About Us

The North Dakota Recreation & Park Association (NDRPA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization whose mission is advancing parks, recreation and conservation for an enhanced quality of life in North Dakota.



  • Professional development, education and training programs, including an annual conference
  • Quarterly magazine (FOCUS) and monthly electronic newsletter (eUpdate)
  • Website
  • Biennial parks and recreation directory
  • Awards program, including scholarships and Hall of Fame, to recognize outstanding North Dakota parks and recreation professionals, facilities or projects
  • Public policy advocacy
  • Networking opportunities

Annual Reports and Strategic Documents