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Upcoming Play and Playground Events

April 22, 2024 Spring is here and the playgrounds are open again! All of us have fond memories of playing at recess or going to the park with our families. Playgrounds...
Playground Safety

April 22, 2024 For Parks & Rec Directors: Over 48 hours, you’re going to meet with parks and recreation directors from all around the country. You’re going...
Parks and Recreation

April 29, 2024 Screen-Free Week (formerly TV-Turnoff) is an annual celebration where children, families, schools, and communities turn off screens and turn on life....
Games and Gaming

May 1, 2024 What is International School Grounds Month? In May 2013 the International School Grounds Alliance is calling on schools around the globe to take their...
School and Education

May 1, 2024 California schools will be participating in the first Living Schoolyard Month by bringing more of their academic classes outside for hands-on lessons during...
School and Education

May 1, 2024 May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National...
Bike Racks

May 1, 2024 As the weather warms up, pools are preparing to open and crowds are gearing up to head to the beach. National Water Safety Month is the perfect time to...
Water Safety

May 16, 2024 Join C&NN for the largest gathering of children and nature advocates in the world. From inspiring keynotes to hands-on workshops, the biennial...
Nature Play

May 16, 2024 WHAT IS OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY? Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On the day, thousands of...
School and Education

May 19, 2024 Kids, you work hard every day.  It’s time to show your parents just how hard you work.  After all, your primary job is to play, and the third...
Parks and Recreation

June 1, 2024 Join NSC and thousands of organizations across the country as we work to raise awareness of what it takes to Keep Each Other Safe. Observed annually in...
Health and Safety

June 20, 2024 The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™, created by the World Waterpark Association in 2010, is a global public relations event supported by...
Pools

June 23, 2024 Come to Boise, ID, for the Shape America West Regional Conference. Register here
School and Education

July 1, 2024 Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. This July, we want everyone talking about what they love about...
Parks and Recreation

July 1, 2024 Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can...
Health and Safety

July 15, 2024 The week of July 16-22, 2018, thousands of youth sports coaches, athletic directors, recreation directors, association members, sponsors, young athletes,...
Athletics

July 22, 2024 The Institute was established to help support, enhance, and develop the instructional skill sets of grassroots K-12 physical education teachers and...
Athletics

September 1, 2024 One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in...
Health and Safety

September 23, 2024 Creating a dialogue among child professionals will be at the heart of the 9th Child in the City World Conference. It takes place in the Austrian...
Parks Administration

September 24, 2024   To learn more and to register, visit the NRPA Annual Conference website here.  
Parks and Recreation

October 1, 2024 October is National Farm to School Month! Join us and thousands of schools, early care, and education sites, farms, communities, and organizations...
Health and Safety

October 1, 2024 International Walk to School Month (IWALK) is an annual global event of the Active & Safe Routes to School program, taking place each October. It is...
School and Education

October 1, 2024 Illinois Park & Rec Association Homewood, Illinois 708.588.2280
Playground Construction

October 7, 2024 The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day. This year, it will be celebrated on 7 October 2013. The...
Health and Safety

October 7, 2024 Child Health Day in the United States raises people’s awareness of how they can protect and develop children’s health. This event is annually celebrated...
Health and Safety

October 9, 2024 Since 1984 and the very first edition, organized by Stéphane Hauvette with 7 competitors, the Roc d’Azur has grown continually and now gathers...
Athletics

October 22, 2024 Join fellow waterpark owners, operators, developers, designers and suppliers for the WWA Annual Symposium & Trade Show. The WWA Show continues to...
Aquatics

October 28, 2024 The 2018 Annual Membership Meeting will attract over 200 industry leaders and feature exceptional networking, Exhibitor Showcase with tabletop displays...
Surfaces

November 1, 2024 Every Fall, Pease Park Conservancy welcomes hundreds of supporters, civic leaders, influencers, neighbors, and friends for an evening celebrating the...
Parks and Recreation

November 7, 2024 Learn the latest athletic, fitness and recreation trends from more than 130 educational sessions and explore hundreds of exhibitors that bring you...
Athletics

November 11, 2024 Deliver compelling guest experiences and build on your success at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018. You'll discover fun, future trends, and the forward...
Amusement Park

November 21, 2024 Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why over 60 million people – nearly one in five Americans – call them home. These...
Health and Safety

November 26, 2024 Contact: Washington Recreation and Park Association - [email protected] or 888-459-0009 https://wrpa.memberclicks.net/certified-playground-...
Playground Construction

November 29, 2024 Forging New Frontiers, the annual conference of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, is the premier injury prevention meeting to foster collaborative...
Health and Safety

December 10, 2024 Human Rights Day is held on 10 December every year, the date the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human...
Health and Safety

January 1, 2025 Inaugurated in 2002, and spearheaded by the Harvard School of Public Health, MENTOR, and the Corporation for National and Community...
School and Education

January 29, 2025 International Puzzle Day is celebrated on January 29. It was created in 1995 by game companies in the United States. On International Puzzle Day,...
Games and Gaming

February 1, 2025 Every February, the school-based health care community celebrates National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month—an opportunity to recognize...
School and Education

February 5, 2025 RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT THE NECESSITY OF UNSTRUCTURED PLAY February 4, 2015, was the first annual Global School Play Day for students in schools...
School and Education

February 9, 2025 9th Annual Mid-Winter Play Day February 10, 2010 1pm-4pm, Volunteers 12pm-5pm Takoma Park Community Center This event is co-sponsored by the...
Games and Gaming

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