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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 businesses.

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11:59 pm Award Nominations Deadline
Award Nominations Deadline
Feb 21 @ 11:59 pm
Award Nominations Deadline
MTRPA, an affiliate of the National Recreation & Park Association, presents awards annually to recognize individuals, organizations and agencies for significant contributions to the parks and recreation profession. Learn more and nominate someone today!
11:59 pm Presenters Deadline
Presenters Deadline
Mar 1 @ 11:59 pm – 11:59 pm
Presenters Deadline
The conference committee is working hard on session framework to address current topics and opportunities at our MTRPA 2020 Conference. Learn more and submit your presentation today!
11:59 pm Scholarship Deadline
Scholarship Deadline
Mar 13 @ 11:59 pm
Scholarship Deadline
The Montana Trails, Recreation and Park Association annually awards the Dr. Steve McCool and Dr. Joel Meier Academic Scholarship to a Montana college student at an accredited University or College with a declared major in[...]
all-day MTRPA Conference 2020 @ Copper King Hotel & Convention Center
MTRPA Conference 2020 @ Copper King Hotel & Convention Center
Apr 19 – Apr 22 all-day
MTRPA Conference 2020 @ Copper King Hotel & Convention Center
MTRPA CONFERENCE 2020 Roaring 2020s: Planting our Planet with Inclusive Communities through Parks and Recreation April 19 – 22 Copper King Hotel & Convention Center Butte, MT Butte-Silver Bow Parks and Recreation is excited to host[...]

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Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to serve our members and support their efforts to enhance Montana's quality of life by promoting growth, preservation, and development of recreation services, tourism, and parks to benefit the health and well being of our people, our communities, our economy and our environment.

1920s Park History

As we move into the 2020s let’s take a look back at the Roaring 1920s and celebrate our park history.  If you have a park or other facility that was developed in and around the 1920s and have some pictures we would love to share the information at our Roaring 2020s themed conference.  Please send high resolution pictures or if...
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Upcoming Conference Sessions

We are gearing up for our Roaring 2020s conference in Butte, Montana April 19 - 22! Session proposals are still coming in through March 1st, but we are excited to share a few examples of what will be on the schedule: - Aquatics American Red Cross Certified Pool Instructor Review Course  – Lead by Eric Seagrave Missoula Parks & Recreation...
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Playground Maintenance Technician Training - Helena, MT - March 4-5, 2020

There are a few spots left! The Eppley Institute is hosting a playground maintenance training in Helena, MT March 4th & 5th and there is still time to sign up! This is a training focused on personnel who are responsible for maintaining playgrounds. GO TO: http://playgroundmaintenance.org/events/playground-maintenance-technician-training-helena-mt/  Share with any park and recreation agency contacts you have.   Helena, MT –...
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Call for Presenters Still Open

The MTRPA 2020 Conference committee is still taking submissions for presentations, sessions, & workshops. Deadline March 1st. DOWNLOAD CONFERENCE PRESENTATION PROPOSAL FORM The Montana Trails Recreation & Park Association Annual Conference will be held April 19 – 22, 2020, at the Copper King Hotel Butte, MT. The conference theme is “Roaring 2020s: Planting our Planet with Inclusive Communities through Parks...
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