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Vermont Recreation and Parks Association – Membership Categories


Recreation and/or park-related agencies, organizations, and companies including government, non-profit, and commercial. The annual fee for an agency is based on the total number of full-time (FT) staff employed by the agency. Agency membership includes all full-time and part-time year-round staff AND board members (commission, committee, or council). You may also include your city or town manager, chair of the Selectboard, CEO, or similar head executive position. Everyone affiliated with an agency member, registers at the member rate for all VRPA events.

Individual Professional

Individuals engaged in full-time and part-time recreation, park, sport and related work in a government, non-profit, or commercial organization/business.


Recreation and/or park boards and commissions of political sub-divisions of the town, or boards of directors of non-profit and recreation related organizations. Includes all members of the board.

Commercial Vendor & Service Provider: 

Profit and non-profit companies including product and service providers, consultants, etc. Includes one individual membership and a link from the VRPA website to the commercial member company website.


Individuals attending educational institutions full-time who are preparing for a career in recreation and park related work.


Any interested person including seasonal employees, volunteers, individual board/commission members, or park and recreation enthusiasts.


Individuals having been employed full-time in recreation and parks whose employment was terminated due to retirement. Must have held active membership for at least five years prior to retirement.

Honorary Life:

An individual who has made significant contributions to the Park & Recreation field in Vermont. These individuals are selected by the VRPA Executive Committee and receive a FREE lifetime membership.

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