Archive for Playgrounds

Are parks important places?

Last week, Barbara Tulipane, CEO of the National Recreation and Park Association, said in an email:

“Parks are often the first to be cut when state and local politicians are faced …

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Risk vs. Reward

climber green 300x231 Risk vs. RewardEvery year it seems more and more safety measures are imposed to ensure our children are safe.  In fact, the belief that kids will glide through childhood unscathed is becoming standard.  Younger …

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Multi-generational play proves popular abroad

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Throughout my career, I’ve had the pleasure of traveling to many different places.  A common thread among my trips is that almost every city I’ve visited has a large park with playgrounds, …

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First Days in Haiti

Day one:  The only way to describe my first day in Carrefour is pure disbelief.    From the moment I stepped off the plane, everything changed.  The airport was chaotic and it …

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Bringing the Benefits of Play to Carrefour, Haiti

HAITIM1 300x228 Bringing the Benefits of Play to Carrefour, Haiti As I pack my things for my trip to Carrefour, Haiti, I realize this is not going to be a typical tropical getaway filled with swimming and naps on the beach.  Today, …

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Playworld Systems Helps KaBOOM! Celebrate Major Milestone

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It’s not every day that one gets the chance to see our nation’s first lady in person.  Playworld Systems’ chairman Dale Miller did just that last week as he, along with hundreds …

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I Bought a Copy Did You?

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Last week, Darell Hammond, CEO of KaBOOM! released his much anticipated book: KaBOOM!: How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play. I got my copy on Thursday and had it finished …

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How Safe is Too Safe?

girl on monkey bars 198x300 How Safe is Too Safe?This week is 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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