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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.

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Professional Membership Non Metro

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

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Advocate Membership

Advocate membership is perfect for full time educator or university employee in the field of parks and 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.  

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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.

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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. 

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