I love all of the opportunities IPRA provides to its members to grow as professionals.  The involvement choices are varied and reach out to many different interests, skill levels, and time commitments.  IPRA Membership Survey 2018

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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 2,500 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 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