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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.

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BlogIncreasing Physical Activity through Water Immersion

Due to the increased buoyancy of water, individuals may find it to be a desirable environment for exercise.

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BlogSocial Capital: Bridging Social Networks for Community Vitality

Play can be the bridge to connecting neighbors and actively engaging community members to shape the destiny of their community.

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Case StudiesCase Study: A Growing Ensemble for more than 20 years

As of now, Moab Rotary Park is the largest and oldest music park in the world. It is a sight, and more importantly, a sound to behold.