2024 Urban Exchange: Philadelphia

04/10/2024 8:30 AM
$10 PRPS Members/$15 Non-members

$10 PRPS Members/$15 Non-members


Join us for this in-person learning and networking event. The Urban Exchange is designed to bring together regional, urban, and suburban parks and recreation professionals, champions, and volunteers to address issues around the role of parks for neighborhoods and communities. State and local speakers will share their experiences and findings to kick off and facilitate discussions, idea-sharing, and networking about issues and opportunities inherent to urban and suburban parks and com munities. Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and PRPS invite all who play a role in the development of recreation and open space management in their communities to join us.

Tentative Schedule
8:30 am Arrival / Registration
Networking Coffee & Refreshments
                  Opportunity to network with local, regional and statewide professionals
9:15 am Introductions, Overview, Agenda review
                  Welcome: PRPS and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
9:30 amGeneral Session - Adaptive Sports
                 Speaker: Jeff McGinnis; PA Center for Adaptive Sports
10:45 am General Session – Building Successful Partnerships
                  Speakers from Philadelphia Parks & Rec, the Discovery Center and National Organizations
11:45 am Lunch - Courtesy of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
12:30 pm A Tour of the Discovery Center and Grounds; Smith Memorial Playground 
1:30 pmTopic Roundtables
                This is an opportunity for  small group facilitated discussions with local leaders.
                Roundtable Topics include:
                        Inclusion, Accessibility and Adaptation in Community Recreation
                        Creating Racially Inclusive and Equitable Programs
                        Partnership Development
                        Funding Opportunities with the DCNR
                        Engaging the LGTBQ+ Community in parks and recreation
                        Special Olympics and Community Recreation
                        Engaging Immigrant Communities

2:50 pmOverview of Resources, Evaluations, and Feedback
3:00 pmEvaluations / Adjourn

Attendees can earn .3 CEUs (Continuing Education Units)!

Registration Deadline: April 5th

This event made possible through funding by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Bureau of Recreation and Conservation and with support from the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation.

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