CPRA Promotes Play & Recreation

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, All Day  
Colorado Parks and Recreation Association
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CPRA Promotes Play & Recreation

Parks are essential to creating healthier, happier societies across generations! Be inspired by leadership case examples of outdoor park destinations that thoughtfully align with evidence-based design best practices to support community health and wellness. Demonstrate community impact, and discover strategies to promote physical activity across generations, address physical and social inclusion, and integrate nature into the everyday spaces of childhood. Interactive and hands-on learning experiences will inspire and equip learners with knowledge and valuable resources to passionately advocate for high-quality play and recreation destinations.

Learning Objectives: 

1. Develop an advocacy message describing why play and recreation is essential to a healthier, happier society.

2. Summarize three evidence-based design best practices to create high-quality outdoor play and recreation destinations.

3. Discuss model projects, positive community outcomes, and the health and wellness benefits of inclusion, physical activity, and nature.

4. List five tools/resources to assist with the planning of outdoor play and recreation destinations. 


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


10:00 - 10:15am

Arrival, Registration & Refreshments

10:15 - 10:30am

Welcome & Introductions

10:30 - 12:00pm

Education Session - Turning Research Into Practice

12:00 - 12:45pm

Networking Lunch & Overview of Statewide Initiative*

12:45 - 1:00pm

Action Planning & Questions*

1:00 - 2:00pm

Hands-On Activity & Offsite Park Visit*

*Times and Topics may vary at each location to accommodate park visits and travel time.


Russ Carson

Russ Carson, PhD

PlayCore Research and Health & Wellness Advisor

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Jennie Sumrell 1

Jennie Sumrell, MEd

PlayCore Community Outreach Director

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Lunch, educational resources, and continuing education certifications will be provided. CEUs will be provided for a total of 2.0 Professional Development Hours (0.20 IACET / 2.0 LU AIA / 2.0 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.

Join us for this upcoming event!

Lunch, educational resources, and continuing education certifications will be provided.