Don't forget about our annual conference. We are putting the educational program together now. If you wish to present, please let us know at s.

The 2017 Conference will be held in Baton Rouge, LA March 6 - 10.

SPAR Division Manager of Recreation
January 5, 2018

The City of Shreveport, Louisiana's Shreveport Public Assembly & Recreation (SPAR) has a vacancy for Division Manager of Recreation.

Irrigation Technician
November 10, 2017

Irrigation Technician

Aquatics Manager
November 10, 2017

Aquatics Manager Position

Teen Program Manager
October 30, 2017

Teen Program Manager

Recreation Supervisor
October 6, 2017

Recreation District #1/Pelican Park Recreation Supervisor

For A Better Tomorrow
April 28, 2017

For A Better Tomorrow

Young Professional
March 14, 2017

Young Professional of the Year

Grant Opportunity
February 2, 2017

NRPA Agency Grant Opportunity

Outdoor REC Act
November 22, 2016

Outdoor REC Act Passes House

St. Tammany Director
November 3, 2016

St. Tammany Recreation District #6 Park Director

Community Relations Director
October 14, 2016

Community Relations Director Position

Shelter in Place
September 1, 2016

Re-Build Louisiana

Executive Director Position
August 12, 2016

St. Tammany Parish Recreation District 4 Position

Maintenance Position
May 16, 2016

Parks and Recreation Maintenance Position

Northbrook Position
April 18, 2016

Executive Director, Northbrook Park District
Northbrook, Illinois

NORDC Position Available
March 31, 2016

NORDC Position Announcement

Employment Opportunity
March 15, 2016

Employment Opportunity

Aquatics Director
December 10, 2015

NORDC Aquacits Director Position Announcement

Certification Opportunity
November 30, 2015

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year…to Pursue Certification

Position Announcement
November 20, 2015

Job Posting

LWCF Expires
October 28, 2015

The Sun Sets on LWCF

LRPA Award Presented
June 16, 2015

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH – BREC commends ExxonMobil on receiving a Louisiana Recreation and Park Association (LRPA) Group Citation Award for its support of various programs and projects throughout East Baton Rouge Parish and surrounding areas.

July is Park and Recreation Month
June 16, 2015

Show off your department during July which is Park and Recreation month nationwide.

Economic Development Seminars
April 29, 2015

Local officials really can have economic development impact in their communities.

A Message from NRPA
February 19, 2015

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.

Upcoming Events
LRPA Board Meeting
701 St. Nazaire Rd., Broussard, LA 70518


The next meeting of the LRPA Board of Directors is coming up soon. We will meet meeting at the new St. Julien Park in Broussard. Any LRPA member is welcome to attend.
MLK Jr. Basketball Tourna...
Shreveport, LA


The City of Shreveport (SPAR), in conjunction with Cumulus and Academy Sports & Outdoors will host the 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Basketball Tournament, February 16th – 18th in Shreveport. This tournament is designed to unite men, women and youth of all ethnic backgrounds for three (3) days of fun, fitness, and community unity. Over $3,000 in cash prizes and awards will be given to championship teams. Over one hundred (100) teams, Pro Am to Youth from five (5) southern states will be participating, featuring some of the toughest roundballers in the South. The tournament is double elimination with a single elimination championship game. Registration deadline is Friday, February 9th . Registration Fees: Pro Am $300.00 / Men $200.00 / Women $175.00 / Wheel Chair $150.00 / Youth $75.00. Registration forms are available at: - WWW.MLKHOOPS.COM - All SPAR Community Centers - SPAR Athletics Office, located on 7401 Jewella Ave.; and Call SPAR Athletic Office at 318-673-7748 / 7749 for additional team registration information or visit the official tournament website at WWW.MLKHOOPS.COM . The annual Dr. MLK Jr. Basketball Tournament has become one of the elite basketball tournaments in the South. Your team participation will truly enhance the quality of this community sporting event, while keeping the dream alive.
Annual Conference
Lafayette, LA


Join us in Lafayette for educational, vendor and networking opportunities.Our meeting will be held at the Cajundome. Our room block is at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lafayette, 2350 West Congress Street. Our room rate is $124 per night plus taxes. You can reserve your room by calling 337-291-1977 or by clicking on the registration link below. Our Group Code is LRPA18. Rooms must be reserved before February 26, 2018.

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.