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

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.

Meal Program Support
February 5, 2015

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!

New Federal Funding
December 17, 2014

LWCF holds it own for at least one more year.

Urban Waters Partnership
December 8, 2014

Support for the Urban Waters Federal Partnership

Health Benefits
April 14, 2014

Active Living Research highlighted a Nebraska study which found that for every $1 spent on trails, there was almost $3 in savings in direct medical costs.

Commit To Health
April 8, 2014

Commit to Health

Upcoming Events
New Orleans, LA


NRPA conference attendees have an awesome number of Off-Site Institutes (OSI) to choose from this year. “Rolling Down the River to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park”, “A Taste of New Orleans”, and the “New Orleans City Park Katrina Recovery” are just a few of the OSIs planned for you.
Wilderness Workshop
Russellville, Arkansas


The National Wilderness Workshop sponsored by the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance will be held at the Lake Point Conference Center in Russellville, Arkansas. "Come and be inspired by the beauty of central Arkansas Wilderness.
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 and you can reserve your room by calling 337-291-1977.
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.