PHPR Summit 2022

Join us in-person or virtually

PHPR Summit 2022 - The Hybrid Experience

Theme:  For the Sake of Mental Health ~ How built environment, recreation, parks and public health are creating hope, change, and optimism in the midst of a pandemic.

Registration is OPEN  - Register Here! 

Submit an RFP - Click Here!  Due January 21st by Midnight

Friday, March 11, 2021

Beck Recreation Center, Aurora, CO

8:30am - 3:30pm (with healthy happy hour to follow) 

To say these are troubling times for mental health would be an understatement. Throughout the pandemic, “stress”, “anxiety”, “depression”, and “social isolation” have become terms in everyday conversation. Both news and social media regularly report the toll the pandemic has taken on the mental health of children, teens, parents, and older adults – honestly, everyone. The need for emotional and mental support services in our communities has skyrocketed, highlighting gaps in our healthcare system that have left care providers ill-prepared to respond to the demand.

As parks, recreation, public health, and built environment professionals, it is time to return to our social service roots and reimagine our work in service of our communities. We have an opportunity to positively affect mental health through our relationships, programs, facilities, interventions, and policies. Join us for a captivating day of interaction and discussion around the mental health challenges in our communities and the innovative ways we are igniting hope, change and optimism.

Cost: $20 in person, $15 virtual, $5 students (connect with Jo to get a student discount at

We are being sensitive to our changing environment around COVID.  Should we need to pivot to virtual only...we'll let registrants know by March 9th. 

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