About Us

Founded in 1965, the Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association is a statewide, voluntary organization dedicated to enriching the professional and educational opportunities available to personnel in parks, recreation, aquatics, and related fields, so that they may better service the needs of their communities and or participants, and to advocating and promoting the benefits of parks and services to the general public.

The Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association is a membership association that represents over 1,200 individuals delivering a broad spectrum of services in Wisconsin. Members include Park, Recreation, and Aquatic professionals in local, county, state, school district, private, and agency settings. WPRA also represents public Park and Recreation Boards and Commissions, students, commercial firms and Emeritus (retired) members. 

WPRA Mission Statement: The mission of the Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association is to provide professionals and agencies with leadership, educational, personal, and professional development opportunities, in order to promote the benefits of park, recreational, environmental, and cultural services to our State and communities.