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Join the more than 2,400 parks and recreation professionals, citizen board members, and corporate partners from across the state and country as we educate, advocate, and collaborate to improve the parks and recreation profession to benefit the citizens of Ohio. 

We have different membership options for individuals, agencies, and corporate partners.  Check out the information below and to the right.  Please email completed applications to

All Members Receive the Following Benefits
  • Magazine Subscription (Citizens, Friends of OPRA, College/University Packages, Students and 1st Year Professionals electronic only)
  • Membership Directory
  • OPRA Voting Rights
  • Full Website Access
  • Annual Conference Discount
  • Workshop/Education Session Discounts
  • State and Local Legislative Advocacy Support
  • Discount/Free Job Postings
  • Ability to Serve on OPRA Committees
  • Regional Networking Events
  • OPRA Awards Eligibility
Additional Benefits for Departments that Purchase a Group Membership Package
  • Two workshops or trainings for 50% off; workshops must be OPRA approved workshops or trainings
  • One Free Awards Submission per Group Package per Awards Year
  • Preferred Vendor/Buyer Discounts
  • Discount/Free Job Postings for everyone at that organization
  • Executive Search Eligibility
  • Levy Campaign Assistance
Corporate members receive a number of additional benefits. These include:

Exclusive Access to OPRA Members
Corporate members can request mailing lists from OPRA for use in their marketing programs.

Business Referrals
Corporate members enjoy referrals from OPRA staff when professional members request vendor referrals.

OPRA Connection
Corporate members receive a complimentary subscription and you can also purchase ad space at a discount.

Corporate members receive a variety of discounts for themselves and their employees. Employees wishing to attend Conference or educational session receive the member rate.