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 the SEASPAR and Glencoe Teams!
Winners of Park Pursuit 2015!-read more 

The IPRA office will be closed on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day. 

Introducing IPRA Connect!
IPRA Connect is the Illinois Park & Recreation Association’s new, members-only online community-read more

IPRA Senior Games-Click here for registration

2016 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference Call for Proposals is Now Open!

Interested in presenting at the 2016 conference?  We invite you to  submit a proposal for review.  Workshops and sessions are limited so plan to submit your proposal early! 
The deadline for submissions is May 22, 2015.  For more information, visit the online submission FAQ page. 








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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