The 2016 San Joaquin Valley Parks Summit will bring together people from across the Valley and State to promote efforts toward developing, maintaining and supporting park and recreation development in Valley communities.
1. Advocate. Bring together a diverse group of interested partners and stakeholders from across the Valley and State to bolster advocacy efforts toward developing, maintaining, and supporting park and recreation development in Valley communities.
2. Educate. Educate partners and stakeholders on the challenges and opportunities faced in park and recreation development as individual communities and as a region.
3. Build Capacity and Collaboration. Increase the quality of collaboration and partnerships across and within stakeholder groups to build traction for park and recreation development improvement.
Who Should Attend
Public Parks and Recreation Professionals
Elected and Appointed Officials
Community Groups and Advocates
Elevate the issue of park development, quality, and quantity and its link to other issues-planning, economic development, health, and sustainable development.
Increased awareness of the complexity of park development, particular park conditions, and climates in the San Joaquin Valley; a clearer sense of purpose and activity of park professionals.
Education on diversity of existing funding strategic opportunities, to eventually have more resources going toward improving park development.
100-150 attendees will leave feeling motivated and optimistic about existing opportunities to improve the quality and quantity of parks in their communities.
Identification of best practices, initiatives, or efforts that can be replicated or bolstered.