Arizona Park & Recreation Association (APRA)

Promotes Play & Recreation

February 28 - March 2, 2023


Register for your local APRA event below. These events are free of charge!

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Statewide Training & Funding Initiative:

Supporting Community Health & Wellness through Evidence-Based Park Destinations

APRA, PlayCore, GameTime, and Altitude Recreation have partnered in a collaborative effort to turn research into practice. The Statewide Healthy Play & Recreation Initiative will deploy complimentary professional development, educational resources, and funding opportunities to support the creation of evidence-based play and recreation projects that thoughtfully support health and wellness of children, families and communities across the state of Arizona!

About the Professional Development Events:

Parks are essential to creating healthier, happier societies across generations. These interactive education symposiums are designed to fuel your community‚Äôs passion for play and recreation, empower stakeholders to champion high-quality outdoor play and recreation environments, and equip professionals to align with the unique and diverse needs of their community. Attendees will be inspired by leadership case examples that embrace design best practices aligned with independent research and the data collected to demonstrate impact. The content, resources, and hands-on learning activities will offer new strategies and insight on ways to effectively champion key initiatives, increase physical activity, promote inclusion, support nature engagement, and address overall play value to support child development and maximize their investment. Join us to share your vision, build your case, and turn research into practice!

Lunch and CEUs Provided:

Lunch, educational resources, and continuing education certifications will be provided. CEUs will be provided for a total of 1.5 Professional Development Hours (0.15 IACET CEU / 1.5 AIA HSW LU / 1.5 LA CES HSW PDH) for learners meeting outlined requirements. The instructor of this learning event is employed by PlayCore and discloses interest in participants partnering with PlayCore on their play and recreation initiatives.