Association News

News

Hundreds of Active Adults Participate in 37th Annual Six-County Senior Games

LaGrange-At 100 years young, Don Savage from Chicago's northwest side has been participating in the Six-County Senior Games for over 25 years.  Read More...

July is National Parks & Recreation Month

LaGrange-Summer is here, which means its time to discover the great things happening at your local parks and recreation agency.   Read More...

 

Seasoned Training Professional Keynotes 2018-2019 Leadership Academy

LaGrange-Applications for the 2018-2019 training are now available online. There are two levels of the Academy and the curriculum at each level focuses on building great leaders to strengthen parks and recreation agencies.  Read More...

State-Wide Association Offers Free Training to Park & Recreation Professionals

LaGrange-The Illinois Park & Recreation has partnered with Landscape Structures, Inc. to provide parks and recreation professionals throughout Illinois with free professional development focused on inclusive play. Read More...

IPRA Announces New Chairman of the Board

La Grange-The Illinois Park & Recreation Association has installed Matt Corso, CPRP, CTRS, and Executive Director of the South East Association for Special Parks & Recreation (SEASPAR), as its 2018 Chairman of the Board at the associations annual conference. Read More...

Illinois Park & Recreation Honors Professionals for Excellence

On January 19, 2018 during the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference, the Illinois Park & Recreation Association honored several individuals for their commitment and excellent service to parks and recreation in Illinois. Read More...

Illinois Park & Recreation Honor Park & Recreation Agencies

During the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference, the Illinois Park & Recreation Association honored several park and recreation agencies for their excellence in various areas. Read More...

Illinois Park & Recreation Association Donates Bikes to 360 Youth Services

The Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IPRA) partnered with the University of Illinois to launch its Leadership Academy. The Academy is an intensive six-month program that benefits park and recreation professionals, regardless of what stage they are in their career. There are three levels to the Academy and the curriculum at each level focuses on building great leaders to strengthen parks and recreation agencies. Read More...

Upcoming Events

 

  • IPRF Joint Section Golf Outing: September 14th, Geneva IL
  • ProConnect 2018-2019:  September 20th
  • TR Leadership Summit: September 21st, Downers Grove, IL
  • IPRA Roadshow: October 4th, Springfield, IL
  • FM Management Workshop: October 5th, West Chicago, IL
  • CPSI Course & Exam: October16-18, Bolingbrook, IL

 


 

Scholarship Opportunity

 The Illinois Park & Recreation Foundation (IPRF) is committed to investing in today's leaders! Scholarships are available for professions in the field of parks and recreation.

IPRF provides professionals the opportunity to continue their education and leadership training. Apply today!