July 08, 2018

GameTime Celebrates California Parks With Statewide Tour

Parks Make Life Better Tour

GameTime and the California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS) will embark on a statewide tour of California parks July 9 - July 13, 2018. The “Parks Make Life Better Tour” will visit six parks in five cities to celebrate the leadership of the local parks departments who created new play and recreation spaces in their communities.


Each of the sites are recognized as National Demonstration Sites by PlayCore and reflect best practices in the areas of inclusive play, youth physical activity, adult outdoor fitness or nature-based play and recreation. Community parks directors attended educational workshops on these topics in 2016 and 2017, sponsored by CPRS and presented by PlayCore. GameTime awarded more than two-million dollars in funding assistance to communities who submitted grant applications after participating in the workshops. The grant funding helped to make these new park and recreation projects possible, and it represents GameTime’s commitment to community parks throughout California.


The schedule for the Parks Make Life Better Tour is as follows:


Monday July 9, 2018 - Heritage Park, Suisun City, CA

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - Summerfaire Park, Turlock, CA

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - McFarland Park, McFarland, CA

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - Carr and Nibley Parks, Glendale, CA

Friday, July 13, 2018 - Cordova Park, Calexico, CA


At each stop of the tour, representatives from GameTime and CPRS will present certificates to community leaders to recognize the National Demonstration Site status of the park. Each location has events planned for local children and families to enjoy during the celebration, and each play or fitness area will be open for use.


Follow the tour on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, @gametimeplay


About GameTime

GameTime is a leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds, custom play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment. Headquartered in Fort Payne, Alabama, and with distribution around the world, GameTime has been dedicated to enriching childhood through play since our founding in 1929, and we work with community partners to demonstrate Play Has No Limit®. Learn more at gametime.com.


About PlayCore

PlayCore helps build stronger communities around the world by advancing play through research, education, and partnerships. The company infuses this learning into its complete family of brands. PlayCore combines best in class planning and education programs with the most comprehensive array of recreation products available to create play solutions that match the unique needs of each community they serve. Learn more at playcore.com.


About CPRS

Founded in 1946, CPRS is a nonprofit, professional and public interest organization with just over 4,000 members statewide.  We advance the profession by being the best source of resources, tools, advocacy and events that then strengthens California's public parks and recreation industry and our professionals.  CPRS unites members and creates networks across disciplines and agency boundaries to achieve together what we cannot do alone.