2021 MTRPA Annual Conference

Save the dates for our 2021 MTRPA Annual Conference October 3rd, 4th, & 5th in Great Falls, MT! We are very optimistic that we will be able to have an in person conference at that time and we can’t wait to gather together again.  However, we will also plan to offer a way to join virtually […]

Mid-Year Meeting 10 a.m. Tuesday 10/6

Remote Mid-Year Member Meeting Access Join us on-line for our Mid-Year Member Meeting Tuesday 10/6 at 10 a.m. Our Membership Chair, Chris Waite, will be providing on-line meeting access via Zoom. (You don’t need to download the Zoom Meeting App, you can select the option to join using your browser only.) The on-line meeting invitation […]

Montana State Parks sees steady visitation for the first six months of 2020

Recreation News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Montana State Parks recorded 1.4 million visitors from January through June of this year. Compared with same time period last year, visitation increased by 25.4 percent.  While visitation increased at nearly 80 percent of state parks across Montana, there were several parks that […]

Great American Outdoors Act & INVEST in America Act

Our Trail Representative, Bob Walker, took it upon himself write two letters to Congressman Gianforte requesting his support of the Great American Outdoors Act and the Invest In America Act on behalf of our Montana Trails Recreation and Park Association. Great American Outdoors Act “The Montana Trails, Recreation and Parks Association requests your support of […]


MTRPA Conference Cancelled The 2020 MTRPA Conference April 19th – 22nd in Butte, Montana is cancelled. Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus, Governor Bullock and the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department instituted measures limiting social gatherings to combat the spread of the virus. At this time, the annual MTRPA Conference has been cancelled. Refunds will be issued to […]

Early Bird Conference Pricing EXTENSION

SAVINGS ON MTRPA CONFERENCE TIL 3/15! We are extending Early Bird Pricing through March 15th! Pricing will increase $50 for full registrations, one day passes, and exhibitor’s booths on 3/16. This is Montana’s parks and recreation event of the year! Our conference schedule is packed with session tracks in aquatics, trails & open space, arborist, […]

1920s Park History

As we move into the 2020s let’s take a look back at the Roaring 1920s and celebrate our park history.  If you have a park or other facility that was developed in and around the 1920s and have some pictures we would love to share the information at our Roaring 2020s themed conference.  Please send […]

Upcoming Conference Sessions

We are gearing up for our Roaring 2020s conference in Butte, Montana April 19 – 22! DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE PDF or review below:   MTRPA 2020 Conference Schedule (DRAFT) Roaring 2020s: Planting our Planet with Inclusive Communities through Parks and Recreation Copper King Clarion Hotel & Convention Center Butte, Montana April 19-22, 2020 Sunday, April 19 […]

Playground Maintenance Technician Training – Helena, MT – March 4-5, 2020

There are a few spots left! The Eppley Institute is hosting a playground maintenance training in Helena, MT March 4th & 5th and there is still time to sign up! This is a training focused on personnel who are responsible for maintaining playgrounds. GO TO: http://playgroundmaintenance.org/events/playground-maintenance-technician-training-helena-mt/  Share with any park and recreation agency contacts you […]

Call for Presenters Still Open

The MTRPA 2020 Conference committee is still taking submissions for presentations, sessions, & workshops. Deadline March 1st. DOWNLOAD CONFERENCE PRESENTATION PROPOSAL FORM The Montana Trails Recreation & Park Association Annual Conference will be held April 19 – 22, 2020, at the Copper King Hotel Butte, MT. The conference theme is “Roaring 2020s: Planting our Planet […]