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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Illinois Park & Recreation Foundation 
Make a positive impact for our future leaders in the field! 

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.

Student Scholarship Applications now available! - click here to apply  

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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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