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Thank you for your interest in becoming a member with the Oregon Recreation and Park Association! ORPA members receive a variety of member benefits, including peer-to-peer networking, affiliation with our special interest sections, member-to-member information-sharing, discounts on ORPA workshops and events, and more!  

Complete list of ORPA member benefits.


New Membership

ORPA has a variety of membership types based on your position.  To have your new membership application processed, please complete the following steps:

  1. Select a membership type that meets your needs from the list below. 
  2. Download the corresponding membership form and fill out completely.
  3. Submit your form via email to Michael Klein at

If you have any questions regarding which membership type is best for you, or general inquiry, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Renewals: If you already have a membership with ORPA, please contact us directly prior to filling out an application.


Membership Types

Agency Membership

Intended For

City, county, state, and district park and recreation agencies and providers.


Agency pricing is based on the number of staff and community board members in the membership.  The membership form includes a worksheet for determining pricing based on your staff size.

Agency Membership Application

Commercial Membership

Intended For

Commercial partners who want to affiliate with ORPA and show their support of parks and recreation in Oregon.


Annual membership is $350 and direct member benefits extend to two company representatives.

Commercial Membership Application


Individual Membership

Intended For

  • Active parks and recreation professionals that are not affiliated with an agency or commercial business, or
  • Those who are employed by an agency/commercial/organization member but are not included under that group's membership


Annual membership is $175 per individual.

Individual Membership Application


Organization Membership

Intended For

Partner nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.


Annual membership is $250, and direct member benefits extend to two organization representatives.

Organization Membership Application


Retired and Transitioning Membership

Intended For

For retirees from the park and recreation profession and those who are in-between jobs.


Annual membership is $45 per retired/transitioning individual. 

Retired/Transitioning Membership Application

Student Membership

Intended For

For undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an Oregon university, college, or technical school.


Annual membership is $45 per student. Proof of enrollment is required. 

Student Membership Application



Non-Member Affiliate

Individuals can create an account as a non-member.  This allows individuals who are not members to receive general email communication and announcements from ORPA and to maintain an affiliate contact profile in ORPA's registration system. There is no cost to registering a free profile, however, it does not give you access to the ORPA member benefits.

Create non-member account.

Oregon Recreation & Park Association | PO Box #202, Lake Oswego OR 97034 | 503.534.5673
ORPA is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization