Now Accepting 
IPRA Board of Directors

IPRA is currently seeking potential candidates for the positions of Central Region Representative and North West Region Representative. The IPRA seeks Board members who internalize the core value of integrity and that have demonstrated a commitment to the field of parks and recreation.

Board Candidate Applications are due by Monday, August 26, 2019, 5:00 PM.

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75 Years of Success

IPRA celebrates 75 years of supporting the professionals in the field of parks and recreation in 2019.  We would like to thank you for helping us reach this milestone! We have many exciting things planned for 2019, please enjoy our 75 Stories publication, a written collection of stories from IPRA members and leaders that celebrates the moments, memories, challenges and successes that have made IPRA what it is today.

Throughout 2019 we will be randomly selecting winners of $75 gift cards at IPRA events.  And Debbie Trueblood, IPRA Executive Director, will be traveling the state for 75 Conversations, a statewide, yearlong road trip to meet face to face with the members that are our leaders (current and future!) We are excited to see what the future holds for IPRA.  Thank you for making us look good. 






Sponsored by the Illinois Park and Recreation Foundation (IPRF), these events are for groups or individuals interested in catching a game and supporting the IPRF.  Organize a group trip for your agency, offer the event in your seasonal brochure for community members to purchase individually, or simply bring your family! 

The IPRF will receive a financial contribution form each team solely based upon the number of tickets sold.  100% of the funds raised will be used for the Foundation's professional and student scholarship programs.  Please click below for event details.

Chicago Red Stars: September 28, 2019

IPRA 2019 Awards & Recognition Program

Recognize the Brightest Stars in Illinois!

Designed to recognize the best-of-the-best in Illinois parks, recreation, and conservation, the Awards & Recognition Program gives professionals an opportunity to recognize colleagues and community members for their extraordinary work and contribution to the industry. Now Accepting Nominations Through November 14!

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Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course

Registration Now Open Through September 13!

Designed by the National Recreation and Park Association and co-hosted by the Illinois Park and Recreation Association, the CPSI certification program provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on playground safety issues, including hazard identification, equipment specifications, surfacing requirements and risk management methods.

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