Sports Facilities Into Eco-Friendly Community Spaces

Includes a Live Event on 05/13/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

While athletic fields don’t always seem like they would offer much potential for increased sustainability, this session will provide attendees with an enhanced understanding of ways to transform sports facilities into eco-friendly community spaces. Spotlighting methods like organic land management and integrated pest management, this webinar will focus on ways park and recreation professionals can take action to make play areas — including youth sports fields and facilities — more conservation friendly.

Learning Objectives 
Following this session, learners will be able to: 
1. Understand the ways climate-resilience and youth sports intersect — and how to balance these two seemingly competing priorities.
2. Harness the power of athletic facilities and open play spaces to boost community sustainability efforts and connect residents to nature. 

This session is eligible for 0.1 CEU.

NRPA Education online learning content is accessible for 180 days from the date of your registration. The learning content is available for registration for one year from the date of origination.

Patti Bakker

Manager | Green Seattle Partnership, Wildlife, IPM

Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation

Patti is Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Manager for the Green Seattle Partnership, Wildlife and IPM programs. She has been with the City for almost five years and has been working toward protection and restoration of habitats and species for 28 years, including work with local, state and federal agencies as well as large and small non-profit organizations.

Todd Burley

Sustainability Advisor

Seattle Parks and Recreation

Jay Rood

Senior Capital Projects Coordinator

Seattle Parks and Recreation

Jay Rood has been with the City of Seattle’s Park and Recreation Department for 6 years working as a project manager – stewarding projects from programming/funding, design development, community engagement, permitting, bidding, construction thru to close-out and opening celebration. Some of the CIP projects Jay has managed have been all season multi-sports uses artificial/synthetic turf playfields with lights – both new installations (2) as well as replacements (9). Jay has been in both private practice and public service since 1975 – working as a licensed landscape architect (Oregon, Washington & Alaska), urban designer/planner, and construction manager. 

Components visible upon registration.