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.

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Conference Awards- The Awards and Recognition Programs are a wonderful way to recognize leaders in the field and outstanding projects accomplished over the past year. 

Conference Registration The 2015 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference will be held January 22-24 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Silent Auction You have the opportunity to invest in the future of a park and recreation professional by donating a gift basket to the Silent Auction at the IAPD/IPRA Annual Soaring to New Heights Conference on January 22-24, 2015.

IPRA Welcomes a New Chair-Elect! 

On Monday, October 20th all IPRA Professional Members will have the opportunity to vote on the 2015 Slate of Candidates.  An email containing ballot access information (username & password) has been sent to you.

Voting opens on Monday, October 20 at 8:00am and closes on Monday, October 27 at 11:59pm. We hope that you will use this opportunity to have your voice heard. If you have any questions, please contact






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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