Professional Membership

Why join NJRPA?

NJRPA's 350+ agencies provide community services to over 9 million New Jersey residents.

The many benefits of becoming an NJRPA Professional Member include, but are not limited to:

  • Membership Networking- Collaborate with 600+professionals within the NJRPA community courtesy of our Member Forum, plus access to nearly 200 Commercial Members by utilizing our Member Directory.
  • Legislative Advocacy - Our Public Affairs Committee reviews over 500 bills annually that directly impact Parks & Recreation in NJ.
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) - Our Conference & Exhibition, SectionsCommittees and Local Districts provide 400 hours of educational sessions each year.
  • Volunteer & Honor- Offering 70 opportunities for volunteering and recognizing achievement Committees and Awards Program.
  • Obtain best practices, sample documents and advice from professionals through our Knowledge Center. 
  • Access to Federal, State, County and private grant sources. 
  • Utilization of our online Resource Center, which includes free job postings on our Employment Opportunities page on the NJRPA Home Page.
  • Access to our Musical Entertainment which provides you with the means for planning your events.
  • Significant savings on admission to the annual NJRPA Conference & Exhibition in Atlantic City, NJ, as well as many more valuable opportunities for continuous professional development.

Membership Categories suitable to YOUR needs!


  • Full-Time Professional 
  • Part-Time Professional
  • Student (Not-Employed Full Time within the Profession)
  • Retiree/Friend
  • Group/Agency (3+ Professionals required; First 3 Pro Members are $225 each, every Additional Professional that follows after is $140)
  • Board/Commission/Council/Committee/Advisory


  • Full-Time Faculty & Students
  • Campus Rec
  • Department Staff

Click Here for 2024-2025 Professional Membership Application

In order to register, all completed forms must be sent to

 or mailed to NJRPA 1 Wheeler Way Princeton, NJ 08540

New Jersey Recreation & Park Association |  1 Wheeler Way  Princeton, NJ 08540

                 Phone: 609-356-0480 |  Email:

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