Park Pride Parks and Greenspace Conference


Parks & Play: A Conversation for All Ages

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Parks, greenspaces and public spaces can serve an array of purposes. One essential need that parks fulfill is providing a venue for communities to play. Parks and greenspaces can be seen as the community's collective playground. Communities that play together, stay together.

The 15th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference will explore how play can activate our parks and strengthen our communities. Whether play takes place as a youngster on a playground, as an adult as a participant in a parade, or as a senior celebrating the joy of life with his/her friends, we all benefit from play in public spaces.

Park Pride's conference seeks answers to questions about the intersectionality of parks and play. How do we play in our parks and greenspaces? How does the design of parks encourage play through a lifetime? How does playful activation of parks foster a sense of community? Does structured and unstructured play in parks affect our wellness? This conference will offer a rich and diverse array of local, national and international perspectives on cultivating a strong relationship between parks, play and a community's well-being.

Thank You Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

  • Cox Conserves

Lunch Sponsor

  • Kaiser Permanente

Venue Sponsor

  • Atlanta Botantical Garden


ASLA CEU credits are available for Registered Landscape Architects

In order to successfully qualify for Continuing Education Credits according to the Secretary of State and the Landscape Architecture Registration Board, Registered Landscape Architects must do all of the following:

  • Register for the Parks and Greenspace Conference AND check "Yes" you are interested in receiving CEU credits on the registration form;
  • Check-in at the "ASLA CEU Credits" registration table at the conference on March 21st before 8:30am in the Hardin Visitor Center at Atlanta Botanical Garden; and
  • Check-out at the "ASLA CEU Credits" table at the conference at 5pm in Mershon Hall.

Leaving the conference at any point during the day for any reason will automatically disqualify you from receiving CEU credits.

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