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Playground surprise for Detroit boy

Can you imagine giving a child a full-size playground for their birthday and witnessing the joy and satisfaction associated with such a gift?  Recently, I had the opportunity to do just that.  …

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Recess at Playworld Systems

Recess is a great time for everyone, not just children, to get outside and play. A few days ago Playworld Systems’ employees, their families, and retirees had the opportunity to take a …

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Retired NFL player Andy Russell stops by Playworld Systems

Last week former Pittsburgh Steeler linebacker Andy Russell visited Playworld Systems’ headquarters to discuss the importance of economic education and fueling economic growth throughout Pennsylvania.

The event at Playworld Systems was part …

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Unlocking school playgrounds: A key to reducing childhood obesity?

locked playground Unlocking school playgrounds: A key to reducing childhood obesity?  Many communities throughout the United States lack outdoor play space. The shortage of safe, age appropriate, and appealing play spaces available to American children is shocking. For example, in Baltimore four recreation

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Free Resource for Creating Inclusive Play Spaces

Developing an incluiped logo Free Resource for Creating Inclusive Play Spaces sive playground is not an easy task.  Playworld Systems recently released a must-have resource for people interested in developing an inclusive playground.  The new Inclusive Play Design Guide

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Play for all

Visit almost any playglifetrail Play for all round and chances are you’ll witness children having fun as they run, climb, spin and swing. What you usually don’t see are adults being equally as active.

As …

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What Are You Willing to Fight For?

Which of the following do you think makes a community desirable?

  • Low crime
  • Excellent schools
  • Health care
  • Parks and recreational opportunities
  • Libraries
  • Lack of pollution
  • Good housing
  • A diversity of jobs and
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