Interactive Show

Good News: In Parks!

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 1:00pm - 2:15pm  
Zoom Episode
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Parks and recreation has never been more relevant and agencies are rising up to unprecedented challenges to provide innovative essential services. It is a critical time to lock arms and help our industry by sharing lessons learned. The current times are challenging but amidst the whirlwind are profound successes and champions that need to be heard.

To share the great work in parks and recreation agencies across America, join PlayCore and GameTime for Good News: In Parks!, a bi-monthly, interactive Zoom show where three leading park and recreation professionals will share best practices across relevant topics that inform their work and the resulting positive impacts on community well-being. Attendees are also eligible to receive a certificate of completion for 0.1 education units.

Hosts Jodie Adams, Parks Director Emeritus and past President NRPA Board of Directors; and Anne-Marie Spencer, PlayCore VP of Marketing and Master Trainer will take guests on an informative journey with robust discussions, audience polls, and special recognition segments.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify relevant park and recreation essential services offered during these ever changing times.

2. Describe innovative budget strategies as a result of unforeseen costs associated with community needs for service and/or diminished revenue.

3. Discuss collaborative partnerships and leadership examples of reopening facilities and administering programs that demonstrate success and resiliency.

Host: Jodie AdamsHost: Anne-Marie Spencer

Parks Director Emeritus   
Past President NRPA BOD
PlayCore VP of Marketing 
Master Trainer

Join us on September 24 for Great Places to Play. Episode 6 show guests include:
Guest: Laura WetheraldGuest: Lakita WatsonGuest: Rachel Bedingfield 
Bureau Chief of Recreation, Howard County, MD Parks and Recreation, Columbia, MD

Fellow Member - American Academy of Parks and Recreation Administrators

Commissioner for National
CAPRA Commission for Accreditation Parks and Recreation Agencies

Executive Director - Richland County Rec Commission, Columbia, SC

Chair, National Recreation and Parks Ethnic Minority Society

Past Chair, National Recreation and Park Association Leadership Development Network

Director - Town of Kentville, Nova Scotia - Canada

Canadian Women & Sport Award Winner- Top 25 Most Influential Women in Canada in Sport and Physical Activity

Canada Parks and Recreation Association - Parks Task Force Group member

Chair - Provincial Committee for Access and Inclusion to Recreation for Nova Scotia, Canada

Please join us by signing up below!

Certificate of Completion for 1.0 Professional Development Hour/.1 IACET CEU will be provided for this event.


DISCLOSURE: An instructor of this show is employed by PlayCore and discloses an interest in attendees partnering with PlayCore on their play and recreation initiatives. Open dialogue is encouraged on the show, therefore the views and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of PlayCore and its affiliates. ​​