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.

Young Professional
March 14, 2017

The 2017 Louisiana Recreation and Park Association's Young Professional of the Year has been named. Congrtulations to Heather Erschen with Coquille Parks and Recreation. Read the full article.

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.
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.