The voice of Michigan's parks and recreation community
mParks is committed to proving parks and recreation matter; that they improve quality of life and contribute enormously to our economy. mParks provides advocacy, resources, and professional development opportunities to a devoted and diverse membership of park and recreation agencies, professionals, vendors, and advocates.
mParks shares the value of parks and recreation by engaging with government, foundations, media and other entities. We share the story of parks and recreation to ensure adequate funding and public support, so we can continue providing value to Michigan residents and visitors.
mParks creates programs that educate and inform key audiences (within the parks and recreation community and for communities they serve) about conservation, health and wellness and other issues vital to parks and recreation in Michigan.
It's easy to forget how good it feels to play and to get outdoors. mParks helps remind people of the freedom and adventure and joy of parks and recreation through public outreach and events. We invite all ages to get active, have fun, and foster a connection with the outdoor world.