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Center for Outreach, Research, & Education

At the CORE of impactful community outcomes

Sharing Knowledge & Turning Research Into Practice™

Our parent company, PlayCore, is committed to researching and advocating for play and recreation to create a healthier, happier society.


Their values can be described within the acronym CORE (Center for Outreach, Research, and Education), which is further divided into four holistic categories (Research Institute, Resource Library, Professional Development Hub, Data Service Lab).

Scholarly Knowledge

CORE’s Research Institute is comprised of leading experts that investigate, discover, and translate informtion.

Best Practice Resources

CORE’s Resource Library is a collection of evidence-based publications that cover a wide range of topics in the field of parks and recreation.

Collaborations with Scholars and Leaders

CORE’s Professional Development Hub offers learning opportunities where professionals can earn CEUs through a variety of different learning experiences.

Outcomes-based Reporting

PlayCore helps communities report outcomes through their National Demonstration Program.