• Training Opportunities

    There are some exciting training opportunities planned for the upcoming NMRPA Annual Conference September 10-12, 2014 in Las Cruces, NM. Both the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Certification Course and the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program will be offered beginning September 9, 2014.
  • Renew Membership

    It is now time to renew your memberships. The benefits of keeping your membership current are professional recognition, annual conference discount, networking, awards & citations, and access to workshops & seminars. Join today!
  • Partnership with SGR

    NMRPA is excited to announce a new partnership with Strategic Government Resources (SGR). SGR will be working with the National Executive Development School (NEDS) Committee and NMRPA to explore opportunities to expand and improve training opportunities to New Mexico recreation and parks professionals.
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Our Mission

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New Mexico Recreation and Parks Association

NMRPA will “Preserve the past, affect the present, and influence the future of Recreation and Parks within New Mexico.”

As a NMRPA member you become a voice in your profession. NMRPA is a dedicated, professional organization affiliated with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

NMRPA has a diverse membership with representation from City, County, and Federal Government agencies, as well as retired professionals.

 

Membership Benefits

 
  • Annual State Conference
  • Workshops/Seminars
 
  • Member Directory & Handbook
  • Awards/Citations
 
  • Certification
 
 

 

NMRPA Board News

PRORAGIS Inventory Workshop

 

PRORAGIS is a cutting edge data management and planning tool that enables you to benchmark your state, agency or park against similar entities as well as national norms.  Take part in this free hands-on session held at the Farmington Civic Center in Farmington, New Mexico on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.   Learn how PRORAGIS can assist you in the effective management and planning of your agency's resources and facilities.  Click here for more information.  For registration and questions contact Shay Jacquez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  

NMRPA Annual Conference

 

The 2015 NMRPA annual conference will be held at the Farmington Civic Center in Farmington, New Mexico from November 3 - 6, 2015.  Awards will be announced at the Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 6, 2015. Click here to find a list of hotels nearby.  For more information about the NMRPA Annual Conference contact the City of Farmington at (505) 599-1484.

 

Vote for New Board Members

Dear NMRPA Members, three individuals have been nominated to serve on the NMRPA Board.  You are being asked to use the link below to cast your vote for or against.  The Association currently has three Director at Large Positions needing to be filled and there are only three nominations.  Your vote is important.  Click here to cast your vote.  Thank you for your support.  For more information please contact Dianne Marquez by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you to the membership that voted and approved the Constitution and By-Law amendments.  The amendments will allow for the Board of Directors to communicate more effectively with the membership and conduct Association business more efficiently.  To view the NMRPA Constitution and By-Laws click here.

 

 

 

Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course and Exam

 

In conjunction with the upcoming NMRPA annual conference in Farmington, November 2 - 4, 2015, the association and NRPA will host the Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course and Exam (CPSI).  The CPSI course will start on November 2, 2014, the day prior to the Annual Conference at the Farmington Civic Center in Farmington, NM.  Click here to find a list of hotels nearby.  CPSI participants will be offered a special registration rate to attend the Annual Conference.  The CPSI and conference registration information will be available soon.

 

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Training Course

 

Please note: the Arthritis Exercise Program Training Course for Instructors scheduled for September 9, 2014 has been canceled.  This course is expected to be offered at a later date.

 

 

 

NMRPA Citizen Representative

 

The NMRPA  Board of Directors is currently seeking two (2) Citizen Representatives.  Anyone interested should contact Leslie Mueller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (505) 566-2261.