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Seasoned Training Professional Keynotes 2018-2019 Leadership Academy

LaGrange-Applications for the 2018-2019 training are now available online. There are two levels of the Academy and the curriculum at each level focuses on building great leaders to strengthen parks and recreation agencies.  Read More


State-Wide Association Offers Free Training to Park & Recreation Professionals

LaGrange-The Illinois Park & Recreation has partnered with Landscape Structures, Inc. to provide parks and recreation professionals throughout Illinois with free professional development focused on inclusive play. Read More

IPRA Announces New Chairman of the Board

La Grange-The Illinois Park & Recreation Association has installed Matt Corso, CPRP, CTRS, and Executive Director of the South East Association for Special Parks & Recreation (SEASPAR), as its 2018 Chairman of the Board at the associations annual conference. Read More

Illinois Park & Recreation Honors Professionals for Excellence 

On January 19, 2018 during the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference, the Illinois Park & Recreation Association honored several individuals for their commitment and excellent service to parks and recreation in Illinois. Read More

Illinois Park & Recreation Honor Park & Recreation Agencies

During the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference, the Illinois Park & Recreation Association honored several park and recreation agencies for their excellence in various areas. Read More

Illinois Park & Recreation Association Donates Bikes to 360 Youth Services

The Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IPRA) partnered with the University of Illinois to launch its Leadership Academy. The Academy is an intensive six-month program that benefits park and recreation professionals, regardless of what stage they are in their career. There are three levels to the Academy and the curriculum at each level focuses on building great leaders to strengthen parks and recreation agencies. Read More

Upcoming Events



  • Park Pursuit - May 3, 2018 Batavia, IL 
  • Shaped for Play: Inclusive Play for All - May 10, 2018 Normal, IL 
  • Joint Section Outing - May 11, 2018 Arlington Race Track
  • Shaped for Play: Inclusive Play for All  May 14, 2018 Hoffman Estates,  IL 
  • Shaped for Play: Inclusive Play for All  May 15, 2018 Lagrange, IL 
  • Life Guard Games - July 11, 2018  Gurnee, IL 
  • Teen Camp Challenge - July 18, 2018 Westmont, IL 

 

Scholarship Opportunity

 The Illinois Park & Recreation Foundation (IPRF) is committed to investing in today's leaders! Scholarships are available for professions in the field of parks and recreation.

IPRF provides professionals the opportunity to continue their education and leadership training. Apply today!