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Dreams for Atlanta!

The Mayor of Calgary, Alberta Canada has released this video about the International Play Association Triennial Conference which will be in Calgary in September 2017. He gets it!! He really gets it!! For almost six years I have had the honor of sitting on the Board of IPA World and am thrilled that the…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on December 26, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Saporta Report: Let’s Talk About Play

I just stumbled upon an article I wrote for the Saporta Report earlier this year before Park Pride's annual Parks and Greenspace Conference. The conference had the theme of Parks and Play: A Conversation for All Ages and it was fantastic.

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 6, 2016 at 11:42am — No Comments

Atlanta Shines a Bright Light on Parks and Play

by  Guest Blogger Lianne Epstein Deren

Recently I had the delightful and rewarding experience of attending Park…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on April 1, 2016 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Just a Few More Days!

PARKS AND PLAY!! IS THE THEME

Monday, March 21, 2016 (all day)

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

It is incredibly exciting and promising that the big annual Park Pride Parks and Greenspace Conference has Parks and Play : A Conversation for All Ages as its topic this year.…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on March 15, 2016 at 10:34pm — No Comments

I'm Flying...FLYING!!

So THAT is what it feels like to fly! To be Peter Pan or Tinker Bell, or a Red-Tailed Hawk or a ring-tailed lemur... 

Still think play is trivial? Something relegated to "down time"? Do you think there has to be a reason to play - an outcome? What if we just let kids play? Play, just for play's sake, is more than good…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on March 3, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Come to the Always Inspiring Park Pride Annual Conference

Sign up today for the annual Park Pride Conference. It is always fascinating and inspiring, and this year deals with the effect of play on a healthy community. Also, Park Pride awarded an ATOP project, Play Chastain, with the first-ever Legacy Award of $100,000 for the amazing treehouse soon to be installed in the park. Thank you Park Pride. See you at the…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on March 12, 2013 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Conference on Play - Worth the Trip

I'll be heading over to Clemson University again this year for the annual Conference on the Value of Play put on by the US Play Coalition, of which ATOP is a proud member. I am particularly excited about the focus on playwork this year. There aren't many playworkers in the US and I hope with a little awareness and education that will…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on January 30, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments

ATOP Founder to Speak on Play in the Community

A two-day symposium entitled Play for Life: Exploring the Lifelong Benefits of Inclusive Play is being held in Minneapolis on October 23-24 as a lead up to the national parks and recreation conference. ATOP founder Cynthia Gentry will speak on the Importance of Play in the Community. The symposium is sponsored by Landscape Structures.

Added by Cynthia Gentry on August 12, 2010 at 2:44pm — No Comments

PLAY CONFERENCE IN ATLANTA - MARCH 10-13, 2010

Urban Play Conference SCHEDULE.pdf

A conference that is an incredible opportunity to learn more about play and urban play will be held at Georgia State University in Atlanta from March 10 - 13, 2010. It is open to the public, but is also the annual…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on February 12, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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