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BlogNature: Infusing the natural world into the everyday spaces of childhood

Nature supports the development of all children, regardless of their level of ability, and helps them discover themselves, physically, socially, and emotionally

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PressHomecoming Park Recognized as an Inclusion National Demonstration Site

Homecoming Park in Springfield Township, one of eleven townships in Lucas County, OH, has been designated as an Inclusion NDS focusing on inclusive play.

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BlogRough and Tumble Play - Consequences of a Play Deprived Life (Part 2 of 2)

In this blog post, we will focus on one pattern of play behavior, ROUGH AND TUMBLE PLAY and the consequences of a play deprived life.

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Programs and PartnershipsIPRA Promotes Play and Recreation Statewide Funding and Training Initiative

IPRA, PlayCore and GameTime are aligning resources to promote best practices in parks and recreation & provide quality education for professionals in Illinois.

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BlogHealth & Wellness: Promoting lifelong healthy lifestyles through play

Unstructured play may be an exceptional way to increase physical activity levels in children, which is one important strategy in the resolution of obesity.

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BlogPlaying Along the Pathways

Playful pathways provide a trajectory through three-dimensional space, enjoyable by all family members.

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PressBartlett Park Recognized as an Inclusion National Demonstration Site

​Bartlett Park in St. Joseph, MO creates a place that allows people of all abilities to play together in an environment that is compliant, fun, and accessible.

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Case StudiesCase Study: Transforming an underused floodplain into a PAWpular dog park

Clark Park provides a variety of benefits for the citizens and the community at large, such as exercise and social interaction for dogs and their owners.

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BlogOutdoor Fitness Options for the Entire Family

Outdoor fitness provides an opportunity for communities to enjoy a shared space, recreate, and stay healthy in their own time and at their own pace.