This committee will make coalition members and others aware of current and proposed legislation and other actions related to play.
The Summit on the Value of Play has raised critical questions about the challenges that lay before us to educate the public about the importance of free play for all.
Our society has, unfortunately, become fearful and timid about the sometimes-necessary consequences that come with the risks, challenges and immense learning that free play offers. Thus, parents often hesitate to allow their children to experience the valuable life lessons their kids can learn through play.
Public officials have in many cases eliminated these opportunities and facilities in fear of the costs associated with liability litigation.
Our committee and the coalition will provide you with information that we hope you will circulate, when appropriate, to your members and colleagues and take appropriate action. It is critical today that we experience play and reap the developmental rewards that it offers.
- Rich Dolesh, NRPA, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ken Kutska, International Playground Safety Institute, email@example.com