Member Organizations

The Montana Trails, Recreation and Park Association is comprised of professionals in the parks & recreation field dedicated to improving your quality of life! Members of the organization are affiliated with local, county, state and federal agencies and are featured throughout this website in picture collages. For further information, many have provided links to their respective websites on our Member Links page.

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Upcoming Events

MTRPA Conference

2017 MTRPA Conference October 5-7, 2017 in Missoula, MT

MTRPA partners with the Idaho/Montana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in Missoula on October 5-7, 2017 at the Holiday Inn. This conference will be filled with excellent education opportunities for park and recreation professionals, planners, landscape architects, architects and engineers with CEUs for each profession. The conference kicks off Thursday with educational sessions and field trips. Friday’s educational sessions will be geared toward all design professionals and parks and recreation, along with field trips and lifeguard instructor refresher course. Saturday will feature more tours at Fort Missoula Regional Park.

REGISTRATION

ASLA/MTRPA Professional Members: $180 for full conference, $100 for one day.
ASLA/MTRPA Students: $75
Non-Members: $200 for full conference, $100 for one day
Commercial: $180

Registration is open for 2017 Rendezvous Conference. Click here to register.

AGENDA

2017 Rendezvous is still in the planning process, so the schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.
Schedule at a Glance

EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS

The exhibitor area will be the center of activity with breakfasts, lunch, and session breaks taking place in the exhibitor area. This will allow for ample opportunity for exhibitors to provide information on their products and for attendees to network.

Exhibitors are invited and expected to fully participate in all activities. It is a good opportunity for you to get to know our members and better understand their concerns. Exhibitor Information and Registration

We are seeking sponsors for the 2017 conference. There are various levels of sponsorship opportunities.Visit the Sponsorship page and download the form, then submit to the address at the bottom of the page.

LODGING

The conference will take place at the Holiday Inn in Downtown Missoula on the Clark Fork River. This centrally-located facility is within walking distance to restaurants, night life, shops, trails and fishing access. Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-410-6667. Mention you are with the ID/MT ASLA Conference for a rate of $139/night. Reservations must be made by Monday, September 4 in order to receive this rate. All conference events are either located at the Holiday Inn, withing walking distance or transportation is provided.

Resevations: 1-877-410-667
Front Desk: 406-721-8550
Address: 200 South Pattee, Missoula, MT, 59802

AWARDS

Do you know a professional, media representative, organization or parks and recreation advocate that deserves some recognition? Take a few moments to nominate them for consideration of an MTRPA award.

Eligibility: Open to individuals and organizations in the state of Montana. Membership is not required.

Nomination Process: All nominations must be from a current MTRPA member. To make a nomination, prepare a brief biographical statement of the nominee and an abstract, not to exceed 200 words, that describe why you are making the nomination. Include your name and contact information.
Email by September 1, 2017 to ateegarden@helenamt.gov.

Categories: New Professional Award, Professional Award, Media Excellence, Citation of Merit (Community and Political Advocate, Outstanding Volunteer Service, Research and Academic Studies, Program innovation)

For more information, check out the Award Announcement 2017.

SCHOLARSHIPS

MTPRA offers two scholarships open to Montana College students.

Dr. Steve McCool Scholarship – $250
Dr. Joel Meier Scholarship – $250

Criteria:
Must be a Montana College student with a declared major in Recreation or Park Management and currently attending a Montana College or University. Must demonstrate interest in the Parks and Recreation profession through attendance to the annual conference or participating in MTRPA.

More Information and How to Apply