Iowa Foundation for Parks & Recreation

Our Mission

To provide resources to deliver the benefits of park and recreation to all Iowa communities.
Founded in 1987, the Foundation has a mission to provide resources to deliver the benefits of parks and recreation to all.

Our Vision

To build a better Iowa through parks and recreation.

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View the IFPR Brochure (PDF)

Highlights of Current Projects and Activities

  • Mini Grant opportunity for communities/organizations with population of 10,000 or less - Applications are closed at this time

  • Provide Terry Trueblood IPRA Conference Scholarship - Application deadline, February 15, 2023

  • Sole investor of IPRA's Women in Leadership Summit
  • Investor of Leadership Institute, Li
  •  Supports Scholarship to attend IPRA annual training events

  • Partners with IPRA for scholarships to attend the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) annual Conference

Our Purpose

Iowa Foundation for Parks and Recreation is organized and operated exclusively for the benefit of and to carry out the purposes of the leisure movement in Iowa by:

  • Promoting and improving leisure opportunities and amenities in Iowa

  • Furthering the course of research and development in all areas of leisure in Iowa

  • Providing scholarships on a nondiscriminatory basis to worthy students enrolled in professional development programs in parks and recreation or related fields of study at post-secondary insitutions of higher learning in Iowa

  • Facilitating the availability of technical assistance to leisure organizaion in Iowa
  • Promiting leisure awareness among the general public of Iowa

Fundraising Events and Ways to Give

We have various ways to give to the Foundation, including:

  • Annual Golf Outing
  • Live and Silent Auctions at IPRA Fall Workshop
  • Match Campaign
  • IPRA Conference
  • Corporate Donor Gifts
  • Outright Cash Gifts

Get involved today! Your involvement and generous tax deductible gift will be an investment in the park and recreation profession, as well as, an investment in the betterment of Iowa communities.  


Board Recruitment

Board Overview
Board Expectations
View IFPR Bylaws
Board Member Application
The IFPR is in need of a few new board members
The Iowa Foundation for Parks and Recreation is governed by a 15 member Board of Directors who meets a minimum of twice a year to hold an Annual Meeting and conduct business related to fundraising, co-sponsored programs with IPRA and other items that are central to the mission of the Foundation. The Board is currently made up of professionals, commercial members and retirees. 

Board Members

Email addresses will not be posted for security purposes to this page.  To contact the appropriate individual, please use the current Membership Director (PDF) which can be found on the “Members Side Only” of this website.


Angie Wolf, CPRP (President)

VACANT (Vice President)

Laura Murphy (Secretary)
Parks & Recreation Superintendent

Des Moines Parks and Recreation
1551 E Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa 50317

Doug Bylund (Treasurer)

Indianola Parks and Recreation
2204 West 2nd Avenue
Indianola, Iowa 50125

Kathy Guyer

Danae Edwards, CPRP
Recreation Supervisor

Waukee Parks and Recreation
805 University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263

Geoff Hubbard

Marshalltown Parks and Recreation
10 W State Street
Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

Ramona Dillinger
Aquatic Recreation Supervisor

Adel Parks and Recreation                          301 S 10th Street                                            Adel, IA 50003 

Doug Foley

Manchester Parks and Recreation
208 E Main Street
Manchester, Iowa 52057

Matt Boggess, CPRP

Vinton Parks and Recreation                     701 East A Street
Vinton, Iowa 52349

Cris Christenson

ACCO Unlimited Corporation
5105 NW Johnston Dr.
Johnston, Iowa 50131

Adam Spangler                                  Recreation Director

Tipton Parks and Recreation
700 Park Rd
Tipton, Iowa 52772

Justin Vogel                                        Vice President of Transportation

McClure Engineering
1360 NW 121st Street
Clive, Iowa 50325

Terry Hoffman

Cody Downs
Vice President of Operations

Waterloo Tent & Tarp Co., Inc.                 Shade Creations by Waterloo                    3105 Airport Blvd
Waterloo, Iowa 50703