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May 2010 Blog Posts (3)

New CDC Report Shows Georgia Falls Short on Recess and Parks

A new CDC report issued today reveals that Atlanta is not the only part of Georgia that needs parks and recess.

(Atlanta's "No Play Zones")

The State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2010 shows that:

- only 9.5% of…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on May 26, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Great Day for Play in Atlanta

(George Dusenbury, newly appointed Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs for the City of Atlanta, on the Great Atlanta Play Day, with Cynthia Gentry, Founder of the Atlanta

Taskforce on Play).



It's a great day for play in Atlanta as new Mayor Kasim Reed announced the appointment of George Dusenbury, Executive Director of Park…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on May 24, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Scarier Than The Evening News

Laura Sargeant Richardson, a principal designer for frog design, Inc. knocked the stuffing out of me with this Howard Chudacoff quote. She was speaking at The Sandbox Summit at M.I.T. , a very exciting symposium on technology, play, creativity and cool…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on May 21, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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