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 help you serve your community. 

IPRA membership gives you access to a statewide network of park and recreation professionals, live and on-demand webinars on COVID-19-related topics, professional development programs, and opportunities to meet virtually with members in your profession to share ideas and solutions.

To support you during these challenges, we are offering 50% off IPRA NEW Professional memberships now through September 14, 2020.* 

To join, select the membership that is right for you below. 
Questions? Contact us at 708-588-2280.

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.

2020 Membership was $279, Half Off Special Offer 

Professional - Join Now Member Benefits

Professional Membership Non Metro

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

2020 Membership was $259, Half Off Special Offer 

Professional Non Metro - Join Member Benefits

Advocate Membership

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.  

Advocate - Join Now Member Benefits

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.


Student - Join Now Member Benefits

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. 


Commercial - Join Now Member Benefits

*In order to receive a member discount on registration for the 2021 IAPD/IPRA Annual Soaring to New Heights Conference, you must renew your membership in 2021.