Influence public policy at the local, state, and federal level to advocate for parks and recreation.


Complete Parks Playbook

This playbook, developed by Public Health Advocacy and Change Lab Solutions, is intended to be a valuable resource for local policymakers, professionals working in local government, and local advocates to help place parks, recreation, and community services in the central position they deserve in local government.

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Words on Play

Deeply committed to promoting the value of play, PlayCore is proud to partner with like minded researchers, advocates, and experts in the field of play to build stronger communities and develop best practice programs to greatly enrich and enhance the quality of life where we live, work and play.  We are honored to highlight the work of some of the most respected play scholars - our friends, mentors and partners that continue to inspire us and who have helped shape our very knowledge of the many powers of play.

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Economic Impact of Local Parks

In 2015, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) joined forces with the Center for Regional Analysis and George Mason University to estimate the impact of spending by local parks and recreation agencies on the US economy.  In 2018, NRPA and the Center for Regional Analysis updated this key study.  This report presents a summary of the key results. 

Download the Economic Impact of Local Parks Executive Summary


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