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Building Communities Through Play & Recreation

Who We Are

We believe play and recreation are essential for a healthier, happier society and critical for improving the quality of life for its diverse individuals, families, and communities. Play and recreation transforms lives and builds communities. At PlayCore, our mission and purpose is building communities through play and recreation. Our passion is learning and collaborating with leaders and scholars to study and develop best practices that advance diverse community needs and positively impact outcomes across every community.

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Center for Outreach, Research & Education

PlayCore’s Center for Outreach, Research & Education is unique. Our commitment is to be a trusted resource to help communities turn research into practice in order to positively impact outcomes across every community.

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Research at PlayCore

Partnering with an unequalled network of world-renowned scholars, we develop research that validates the value of play and recreation across a variety of disciplines and topics. This dedication and commitment to data-driven knowledge informs all of our outreach, resources, and services.


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Discover how our research-based approach to the design of products and environments can help you create exciting recreation spaces that help unite communities in fun, healthy behavior. Learn how this research informs the recreation products and environments we help create, from planning and advocacy to design and programming.

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Evidence-Based Resources

Using research findings, we provide a robust library of resources to help communities implement best practices for planning and design, curricula and programming, advocacy, and community impact initiatives.

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Professional Development

Combining research and resources, PlayCore is pleased to offer tailored learning opportunities and continuing education to park, school, and architecture professionals, and others who are interested in discovering best practices to advance play and recreation in their organizations and communities.

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Advocacy and Impact

From assisting with master planning to recognizing communities for projects of excellence, that adhere to scholarly best practices, we act as community advocates to connect stakeholders, propel innovative projects. and impact community outcomes.

National Demonstration Site

National Demonstration Sites

PlayCore’s National Demonstration Site program was conceived to recognize thoughtfully planned outdoor play environments, based on design and usage best practices, that ensure that people of all ages and abilities can be physically and socially active through play and recreation.

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We're Here To Help

You envision a healthy, active community. Let us help make your vision a reality.

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