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.


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Professional Development

We strive to provide the highest quality continuing education programs for park and recreational professionals. 

Advance your career and engage in your professional association! Networking and volunteer opportunities are available through sections and committee involvement. 

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