Dear New Member,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association (APRA), the premier networking association for all involved in the parks, recreation and environmental conservation profession. By joining our amazing organization, you have indeed taken an important step towards investing in your future. APRA is a 501(c)6 non-profit professional membership organization whose objective is to meet the professional and developmental needs of our members throughout the state of Arizona as well as individuals who want to improve their professional skills. In addition to providing supplemental training and skill development to its members, APRA can also assist you with cultivating your network of professional contacts who can provide you with critical information and resources to enhance your career goals and objectives. 

One way to jump-start your membership is to become active with one of our committees:

  • Marketing
  • Conference
  • Membership
  • Awards and Citations Committee
  • Programming
  • APRA Board of Directors (including Regional Representatives)
  • Social - The committee of FUN! 

Other ways to boost your involvement with APRA is to volunteer at events, work on programming, act as a mentor to a young professional. For information on how to become an active member contact the specific committee chair you are interested in serving or contact the APRA Office. Please check all pages related to new member orientation by clicking the link below, you will gain valuable information on who's who, how to navigate the website, benefits and much more. 

With your help the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association looks forward to an extraordinary year!


Kade Nelson
APRA Executive Director

12950 N 7th Street  |  Phoenix AZ 85022


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