Archive for Playgrounds

Introducing PlayExplorers™: Early childhood play equipment for ages five and under

playexplorers Introducing PlayExplorers™: Early childhood play equipment for ages five and underWe’re always looking for ways to help little folks laugh, learn, and grow. Crucial development takes place from birth to five years of age, yet the early childhood set is often an …

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First Playground Featuring New Unity Collection Opens at Lincoln Heights Park, North Carolina

photo 1 300x225 First Playground Featuring New Unity Collection Opens at Lincoln Heights Park, North CarolinaA few weeks ago we wrote about our recent experience at the 2014 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Congress and Expo. One of the most rewarding experiences from our participation was …

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Recess – A Continuing Tradition or a Distant Memory?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines recess as time offered daily for child-directed physical activity and play. Many positive outcomes are realized when children participate in recess.

Five key

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NRPA Congress and Expo 2014

The Playworld Systems’ team is back in Lewisburg after a hectic, rewarding and productive few days in Charlotte, North Carolina at the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) Congress and …

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Kids can face off at new hockey-themed playground in Ohio’s Westgate Park

Last month a new playground opened at Westgate Park on the west side of Columbus. The hockey-themed playground was made possible by a $50,000 grant from the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation.

The …

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Project Spotlight: Middletown Elementary School

Students at Maryland’s Middletown Elementary School now have a new playground to call home during recess. The play space is inclusive, meaning it is accessible for all of Middletown’s students, regardless of …

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Inside Design: Rushmore

Photo Rushmore Inside Design: Rushmore

As a playground designer, one of our goals is to capture the spirit of children in the equipment we create. With every structure, we strive to bring something special to the playground: …

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Scientists say unstructured play helps build “a better brain”

Unity Dome inside1 Scientists say unstructured play helps build “a better brain”The benefits of free play extend far beyond increasing muscle strength and endurance.

NPR’s “Morning Edition” last week reported a story highlighting scientific evidence that time spent on the playground rivals that …

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