GameTime utilizes best practice programs and educational resources that are developed by experts in the field of play and recreation to create high-quality play and recreation destinations. The design principles, programming and advocacy resources provide specialized guidance to parks, schools, early childhood centers, places of worship, health & wellness facilities and others who want to create recreational spaces that thoughtfully put research into practice.
These evidence-based resources and tools are free to you. Additionally, we can provide professional development and continuing education on a wide variety of topics at no cost.
2Play Together® equips playground programmers and educators with recommendations and activities that promote character development and help children foster friendships through inclusive play.
Developed by PlayCore, the guidebooks help communities engage stakeholders and outline best practices and recommendations for each stage of a playground project: planning, funding, playground design and maintenance.
The 7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design® helps communities create inclusive play environments that break down both physical and social barriers for people of all ages and abilities.
NatureGrounds® provides guidelines for naturalizing play environments by integrating play equipment and the living landscape to infuse nature into the everyday spaces of childhood.
Focusing on functional fitness and the four aspects of a well-rounded workout – aerobic activity, core development, muscle strength and balance and flexibility, the Outdoor Adult Fitness™ guidebook lists the benefits of outdoor exercise for adults and includes best-practice guidelines for designing and promoting an outdoor fitness space in your community.
Pathways for Play® provides guidelines for infusing play into trails and pathways networks to attract more children and families, encourage physical activity and foster family fun!
Authored by playground safety consultants Teri Hendy and Daniel Hendy, of Site Masters, Inc., the Playground Inspection and Maintenance guide helps maximize playground maintenance efforts.
The Power of Urban Play: Unleashing the Role of Play Environments as Community Assets is a national report that reflects the research and viewpoints of urban park and recreation leaders from across the country.