2022 AARPA/NRPA Mentorship Program

Have you ever wanted to strengthen your professional development in our parks and recreation profession, but weren’t sure how to proceed? Consider joining the Mentorship Program sponsored by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) and National Recreation and Park Association’s Young Professionals Network (YPN). The Mentorship Program pairs young professionals, students, and […]

Western Montana BLM seeks nominations to its Resource Advisory Council

The Western Montana District, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), seeks nominations to its Resource Advisory Council!  The new Director of the BLM stated that they will actively involve Advisory Councils to provide expert advice, ideas, and diverse opinions on issues including land use planning, fire management, outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle use, oil and gas exploration, noxious […]

Montana Stakeholders Meeting of the Great American Rail-Trail

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy invites you to attend the annual virtual Montana Stakeholders Meeting of the Great American Rail-Trail. We see great value in gathering folks together in one place to talk about your projects, share updates, and brainstorm ways to advance this exciting project in Montana. We hope to see many of you there. When: Mar 1, […]

P&R Grant Programs Overview Slideshow

Our Legislative adviser, Bob Walker, shares with us a slideshow that Carissa Beckwith, Fish, Wildlife & Parks Montana Trail Stewardship Program Manager,  shared at the Montana Trails Coalition Board meeting on Monday, January 10th.  It includes valuable information about the Montana Trail Stewardship Grant Program, Recreational Trails (Grant) Program, OHV Grant Programs, Snowmobile Grant Program and […]

2022 Membership Open!

It is that time of year again! MTRPA 2022 Membership is now open for registration! Our new website includes member only content that you won’t want to miss. New member website features: Member Only Login to reveal member content. Member Only Forum to stay connected all year. Free Job Postings on our improved Job Board. […]

Rails-To-Trails BIL Trail and Active Transportation Funding Opportunities

Find attached a document from the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy with good information about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIL), Trail and Active Transportation Funding Opportunities. Rails-To-Trails professionals will include this as a topic of discussion at their Monday Montana Trails Coalition meeting. Thank you to our Legislative Chair, Bob Walker for always sharing important resources.

MTRPA 2022 Conference Registration

City of Great Falls Park and Recreation is excited to host the Montana Trails, Recreation and Park Association annual conference April 3rd – 6th at Holiday Inn Great Falls Convention Center! The conference committee has been hard at work to provide members, students, retirees and associates a first-class conference that will provide valuable educational sessions […]

Important Conference Updates

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS The MTRPA continues to work hard at keeping our communities and members safe. Given the current climate of COVID-19 and the Delta variant, our president, Mitch Overton, called an emergency board meeting to discuss the MTRPA State Conference in Great Falls. EMERGENCY BOARD MEETING SUMMARY The MTRPA Board met Friday 9/3/21 at 2pm via […]

Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course

Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course October 12-14, 2021 Bismarck, North Dakota Montana parks and recreation professionals are invited to register for the Oct. 12-14 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course in Bismarck, North Dakota! Experts will review the latest developments in playground safety and participants will have the opportunity to become a certified playground safety inspector. […]

Call for Presenters

The Montana Trails Recreation & Park Association Annual Conference will be held October 3-5, 2021 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center Great Falls, MT. Our theme is “Reconnection through Recreation – Purpose and Resilience in Parks and Recreation.” The conference committee is working hard on session framework to address current topics and opportunities. We are […]