Agencies, Industry Partners, Military, Non-Profits
Both the organization bundle and its members must be connected to the field of parks and/or recreation; however, staff at a variety of levels may be included (e.g. full-time, part-time, administrators, maintenance, city/town managers, boards and commission members, city/town council).
Bundle memberships are managed by one bundle coordinator, designated by the organization; however, each member included in the bundle is responsible to manage their account and independently register for events.
# of Employees
1 - 5
6 - 10
11 - 15
16 - 20
21 - 35
36 - 50
51 - 100
Individuals, Students, Retired, Out of State
This membership applies to any individual (whether with or without a parks and recreation department) looking to be involved in the parks and recreation industry.
Some levels require verification.
Individual memberships are self-managed by the membership owner.
Former APRA members who have retired may be eligible for a fee waiver. Contact the APRA office.
Membership is restricted 60 days in advance of the annual APRA Conference.
Annual APRA Conference & Expo | August 26 - 28, 2024
Membership access is closed May 26 - August 30 and resumes September 2nd, 2024
The Fine Print
One department within a jurisdiction (city, county, town, etc.) that provides park and/or recreation services defines an agency. This scenario 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.
Bundle Coordinator: One person at your organization, who is on the bundle with the autonomy to make changes to staffing. Manages and tracks any changes within their agency. Only one person will be designed on the back-end to manage the bundle for the organization. APRA staff will redirect anyone to the bundle administrator if changes are requested. EVERYTHING goes through the bundle coordinator after the initial set up.
Industry Partner Definition
A private-sector business that provides park and/or recreation services.
Members within bundle
Must be employed by, or a member of a board or commission, of the established organization/agency bundle.
Renewal Period - all levels
All memberships will renew annually. The renewal period will be January 1 - 31 each year.
Once an agency chooses to register members as an Individual or as part of a Bundle, that membership level can only be changed during the next renewal period. For example, an agency that opted into individual memberships can only move to a bundle during the following year's designated renewal period and vice versa. New members can be added to bundles and bundles can be upgraded to the next level if needed during the year, with the following exception. Upgrading a bundle or changing from an individual membership to a bundle membership cannot be made in the 60 days leading up to the APRA Annual Conference. Changes and upgrades will resume the week after the end conference date.
Full-time high school or college (verification required).
Must provide a student ID + current term schedule in membership application NOT employed as a full time professional.