Welcome to MRPA!

Quality park systems and recreation programs are vital components of a healthy community. Maine Recreation & Park Association membership is made up of municipal and state employees in park and recreation service.

Welcome to Maine Recreation & Park Association

Improving the quality of life for all in Maine

The Maine Recreation & Park Association is a 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all in Maine.

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.

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Community Events

48th Annual Ski & Skate Sale


Brunswick Parks & Recreation Department 48th Annual Ski & Skate Sale November 8th, 2015 1-4p This very popular sale will again offer hundreds of pairs of new and used skis, skates, boots,...
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Maine Active Community Environments Workshops

Three Workshops

Working to improve your community’s built environment? Want to make it easier for people in your community to be more active where they live, work and learn? The Maine Active Community Environments...
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Northern New England Recreation & Park Conference

January 5th - 7th, 2016

Save the Date January 5th -7th, 2016 northernnewenglands.com
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Pickleball-Indoor Sessions

York Parks and Recreation Department and Kittery Recreation Department

York Parks and Recreation Department and Kittery Recreation Department have collaborated to bring Pickleball inside this fall and winter. All levels of players are invited to join in the fun of this fast...
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Maine Bureau of Parks & Lands - Grants & Community Recreation

Maine Bureau of Parks & Lands - Grants & Community Recreation Announces; Recreational Trails Program & Land and Water Conservation Fund 2016 grant applications now available. Recreational...
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Playful Living

KOMPAN offers a wide range of playground equipment for every environment from rural to urban. Our innovative designs and product choices easily blend elements of product and landscape into any location. Get...
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Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference and Trade Show

April 6th-8th, 2016 Truro, Nova Scotia

    "Thinking Outside the Box" Date: April 6th-8th, 2016 Location: Best Western Glengarry   Truro, Nova Scotia  The Conference and Tradeshow are brought to you in partnership...
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Maine SCORP 2015-2020


The Bureau of Parks and Lands is happy to present the draft plan crafted to guide Maine's outdoor recreation priorities for the next five years. Public comment is welcomed as we finalize the plan - a plan...
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Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course

Hosted by MRPA and South Portland Parks and Recreation November 18-20, 2015 At the South Portland Community Center

Who should attend: individuals wishing to become a Certified Playground Safety Inspector, playground owner/operators, health inspectors, daycare staff, school and park maintenance personnel, risk reduction...
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