CPRA Promotes Play & Recreation

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 9:00am - Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 2:30pm
Colorado Parks and Recreation Association
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Parks are essential to creating healthier, happier societies across generations. This interactive education symposium is designed to fuel your community's passion for play and recreation, empower stakeholders to become champions for high quality outdoor play and recreation environments, and meet the diverse needs of children, families, and communities in these modern times. CPRA, PlayCore, and GameTime have partnered to improve the quality of life in communities through a statewide healthy play and recreation initiative. Attendees will be inspired by case examples, latest research, and effective strategies to creatively engage community members and develop unique partnerships. The content, resources, and hands-on learning activities will offer new strategies and insight on ways to intentionally increase physical activity, promote inclusion, support nature engagement, and address play value to effectively impact communities. Join us to share your vision, build your case, and turn research into practice!

Learning Objectives: 

Develop advocacy messages to champion the essential role that play and recreation has building a healthier, happier society.

Apply research-based design best practices to create high-quality outdoor play and recreation destinations.

Discuss model projects, key outcomes, and strategies to engage communities, develop partnerships, and seek potential funding  for play and recreation destinations that intentionally focus on inclusion, physical activity, and/or nature engagement.

*CPRA Conference Symposium will provide a modified version of the Professional Development Events scheduled throughout the state.

For questions about this event, contact CORE@playcore.com


9:00 - 9:15am

Arrival, Registration and Light Refreshments

9:15 - 9:45am

Welcome, Introductions & CPRA Statewide Initiative Partnership Overview

11:45 - 12:45pm

Networking Lunch & Statewide Initiative Funding Overview

12:45 - 1:45pm

Turning Research into Practice: Hands on Activities and Community Action Planning

1:45 - 2:00pm

Closing & Surveys

Master Trainer


Russ Carson PhD, Research and Health & Wellness Advisor

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Lunch, educational resources, and continuing education certifications will be provided. CEUs will be provided for a total of 3.0 Professional Development Hours (0.30 IACET /3.0 LU AIA/ 3.0 PDH LA CES) for learners meeting outlined requirements. The instructor of this learning event is employed by PlayCore and discloses interest in participants partnering with PlayCore on their play and recreation initiatives.


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