SCRPA Promotes Play & Recreation

Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 9:00am - Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 9:00am
South Carolina Recreation and Park Association
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Parks are essential to creating healthier, happier societies across generations. This interactive education symposium will help participants effectively fuel their community’s passion for play and recreation and empower stakeholders to become champions for high quality outdoor play and recreation environments that meet the diverse needs of children, families, and communities in these modern times. 

Attendees will be inspired by unique design and program innovations, leadership case examples, and strategies to creatively consider the needs and goals of their community. The content and hands-on learning activities will equip participants in developing strong advocacy messages of how investing in parks and recreation positively impacts the quality of life in communities across South Carolina.

Join us to share your vision, and discover evidence-based best practices that thoughtfully promote multigenerational physical activity, inclusion, and engagement with nature by turning research into practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop advocacy messages describing why play and recreation is essential to a healthier and happier society.
  • Apply research-based design best practices to create high-quality outdoor play and recreation destinations.
  • Discuss model projects, positive community outcomes, and the health and wellness benefits of inclusion, physical activity, and nature.


9:00 - 9:15am

Arrival, Registration and Light Refreshments

9:15 - 9:45am

Welcome, Introductions, & SCRPA Statewide Initiative Overview

11:15 - 11:30am


11:30 - 12:00pm

Lunch and SCRPA Funding Overview & Process

1:00 - 1:30pm

Action Planning & Discussion

1:30 - 2:00pm

Survey and Closing

Master Trainer


Jennie Sumrell M.Ed.

Director of Education, PlayCore

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Lunch, educational resources, and continuing education units/certificates of completion will be provided at no cost. CEUs will be provided for a total of .3 CEU IACET/ 3.0 LU AIA/ 3.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH) LA CES. Learners receiving CEUs must meet the criteria for participation and achievement of learning objectives. For more information regarding this event or CEUs contact core@playcore.com.


May 12

9:00 - 2:00pm

Greenville County Square (Large Conference Room)

301 University Ridge, Suite 400

Greenville, SC 29601

May 13

9:00 - 2:00pm

Cayce Tennis & Fitness Center (2nd Floor Conference Room)

1120 Fort Congaree Trail

Cayce, SC 2903

May 14

9:00 - 2:00pm

Wescott Park (enclosed Shelter turn left once inside the park)

9006 Dorchester Road

North Charleston, SC 29420

Any questions or special requests/accommodations, please contact Kathryn Barnes:



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