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Programs and PartnershipsOPRA Changing Lives One Playground at a Time Statewide Funding and Training Initiative

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

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Programs and PartnershipsOrganizations join forces to positively impact children, schools and communities

PlayCore has joined forces with the Children & Nature Network to raise awareness and help scale the implementation of green schoolyards.

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Programs and PartnershipsNew Programs - Available Now!

We are excited to be releasing two new program updates on dog parks and surfacing.

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Programs and PartnershipsParkServe® is creating 10-minute access to parks for all

One in three Americans doesn’t have a park or green space within a 10-minute walk of home.

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Programs and PartnershipsTinkergarten Raises $5.4M to Get Kids to Go Outside, Play and Learn

To create an interest in nature-play in children as young as 18 months old, Brian Fitzgerald and his wife launched the Tinkergarten in 2015.

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Programs and PartnershipsDoctors are Prescribing Park Visits to Boost Patient Health

To continue to draw awareness to the impact of the outdoors on individual health, doctors across the country are issuing park prescriptions to their patients.

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Programs and PartnershipsKids to Parks Day: A National Celebration of our Parks

This Saturday, May 20th, marks the 7th Annual Kids to Parks Day.

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Programs and PartnershipsA New Park for Connecting Kids to Nature: The Children of Indiana Nature Park

In Celebration of the Hoosier Bicentennial, the Children of Indiana Nature Park was created by the Nature Conservancy in Centerville, IN.

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Programs and PartnershipsConservation Program Grows Youth Passion for Nature

Milwaukee County Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture has revamped their Summer Youth Employment Program.