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Broward Section - Healthy Communities, Parks and Splashpads

  • July 21, 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • KCI Technologies - 1425 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 101 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
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Healthy Communities, Parks and Splashpads

Join the Broward section at KCI Technologies on Thursday, July 21st from 5:30-8:00 pm for a 1 CEC course presented by Vortex on Healthy Communities, Parks, and Splashpads


Recently, the World Health Organization underscored the importance of community parks as they relate to family health. Acknowledging a rise in the obesity epidemic (along with many other chronic diseases), they stressed how a child’s environment significantly determines his or her overall wellbeing.

Are today’s public parks up to the challenge? As demographics, inclusiveness and health concerns evolve, aging facilities need to step up their game to keep communities engaged and active.

With this presentation, we’re exploring effective community infrastructure through the lens of aquatic play. We’ll discover how Splashpads increase park usage, promote inclusion and build social capital that help communities grow and flourish.

To understand the winning recipe, we’ll delve into three tenets:

  1.  Recognizing the critical role and challenges that parks play in promoting a healthy lifestyle for children
  2.  A healthy community means making inclusion a priority: breaking down accessibility, universality design and inclusion
  3.  How Splashpads lead to healthier communities by building Social Capital

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this session, the participants will be able to: 

  • Analyze through different academic studies the factors that contribute to park’s attractiveness and usage.
  • Understand Accessibility, Universal Design and Inclusive Design approaches to Splashpad design.
  •  Apply an inclusive framework to Splashpad design.
  • Understand how Splashpads build social capital and contribute to the welfare of communities.

This course is will provide 1 Continuing Education Credit .

Florida DBPR Course Number: 12045

**Vortex is the course provider and will submit your CE credit. Vortex will collect your LA Number on the day of the course. If you do not complete the sign-in sheet on site, you will not receive credit.**

Thank you to our Sponsor!



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