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.
Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 6, 2016 at 11:42am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on March 3, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on March 12, 2013 at 3:31pm — No Comments
I find it very, very encouraging that this is the woman who designs playgrounds for the City of Atlanta's Parks Department. Pat Katz (who will probably never speak to me again for posting this!) has not lost the playful spirit one hopes a playground designer still has. Recently Pat and I spent a little time…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on March 16, 2011 at 8:22am — No Comments
CITY OF ATLANTA…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on August 31, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments
It was a scorcher all up and down the East Coast today, so what would be better than hitting the pool? Well, actually getting in the pool would have done it, but taking a tour of the famed Gwinnett Parks sights was pretty good too.
This is the shallow end of an pool at Rhodes Jordan Park. It's so shallow kids don't have to have learned how to swim…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on July 8, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on May 26, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments
(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…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on May 24, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments