357 - Water Wisdom: Planning, Designing and Maintaining Water Play Destinations

Thursday, September 28
11:30 AM–12:45 PM

Location: Room RO8

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

Water is a powerful medium that naturally inspires us to play and interact together, while offering a variety of choices for how users enjoy and engage. Celebrate the many research-based health benefits of water play, and empower communities to effectively champion water play initiatives. Discover design strategies that thoughtfully address child development and key considerations in the planning, design and maintenance phases of your project to create a beloved community destination.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Summarize the need, value, and benefits of water play destinations.
Identify key water play considerations to help community professionals in their planning, development and long-term sustainability efforts.
List design strategies to address child development, inclusion, and support multigenerational use.