The Connecticut Recreation & Parks Association has a long history of leadership in our state. Since 1949, our membership has been fostering parks and recreation growth and professionalism throughout Connecticut. Today, our membership exceeds 750 members including parks and recreation professionals, commercial service providers, entertainers, and citizen activists.
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Group and individual memberships are available to those actively or formerly employed by or involved in parks and recreation agencies and programs, including municipal, private and nonprofit agencies and educational institutions.
Professional Individual Membership
Individuals principally engaged in professional parks and/or recreation services under a public, private, or voluntary group.
Community Leaders/Board Membership
Lay citizen members of parks and/or recreation commissions, or lay citizen community leaders who are supportive of the objectives and programs of this association.
Part-time Professional Membership
Individuals principally engaged in professional parks and/or recreation services under a public, private, or voluntary group who work less than 30 hours per week. (Employer verification required.)
Individuals who have been members of the association and have retired from service in the field (Must not be working in the field in CT or in other states.)
Full-time or part-time student pursuing a degree in parks, recreation, conservation, or related matters. Individual must not be simultaneously employed as a full-time professional under a public, private, or voluntary group. (Please provide copy of transcript and school ID with membership application.)
Includes a Director of a parks and/or recreation agency with one professional individual membership and nine (9) citizen board members or community leaders. Association Community Leader memberships are for policymakers only; please do not list professionals currently employed full-time or part-time by your agency. Individual professional memberships may be added to an Agency Membership for $90 per employee.
Group Professional Membership
Includes three (3) professional individual memberships from one agency. Individual professional memberships may be added to a Group Professional Membership for $90 per employee.
Includes Department Head and ALL faculty members (FT/Associate) at a public or private educational institution offering a curriculum in the Parks, Recreation, and/or Leisure Services fields. Individual Student Memberships may be added to a College/University Membership for $25 per student.