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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MTRPA 2018 Conference Schedule found here.
Montana Trails Recreation & Park Association Annual Conference in Helena, MT (October 15-17, 2018) Go to:
Registration fees are for the full conference and includes all meals. No discounts for single days.

Please click the MTRPA registration announcement for a brief view of the schedule.





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Request for Qualifications for Resource Development Coordinator with MTRPA

The Montana Trails, Recreation and Parks Association (MTRPA) is requesting qualifications from interested individuals or organizations capable of providing services that result in increased memberships, sustainable funding and increased awareness and advocacy for parks and recreation as a Resource Development Coordinator. Please see the Requests for Qualifications Resource Development Coordinator 2016 for a complete description and qualifications. Services will begin more »


Need more money? Who doesn't? Please find information below about a grant program to fund multiple use trails.  This is from the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy. Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund | Rails-to-Trails Conservancy RTC launched the Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund in 2015 to support organizations and local governments that are implementing projects to build and improve rail-trails. more »

State Charts: The Economic Impact of Local & Regional Parks

NRPA just released findings of the economic impact of parks for each state for 2013. Take a look to see where Montana ranks for Jobs created by State for 2013 and Economic Impact by State. For more stats and charts, visit the NRPA more »

A Smart Investment for America's Health

It's no secret that access to parks, trails and green space improve the quality of life for people. Parks have shown to be a great investment for communities. According to a study conducted by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have chronic health conditions such as heart disease, more »

Designed to Move: Active Cities

A new study has been published that links active cities to better communities. What is an active city? An active city depends on how active its citizens are. This in depth study shows why being an active city is so important not only to the overall health of citizens (we all know that being active leads to a healthier lifestyle), more »

Request for Proposals: Exploratory Scenario Planning Grant

Request for Proposals: Exploratory Scenario Planning Grant Interested in using exploratory scenario planning to assist in a planning or community decision-making process? Apply today!   Western Lands and Communities (WLC), a joint program between the Sonoran Institute and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, is seeking communities interested in using exploratory scenario planning to assist in a planning or more »

LWCF Grants Available

Montana State Parks ( announced today that federal Land & Water Conservation Fund Program (LWCF) grants will be available for local, public and outdoor recreation projects in Montana. Applications are due by Friday, February 7, 2014.  Cities, counties, school districts, conservation districts, Indian Nations and similar entities are eligible to apply. Typical facilities funded in the past include ball fields, more »

Montana State Parks SCORP Public Comment

Montana State Parks ( announced today that public comment is being sought on the draft Montana Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). The plan provides strategic recommendations to help maintain outdoor recreation as a priority in Montana because it benefits the quality of life for Montanans, and helps sustain economic vitality of our communities. This plan, titled Creating a Vibrant more »

Governor Signs Bill

Governor Steve Bullock signed HB24 creating a state Parks and Recreation Board on April 29, 2013 at the Pictograph Caves State Park interpretive center.   The bill provides powers, duties, and rule making authority to the Board to oversee state parks, primitive parks, state recreational areas, public camping grounds, state historic sites, state monuments, and other heritage and recreational resources. more »