National Recreation and Park Ethnic Minority Society

About Us

NRPEMS is an organization of minority members of the National Recreation and Park Association who have joined for the express purpose of: productively representing the park, recreation and related leisure service interest and rights of minorities while participating in the overall effort of the park and recreation profession and the National Recreation and Park Association to serve the park, recreation and related leisure service needs and desires of the public.

NRPEMS Objectives

  • To unite all persons concerned with ethnic minorities in the Park and Recreation profession. This includes those in municipal, state, federal, private, voluntary, correctional facilities, church and religious institutions, academic communities, commercial, tourism, industrial organizations and interested individuals.
  • To serve as an exchange media of information on all ethnic matters pertaining to park, recreation, leisure programs and activities.
  • To maintain high standards of professional ethics and ensure an accurate reflection of the history and culture of ethnic minority people in our profession and organization.
  • To function in a manner that will expand “NRPEMS” influence within local, state and national organizations.


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