Promoting Parks and Recreation since 1951!

    A few facts about SIPRA.

      • SIPRA promotes the highest standards of professionalism, competence and ethics in the delivery of public park, recreation, and leisure services.
      • SIPRA provides a method for the dissemination of information relating to the leisure services field and encourages study and research on matters of professional interest.
      • SIPRA improves, through mutual association, leisure programs, services, and facilities throughout Southern Illinois.
      • SIPRA encourages public support and necessary legislation for the leisure services movement.
      • SIPRA provides quality educational workshops and continuing education opportunities for the SIPRA membership.

    Current SIPRA Officers

      • President: Jessica Wiedman (Godfrey Parks and Recreation Department)
      • President-Elect: Michael Haynes (Alton Parks and Recreation Department)
      • Secretary: Alyssa Daniels (Wood River Parks and Recreation Department)
      • Treasurer: Debbie Belleville (Belleville Parks and Recreation Department)

    Current Committee Chairs

      • Fund Raising: Kimberly Caughran, Debra Hunt, Rhonda Lewis, and Jason Woody
      • Member Services: Mark Badasch
      • Cardinals Baseball Social: Debbie Belleville
      • Networking Socials: Wes Plummer and Jessica Wiedman
      • Student Scholarships: Mike Curtis
      • Programming: Lyndsey Younger
      • Marketing and Social Media: Bryan Werner
      • Workshops and Continuing Education: Kimberly Caughran