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Membership Benefits

Professional Development
The park and recreation industry is constantly changing. Therefore, the importance of professional development is paramount to your agency and yourself. The Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association, Inc. offers professional development opportunities to fit your needs. For a full listing of all of the Association's services and educational training opportunities visit our website at

WPRA Conferences and Events
WPRA is committed to helping you do business better by providing conferences and events that highlight issues affecting your agency and our industry. These events, which attract approximately 500 attendees and over 125 exhibitors annually, are designed to help you develop business strategies and grow your agency professionally.

Online Education
Earn a reputation for your professionalism, advance your career and give your agency a competitive advantage with courses and resources from the acclaimed WPRA Webinars, the educational arm of your State Association. WPRA Webinars provide the educational tools you need at every stage of your career, and without the expenses incurred by travel and lodging.

The Wisconsin Park & Recreation Associations Monthly electronic newsletter that keeps members up to date on pertinent association, state and national park and recreation news, educational offerings, membership updates, etc.

IMPACT Magazine
The Wisconsin Park & Recreation Associations quarterly member only magazine that consists of WPRA news, updates and articles.

Leadership Academy
Join a national network of more than 100 real park and recreation professionals recognized by the industry as the next generation of leaders. The WPRA Great Lakes Leadership Academy program delivers a highly regarded curriculum focusing on leadership and business analysis skills and delivers a comprehensive leadership training experience for selected participants. The Leadership Academy program provides the tools you need to further your career in parks and recreation administration.

Path to Diversity
As the face of America changes, so must the face of the park and recreation industry. WPRA hopes to effect positive change through education. Along with WPRA and numerous other partners and sponsors, the WPRA Foundations offers scholarships, grants and the provision of education programs that encourage entrance and advancement in the field of parks and recreation.