• Training Opportunities

    There are some exciting training opportunities planned for the upcoming NMRPA Annual Conference November 3 - 6, 2015 in Farmington, NM. The Certified Playground Safety Inspector Certification Course will be offered November 2 - 4, 2015.
  • 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

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.  "Like Us" on Facebook.


NMRPA Board Nominations

The New Mexico Recreation and Park Association is requesting nominations from the membership to serve vacant positions on the Board of Directors. Please nominate individuals, or yourself, who you feel will be qualified and willing to serve if elected. Board nominations are due September 21, 2015. To view more information about the NMRPA job descriptions & nominations for 2015 vacancies click here


2015 Awards Nominations Due

Click here  to download the 2015 awards packet.  Award nominations are due no later than Friday, September 25, 2015.  If you have questions regarding award nominations contact Joe Harris, NMRPA Awards Committee Chair, at (505) 662-1794 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Award winners will be recognized at the 2015 NMRPA annual conference.

Constitution and By-Law Ammendments Approved by Membership 

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.