333 Designing Fitness-Focused Playgrounds: Getting Kids and Families Active and Moving

Thursday, April 25, 2013: 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
Convention Center: 206AB
AAPAR/Council on Facilities and Equipment
Speaker: John McConkey, Landscape Structures, Delano, MN
When it comes to healthy kids and healthy communities, it’s not a question of wanting to do the right thing; the question is how to do it. How can we reverse the obesity epidemic? Designing playgrounds that get kids and their families active and keep them playing longer can offer a “stealth-health” solution. AAPAR professionals will gain from the latest evidence-based practices to design “Fitness-Focused Playgrounds” that make a positive, healthy impact on their communities.