Equipment will be provided.

For more information Click Here



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Programs in Local
Communities Click here.

Programs and Locations of
Department of Conservation
and Recreation State Parks
Click here.

MRPA Affiliates


USTA is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and developing the growth of tennis and increasing participation in the sport in New England by offering quality recreational and competitive programs for people of all ages and abilities.

MRPA is a state affiliate of the National Recreation and Park Association

For links to other associations click here.