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Marketing & Communication Excellence Recognized at Annual Conference

During the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference, the Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IPRA) honored several park and recreation agencies for excellence in their marketing and communication efforts.

Professional Excellence Recognized at IAPD/IPRA Annual Conference

The Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IPRA) honored several individuals for their commitment and excellent service to parks and recreation in Illinois.

Park & Recreation Agency Excellence Recognized at Annual Conference

On January 25, 2019, during the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference, the Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IPRA) honored several park and recreation agencies for excellence in the following areas.

Vernon Hills Park District Executive Director Named 2019 Chair of IPRA

The Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IPRA) has installed Jeff Fougerousse, Executive Director of the Vernon Hills Park District, as its 2019 Chairman of the Board at the association's annual conference, held January 24-26 at the Hy

2019 Annual Conference Awards

A complete list of all 2019 Annual Conference Award winners.

Thousands of Park & Rec Professionals & Elected Officials Head to Chicago for Annual Conference

Employees and elected officials from park & recreation agencies state-wide will convene at the Hyatt Regency Chicago for three days of educational programming, networking and professional development at the Annual IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New

Election Results Announced for IPRA Board of Directors and Section Leadership Positions

The Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IPRA) is pleased to announce the election results for positions with the IPRA Board of Directors, as well as numerous leadership positions within the Section Boards.

IPRA Names 2019 Chair Elect

The Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IPRA) has elected Erin Folk, Executive Director of the Oregon Park District, as its 2019 Chair-Elect.

July is National Parks & Recreation Month

Summer is here, which means it’s time to get out and discover the great things happening at your local parks and recreation agency.

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

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