Friday, March 05, 2010


Michelle Mathis of GreenWorks will be presenting at the ORPA and OPRD workshop on Natural Play Areas.  The workshop will be held on March 31, 2010 at Silver Falls State Park.

Workshop Description
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) aims to create a participatory design process that will serve as a template of how to design and build for Natural Play Areas. The overarching goal of this program is to aid in the state effort to better connect youth with nature. In addition to building play areas, the design process and model designs will be ‘packaged’ for use by other park providers applying for OPRD land water conservation fund and local grant funding. This workshop will enable participants to learn about the program, discover examples of what a Natural Play Area is, and receive information on how they might apply for grant to build their own Natural Play Areas. It will be of particular interest to county and city government employees as well as play designers, however the workshop has been designed to be of interest to all those interested in the growing phenomenon of Natural play in Oregon.

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