Introducing PlayCore’s Center for Outreach, Research & Education

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Center helps communities turn research into practice to positively impact play and recreation outcomes

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PlayCore's CORE turns research into best practice environments

PlayCore believes that play and recreation are essential for a healthier, happier society
and critical to improving the quality of life for diverse individuals, families, and
communities. Play and recreation transforms lives and builds communities.
To better represent the spectrum of work, extensive research, network of scholars that informs their work, and the robust library of resources offered in the study of play and recreation, PlayCore is happy to announce the rebranding of their Center for Professional Development as the Center for Outreach, Research & Education (CORE).

PlayCore is an information and knowledge resource that positively advances diverse community needs, and CORE perfectly illustrates the focus of their purpose-driven services. The Company’s commitment is to be a trusted resource to help communities turn research into practice in order to positively impact play and recreation outcomes across every community.
PlayCore is passionate about their purpose and committed to investing in research, sharing knowledge, and cultivating community outcomes. Through their work, the company assists communities in advancing the quality of play and recreation spaces through the implementation of research, continuing education, best practice programs, and community advocacy. They have an unequalled network of the world’s foremost scholars to conduct original research and gain insights, then mobilize this research into best practice design guides and activity programs. PlayCore’s scholarly research methodology encompasses a complete approach, from planning to programming, in order to assure quality environments that promote high levels of use and support community health and engagement.

To learn more about PlayCore’s CORE, network of partner scholars, and the work they do to advance play and recreation, please log on to

About PlayCore
PlayCore is a purpose driven Company committed to building stronger communities around the world by advancing play and recreation. The company infuses scholarly learning, through its Center for Outreach, Research, and Education, into its comprehensive family of brands. PlayCore combines best-in-class educational programming with the most comprehensive portfolio of play and recreation products and services to create tailored solutions that match the unique needs of each community served.

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