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President Obama recently launched the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative — an effort to get every fourth grader into a park by making it easier to access public lands through new resources, grants, educational materials and free admission to National Parks for a full year for fourth grade students and their families.

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How can Congress Better Support Your Meal Programs?

If your agency provides after-school or summer meal programs reimbursed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), NRPA needs your help!

Upcoming Events
LRPA Annual Conference
Lafayette, LA

Non-Member: $250.00
Student Member: $55.00
Certified Professional Membership: $200.00
Professional Membership: $200.00
Part-Time Professional: $75.00
Elected Official: $40.00
Citizen Board Member: $100.00
Friend of Recreation: $75.00
Retired Member: $55.00
Commercial Member: $300.00
Agency Membership: $200.00
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS): $200.00

Join us March 31-April 2 in the Lafayette Cajundome for our 2015 Annual Conference. There are rumors of all the crawfish you can eat, excellent educational sessions and several networking opportunities. Reduced lodging rates have been secured at the Hilton Garden Inn. Call (877) 782-9444 or visit lafayettecajundome.hgi.com with the group code LRPA15. Reservations must be made by March 4, 2015, to be eligible for the $119++/night rate.
Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Louisiana by uniting those engaged in the park and recreation profession. To accomplish our mission we will foster and maintain high professional qualification standards, training and ethics. We will stimulate a wider interest in the preservation and the development of the state’s recreational resources. We will serve as an information exchange for programs, activities and problem solutions. We will cooperate with other public/private related agencies. We will protect the park and recreation professional’s interests. We will analyze and initiate legislation pertaining to the profession.

Our vision is to position the Louisiana Recreation and Park Association and its members to be prepared for emerging trends and opportunities.