The ProfilE

The Profile is IPRA's magazine publication issued three times per year.

Inside you will find information about the association, members, events, messages from IPRA

leadership, the latest news and topics in the parks profession, and much more!

Submit an Article

We invite you to share with us, and your fellow members, your organization's latest projects, programs, & events!

Please submit your article and any accompanying photos using the form found here.

or email your documents to

Submission Guidelines:

  • All articles must be educational and non-commercial in nature and must be pertinent to the parks field in a way that benefits and educates park professionals.
  • In order to comply with the non-commercial requirement above, an article may not specifically mention a business by name in the body of the article, but the business name/s can be included with the information about the author at the end.
  • We strongly encourage our corporate members to collaborate on articles with park department members to highlight their work and partnerships. Articles on new projects, programs or innovations will be given preference.
  • If the article features or mentions a park department, the director of the department must approve the contents prior to publication of the submission.
  • Any article submitted that does not meet these guidelines will not be published. IPRA retains the right to edit, publish or reject any article submitted based on these guidelines.

Advertising Opportunities

IPRA produces and distributes 3 Profile magazines per year in both print and digital form. If you are interested in advertising in the 2023 publications, please fill out the form found here or contact

Buyer's Guide

The Summer issue of The Profile features the annual Buyer’s Guide section. This tool will be used by park and recreation buyers when looking to purchase products and services for their department. Corporate IPRA members receive a FREE basic listing in this guide.

Digital Editions

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