Archive for Safety

The fundamentals of excellent play design

The fundamentals of play design - Playworld

Budget. Available space. Fall zones and surface requirements. In playground planning, the practical considerations drive a lot of decisions, often taking up the majority of your time and attention. Playworld playground designers …

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Safe playgrounds in multi-family communities

Playworld playground - apartments in Las Vegas, NevadaLast month we observed National Playground Safety Week. While most people picture playgrounds being in schoolyards or parks … a playground is anywhere there is play equipment, including apartment complexes. Regardless …

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2015 National Playground Safety Week

Safety is always important on the playground. You may recall, we previously posted tips to make sure your playground is safe. Since it is National Playground Safety Week, I’d like to discuss …

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Playing it safe with SMARTE®

When planning a new playground, chances are you’ll spend the majority of your time reviewing and selecting equipment. However, it’s important to think about surfacing from the start. Playground surfacing should not …

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Playground safety tips

Playgrounds are exciting places that help fuel the imaginations of kids and adults alike. In fact, they are one of a few areas left that allow children to freely participate in self-directed, …

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Obesity & Outdoor Play

I recently had the opportunity to present on the topic of obesity and outdoor play at the Let’s Move Conference in State College, Penna. The energy in the room was phenomenal, as …

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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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Winterizing kids for outdoor play

With much of the U.S. currently experiencing severely cold temperatures, many families, school administrators and childcare providers are limiting kids’ outdoor activity. During extreme weather conditions, it’s a good idea to keep …

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