Parks Make Life Better! CPRS Healthy Play Initiative

Monday, June 3, 2019, 9:00am - Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 1:30pm
California Park and Recreation Society
Game Time Carr Park 034 A

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. Over the past several years,  CPRS, PlayCore, and GameTime have partnered in a collaborative effort to improve the quality of life in communities through a statewide healthy play initiative. Attendees will be inspired by these leadership case examples, outcomes, and the strategies deployed to creatively engage community members and develop partnerships. The content, resources,  hands-on learning activities, and park site visits will offer new strategies and insight on ways to effectively champion key initiatives, increase physical activity, promote inclusion, support nature engagement, and address play value to effectively impact child development. Parks and recreation is critical to building viable 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, positive community 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.


9:30 - 9:45am

Arrival, Registration and Light Refreshments

9:45 - 10:00am

Welcome & CPRS Statewide Initiative Overview

11:30 - 12:00pm

Lunch & Funding Opportunity Overview

12:00 - 1:15pm

Hands On Activities/Park Site Visit

1:15 - 1:30pm

Survey & Closing

Master Trainer


Jennie Sumrell M.Ed., Special Education with a Concentration in Early Childhood

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Lunch, educational resources, and continuing education certifications will be provided. CEUs for a total of 2.5 Professional Development Hours. .25 IACET /2.5 LU AIA/ 2.5 PDH LA CES


June 3

9:00 - 1:30pm

La Mesa Community Center

4975 Memorial Drive

La Mesa, CA 91942

June 4

9:00 - 1:30pm

Fairmount Park

2601 Fairmount Boulevard

Riverside, CA 92501

June 5

9:00 - 1:30pm

Cerritos Park East

13234 E 166th Street

Cerritos, CA 90703

June 6

9:00 - 1:30pm

College Park

3250 S Rose Avenue

Oxnard, CA 93033

June 25

9:00 - 1:30pm

Pinedale Community Center

7170 N San Pablo Avenue

Fresno, CA 93650

June 26

9:00 - 1:30pm

West Sacramento Recreation Center

2801 Jefferson Boulevard

West Sacramento, CA 95691

June 27

9:00 - 1:30pm

Henry Schmitt Park

555 Los Padres Boulevard

Santa Clara, CA 95050