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IPRA Awards & Recognition Program
Nominations accepted until 11/12/21 - Learn more

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IPRA Membership Assistance

Are you seeking employment in the park and recreation field? you qualify for an Advocate membership for $97.  Learn more and join here

Student members who are graduating in 2021 and have not found a park & recreation job will have their membership extended through the end of 2022. 

Stay Connected with IPRA!

Please update your IPRA member account with a current email address to stay current on park & rec news and events. You can also add a personal / secondary email address to your account. 
To change your primary email address, log in here. On the “About Me” tab, Click on the pencil to the right of “My Addresses”.  Add a personal l secondary email address at the top of the screen. Your IPRA member account user name will NOT change. For assistance, contact us here.   

Education / Events

Learning Lab: Community Solar Programming in Illinois
Sept. 24 - Info / FREE for IPRA members / Register

Park Pursuit: Heroes Play Here
In-person event 
Sept. 30 - Info / Register

Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course - Fall 2021
Registration deadline, Sept. 20 - Info / Register

Facility Management Workshop
In-person & virtual options available!
Oct. 8 - Info / Register

NEW! Diversity Education Institute
In-person & virtual options available!
Oct. 21 - Info / Register

Learning Lab: Spring Brook Creek Restoration Project
Oct. 28 - Info / FREE / Register

Professional Development School is Back!
In-person event
Nov. - Info / Register 


Join the IPRA Virtual Community 

IPRA offers an online community, IPRAConnect, where you can share information and resources, post questions, and use email to communicate directly with people who share your professional interests. Visit and use your IPRA log in to explore IPRAConnect today!  

Join a Section & Network Virtually with Others in Your Field

Are you interested in networking with IPRA members who share your work interests and responsibilities? IPRA’s seven special interest groups, called Sections, provide our members with a way to connect with other professionals in their field.
Learn more about Sections

To participate in a Section, log in to your IPRA account, click on the My Participation tab, select your Section(s), and click the save button at the bottom of the screen. IPRA members are automatically subscribed to the IPRAConnectcommunity associated with your Section. If you need any assistance contact us here.

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IPRA Commercial Members

IPRA Commercial Members have expertise in a wide range of products and services that support the park and recreation field. Contact our Commercial Members

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