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Did you know that play is essential for children’s physical, emotional, and social development? Play is also a child’s right according to the United Nations.
A Play Declaration is a formal, signed commitment for communities or municipalities to share a vision for play. This commitment is created and supported by organizations within the community or municipality.
To learn more about how to create a Play Declaration check out this series of tools:
These ‘how to’ guides are intended to help municipalities and organizations improve play in their communities. They are based on the experiences of The City of Calgary who, since 2016, facilitated the creation, signing, and ongoing appraisal of the Calgary Play Charter as well as the development and implementation of a Mobile Adventure Playground.
The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association would like to acknowledge the First Nations, the Métis, and all of the people across Alberta who share a history and a deep connection with this land. We dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.