Illinois Park & Recreation Association

Our mission is to provide and promote exceptional standards of education, networking, and resources for all professionals in the Illinois park, recreation, and conservation communities. IPRA leads the nation in providing premier education, networking, and resources for professionals in parks, recreation, and conservation.

Latest News



Congratulations to SEASPAR and the Glencoe Park District! Winners of our 10th Annual Park Pursuit Challenge! 

Thank you to the teams and volunteers who participated in this awesome event! See more photos! 


UnPlug Illinois Order Forms Available 


Spring Has Sprung and Leadership Academy is Here! Applications are due May 13th!  
Watch the promotional video for this incredible program ~click here


IPRA is committed to providing you with access to high quality and affordable professional development opportunities. Review our educational calendar and sign up today!
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Networking opportunities bring our members together in a way that allows them to share informally and develop trusted professional relationships with like-minded individuals who are equally committed to making a difference in the world.
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