About Us

The Arizona Parks and Recreation Association was founded in 1950 as a member based professional organization. Our membership is comprised of diverse professionals who work for local municipalities, state and county parks, private recreation agencies, HOA's, golf courses and a variety of businesses who service the industry.

As a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization, APRA is not directly affiliated or supported by any city, state or county agency. 

The Mission, Vision and Values of APRA


To provide professional development, advocacy and resources to all who work in the field of parks, recreation and environmental conservation


To positively impact every parks and recreation professional in the state of Arizona.


  • Leadership
  • Transparency
  • Inclusion
  • Collaboration
  • Enjoyment
  • Lifelong learning
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