Archive for Park & Rec

Reasons we love play

Friday is Valentine’s Day. In honor of the day of love, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 reasons we love play.

Unstructured outdoor play:
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o Gets kids off of the …

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Playtime at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair

3 150x150 Playtime at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair

Thank goodness the Stormtrooper won his NEOS game, otherwise we could have all ended up on the Dark Side.

I’m a member of the Playworld Systems public relations team and I recently …

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Baby, it’s cold outside but that’s no reason to skip play

cold Baby, it’s cold outside but that’s no reason to skip play

Children should play outside every day, even in winter. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day for children ages 5 and up. …

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Inclusive Play Design Specialist spotlight

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Erin Starr from Children’s Playstructures and Recreation

Tell us about how you used the Inclusive Play Design Guide (IPDG) to your advantageI was able to bring the IPDG to a …

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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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Taking your workout outside

Warmer weather means more time spent outside. So why not trade the gym for a fresh-air fitness system?

Playworld Systems’ ENERGI is an outdoor, total body fitness system designed for ages 13 …

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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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