Current Educational Opportunities
The IAPD is committed to helping our members stay current in all aspects of park districts, forest preserves, conservation, municipal park and recreation, and special recreation agencies, from changes in laws to the latest trends and updates.
Legislative & Legal Updates
The IAPD is determined to take action on a regular basis to move the interests of our members forward and advocate on behalf of park districts, forest preserves, conservation, municipal park and recreation, and special recreation agencies.
Register for the IAPD Leadership Institute
The IAPD Leadership Institute is an educational series designed to enhance the personal growth and professional development of those holding leadership and governance roles within park and recreation agencies.
Board Member Development Program
The IAPD Board Member Development Program is open to board members from IAPD member agencies. The program gives recognition to local board members who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty.
Donate to Friends of Illinois Parks Today
Friends of Illinois Parks are individuals, corporations and groups who share a common belief in the importance of open space for wholesome recreational activities and in the preservation of natural resources and wildlife habitats.
Watch the latest IAPD Legends Series Videos!
This video series records and memorializes the experience and dedication of citizen volunteers and park board members throughout Illinois. Be inspired by their service and work to improve the lives of those in their community.