National Recreation & Parks Association (NRPA) Annual Conference 2019

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, All Day
Baltimore Convention Center
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We're packing up and on our way to see you at NRPA 2019! Plan your trip using the guide below for how to meet our team and hear from the experts about planning your next play or recreation environment.

Visit the PlayCore Pavilion 

Come see us at booth 5704 to see the latest innovation in park and recreation environments! PlayCore and our family of brands will be introducing new research, updated programs, and new products to create fun, healthy, and active destinations for people of all ages and abilities.

Play the Treasure Hunt game for a chance to win a gift card worth up to $250! 

Did you get a chance to pull a key and play last year for a chance to win? Did you actually win? Visit us again this year for an opportunity to win some money and cheer on your colleagues as they test their luck.

Attend our sessions! 

Download the quick guide to our sessions to make sure you don't miss out on a great opportunity to hear from our team of experts and be sure to stay behind to ask questions and pick up a complimentary copy of the program from the session. Our goal is to help you plan your park or recreation space, and the information in these sessions is the perfect place to get started!

Download the agenda

Tuesday, September 24 

Creating and Expanding Nature Play Experiences with Plants that
Promote Play Value and Education

SPEED SESSION: 2:30 - 2:50 p.m.
Anne-Marie Spencer, VP of Marketing

Engaging and Partnering with Schools to
Collectively Support Health and Wellness Initiatives

SPEED SESSION: 4:30 - 4:50 p.m.
Russ Carson, Research, Health & Wellness Advisor

Wednesday, September 25 

Make Your Case: Define Your Message to Effectively Champion Inclusive Play
SPEED SESSION: 9:30 - 9:50 a.m.
Jennie Sumrell, Director of Education
Request Me2 to prepare for this session

Natural Harmony: An Instrumental Guide to Blending Music, Community, and Parks
EDUCATION SESSION: 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Inés Palacios, Director of Recreation Lindsay Hill, Freenotes Harmony Park
Request Natural Harmony to prepare for this session

Barking at the Right Tree: Off-leash Dog Parks Planning Tips
4:30 - 4:50 p.m. | 324/325/326
Inés Palacios, Director of Recreation 
Request Unleashed to prepare for this session

Fostering Happier, Healthy Communities Through the Power of Play
SPEED SESSION: 4:30-4:50
Jennie Sumrell, Director of Education
Request Words on Play to prepare for this session

Creative Marketing on a Limited Budget
SPEED SESSION: 4:30-4:50
Anne-Marie Spencer, VP of Marketing

Thursday, September 26

Healthy you, Healthy Me: Wellness Initiatives for Multi-Generational Park Settings
Anne-Marie Spencer, VP of Marketing
Russ Carson, Research, Health & Wellness Advisor

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Request to read from a robust list of planning tools and advocacy resources to help you get started on your next project.

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