NRPA Premier Member BenefitsThis all-inclusive membership package* provides agencies with maximum value and convenience to NRPA’s exceptional tools and resources. With the Premier Package, your entire team can make the most of both the standard membership benefits – NRPA Connect, Parks & Recreation magazine, informative newsletters, etc. – along with the exceptional Premier membership benefits listed below.

Please allow up to one business day for membership activation after joining online.

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Benefits for Premier Members

Member Discounts

  • Accessibility Audits
  • Background Screenings
  • Cooperative Purchasing Program
  • Fun Express/Oriental Trading
  • Insurance Programs

Bulk Purchasing Discounts

  • Annual Conference Registration
  • Certification - CPRP/CPRE
  • Online Learning
  • Publications

Free Monthly Webinars

  • Stay current on the latest trends and best practices in the field.

Grant Opportunities

  • Access to over $4.5 million annually.

Agency Performance Resources

  • Use the dashboard, survey and annual report to more effectively manage your resources and facilities.

Facility Market Reports

  • Obtain key data and insights about the market served by your agency’s facilities.


PLUS: All the standard member benefits and professional development resources.

See a full list of Membership Benefits here.

NRPA Premier Membership Summary Table  


Contact NRPA: 800.626.NRPA (6772) or

Learn about NRPA's Membership refund policy.

*Agency Definition

An agency is defined as one department within a jurisdiction (city, county, town, etc.) that provides park and/or recreation services. Jurisdictions that have multiple agencies that provide park and/or recreation services must join at the individual agency level and not at the jurisdictional level. For example, if your county has a Department of Parks and a separate Department of Recreation, each department (agency) would become individual premier agencies and count the total number of employees separately by department to determine premier level. This also applies to military units and tribal lands/reservations. In those cases, individual military installations or bases or individual tribal lands/reservations would join as individual premier agencies.

Universities may also become Premier Members under the packages listed above. 

Why choose Premier?

Value, value, value. When you choose the Premier package, you pay one upfront cost for your entire agency to access a wide variety of educational programs. Plus! Only agencies that choose a package membership have access to savings and discounts provided by dozens of NRPA Member Business Solutions.

Download the Premier Flyer!

If you are ready to renew your Premier application, please contact our Customer Service Team at 800-626-6772. We look forward to keeping you on as a Premier member!

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