Show Me Healthy Communities Statewide Training and Funding InitiativeJoin us at a Regional Professional Development Event in April!
MPRA, PlayCore, and GameTime are aligning resources and strategically partnering to support and promote MPRA’s mission to advocate the quality of life through effective use of parks and recreation opportunities, education, and resources.
Register for a Professional Development Event
The first step is to attend a professional development event to bring research-based best practices to your community. These educational workshops offer information on designing and programming outdoor play and recreation environments to promote active, healthy communities. Content is aligned to assist with the completion the funding application.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017– 9:00 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.
Northwest Region- Liberty Community Center
1600 S Withers Road, Liberty, MO 64048
Wednesday, April 19, 2017– 9:00 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.
Southwest Region– Chesterfield Family Center
2511 W Republic Road, Springfield, MO 65807
Wednesday, April 26, 2017—9:00 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.
Southeast Region: Maryland Heights Community Center
2344 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Thursday, April 27, 2017—9:00 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.
Northeast Region: Riechmann Indoor Pavilion
2300 Walnut Street, Columbia, MO 65201
Advocate and Apply
Once you've attended a professional development event, it's time to advocate for your community and put your training into action! GameTime is awarding funds to agencies across the state of Missouri to help build play and recreation projects that support healthy communities. Complete the funding application and write a 1,000 – 2,000-word essay to describe your community playground needs and expected outcomes. Two communities from each region will receive up to 100% matching funds toward the purchase of a new playground. Funds are also available for eligible Adult Outdoor Fitness packages and Challenge Courses. Completed applications and essays must be submitted by May 31, 2017.