Explore the benefits of IPRA membership. If you have any questions, contact us at 708-588-2280.

Individual Benefits Include:

Members can log in and access the online version of Illinois Parks & Recreation Magazine and the Buyers' Guide. 

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 - IPRA Membership Survey 

IPRA Partnerships


IPRA, IPRF, PlayCore’s Center for Outreach, Research & Education (CORE) and GameTime are partnering through a unique statewide training and funding initiative to demonstrate the positive impact high-quality play and recreation destinations and programs can have on community health and wellness. Participants in the initiative will be recognized for exemplifying evidence-based best practices in design and implementation and will be provided meaningful data and research findings about community impact.
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois recently announced a state-wide partnership with National Fitness Campaign to launch a new round of $750,000 in grant funding to support the growth of the NFC initiative across Illinois.  Learn more


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IPDLAF+ offers its participants a professionally managed portfolio with a competitive money market rate and unlimited check writing privileges. The fund stresses “safety of principal” as the number one objective and has earned an AAAm* rating by Standard and Poor’s. Additional fixed income investment products are available through an investment adviser to assist IPDLAF+ Class participants in seeking to maximize results. Contact IPDLAF+ at 1-800-731-6830 for more information, or visit www.ipdlaf.org

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