Advocacy is Everyone's Responsibility! 

MRPA Advocacy Day 2023


Current Bills MRPA is Following

The MRPA encourages its members to stay aware of proposed legislation. Members can follow proposed legislation by signing up for an account here on the website. Members will receive daily alerts each time any action is taken on the bill they have marked to track. 

This site also allows you to view a summary of each bill, see the full text of the bill, see where the bill is in the legislative process, see companion bills, and see any amendments filed to the bills as they move through committees.  On this site you can also find contact information on the legislator who filed the bill and information is available on how to contact them.

H.3948  Presenter: Carmine Lawrence Gentile
An Act prohibiting state and municipal contracts for the purchase and installation of artificial turf fields.
H.3924  Presenter: Marcus S. Vaughn
An Act relative to AED’s and athletic fields.
H.2419  Presenter: Bud L. Williams
An Act relative to the availability of personal floatation devices at swimming pools of certain municipal and recreational programs 
and camps.

Presenter: Edward R. Philips
An Act relative to promoting the best practices in youth sports.
H.2222  Presenter: John J. Lawn, Jr.
An Act establishing a special commission to study the youth sports industry and other related matters.
S.488  Presenter: Paul R. Feeney
An Act creating the Outdoor Recreation Program
S.446  Presenter: Joanne M. Comerford
An Act to expand access to trails for people of all abilities.
S.82  Presenter: Paul R. Feeney
An Act authorizing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to establish additional mandated reporters, for the purpose of the 
protection and care of children.


Advocacy on the State Level

Find Your Representative

Senators and Representatives need to hear from their constituents! Contact your legislators and share with them issues that are important to you. 




Advocacy on the National Level

The National Recreation and Park Association is a recognized voice on Capitol Hill. Our proven advocacy team knows how to get things done and how to help members and mobilize millions of people to influence important national, state and local bills and legislation. Together, we gain funding for vital programs and increase public awareness and support for the benefits of public parks and recreation nationally and locally.  To access information click here.

Learn how to impact parks and recreation in your community–and on the national level–while simultaneously earning CEUs through NRPA’s advocacy distance learning program.