November Webinar: Making New Places for Play: Joint Use Agreements Between Schools and Parks

With limited and sometimes diminishing resources, communities across the nation are challenged to provide children and adults with opportunities for physical activity. Joint-use agreements that allow the shared use of school and park facilities are enabling communities to meet this challenge both during and after school hours. This informative webinar, presented in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, will examine how joint-use agreements can be negotiated to allow the shared use of school recreational facilities, parks, and community recreation centers. The benefits of these agreements include reduced costs, provision of better services to the public, and increased access to new recreational and physical activity opportunities for all ages.

Our webinar speakers will provide an overview of national trends in developing joint-use agreements, discuss how the California Department of Health is promoting joint-use through a mini-grant program, and show how joint-use agreements developed in the City of Los Angeles offer lessons for any school system or parks agency contemplating joint-use agreements of their own.


Rich Dolesh, Chief of Public Policy, National Recreation and Park Association
Joanne Gooley, MA, RD, Physical Activity Specialist, California Project LEAN, California Department of Health
Michael Shull, Superintendent of Planning and Construction, Department of Recreation and Parks, City of Los Angeles

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
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This webinar is part of the SRTS Coaching Action Network Webinar Series, developed by America Walks and the National Center for Safe Routes to School. For more information please contact Michelle Gulley at

Upcoming webinar

Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 1-2 p.m. EDT
Topic: Top 10 Engineering Issues with Safe Routes to School

Archived Webinar: Personal Security and Safe Routes to School

View an archived, on-demand version of the October webinar, entitled Personal Security and Safe Routes to School, here:

Concerns about children's personal security on the way to school presented by:

Tobin Scipione, M.I.I.M., Principal/Owner, Scipione Consulting
Ellen R. Schmidt, MS, OT, Assistant Director, Children's Safety Network, National Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Center, Education Development Center
Jennifer Swickard Mallo, Swansfield Elementary School, Parent and PTA President.