Healthy Communities Funding Initiative Brings New GameTime Playgrounds to Kansas Parks
GameTime Adding Four National Demonstration Site Playgrounds in Kansas
GameTime is pleased to announce the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) Healthy Communities Initiative has resulted in the development of new National Demonstration Site playgrounds in four Kansas communities:
Chanute Recreation Commission
|City of Wichita |
The Leawood Foundation & City of Leawood Parks & Recreation
|Cheney Recreation Commission |
Cheney Community Activities Park
Educational Symposiums and Matching Funds
To further their mission of advancing park and recreation opportunities that enhance the quality of life, KRPA worked with the PlayCore Center for Professional Development, (PlayCore is the parent company of GameTime) to provide state-wide professional development services. At the completion of these symposiums, communities were encouraged to submit applications for matching funds toward the purchase of a new playground that aligned with design best practices. Matching funds were provided by GameTime to assist parks in KRPA Regions install a pre-approved playground space.
These sites served as National Demonstration Sites (NDS) for data collection and contributed data towards the publication of a White Paper launched at the 2017 KRPA Conference. Download a copy of the White Paper to learn about the best practices and outcomes achieved by the state-wide initiative. Demonstration Sites promote advocacy at the community and state levels and provide education, networking opportunities and resources that align with KRPA's mission and strategic plan.