We are pleased to offer continuing education credits from the International Association for Continuous Education and Training (IACET) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System™ (LA CES) to parks and recreation professionals and landscape architects.
Browse the available sessions* below, then contact us to schedule one that best fits your needs. Continuing education sessions may not be available in all geographical regions.
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Level 100 Course
Spray parks are a fast growing amenity to park and recreation departments. This session will present ideas on the process of installing a spray park and the intricate details of design, budgeting, site amenities, water source, codes, bidding, construction and maintenance. Presenters will describe the analytical process of designing for sustaining the environment and explain the maintenance requirements of the surface, water source and features.
Level 200 Courses
Communities across the country are adding spray and splash parks, and are focused on using universal design practices to welcome people of all ages and abilities. This session will examine the best practice recommendations for designing inclusive spray parks including placement of site amenities and spray features to embrace inclusive, team and group spray play. Discussions will focus on the safety, accessibility, and mechanical considerations that factor into a successful spray play environment, and share safety issues to discuss with local inspectors.
Designing a Safe Spray Park
Spray parks are quickly becoming a popular amenity for park and recreation departments. The session highlight spray park features that meet Certified Playground Safety Standards and ASTM Standards, debate the various types of surface materials that can be used, and discuss sources of water supply and how each can prevent water-borne illnesses. Session leaders will also discuss whether or not the Model Aquatics Health Code recommendations are relevant to specific projects.
Attendance at pools are dwindling and can be revived by adding a spray park on the deck, the surrounding area or by adding features in the water. This session will present ideas on the process of adding, expanding or refurbishing spray features, as well as cover replacing a wading pool with a spray park. Participants will learn about the entire process from research to design to construction.
The spray park industry is changing at a rapid pace. This session will present ideas on what spray parks will look like in years to come as they evolve to be more inclusive and encourage group play. Presenters will share how lighting, sound and new technologies will help spray park planners create a dramatic play space that becomes a destination for communities.
Contact us to sign up for a CEU session!