2020 Membership renewal season begins on October 14, 2019!

New Memberships starting before October 14th, 2019 will be valid through December 31, 2019.
IPRA will offer a NEW MEMBER SPECIAL starting on October 14 that will be valid through the end of 2020. 
To learn more about the new member special or to get an email reminder to join in mid October, contact us at (708) 588-2286 or

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.

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Professional Membership Non Metro

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

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Advocate Membership

Advocate membership is perfect for 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.  

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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.

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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. 

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