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.

2017 State Conference and Trade Show

Commercial and Delegate Brochure and Registration Form now Open!

Click Here for the Program Booklet



2016 MRPA Services Survey

Please complete the Service Survey – MRPA Services Provided by your Agency fill in


Joint Leadership Seminar
Thursday, May 18, 2017

CRPA & MRPA invite our member directors and upper level employees to join us for an exclusive seminar aimed at addressing two important topics for
senior staff members in the parks and recreation field.

NRPA Board Member and internationally renowned speaker Neelay Bhatt, Vice President of PROS Consulting, Inc. will be leading a morning seminar on the three I’s to success for growing and sustaining your department. We will break for a sit-down lunch and provide you with time to network and trade ideas with seasoned professionals from municipalities in both Connecticut and Massachusetts. The final session of the day will discuss the use of effective communication skills to deliver impactful messages.

Click here for more information and registration form.
Space is limited to 50.


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Department of Conservation
and Recreation State Parks
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MRPA Affiliates

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

For links to other associations click here.

MRPA is a Non-Profit Business Partner of the Massachusetts Municipal Association