Thank you for your interest in the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)! Membership in NRPA provides timely information, superior learning and networking opportunities, advocacy support, grant opportunities, and discounts you cannot get anywhere else. With these resources, your membership quickly pays for itself.
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Professional Membership ($175)*
For professionals working for park and recreation agencies or other related organizations, such as like-minded non-profits, universities, colleges, military base installations and hospitals or health clinics.
Young Professional Membership ($110)*
For professionals that are 35 and under who are working at least part-time in the parks and recreation or other related fields.
Retired Professional Membership ($80)*
For those who have retired from the park and recreation field but still want to stay involved.
Advocate Membership ($80)*
For individuals who serve on park and recreation boards or advisory councils, are in elected or appointed civic roles, or are community volunteers.
Student Membership ($35)*
For full or part-time students studying park and recreation curricula, not employed as a full-time professional in the field. Jump start your career through networking opportunities, the NRPA Career Center and more! Students do not receive a copy of the print magazine, but will have access to the digital version.
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