2019 PA Urban Parks & Recreation Exchange: Philadelphia

Date & Time:
Wednesday, October 16th
9:15 am – 2:30 pm

Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
100 N Horticultural Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Co-hosted by the Pennsylvania Urban Parks & Recreation Alliance, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and Temple University School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, this gathering of parks & recreation professionals and champions will focus on important issues and solutions surrounding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

Join us for thought-provoking presentations, informative case studies, and discussions with local representatives followed by lunch and a tour of the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center.

Click HERE to view the Agenda

Exchange Speakers & Facilitators Include: 

Dr. Debra Blair, Temple University

Julia HillengasEducation Works

Kathleen Muller, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Kathy Murphy, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Lori Hayes, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, TreePhilly

Mike Piaskowski, Department of Conservation & Natural Resources

Megan Murphy, Inclusion Champion

Orlando AlmontePhiladelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs

Renee Kirby, Temple University

Tami SortmanPhiladelphia Gay Tourism Caucus

Terri Kerwawich, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Walt Mulholland, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Please see below for additional resources:

City Lab
For African Americans, Park Access Is About More Than Just Proximity

Green 2.0 Reports and Resources
The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations
The Challenge
Diversity Derailed
Beyond Diversity: A roadmap to building an inclusive organization
Green 2.0 Resource List by Topic

Koya Education Pioneers
‘From Intention to Action’ Full Report 
‘From Intention to Action’ Audit Checklist Tool

NRPA Reports and Resources
NRPA Parks for Inclusion Report, Guidelines, and Resource Listing
‘Park and Recreation Inclusion’ Full Report

Language Matters
Inclusive Play
Clarifying Terminology

Project Implicit Resources
Implicit Association Tests – Applications for measuring implicit bias

PRPS Reports and Resources
‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ Full Report

If you are interested in attending or seeking more information please email us at [email protected]