President

Beth Nagel

Burbank Park District

bnagel@burbankparkdistrict.org

President Elect

Kevin Miller

Park District of LaGrange

kevinmiller@pdlg.org

Past President

Cate Coyle

Oak Lawn Park District

ccoyle@olparks.com

Secretary

Sarah Hamilton

Lockport Township Park District

shamilton@lockportpark.org

Treasurer

Olga Viano

New Lenox Park District

oviano@newlenoxparks.org

Welcome to the South Suburban Park and Recreation Professional Association web site! 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.

Membership Information

Jennifer Yuska

jyuska@midlothianparkdistrict.org
 

Sponsorship Information

Jason Braglia

jbraglia@newlenoxparks.org

Next Meeting Information

Thursday, May 13

11:00 a.m.

Join the Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 966 2106 4698
Password: 389890
Click HERE for the IPRF Scholarship Page which includes the Wilson Scholarship
Click HERE for the 2020 - 2021
Undergraduate Scholarship
Click HERE for the 2020 - 2021 Graduate Scholarship

SSPRPA Awards & Recognition

Click HERE for the Awards Program

Do you know a fellow professional who deserves recognition? Someone whose contributions have made a significant impact in the field of Parks and Recreation? Someone who has shown excellence in promoting parks and recreation within the SSPRPA? Someone who has exhibited outstanding leadership service and professional commitment? SSPRPA offers several opportunities to recognize excellence in our profession.

The SSPRPA Awards and Recognition Program honors outstanding individuals for their professional contributions as well as their commitment to SSPRPA.  All SSPRPA members are invited to nominate candidates for one or more of the awards described in this application.  You do not have to work at the same agency as the person being nominated.

Nomination forms and narratives are due to the SSPRPA Awards Chairperson Rachel Bauer, rbauer@mokenapark.com by Friday, March 5, 2021.

The categories are:  Professional of the Year, Member of the Year, and Young Professional of the Year.  See the attached document for the criteria for each award.

We are also recognizing member milestones.  If someone in your agency has achieved a milestone (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, etc) years of service from April 2, 2020 to April 1, 2021 we want to recognize them.

Lastly, if your agency did something really awesome this year that you want to share, send Kristine Wahlgren an email (kwahlgren@romeoville.org) with some pictures and a description!  I know with the pandemic there were not any large scale events or programs but it’s time to brag about ourselves!

President

Beth Nagel

Burbank Park District

bnagel@burbankparkdistrict.org

President Elect

Kevin Miller

Park District of LaGrange

kevinmiller@pdlg.org

Past President

Cate Coyle

Oak Lawn Park District

ccoyle@olparks.com

Secretary

Sarah Hamilton

Lockport Twnshp Park District

shamilton@lockportpark.org

Treasurer

Olga Viano

New Lenox Park District

oviano@newlenoxparks.org

Membership Information

Jennifer Yuska

jyuska@midlothianparkdistrict.org

Sponsorship Information

Jason Braglia

jbraglia@newlenoxparks.org

Student Meeting at Moraine Valley