Archive for Community

Inclusive Play Design Specialist spotlight

Tell us about how you used the Inclusive Play Design Guide (IPDG) to your advantageI was able to bring the IPDG to a group of landscape architects that work for …

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NRPA board retreat

NRPA NRPA board retreatEarlier this month I was in Houston for the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) Congress and Expo 2013. The NRPA Board invited its partners and vendors to submit responses to five …

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Write to Play contest

In May, Playworld Systems launched its Write to Play contest, marking the first time the company offered people the chance to win something through social media. Contest prizes included commercial playgrounds targeted …

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Seaford Manor School wins new playground

Third time was the charm for Seaford Manor Elementary School, located in Seaford, NY.  After coming in second in two playground contests, the school was recently named the winner of the Together …

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Proof that community park investments pay off

Aeroglider Proof that community park investments pay off Andrew Justin Mowen, associate professor of recreation at Penn State University recently sent me an article from the current issue of  Parks & Recreation (May 2013) magazine.  The  article is co-authored by …

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Assessing a playground

Climber Assessing a playground Assessing a playground to determine if it is inclusive takes a bit of visionary thinking. When I’m on the playground I imagine all the various groups that need to benefit from the …

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Playground Safety Week 2013

April 22-26 marks National Playground Safety Week (NPSW), a time designated by the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) to focus on children’s outdoor play environments and pledge to use good judgment …

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Building a lasting legacy of play in honor of Wayne Anderson

mesa build Building a lasting legacy of play in honor of Wayne Andersonmesa build Building a lasting legacy of play in honor of Wayne AndersonLast week I joined 300 volunteers from Playworld Systems, Arizonans for Children (AFC), organizers from KaBOOM!, and residents of the Mesa community to build a cutting-edge playground that will benefit thousands of …

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