Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Inaugural National Health and Livability Summit Focuses on Public Parks

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Inaugural National Health and Livability Summit Focuses on Public Parks

Article excerpt

With a generous grant from the National Recreation Foundation, NRPA held the inaugural National Health and Livability Summit in Atlanta, April 17-19. In collaboration with high-impact organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), the event attracted nearly 400 participants from the sectors of public parks and recreation, public health, citizen advocacy, municipal leadership, and elsewhere.

The three-day event examined the vital contributions that park and recreation agencies make to increase the quality of life, health and livability of the individuals and communities they serve.

NRPA Executive Director John Thorner said that he was encouraged by the "convergence of fields so diverse yet that share such a common goal. This is just the beginning," he said. "I truly see a number of tremendous relationships being hatched from this summit."

Topics as diverse as designing communities to promote active lifestyles, implementing healthy vending and concessions operations at park and recreation agencies, and attracting outside funding filled the robust education calendar. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.