PlayCore and Hitchcock Design present Nature Play Symposium with Unique Professional Development Opportunity

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Learn to Effectively Advocate for Nature Play Environments

PlayCore is proud to partner with the award-winning Hitchcock Design Group, one of the largest planning and landscape architecture firms in Illinois, to provide a complimentary Nature Play Symposium focused on infusing nature into the everyday spaces of childhood. The event will be held in Burr Ridge, IL, on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Burr Ridge Community Center located in Harvester Park. The event will include sessions on topics that address research-based, design best practices for creating nature play environments, showcase case examples, and offer workshop activities to discuss challenges, explore design ideas, and offer tips to advocate for your next project.

The Burr Ridge Park District will host the event designed for professionals in the fields of park and recreation, landscape architecture, and education. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. after a park tour. Sponsored by Hitchcock Design Group, Cunningham Recreation, and GameTime, sessions will be led by Lisa Moore, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategic Services, from PlayCore’s Center for Professional Development, Andy Howard, Senior Associate and Project Designer of Hitchcock Design Group, and Eric F. Hornig, Principal of Hitchcock Design Group. The session presented by Lisa Moore will offer continuing education units for professionals, and the agenda is promises to be interactive, informative, and educational. Lunch, CEU certificates, and educational resources will be provided.

To register for the event or for additional information, please visit

For information on how to bring PlayCore’s leading Educational Symposiums to your professional network, or to review a list of available session topics, go to

About PlayCore
PlayCore helps build stronger communities around the world by advancing play through research, education, and partnerships. The company infuses this learning into its complete family of brands. PlayCore combines best in class planning and education programs with the most comprehensive array of recreation products available to create play solutions that match the unique needs of the each community they serve. Learn more at

About Hitchcock Design Group
Hitchcock Design Group employs a sustainable approach to our work by creating places that are memorable, attractive, functional, maintainable, and environmentally sound, as well as cost-effective. Our goal is to increase the value of our clients’ land resources in ways that advance their missions and improve their communities. We are proud of the long-term relationships we have developed with our clients through creative and responsive advocacy and are pleased to share these success stories and insights through many presentations and publications. Learn more at

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