Commercial Member Benefits


Why join IPRA?

Are you maximizing your business opportunities in the park and recreation market? We can help! Consider joining the Illinois Park & Recreation Association as a Commercial Member. Our members should be your clients, and membership offers you a unique opportunity to grow your contacts in this market, affordably!

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.  
Your membership experience includes:

  • Network of over 2,500 members and growing
  • Company listing on the IPRA Commercial Members webpage.
  • Listings in IL Parks & Recreation magazine and the annual IAPD/IPRA Buyers' Guide
  • Complimentary ad on the IPRA website sidebar upon request (one month per year)
  • Company listing in the annual IAPD/IPRA Buyers' Guide
  • Electronic database file of membership addresses upon request (1/year)
  • Membership in targeted Special Interest Group (Sections)
  • Access to complete online membership directory
  • Access to IPRA's online communities, IPRAConnect
  • Subscription to IL Parks & Recreation magazine and IPRA Today e-Newsletter
  • Discounts on membership mailing lists / labels
  • Discounts on advertising on our website and IPRA Today eNewsletter
  • Discounts on professional development & event registration
  • Discounts on online job postings


Network with park and recreation professionals in your chosen IPRA section(s)

  • Administrative & Finance 
  • Communications & Marketing 
  • Diversity
  • Facility Management
  • Park & Natural Resource Management Recreation
  • Therapeutic Recreation

Join Now - Commercial