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Rachel Bauer

Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Dept.

President Elect

Sarah Hamilton

Lockport Township Park District 

Past President

Olga Viano

New Lenox Community Park District



Delaney Harty

Oak Lawn Park District


Lauren Koszola

Channahon Park District

Welcome to the South Suburban Park and Recreation Professional Association website! Formed in 1974, the SSPRPA is an organization of active park districts and recreation agencies of Chicago's south suburban metropolitan area. The main goal of the SSPRPA is to serve all communities in this area through better parks and recreation. It is believed through professional ties and exchange of ideas established by the membership in the SSPRPA that individual park and recreation agencies will benefit by improved recreational and leisure services.

Check Out our Committees!

Committee Chairs are always looking for additional members.

View options here.

SSPRPA Membership:


Registration is now OPEN for the

2023-24 Membership Year!

Click Here for membership options.

Don't forget to check out all of the different committee options you can join! 

Mark Your Calendar!

Click Here for a list of the meeting

dates for the upcoming year.

If you are interested in hosting a General Meeting, please reach out to Olga Viano at


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Chicago Southland Convention
Visitors Bureau
Emagine Theater

Turf Tank
Sparkles Entertainment
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