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Park Spark

Park Spark

By Florida Recreation and Park Association
Park Spark is brought to you by the Florida Recreation and Park Association. Each episode will feature guests in the park and recreation field that will converse about different topics that are relative and timely.
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Episode 5 | Therapeutic Recreation
Lynn Clarke with City of Naples Community Services and Dawn Lewellyn with the Bay Pines VA Healthcare chat about the importance of inclusion in recreation programming, the advantages of having a CTRS on staff, and some personal stories of making a difference in the lives of their citizens. 
October 15, 2021
Episode 4 | Mental Health and Parks and Recreation
On this episode we talk with Pattie Roberts from Port St Lucie, Florida about some unique and important programs that focus on mental health. Pattie shares how her department started these programs and a little about why they are so personal to her. 
August 19, 2021
Episode 3 | All About Esports
Becky Gunter and Alex Koagel, both with Seminole Recreation, sit down to talk about esports and how they have incorporated this inclusive and fun programming into their recreational offerings. 
July 12, 2021
Episode 2 | Meet Brooke and Kyle - FRPA Young Professionals
We sat down with two Young Professionals, fairly new to FRPA, and chatted about why they love their jobs, how they've connected with FRPA, and what makes them look forward to each day.  Meet Brooke Spruell with Haines City Parks and Recreation and Kyle Pryce with Collier County Parks and Recreation.
July 12, 2021
Episode 1 | Jennifer Cirillo | Neelay Bhatt
Join us for our first ever Florida Recreation and Park Association Podcast, 'Park Spark'! Jennifer Cirillo, 2020/21 FRPA President, sits down with Neelay Bhatt, VP and Principal with PROS Consulting, for a discussion on the importance of parks. 
April 6, 2021