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It's Time to Renew Your IPRA Membership!

Professional membership renewals paid by December 11, 2020 automatically receive a $15 discount.
Memberships expire on December 31, 2020


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Special New Member Offer

Join now for 2021 and receive FREE membership this October - December!

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IPRA Membership Assistance

If you are an IPRA Professional member and you lost your job in 2020, you qualify to renew your IPRA membership in 2021 as an Advocate member for $97. To take advantage of this membership option, contact us at membership@ilipra.org

IPRA is also offering a limited number of grants for IPRA Professional and Advocate members who lost their job due to COVID-19 to cover the cost of their 2021 dues. Learn more .

Student members who graduate in 2020 and have not found a park & recreation position will automatically have their membership extended through the end of 2021. 


Stay Connected with IPRA!

Please update your IPRA member account with a current email address to stay current on park & rec news and events. You can also add a personal / secondary email address to your account. 
To change your primary email address, log in here. On the “About Me” tab, Click on the pencil to the right of “My Addresses”.  Add a personal l secondary email address at the top of the screen. Your IPRA member account user name will NOT change. For assistance, contact us here.   

Virtual Events & Networking

Administration & Finance Section Meeting & Business Managers Education Session
December 2: More information / Register here


CPRE Virtual Exam Prep Course

More information / Register here


The Education Roadshow: Virtual Edition
Join us for a discussion on creating a professional development plan, making IT simple, revitalizing the customer experience, and using metrics to understand organizational performance. 
December 10: More information / Register here


Join the IPRA Virtual Community 

IPRA offers an online community, IPRAConnect, where you can share information and resources, post questions, and use email to communicate directly with people who share your professional interests. Visit connect.ilipra.org and use your IPRA log in to explore IPRAConnect today!  

COVID-19 Online Community

IPRAConnect now includes a COVID-19 Community where you can share information and resources about the park & recreation response to COVID-19. Visit here, log in at the top of the screen with your IPRA user name and password, and join the community. For assistance contact us here


Skills Development Webinar Series
Register Today!

The Skills Development Webinar Series provides park district professionals with access to monthly professional development opportunities. Participants can earn up to 1.1 CEUs.

Learn more and register


Join a Section & Network Virtually with Others in Your Field


Are you interested in networking with IPRA members who share your work interests and responsibilities?
 IPRA’s seven special interest groups, called Sections, provide our members with a way to connect with other professionals in their field.
Learn more about Sections

To participate in a Section, log in to your IPRA account, click on the My Participation tab, select your Section(s), and click the save button at the bottom of the screen. IPRA members are automatically subscribed to the IPRAConnect community associated with your Section. If you need any assistance contact us here.

Past Event: Conversation Circle - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

LaTonya Wilkins, expert on change management, led a two-part panel interview about diversity, social inequity, and inclusion.
View recording from Part 1: 7/21/20
View recording from Part 2: 7/28/20

Looking for access to recordings of recent virtual programming events? Visit here
IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference News

Click here for a 2021 Conference Update

COVID-19 Response News

IPRA COVID-19 Resources
For parks & rec news and information related to COVID-19

Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations

IPRA Election Results
IPRA is pleased to announce the election results for IPRA Board of Directors and Section Boards.
View results
Safe Zone Conversations on Racism and LGBTQ+
Facilitated by leaders of the IPRA Diversity Leadership Taskforce, a Safe Zone Conversation (SZC) is simply defined as civil dialogue amongst a group of people purposely engineered to discuss human topics that can be deemed sensitive, uncomfortable, or complex in nature. It is an environment of mutual respect and inclusivity, a safe place for people to speak their minds. If you’re looking for an opportunity to start or continue the DEI discussion, or you want to learn more about SZCs and how they can benefit your agency, you are encouraged to contact the IPRA Diversity Leadership Task Force. We are accepting applications to host Safe Zone Conversations (SZC) on the topics of racism and LGBTQ+. Click here  to learn more and submit an application to host an event for your agency or group today!

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