As our built environment consumes more of our lives, learn how to be a champion for increasing bio-diversity and improving the world in which we live. Created native areas provide passive recreation opportunities as well as environmental benefits. Learning Outcomes: Participants will
What role does good design play in society? How do you know it when you see it? What goes into creating it? Is excellence ever easy? Through these questions and examples from around the world, we will examine global trends and their
The most successful parks and playgrounds are those that provide users of all abilities a sense of safety, security and inclusion. Communities across the country are adding spray and splash parks as one of the most highly requested and utilized recreation amenities.
With the advent of COVID-19, we’ve observed closed playgrounds in cities and towns across the country. How have the events of 2020 challenged and changed the concept of play? Where do we go from here? How do our playgrounds adapt and provide
A comprehensive master plan can assist park and recreation agencies with planning for capital improvements but a careful balance must be maintained between satisfying the interests of the public while being mindful of the budget. Learn about best practices for developing attainable
Has your agency considered adding a “Sustainability Team” to your staff? The topic of sustainability impacts all aspects of our industry and should matter to each department and leader. We will discuss these impacts along with what to consider when putting together
In this session we will discuss trends in active outdoor play & adult fitness installations. We will share research that informs successful design of equipment and park layouts, case studies of successful play and fitness spaces that use Universal Design Principles for