Project: Play

@P:HC We think that part of a happy life, is being active.

Some Ideas We're Thinking About:

By connecting the best recreation programs to the public, we make is easier to enjoy the outdoors, learn new skills and uncover new passions. P:HC helps empower under-appreciated recreational organisations and makes it super easy to embrace something you think is interesting, hopefully, it’ll set you on a path to a deeper appreciation and eventual mastery.

In the shifting economy, developing employment and a focus on human skills can help bridge the social transition. At P:HC, we think that recreation shouldn’t be a luxury but a part of personal development and an enriching life, by connecting, coordinating and educating, we think that a healthier life is within reach for everyone.

Play

You need to design where and how you play.

Cities are embracing the changing habits of people and emerging recreational trends, but they need to connect to the public in order to design the spaces that everyone can enjoy. At P:HC, we want to facilitate the conversation in a way that people aren’t just commenting on new installations, they’re creating them and organizing to spark the discussion. The public is the ones using it, so why shouldn’t they design it?

Organised Sports Should be a Community Event

Recreational and Amateur sports leagues are important in fostering a healthy life and a long appreciation for sport, but if your not careful they can be scams. So at P:HC, we believe recreation should be a community created and controlled activity, by sharing information we believe can make a fun experience easy. All the while inspiring the future athletic greats to pursue their sport.

Active jobs, active futures

 

For young people employment can be hard. So At P:HC we see recreation as an opportunity to develop leadership, responsibility and a team mentality while offering young people new job opportunities in their neighbourhoods. win-win-win!

Project: Play = Community + Passion + Opportunity

Why is This Important?

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  • Organised sports increase children’s likelihood to develop health habits; even before adulthood, teens who take part in sports are less likely to smoke, do drugs or abuse alcohol
  • Learning the structure of sports can help children develop self-discipline and an understanding of the requirements successful habit formation that translates into other areas of life; Sports often help children learn that working hard helps them to achieve a goal.
  • Team sports can teach children the value of teamwork and rely on others skills to achieve a shared goal/ outcome. This can develop into understanding and an appreciation of different strengths and weaknesses in a team setting later on in life.
  • In an era of excessive focus on appearance, sports also provide an outlet for children, especially girls, to focus not on what their bodies look like but on what they can do. This has the knock-on benefit of improved body image.
  • Connecting communities to their neighbourhood public spaces can help keep the programmed spaces in-line with the needs of the community and demographic recreational demands thus increasing user ship for the space and quality of life for residents.

Information Sources:

  • http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/En/HealthAZ/HealthandWellness/PhysicalActivitySportsandFitness/Pages/participating-in-organized-sports.aspx
  • http://www.wallacefoundation.org/knowledge-center/Documents/Understanding-Park-Usership.pdf