URPA Statewide Education and Funding Initiative

Provo, UT

URPA Region 1 Event

February 27
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Provo Recreation Center
320 West 500 North
Provo, UT 84601


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Join us to share your vision, and discover evidence-based best practices that thoughtfully promote: physical activity, inclusive play, engagement with nature, and play value in a collaborative effort to improve the quality of life in communities across Utah.

Learning Objectives:

Develop advocacy messages describing why play and recreation is essential to a healthier and happier society.

Apply research-based design best practices to create high-quality outdoor play and recreation destinations.

Discuss model projects, positive community outcomes, and the benefits of inclusion, physical activity, and nature engagement.


9:00 - 9:15am

Arrival, Registration and Light Refreshments

9:15 - 9:30am

Welcome & Introductions

9:30 - 10:30am

Keynote Session - Beyond Access by Featured Play Scholar:

Dr. Keith Christensen, Utah State University, Center for Persons with Disabilities

10:30 - 10:45am


10:45 - 12:00pm

Education Session: Words on Play: Fuel Your Community's Passion for Play and Recreation

12:00 - 12:45pm

Lunch & URPA Statewide Initiative Overview

12:45 - 1:15pm

Hands-On Learning Activities

1:15 - 1:30pm

Closing & Surveys


Lunch, educational resources, and continuing education certifications will be provided. CEUs for a total of 2.5 Professional Development Hours. .25 IACET /2.5 LU AIA/ 2.5 PDH LA CES