Play on! Promoting Physical Activity Across Generations
Track: Planning & Design

Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 2:45 to 4:00pm

Tom Norquist, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Design and Product Development, GameTime/PlayCore

Session Description:

Through innovative programming and design strategies, physical activity can be thoughtfully infused throughout community park and playground settings. Learn how communities have championed initiatives to encourage active lifestyles, promote multigenerational use and motivate people of all ages to MOVE!

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the key design strategies for creating outdoor play environments that promote physical activity.
  • Participants will identify unique programs that can be offered at park facilities to promote physical activity and fitness.
  • Participants will understand current research and national initiatives surrounding obesity and the role that parks and recreation plays in promoting physical activity.