A statement from Your IPRA President 


Dear IPRA Membership,

It is with mixed feelings that the Indiana Park & Recreation Association Board of Directors announces the resignation of Chris Owens, Executive Director.  Chris has served in the position since December 2011 and will be transitioning from his IPRA leadership role in the very near future.  Chris has accepted the position of Executive Director with Noblesville Main Street.

Throughout his tenure as Executive Director of IPRA, Chris has helped forge a number of key relationships in the public and private sectors.  We are thankful for Chris’ leadership as he has helped expand the reach and influence of IPRA in the State of Indiana which has increased demand for Association services and events.  We approach this change in IPRA leadership with optimism knowing it will foster a new era of ideas and opportunities for the continued success of this professional association. 

The IPRA Board of Directors Executive Committee is currently conducting a search for an interim executive director to replace Mr. Owens. As always, IPRA is committed to its mission and vision to work tirelessly to enhance the quality of the profession for all members.  We look forward to serving our membership through this transition and beyond.  In the meantime, feel free to contact the IPRA Office for your professional needs.



Philip Parnin, President

Indiana Park & Recreation Association Board

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.