Membership Benefits

Become a Member!

Did you know, our members represent more than 87% of Alberta’s municipalities? Join an established, connected, and passionate community of recreation and parks professionals.

Being a member of the Alberta Recreation & Parks Association (ARPA) is being part of a bigger family. As the hub for all things recreation and parks, the ARPA membership community is made up of diverse recreation and parks professionals who are working together to build healthier and more engaged communities!

As a member of ARPA, not only will you receive access to our educational and networking events like the annual ARPA Conference and Energize Workshop or Parks Forum, you will also be able to stay connected to your peers, be on top of relevant industry trends, and become aware of resources and opportunities meant to enhance your role as a recreation and parks professional.

Are you interested in the recreation and parks sectors’ role in reconciliation? As a member of ARPA, you will be able to walk that journey with us as we continually expand our own role in allyship. Visit our Walking With Indigenous Communities page to learn more!

Membership Packages

Unlimited Members*REConnect NewsletterEvents & Program DiscountsFree Job PostingsARPA Planning CommitteesAccess to Grants and BursariesCRPA BenefitsRecreation Suppliers Guide AdsMembership Fee
(Excluding GST)
MunicipalTRUETRUETRUETRUETRUETRUETRUEFee determined by population
Non-Profit Group/Educational InstitutionTRUETRUETRUETRUETRUETRUETRUE$480 per year
IndividualTRUETRUETRUETRUETRUE$250 per year
Associate/Friend of ARPATRUE$50 per year
Please note: ARPA’s yearly membership cycle runs July 1 – June 30
* Limited to Organizational staff Board of Directors and approved committees (i.e. RPC, CiB, CIY). Limited voting members at the
** Recent Graduate: graduated from a post-secondary degree or diploma within the last 12 months

Our Reach

The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association would like to acknowledge the First Nations, the Métis, the Inuit and all of the people across Alberta who share a history and a deep connection with this land. We dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.