WVRPA Promotes Play & Recreation

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 10:00am - 2:00pm  
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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 the knowledge and valuable resources to passionately advocate for high-quality play and recreation environments.

April 14, 2021

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
1400 Lake Stephens Road
Surveyor, WV  25932

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:

  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. 


10:00 - 10:15am

Arrival & Registration

10:15 - 10:30am

Welcome & Introductions

10:30 - 12:00pm

Education Session: Turning Research Into Practice

12:00 - 12:30pm

Networking Lunch (Provided by GameTime and Cunningham Recreation)

12:30 - 1:00pm

Funding Overview

1:00 - 1:30pm

Action Planning & Discussion

1:30 - 2:00pm

Closing & Surveys

Master Trainer


Jennie Sumrell M.Ed.

Community Outreach Director, PlayCore

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Certificate, educational resources, and continuing education units/certificates of completion will be provided at no cost. CEUs will be provided for a total of .2 CEU IACET/ 2.0 LU AIA (HSW)/ 2 Professional l 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.

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


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