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Membership

Why Join CPRA?

Stay Informed

CPRA helps keep our members up to date on important Industry trends through timely and relevant webletters, the Colorado Byline magazine, social media, and learning opportunities. Let us do the research to find the most important information that you need to do your best work for your communities. Read what you need, when you need it.

Stay Connected

CPRA creates connections in many ways. Join a Section and learn about best-practices in your particular line of work, check out CPRA's Connected Community with single sign-on access, join bi­weekly COVID calls with CPRA Members, connect with community leaders in your part of the state on a one-on-one basis, find a mentor or become a mentee, or connect in person at one of CPRA's many events (post-COVID, of course!). We can help you make the connections you need. Not sure where to start? Contact CPRA staff or a Board Member and let us help you make those meaningful and important connections.

Support Parks & Recreation Advocacy

Your membership supports the work that CPRA does in advocating for your profession with initiatives like: Colorado Lottery and GOCO Reauthorization, having a voice in COVID-10 decisions at the Governor's office and with State and Local Public Health Officials, etc.

Do Your Best Work

CPRA provides more than 50 learning opportunities to our members every year! Check out one of the webinars in our 2021 CPRA Webinar Series. Webinars in this series will cover a range of topics within the 2021 CPRA Content Areas: Leadership Development, COVID Recovery, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Homelessness. Invest in your own professional development by attending one of our quality learning experiences. We plan learning opportunities that are catered toward Parks & Recreation professionals because we want you to be the best you can possibly be.

Hire the Best Professionals

CPRA Members receive unlimited 30-day job postings on CPRA's Career Center. Our robust career center received over 146,000 individual job views in the last year and had more than 9 million impressions. We are the premier place to recruit new employees and you have access to FREE postings! Members also get access to significant discounts on job posting upgrades to help enhance your search for the best candidate.

Make the Best Purchasing Decisions

We are excited to connect you with the businesses you need at a time when those connections are critical. Need a Play Structure, design services, swimming pool equipment, etc. and don't know where to start? Let us help by connecting you with the businesses who specialize in the work you need. We will be launching a Technical Tuesday' webletter featuring these services, in addition to providing an Annual Buyer's Guide. We're also launching a year-round virtual exhibit hall via the CPRA Connected Community in the new year. Finding businesses to support your work and/or respond to your RFP's has never been easier!

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Membership Tiers & Annual Dues

Click on each member type for further details to help you choose which option is best for you! Membership renewal cycle runs from March 1 thru February 28 of each year.

Who Can Join?

These memberships are open to any public or nonprofit organization whose primary service is in the parks, open space, recreation, leisure, or therapeutic fields. Organization employees can join too- with our inclusive, tiered membership model!

Why They Join:

Join over 100 other Parks & Recreation Organizations across Colorado! Connect your staff with peers state-wide through CPRA communications and interactive networking platforms. Provide your employees with member-exclusive educational opportunities, professional development, networking events, social forums, resources for the field, and member Section groups based on their roles and expertise. Hire top talent with our Career Center and access the best Industry Partners for all your project needs. We help you promote excellence with ease!

What You Get:

  • Eligibility for Employee Members to run for elected office and vote on CPRA membership issues
  • Unlimited free 30-day job postings in the CPRA Career Center Biweekly CPRA Webletters and Leadership E-blasts
  • Access for all Employee Members to CPRA's Connected Community
  • Discounts on Professional Development opportunities
  • Member-only access to exclusive educational experiences
  • Industry Partner recommendations-researched and vetted for you

Tier Options:
1-3 Employees: $375
4-10 Employees: $875
11-20 Employees: $1,550
21-30 Employees: $3,000
31+ (Unlimited) Employees: $4,500

Who Can Join?

Any individual whose primary source of employment is in the parks, open space, recreation, leisure, or therapeutic fields or individuals who are employed by an organization that does not have an Organization membership with CPRA.

Why They Join:

Join nearly 1,400 other Parks & Recreation Professionals across Colorado! Connect with peers state-wide through CPRA communications and interactive networking platforms. Get in on member-exclusive educational opportunities, professional development, networking events, social forums, resources for professionals in the field, and member Section groups based on your role and expertise. Get the connections and insight you need to rise to the top of your field. Let us help you reach your potential and promote your personal excellence!

What You Get:

• Eligibility to run for elected office and vote on CPRA membership issues
• 3 complimentary 30-day job postings in the CPRA Career Center
• Biweekly CPRA Webletters and Leadership E-blasts
• Access to CPRA's Connected Community
• Discounts on Professional Development opportunities
• Member-only access to exclusive educational experiences
• Industry Partner recommendations- researched and vetted for you

Who Can Join?

Any commercial business or nonprofit organization selling, consulting on or promoting parks, open space, or recreation services or products.

Why They Join:

Gain access to nearly 1,400 Parks & Recreation Professionals from more than 120 Agencies across Colorado! Enhance marketing exposure through CPRA communications, professional events, specialized sponsorship opportunities, and interactive networking. Member-exclusive advertising and access to CPRA's Connected Community with Member search.

Tier Options:

Industry Partner | 1 Individual | $325

  • 1 free 30-day job posting in the CPRA Career Center
  • Biweekly CPRA Webletters and Leadership E-blasts
  • Access to CPRA's Connected Community
  • Guaranteed inclusion in 2 Technical Tuesday emails
  • Member discount on CPRA Advertising options
  • Early access to and discounts on CPRA Annual Conference and Parks Tradeshow event registrations
  • Exclusive sponsorship & advertising opportunities
  • Staff recommendations to Professional Members

Industry Partner Elite | 2+ Individuals | $500

  • Everything listed for Industry Partners, PLUS:
  • Unlimited Partner Employees
  • Unlimited free 30-day job posting in the CPRA Career Center

Who Can Join?

Any part-time or full-time student pursuing courses or degrees in parks, open space, recreation, leisure or therapeutic fields.

Why They Join:

Join a network of nearly 1,400 Parks & Recreation Professionals across Colorado! Connect with student peers and professionals in the field state-wide through CPRA communications and interactive networking platforms. Get in on member-exclusive educational opportunities, professional development, networking events, social forums, resources for career development, and our Emerging Leaders Network Section built just for those who are seeking to jump-start their P&R careers. Get the connections and knowledge you need to begin your professional journey!

What You Get:

  • Biweekly CPRA Webletters and Leadership E-blasts
  • Access to CPRA's Connected Community
  • Discounts on Professional Development opportunities
  • Member-only access to exclusive educational experiences
  • Access to career-building resources and first-hand insight into the Parks & Recreation field
  • Eligibility to join our Emerging Leaders Network

Who Can Join?

Part-time or seasonal employees, retirees, individuals who have an interest in parks, open space, recreation, leisure or therapeutic field, but whose primary source of employment may not be in that field. Sports teams, swim clubs, summer camps, and similar organizations who wish to participate in CPRA activities or sports, and like-minded, nonprofit organizations who wish to be associated with CPRA

Why They Join:

Connected with over 100 like-minded agencies and make the Parks & Recreation Connections you need! Join in on member-exclusive benefits like professional development and networking opportunities, social forums, relevant resources for the field, and more!

What You Get:

  • One 30-day job posting in the CPRA Career Center
  • Biweekly CPRA Webletters and Leadership E-blasts
  • Access to CPRA's Connected Community
  • Discounts on Professional Development opportunities
  • Member-only access to exclusive educational experiences
  • Industry connections when you need them

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