NRPA Membership Is Where You Belong

June 27, 2024, Department, by NRPA

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NRPA is committed to empowering you and your colleagues to do your best work through our educational and networking opportunities. Become an NRPA Member to access the following benefits:

  • Networking opportunities – Both virtual and in-person opportunities are offered throughout the year, including network meetings, NRPA Connect, sandboxes and many more.
  • Education and professional development – NRPA offers a wide range of educational offerings through our online learning platform, in-person learning opportunities through the various NRPA schools and the NRPA Annual Conference, as well as certificate programs.
  • Certification and CAPRA – Receive discounts and information on NRPA’s four certification programs and CAPRA accreditation.
  • Research and resources – NRPA provides members with research — papers, projects, best practices, benchmarking and other resources — to help members support their programs.
  • News and trends – Keep up with the latest in the field, get inspired by stories from professionals from across the country and stay in the know on the latest NRPA offerings through Parks & Recreation magazine, NRPA newsletters, and the Open Space blog and podcast.
  • Member discounts – NRPA partners with several companies to offer discounts on their products and services, including insurance programs, accessibility audits, health and emergency technology, background screenings, and a discount through Oriental Trading.
  • More benefits – Don’t forget advocacy support, journal subscriptions, grant and fundraising resources, volunteer opportunities, and awards programs!

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