Anne-Marie Spencer

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Anne-Marie Spencer serves the recreation industry as the Corporate VP Marketing for PlayCore in Chattanooga TN and a member of the company's Center for Professional Development.  She has presented over 80 national and regional seminars on a variety of recreation topics, including inclusive play, fitness, playground planning, and grant research. During a 20+ year marketing career, she has written 23 books, and authored over 150 articles. In her spare time, Anne-Marie is an obstacle course racer, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Chambliss Children's Center in Chattanooga and the Advisory Board for Park and Recreation magazine.

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All around the country, playgrounds offer children health benefits that promote active lifestyles...
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Inclusive play. Ask 10 people what it means and it’s quite possible you’ll get 10 different answers...
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Evidence Based benefits of Outdoor Exercise Improved mental well-being and physiological health...
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Anne-Marie explores how people see play for children. While we all know play when we see it, some...
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Is exercise fun? Is it play? Anne-Marie Spencer encourages us to lead active, playful lives and...
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In the city of Ocala, located in Marion County, FL, a new initiative around health, fitness, and...
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City parks are serve complex and diverse needs, from recreation, to beautification, to providing a...
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Every once in a while something comes along in the playground industry that not only changes the...
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There is a myth that work and play are entirely separate from one another. We work, and then we...
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It hasn't been too many decades ago, when playgrounds were made primarily of steel, with some wood...
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I’m always surprised, when talking to recreation managers and buyers about surfacing, to hear them...
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Recently, while researching models of play and learning, I came upon an articleUnknown Object on...
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Delving into what may be the most intransigent subject in the play industry, I decided to...
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This month’s column is an invitation. To you. Because as I travel around the US to shows,...
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When I was a child growing up near Seattle, the best time of the day was when I could go out to...

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