The International Federation of Park and Recreation Administration enjoys a broad membership, with representatives from leisure and recreation services, the parks and amenity industries, sports and aquatics, and many other areas, as well. Members are drawn from more than 50 different nations around the world. The International Federation of Park and Recreation Administration was founded in 1957, and has grown to become one of the preeminent professional organisations for related industries.
The International Federation of Park and Recreation Administration works to achieve a number of goals and objectives. They work for the advancement of the industry and related areas, including leisure and cultural services, parks and recreation by providing representation and helping to spread information. In addition, the organization works to codify and promote a single set of international standards for all professionals, to promote research and development and to encourage sustainability and ecological benefits within the industry.
Members of the International Federation of Park and Recreation Administration enjoy some significant benefits. All members have access to a range of publications, such as the organization’s quarterly journal. They also have access to member contact information and the ability to engage in vital networking. Of course, the organization’s qualification scheme is also of significant benefit and helps ensure that all members have the knowledge and education required, and holds all members to strict educational requirements.