Press Release
For Immediate Release
Heather Weishaar
[email protected]


Marketing & Communication Excellence Recognized at Annual Conference

La Grange – On January 28, 2022, 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 through the annual Agency Showcase. The Agency Showcase is a spirited competition spotlighting bright ideas exhibited by park, recreation, and conservation agencies. This professionally judged competition recognizes Illinois agencies for their marketing and communication efforts ranging from print to multimedia.

Congratulations to the following park, recreation, and conservation agencies: 

Overall Agency Showcase Winners
1st Place:  Glenview Park District
2nd Place:  Plainfield Par District
3rd Place:  Mundelein Park and Recreation District 

People's Choice Agency Showcase Winner
Warrenville Park District

Category Honors
Brochure Print: Batavia Park District
Brochure Virtual: SEASPAR
Integrated Photography: Plainfield Park District
Large Format Marketing:  Batavia Park District
Logo Design: Fox Valley Park District
Marketing Campaign: Village of Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation
Paid Advertisement: Champaign Park District
Print Communication – Informational: SEASPAR
Print Communication – Promotional: Glenview Park District
Social Media Campaign: Downers Grove Park District
Videography - Long Form: Glenview Park District
Videography - Short Form: Skokie Park District
Website: Mundelein Park and Recreation District
Hindsight 20/20: Mundelein Park and Recreation District

A complete list of IPRA Award winners is available on the IPRA website,

Established in 1944, the Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IPRA) serves nearly 2,500 park, recreation, and conservation professionals throughout the state, and is a national leader in providing premier education, networking, and resources. For more information about IPRA, its board and mission, please visit the IPRA website: