Iowa Foundation for Parks & Recreation


Our Mission


To provide resources to deliver the benefits of park and recreation to all Iowa communities.
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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.

Contact Us


Contact us at info@iowaparksfoundation.org

for more information or to get involved or to donate!

View the IFPR Brochure (PDF)
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Highlights of Current Projects and Activities


  • Mini Grant opportunity for communities/organizations with population of 10,000 or less - Application available annually: October 15 – January 31

  • Provide scholarships to attend various IPRA and NRPA events
    • Terry Trueblood Iowa Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) Conference Scholarship – Application available annually: January 1 – February 15
    • National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Annual Conference Scholarship – Application available annually: July 1 – August 15
  •  Sole investor of Iowa Parks and Recreation Association’s Women in Leadership Summit

  • Investor of Leadership Institute

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:


  • Working closely with local governments, recreation and parks departments, and private organization to identify and prioritize park and leisure opportunities and amenities

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

  • Providing scholarships on a nondiscriminatory basis regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex or national origin to unrelated worthy students enrolled in professional development programs in parks and recreation or related fields of study at post-secondary institutions of higher learning in 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.

2024 Golf Outing - Friday, August 9th

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Board Recruitment


Board Overview
Board Expectations
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Board Member Application
 
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 Directory (PDF) which can be found on the “Members Side Only” of this website.

 

Angie Wolf, CPRP (President)            Sales Representative                 

ACCO Unlimited                                                   
5105 NW Johnston Drive
Johnston, Iowa 50131

Danae Edwards, CPRP                  (Vice President)                                Recreation Supervisor

Waukee Parks and Recreation
805 University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263

Laura Murphy (Secretary)   
Superintendent of Recreation

West Des Moines Parks and Recreation
4200 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265

Doug Bylund (Treasurer)
Director

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

Chad Dyson, CPRE
Director

Davenport Parks and Recreation
700 W. River Drive
Davenport, Iowa 52802

Hannah Angstrom
Recreation Superintendent

Fort Dodge Parks and Recreation
617 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

Geoff Hubbard
Director

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
Director

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

Matt Boggess, CPRP
Director

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

Matt Beatty
Director of Business Development

Discover Ames
1601 Golden Aspen Dr. #110
Ames, Iowa 50010

Adam Spangler                              Recreation Director

Tipton Parks and Recreation
700 Park Rd
Tipton, Iowa 52772

Becky Halling                                  Assistant Recreation Director

Perry Parks and Recreation
1800 Pattee St
Perry, Iowa 50220

Shawn O'Shae                                  CSM - Urban Planner

MSA Professional Services
1555 SE Delaware Ave Suite F
Ankeny, Iowa 50021

Cody Downs
Vice President of Operations

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