About Unplug Illinois

What is Unplug Illinois?

In June 2014, the Illinois Park and Recreation Association embarked on a major initiative to develop a state-wide community awareness campaign to educate communities about the value of parks and recreation. “Unplug Illinois” was born. 

 Unplug Illinois is a public facing campaign designed to help park and recreation agencies communicate the value they offer their communities. Unplug Illinois’s goal is to help people unplug and experience everything going on in their local parks and recreation facilities. In order to communicate this value, IPRA created the Unplug Illinois Transformation Kit. The Kit provides park and recreation agencies with the resources, templates, tools and inspiration needed to communicate the value of parks and recreation through education and storytelling.

Win your next referendum by utilizing “ready to use” facts outlining the benefits of parks and recreation with formulas for you to customize statistics specific to your community.  Communicating the value of park and recreation agencies is more important than ever before. You owe it to your agency and your residents to learn more about this community awareness campaign and implement it within your community. Unplug Illinois can be reached at (708) 588-2280 or contact us!


We are focused on the following objective: To raise visibility and awareness to the environmental sustainability, wellness and economic impact parks and recreation agencies have on the communities they serve.

The Unplug Illinois Transformation Kit provides:
  • Predesigned and easy to edit ads for digital and print
  • A large image gallery of high-quality photos
  • Prewritten Press Release and social media posts