I enjoy my membership with IPRA especially the networking and opportunities to learn and collaborate with other members.  IPRA Membership Survey 2016

Established in 1944, the IPRA serves the professional needs of those working at park and recreation agencies, forest preserve districts, special recreation associations, and park and recreation departments throughout Illinois. Through year-round education, networking and special events, including the IAPD/IPRA Annual Soaring to New Heights Conference, you can’t afford to miss out on the professional development opportunities that are available with membership.


        Individual Membership Benefits include…


Network of 2,600 members and growing 
Membership in targeted Special Interest Group(s) 
Access to online communities with IPRAConnect
Opportunity to apply to our award-winning mentoring program, ProConnect
Complete online membership directory 
Subscription to IL Parks & Recreation magazine 
Discount to Soaring to New Heights conference 
Discounts on educational opportunities, including: Leadership Academy, CPRP Prep
        Training Classes, CPSI Certification and the Professional Development School 

Online job posting discounts 
Scholarships offered by the Illinois Park & Recreation Foundation for both students
        and professionals

Be recognized for outstanding achievements at the individual and agency level through our Awards and Recognition program
Pursue leadership  and volunteer opportunities with IPRA committees, sections or Board of Directors