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Become a National Demonstration Site
High-quality play and recreation destinations are lasting evidence of a community’s dedication to supporting health and wellness and providing meaningful outdoor environments that turn research into practice. Intentionally aligning to National Demonstration Site design criteria ensures that your community can maximize the value of your investment by implementing scholarly best practice research to activate meaningful play and recreation spaces.
7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design®
Provide high-quality outdoor play experiences for people of all ages and abilities that develop the whole child, address the whole environment, and ultimately, benefit the whole communityExplore Inclusion Research
Outdoor Adult Fitness Parks®
Provide a variety of meaningful outcomes to communities and serve as a critical health solution by offering new ways to make physical activity more available, accessible, affordable, and enjoyable.Explore Outdoor Adult Fitness Research
Promote physical activity and fun through the use of thoughtfully designed outdoor play environments and creative playground learning activities.Explore Youth Physical Activity Research
Create a dramatic shift in the standard playground development process by deliberately designing nature back into the everyday spaces of childhood, not only to benefit children’s play, but also to engage communities in working together to deliver high-quality play experiences across generations.Explore Nature Play Research
Pathways for Play®
Intentionally integrate play — critical for children’s health — into walkable, bikeable, shared use community pathway networks.Explore Playful Pathways Research
Work with a local, National Demonstration Site trained representative to design your site to implement evidence-basedExplore the Research
Participate in data collection, outcomes sharing, and network engagementDownload the Brochure
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Create positive attention through collaborative marketing and/or programming, and encourage community members to share their experiences using onsite data collection methods.Contact Us