Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

Benefits of sponsorship

At minimum, most sponsorship packages include: 

  • Logo placement
  • Signage
  • Clickable logo on event webpage
  • Social media recognition (logo featured in shared graphics, tagged profile in text updates)


Urban Initiative Series

This set of programs is dedicated to nurturing education and leadership for today’s urban youth through the power of parks and recreation.

Sponsorship levels

  • Change Agent Sponsor - $2,500
  • Signature Sponsor - $5,000
  • Innovator Sponsor - $10,000
  • Benefactor Sponsor - $15,000
  • Legacy Sponsor - $20,000

Conference & Trade Show

The mParks Conference & Trade Show is the leading education and networking event for Michigan’s park and recreation professionals, vendors, students and partners.

Sponsorship and advertising offerings, as well as the option to exhibit at our Trade Show, provide opportunities to showcase your products and services to current, past and potential customers with purchasing power. 


Who is mParks?

We are 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.