About WPRA


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

The Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association is a membership association that represents over 2,400 individuals delivering a broad spectrum of services in Wisconsin. Members include Park, Recreation and Therapeutic Recreation 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.