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

Now Accepting IPRA Board Applications

The IPRA Board is seeking potential candidates for the position of At Large Representative. Board Candidate Applications are due by Friday, August 21, 2020, 5:00 PMLearn more and apply here

Now Accepting Section Board Applications

IPRA is accepting applications for 2021 board positions for IPRA special interest Sections
Deadline to submit applications is Monday, August 10, 2020Learn more and apply here

Safe Zone Conversations

The IPRA Diversity Leadership Task Force is accepting applications to host Safe Zone Conversations (SZC) on the topic of racism and (soon to include) LGBTQ+. Click here to learn more and submit an application to host an event for your agency or group today!

COVID-19 Response News

NRPA Parks Snapshot: July 8-10 Survey Results
Latest national data on how park and recreation leaders across the country confront COVID-19. 

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

Virtual Events & Networking

Back-to-School Collaboration: Putting the Cares Act to Work

Learn how park district professionals are building unique partnerships with their local school districts made possible through the Federal Cares Act.
This event is FREE to members.

More information/Registration 8/11

Day Camp and School Age Committee Virtual Meeting

More information/Registration 8/12

Aquatics Committee Virtual Roundtable

More information/Registration 8/13

Fitness Committee Virtual Roundtable

More information/Registration 8/18

Inclusion Committee Meeting

More information/Registration 8/20

Virtual Program: Safe and Accessible Playgrounds Review for lllinois Agencies

Come listen to this two-part webinar series with John McGovern (WT Group) and Tony Malkusak (CPSI) as they review the federal regulatory playground requirements. 
More information/Registration Deadline August 25: 8/26 & 9/3

IPRA upcoming events
IPRA Calendar
View changes to previously cancelled in-person events & programs 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 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.

Conversation Circle: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

LaTonya Wilkins, expert on change management, leads 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

Together, We Will Move Forward

COVID-19 Special Assistance Grants for IPRA members in need now available

We understand the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn has had a significant impact on your job and career. IPRF has established a scholarship fund to care for IPRA members impacted by COVID-19 when you need it the most. 

Learn more and download the application for assistance  

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