Special New Member Offer!

Join now and enjoy membership benefits through 12/31/2022 for the standard one year price!

Select the membership below that is right for you. 
Questions? Contact us at 708-588-2280 or [email protected]

Now more than ever, the Illinois Park & Recreation Association is essential to the park and recreation professional community. As you work to meet today's unprecedented challenges, IPRA is here to support you!  IPRA membership gives you access to a statewide network of park and recreation professionals, live and on-demand webinars with industry experts, free and discounted professional development programs, and career-specific virtual and in-person networking opportunities with your peers to share ideas and solutions.

Membership Benefit include:

Professional Membership

Individual employed full-time or part-time in Illinois, in the field of parks, recreation or conservation. Members must join at the highest level of eligibility.

Professional - Join Now Member Benefits

Professional Membership Non Metro

Professionals outside of the Chicago Metro Counties of:  Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake & Will.  Individuals employed full-time or part-time in Illinois, in the field of parks, recreation or conservation.

Professional Non Metro - Join Member Benefits

Advocate Membership

Advocate membership is perfect for park & recreation professionals working outside of Illinois, a person representing an association or foundation related to the field, a part-time or retired professional, or those seeking employment in the field.  

Advocate - Join Now Member Benefits

Student Membership

Complimentary student membership is offered to anyone currently a full time student in the park and recreation field.  IPRA offers mentoring, scholarships, and professional development opportunities to pre-professionals.

Student - Join Now Member Benefits

Commercial Membership

 Illinois park and recreation agencies spend operationally nearly $350 million dollars with local businesses, contractors and suppliers each year, and support businesses that support their professional association. Our members are responsible for the day-to-day operations at park and recreation agencies, they manage multi-million dollar facilities and make buying decisions and recommendations. Get your products and services into the hands of our members by joining the IPRA as a Commercial Member today. 

Commercial - Join Now     Member Benefits

Memberships are valid now through December 31, 2021.

IPRA is Here to Support You 
Are you an existing IPRA Professional member and you recently lost your job?You qualify to renew in 2021 as an Advocate member for $97. To take advantage of this membership option, contact us at 708-588-2280 or [email protected]. IPRA is also offering a limited number of grants for IPRA Professional and Advocate members who lost their job due to COVID-19 to cover the full cost of their 2021 dues. Learn more .

Are you a college or university professionals working in a program related to parks and recreation? You can become a member of IPRA for free! To join, contact us at [email protected] or 708-588-2286.