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NRPA began the final day of conference
early Thursday morning with the 5K
Fun Run, Walk and Roll in the historical
Heritage Square Park.
and National Summer Learning
Association Vice President of Programs
and Systems Quality Brodrick
Clarke.
" We designed this endnote conversation
to dig into practical steps
that you can take in your agencies
and in your communities to support
just and fair access to quality
park and recreation services and
spaces, " Stratton says.
The panel explored how to expand
equity when building new
playgrounds, considering tree coverage
in communities and hosting
educational programs for youth.
Ratliff explained the importance
of gathering and examining data
as well as outlining key goals, strategies
and partners at the beginning
of any project. " It's really important
for us to continue to center
community, " she says.
Daley discussed the direct correlation
between wealth and race and
tree cover, as shown by data from
TreeEquityScore.org. " Tree equity
is not about trees,
it's about people, "
Daley says. " Making change
requires getting buy-in and participation
from everyone, at all levels. "
" Quality matters, " Clarke says.
" When we focus on quality, we
are moving the needle with respect
to equity in programming. "
Achieving high-quality, equitable
programming starts with incorporating
youth voice and choice into
programs and experiences. Parks
and recreation provides spaces that
make youth feel safe and supported,
which allows them to thrive.
Fostering open and honest conversations
with youth participating in
programs also is important, he says.
Education Sessions Engage
and Enlighten
This
year's
education
the agency has had during the rebuilding,
explained
programming
touched on a variety of topics,
offering one-hour sessions and
20-minute virtual speed sessions.
Here's a small sampling of the sessions
presented.
Hot Topic: Integrating Wildfire
Resilience Into Parks, Trails and
Open Spaces
Attendees gathered to learn how
to plan for future wildfire response
and recovery during this engaging
session.
" We manage meaningful acres
of open spaces, " says Carly Klein,
senior planner for Pitkin County,
Colorado. This makes it important
to develop broad, strategic plans
for wildfire response and recovery.
It also is important to take a seat at
the table when communities begin
discussions about plans for future
wildfires or recovery efforts after
an event occurs.
Attendees also heard about the
integral role parks and recreation
played during the destructive wildfire
that swept through Paradise,
California, and the
involvement
Jonah Susskind,
senior research associate at
SWA urban design firm.
Building Opportunities for Kids
With Disabilities
Advancing equity in
parks and
recreation requires integrating programs
that welcome children of all
abilities. The importance of this
and strategies for implementation
were the topic of discussion during
this one-hour session.
" There is an amazing shift happening
around how we address
racism boldly, " says speaker Jessica
Pullar, education
manager for
Move United. " We can apply those
same principles to disability and
other marginalized groups. " Organizations
must start open conversations
to identify what groups they
are not serving and make plans to
change this moving forward.
Educating youth about people
is an important
with disabilities
place to start. " We need to educate
all children about disability
awareness and inclusion, " Pullar
says. That is why Move United
developed the Inclusive PlayPARK
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