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MRPA Member Types Information

Active Professional

MRPA is open to individuals employed on a full-time basis in the recreation and parks industry.  Please select this type if you are joining MRPA as an individual OR your organization is an MRPA Agency Member. $100/annually

Student Member

All full-time undergraduate and graduate students in any recreation & parks field in the State of Maryland are free.


Any concerned citizen or lay person who actively volunteers in the leisure services field, part-time employees in the parks and recreation field, and any individual retired from the parks and recreation field. $35/annually


Any organization or company involved in delivering services and/or products to the recreation and parks field.  As a commercial member, you receive reduced fees for meetings, workshops, conference attendance, exhibit booth space at the MRPA annual conference, and advertising opportunities.  Additionally, your company information will appear in the MRPA Commercial Directory.  You will also have access to the MRPA Members Directory. $350/annually


Agency membership provides an active professional membership for the agency director and all recreation and parks employees in your department.  Rates are based on the number of employees.  Please contact us to join or for additional information.


# Employees                    Agency Dues   
Over 1,000$6,000
10 and under$900


*Please note:

  • Students are FREE if enrolled full-time in a parks & recreation program OR employed full-time in the parks and recreation field and attending school part-time in a parks & recreation program.
  • Are you employed by an organization that is an MRPA agency member?  You may already be a member.  See if your agency is a member here.  If you don't know your login information, please contact us.
  • Once you have confirmed that your agency is a member, please follow these instructions to register.

Please select the appropriate membership category for you.  If you have any questions, please contact the MRPA office.

Active Professional (Individual)
Student - FREE *
Citizen/Volunteer/Retiree - $35/annually


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