Partnership opportunities

When you partner with mParks – as a marketer, a sponsor, or a trade show exhibitor - you get unrivaled marketing power with an audience of engaged decision-makers in Michigan’s parks and recreation industry. As the voice of Michigan’s parks and recreation industry mParks is the most trusted source of news, information, advocacy, training, and education for Michigan parks and recreation professionals, vendors, students, and advocates.


Advertise - share your message with parks & recreation professionals through mParks' web, email, and print channels

Parks and recreation professionals look to mParks as the leading source of information about the industry, and you can display your message right alongside the important updates and information we provide. Advertising space is available in print or digital format:
  • Weekly member email newsletter
  • Quarterly digital magazine
  • Annual Membership Directory & Buyer’s guide
  • website

Sponsor an event - show your support for the value of parks & recreation

mParks hosts dozens of events throughout the year, both for industry professionals and for the general public. Show your organization’s support for parks and recreation by sponsoring youth events, training events for parks and recreation professionals, or professional recognition ceremonies.

mParks’ member events like the annual Conference draw decision makers with the buying power that you want, and public events like Come Out & Play at the Capitol draw the attention of legislators who play a key role in the future of our industry.

Planning on exhibiting at Conference? Sponsorship can strengthen your presence! Sponsorship is a proven means to strengthen the effect of your advertising or elevate the impact of your presence at a trade show. Research by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research indicates that exhibitors engaged in sponsorship and pre-show promotions can increase booth traffic by more than 35 percent.

Exhibit - showcase your products & connect directly with decision-makers in the parks & recreation industry

You work hard to develop products and services that meet the needs of the park and recreation community. Show that commitment to our community of parks and recreation professionals who attend the annual Conference to connect, learn and improve their local offerings.

Our members are engaged, powerful, and passionate. They care about the people they serve, and want to provide the services their communities want. mParks’ annual conference brings you face-to-face with the people you want to know.

What is mParks?

The voice of Michigan's parks and recreation community.

We advocate.
We teach.
We inspire.

It's easy to forget. How good it feels outdoors. How good it feels to put aside your chores and obligations and play a little where skies are blue, trees are green, and water runs. How good it feels to make time for friends, family, that special someone. . . and yourself. It's easy to forget the most important lesson of your childhood. . . that nothing quite compares to the freedom and adventure and joy you'll find on the other side of the wall. We understand. We're the people of the Michigan Recreation and Park Association. Making better parks, better communities, better lives, and a better state for all. And we're here to invite you out where the air is fresh and the world feels new. Your state parks. Your county parks. Your community parks and recreation areas. It's a wonderful world out here. Be sure to join us. The Michigan Recreation and Park Association. Come out and play.