National Demonstration Sites

Committed to Best Practice Design

Leading the Way for Play.

GameTime helps you gain national recognition for your commitment to building communities through play and recreation. There are five National Demonstration Site designations awarded by our parent company, PlayCore. These designations recognize communities that develop play and recreation areas based on design and usage best practices. Qualifying sites receive certification and signage, are added to a national database, vigorously promoted in regional and national publications and presented as best practice examples in outreach and educational seminars. 

Learn more about each of these National Demonstration Site designations below, or request more information on how your community can participate in creating play and recreation spaces based on best practice research and design.

Stephanie Stephens - Executive Director, California Parks and Recreation Society "Play brings communities together. We’re excited to share how Parks Make Life Better®, share state-wide training, and help local communities put research into action!”
Theresa Boehm Miller Curriculum Development Chair, Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, MO The Play On! Program is an exciting opportunity to extend our physical education classroom to the outdoors. Through creative learning, the Play On! curriculum arouses the student’s sense of curiosity, imagination and adventure to achieve a healthy, active lifestyle.
Cindy Tuttle - Parks and Recreation Director, City of West Sacramento “The CPRS Healthy Play Initiative was critical in helping the city leverage resources to install improvements at Elkhorn Park to better meet the needs of the community.”
Keith Christensen, Ph.D., Faculty Fellow, Utah State University Center for Persons with Disabilities Providing intergenerational, inclusive play ensures that all people experience the satisfaction of contributing to meaningful play.
Grant Michals - President, Glendale Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission "There were people lining up waiting for the playground to open. It has revitalized this park."
Michael Suk Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, Geisinger Health System Danville, PA Outdoor Adult Fitness Parks can play a vital role in motivating people of all ages and levels of fitness toward achieving a healthier, more active and more productive life.
Helen Hernandez - Council of Section Representative, CPRS "The Healthy Play Initiative from CPRS and PlayCore made it possible to build a space where children from all walks of life can come together to play."
Julie Johnson, Park Operations Division Head, City of Ocala, Florida The new fitness park at Jervey Gantt, featuring GTfit products..., is an example of how Ocala (Florida) is continually moving fitness forward to create a better way of life for our families.
Robb Davis - Mayor, City of Davis, CA "We are fortunate to have received a grant from GameTime to help leverage our resources to achieve our desired healthy lifestyle goals for our residents."
Mike Alley, Owner, getBUILT Chattanooga CrossFit Our CrossFit gym is so pumped about being able to use this equipment day in and day out. From pullups to more advanced gymnastic moves we are able to challenge our fittest athletes and accommodate our beginners. The GTfit Elite line hits it out of the park.
Jeff Nickell - District Manager, McFarland Recreation and Park District "Parks and recreation are at the center of a community's quality of life. We want to have quality facilities for our residents...we are fortunate to have partners like CPRS and PlayCore who helped us."
Julie Johnson, Park Operations Division Head, City of Ocala, Florida The City of Ocala, Florida has long been a pioneer in providing opportunities for our citizens to lead active, healthy lives. The new GTfit Fitness Park at Jervey Gantt Health Trail is an example of how Ocala is continually moving fitness forward to create a better way of life for our families.
Dr. Joe Frost Free, spontaneous play and outdoor playscapes, both natural and built, are essential for the fitness, health, and development of children and for their adaptation to their culture, society, and world.
Robin Moore DiplArch, MCP, Hon. ASLA A generation ago playing outdoors in nature was usually taken for granted, but times have changed. Now, nature must be deliberately designed back into children’s lives.
National Demonstration Site Designations

Inclusive Play

Me2® - 7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design®

Join our national initiative to build a network of communities moving beyond accessibility to provide truly inclusive play spaces that promote participation, healthy activity, and social interaction.

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Nature Based Play

NatureGrounds®

Join our national initiative to build a network of communities promoting highest use of playgrounds through integration of the built environment and the living landscape.

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Trail Based Play

PlayTrails® and Pathways for Play™

Join our national initiative to build a network of communities promoting active families and community connectivity through the development of playful pathway networks.

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Youth Fitness and Physical Activity

PlayOn!

Join our national initiative to build a network of communities promoting physical activity through well-designed outdoor play and learning environments.

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Outdoor Adult Fitness

Join our national initiative to build a network of communities promoting health through Outdoor Adult Fitness Park best practices.
 

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