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Kane County Forest Preserve District the first in state to receive Illinois park accreditation!
The Forest Preserve District of Kane County is the first forest preserve district or conservation agency in the state to be accredited by the Illinois Association of Park Districts and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association. More info

Esports Partnership Announced
IPRA is excited to announce GGLeagues as its preferred Esports partner for 2022! Learn more

IPRA Membership Assistance

Are you seeking employment in the park and recreation field? you qualify for an Advocate membership for $97.  Learn more and join here

Student members who are graduating in 2021 and have not found a park & recreation job will have their membership extended through the end of 2022. 

Stay Connected with IPRA!
 Please update your IPRA member account with a current email address to stay current on park & rec news and events. Learn more

Education / Events

IAPD/IPRA Conference

January 27-29, 2022, Hyatt Regency Chicago
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Discounted registration fees for 2022 IPRA members!
Important COVID-19 Updates for Conference Participants

2022 CPRE/CPRP Virtual Exam Prep Courses & Discounted Exam Registration Now Open! 

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ProConnect is Back in 2022!

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2022 Skills Development Registration is Now Open!

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Are you interested in networking with IPRA members who share your work interests and responsibilities? 

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Our Sponsors

Safe Zone Conversations on Racism, LGBTQ+, Latinx
Click here to learn more about this award-winning program and submit an application to host an event for your agency or group today.

IPRA Commercial Members

IPRA Commercial Members have expertise in a wide range of products and services that support the park and recreation field. Contact our Commercial Members

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Looking for access to recordings of past virtual programming events? Visit here

View 2021 Six County Senior Games Results