351 - Innovative Play: How Communities are Bringing Fun and Physical Activity to Children and Families

Thursday, September 28
9:45 AM–11:00 AM

Location: Room 222

Days: Thursday, 28 September
Track: Health & Wellness
Session Type: Education Session
NRPA Three Pillars: Health & Wellness

In collaboration with the Walt Disney Company, NRPA's "Meet Me at the Park" initiative empowers communities to innovate and improve access to play spaces. Through selected projects, the program aims to reach kids and families who lack available and accessible places to be active. Hear from a play expert and also from communities that are meeting this challenge and how they are doing it. Take away strategies and new ideas for how to implement these ideas in your own community.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Define strategies that communities are using to engage children and families in outdoor play and physical activity
Identify fun and easy to implement play elements that increase opportunities for play and physical activities
Recognize new, but “everyday” locations where play opportunities can be introduced