In our 25th episode, we invited you to send us your ideas for future podcast episodes. Lucky for us, Jessica Cannaday, CPRP, Marketing and Communications Manager with Oak Brook Park District, sent in an idea to cover universal recreation. Universal recreation is the philosophy driving Oak Brook Park District – the idea that park and recreation facilities and programs should be open and welcome to all.
In addition to an inclusive family locker room and specialty programming, the department just opened a universal playground last month.
In our conversation, we chat about why universal recreation is important and how it can improve all aspects of parks and recreation.
Resources mentioned in the show:
- Parks for Inclusion: resources to improve equity and inclusion in parks and recreation
- Photos of the universal playground (below)
- Email your ideas or just to say hi – we’ll send you a sticker!