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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 the board/commission chair. 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 companies including product and service providers, consultants, etc. Includes one-five staff membership options and a link from the VRPA website to the commercial member company website.

Non-Profit Organization

Recreation and/or park-related non-profits with 501c3 status. The annual fee for a non-profit agency is based on 1-4 full-time (FT) staff employed by the organization. Agency membership is available for more than 5 FT employees. 

Performance Artist:

Individuals or businesses that provide performing arts services, including but not limited to: music, magic, puppeteers, dancers, jugglers, comedians, DJ's, storytelling, etc. Includes one individual membership and a link from the VRPA website, as well as your performance details and contact information in our Artist Directory. 


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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