Welcome to MRPA!

Quality park systems and recreation programs are vital components of a healthy community. Maine Recreation & Park Association membership is made up of municipal and state employees in park and recreation service.

Welcome to Maine Recreation & Park Association

Improving the quality of life for all in Maine

The Maine Recreation & Park Association is a 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all in Maine.

MRPA members work year-round to increase recreational opportunities and promote a healthy lifestyle for Maine citizens of all ages. We do this by supporting the professionals who deliver Maine's public park and recreation programs, and by serving as a statewide voice for access to public recreation and open space.

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Community Events

Skowhegan State Fair

August 7th-16th

Skowhegan State Fair “The Nations Oldest Consecutively Running Agricultural Fair” Celebrating 196 Years More Information
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July 29th - Aug 2nd Skowhegan

A multi-day event in Skowhegan, Maine that celebrates life and recreation on the Kennebec River July 29 - August 3, 2014   More Information
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Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

Submit your event today!

Submit your events for the September 26-28, 2014 GMOW! It's time to submit your events for the next Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, happening September 26-28, 2014! Last September, we had 100 events,...
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Midcoast Auto Show

August 24th Bath, ME

Welcome to the 20th Annual Midcoast Auto Show. Every year the Bath Parks & Recreation Department and the Bath Knights of Columbus team up to put on a great car show. Each year approximately 100 classic...
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Land & Water Conservation Fund

Pre-inspection Application Due July 28th

The LWCF application process requires that a pre-approval site inspection of a potential project be made by state staff.  In order to properly schedule such inspections, we are requesting that if...
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Brownfield Old Home Day


August 9th 201411:00am-10:00pm90 Main Street, Brownfield, Maine Come join us for a Parade, Pie Eating Contest, Tire Toss Contest, Community Tug of War, Achy Breaky Race, Frozen T-Shirt Contest, Lawn Mower...
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Running for a Reason 5K Road Race

08/16/2014 Standish Parks and Recreation

8/16/20149:00 AMLine-up at Alfond Center, St. Joseph's College This year's "reason" is to help the Standish/Gorham ATV Club purchase a trail grooming machine. The race route allows for occasional breezes...
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Bonnyman Memorial Golf Tournament

September 19th, 2014 Point Sebago

Registration is open for the 11th Annual Bonnyman Memorial Golf Tournament!  Register Today! More Information
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Discounted Tickets

At a participating Dept near you!

Tickets on Sale!      
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OVERNIGHT RAFTING TRIP FOR ADULTS ONLY! Offered by YOUR Local Recreation Department

August 8th & 9th

 Ready for miles of heart-pumping rapids? In cooperation with your local Recreation Department, join Adventure Bound on this overnight whitewater rafting excursion for adults on the Kennebec River.Adventure...
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Portland Sea Dogs Camp Spirit Day Competition

The Portland Sea Dogs, Double-A affiliate of the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox are proud to offer three special, noon time games for our Park & Rec days. Park and Rec’s can take advantage...
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