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!
Explore the benefits of IPRA membership. If you have any questions, contact us at 708-588-2280 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Your membership experience includes:
Access to free or reduced cost webinars, plus discounts on professional development, event registration and registration to IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights conference
Membership in career-specific Special Interest Groups (Sections) that provides career-specific virtual and in-person networking opportunities with your peers. As well as access to our online communities and forums.
- Illinois professionals in the field of parks, recreation or conservation within the Chicago Metro Counties of: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake & Will. Members must join at the highest level of eligibility.
- Illinois professionals in the field of parks, recreation or conservation outside of the Chicago Metro Counties of: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake & Will. Members must join at the highest level of eligibility.
- 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.
- 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. Members must join at the highest level of eligibility.
"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
The networking opportunities have been fantastic!
-IPRA Membership Survey 2021