The Mission of the Florida Recreation and Park Association is to establish parks and recreation as a cornerstone of health, economic development, environmental sustainability, and community throughout the State of Florida.
To inspire the heart of the professional so that we empower leaders to reach higher and achieve more for our communities.
Our Vision is an empowered, engaged, and diverse network of members, advocates, and partners equipped to advance parks and recreation. Our values will be amended to be: Equity, Competence, Leadership, Innovation, Performance Excellence, Stewardship.
Our Values include
Equity Competence Leadership
Innovation Performance Excellence Stewardship
The Florida Recreation and Park Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, preservation, and advocacy of the Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services profession. Originally organized in 1942 and incorporated in 1983, the Association is directed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and an Executive Office based in Tallahassee. A complete history of the Association demonstrates the long term progression and sustainability of the Association.
Members are professionals working for federal, state and local parks, recreation and leisure service agencies; local recreation and park advisory board members serving in local communities; faculty and students at colleges and universities; therapeutic recreation specialists and activity coordinators working in recreation settings; and suppliers of recreation and park products and services.
By providing education, professional certification, networking, legislative representation, and leadership opportunities to Parks and Recreation professionals, FRPA has become a leading association recognized by Florida Trend Magazine as a Top-Ranked Association.
The Executive Office is located in Tallahassee, Florida
411 Office Plaza Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301-2756
Office Hours 8:15 am - 5:15 pm, Monday - Friday