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2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

  

The 2016 Annual FRPA Conference will take place August 29-September 1, 2016 in Orlando, FL. Registration is open now for this exciting opportunity to learn, network and have fun with your fellow professionals. The theme is Reflect • Renew • Revive and we hope you will come prepared to do just that! More Information

STATE OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS PLEDGE

FRPA has embraced a Strategic Plan with Health as a main theme. This pillar is focused on the importance of health in a community and how park and recreation departments are closely related to it. “One should not have to look far to see that there are solutions to this epidemic.  Parks and Recreation are one of those solutions,” FRPA President and Director of Miami-Dade Parks, Jack Kardys stated.  “Second only to the public school system, we care for more children for longer periods of time than any other organization. We are a logical partner in the fight to make Florida a healthier State if not the healthiest State in the country.” FRPA has adopted the State of Health and Wellness Pledge with commitments from over 70 agencies around the state. These 70 agencies serve over 13 million people. The FRPA State of Health and Wellness Pledge focuses on the built environment, physical activity and nutrition.

More information about the Pledge.


WHAT'S HAPPENING

The following are news items and press releases featuring members and agencies. If you have a news item to share, send it to FRPA.

 

8/20/2016

Gainesville Opens Depot Park...and it's a Hit! [Gainesville Sun] 

7/27/16

Lakeland Offers Innovative Programming through Aquatic Spinning Classes [Bay News 9]

Starkey Ranch Earns Top ASLA Award [Starkey Ranch Newsroom]

7/2016

North Port named Playful City for 7th Consecutive Year [North Port Magazine]

6/8/16   

Recreation Programs Supervisor is on Winning Team [Sun Sentinel]

4/21/16    

New Study Links Neighborhood Greenness to Reduction in Chronic Diseases among Miami Dade Seniors 

4/20/16    

Palm Beach County Awarded Health Care Prevention/Wellness Hero Award

4/13/16  

Parks and Rec Can Lead to Health Benefits [Miami Herald]

 

 

 

 

 




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