A statement from the Interim Director


Dear IPRA Members,

 It is great to be back home again in Indiana. I recently retired after 35 years in the field of parks and recreation. My professional journey took me from Brown County 4-H to parks and recreation departments in Bloomington, Indianapolis and Lafayette and finally to the Urbana IL Park District. Wayne and I returned to Indianapolis to be close to family.

I am thrilled to be able to provide this interim service to an organization that means so much to me as a professional. I was active in IPRA serving on the Board of Directors and Legislative Committee for many years and I was President of the Association in 1996.

My focus over the next few months will be to continue planning for an excellent state conference at the Blue Chip in Michigan City in January and to ensure that the IPRA office operations continue to operate smoothly in the Association's provision of services to IPRA's members, Board and partners.

I look forward to reconnecting with old friends and meeting many new parks and recreation professionals around the state. It really is great to be back home again!



Vicki Mayes


Who is IPRA?

The Indiana Park & Recreation Association is a membership based organization that exists for the benefit of over 900 park and recreation professionals in the state of Indiana. We offer several membership levels including agency and corporate options as well as a growing base of student membership committed to enhancing the field.  IPRA is responsible for more than 40 annual events geared toward professional development, continuing education, and community enhancement.

About IPRA


An IPRA membership is the key to enhancing professional development, networking, and resources for recreation and leisure services to your community. We offer over forty annual programs, workshops, and events specifically designed to provide a progressive experience. Membership brochures can be accessed below, we invite you to join today.