Links to affiliated groups:

National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people.

American Society of Landscape Architects

Founded in 1899, American Society of Landscape Architects is the professional association for landscape architects, representing some 16,000 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters across North America. The Society’s mission is to lead, to educate and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.

Canadian Parks and Recreation Association

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) is a national organization dedicated to realizing the full potential of parks and recreation as a major contributor to community health and vibrancy.

International Playground Contractors Association

The International Playground Contractors Association is a non-profit trade association that supports the park and playground equipment installation industry.

National Parent-Teacher Association

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education.

National Association for the Education of Young Children

The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) mission is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources. Founded in 1926, NAEYC is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States.

National Child Care Association

The National Child Care Association (NCCA) NCCA is a professional trade association focused on the needs of licensed, private early childhood care and education programs.

National League of Cities

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents.

US Play Coalition

The US Play Coalition is a collective of individuals and organizations that recognize play as a valuable and necessary part of a healthy and productive life.

Member Company Links

PlayCore Center for Professional Development

With more than eight decades of experience, PlayCore is the country’s leading provider of educational play and recreation solutions. They are a learning company, and are collaborators, working to promote community partnership with park and recreation, schools and others looking to provide active recreation spaces that are inventive and imaginative. Building healthy communities is the center of PlayCore’s mission, vision and values, and core to everything they do.

Links to affiliated Safety groups:

ASTM International

ASTM International is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.

ADA Access Board

The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation, communication, medical diagnostic equipment and information technology.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.

National Program for Playground Safety

Since 1995, the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) has been the leader in research, training, and development of S.A.F.E. play areas in the nation! NPPS’ mission is to help the public create safe and developmentally appropriate play environments for children.

New Links to Consider:

Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations dedicated to providing parents and caregivers with practical and proven resources to protect kids from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children in the United States.

Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground is an innovative playground equipment system that transforms any space—schools, children’s museums, parks and recreation, daycare centers, camps, hospitals, churches—into a play space that encourages learning, social development, movement and above all fun.

KaBOOM!

KaBOOM! works to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. They do this by creating great places to play, inspiring communities to promote and support play and driving the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives.

Let’s Play

Let’s Play is a community partnership led by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group to get kids and families to play nationwide. Their goal is to help families achieve healthy living by providing the tools, places and inspiration to make physical activity a daily priority.