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The fundamentals of excellent play design

playdesign 1024x402 The fundamentals of excellent play design

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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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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The erosion of community play

I just read an insightful piece in The Guardian titled “Children in our towns and cities are being robbed of safe places to play.” The author argues that we fail to consider …

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Keeping the playground entertaining

Playgrounds and outdoor play equipment can provide children with fun, fresh air and exercise all year round, but how can you keep the playground exciting during repeat visits throughout the summer?

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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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Site amenities can enhance the playground experience for everyone

How many times have you brought your child to the playground and found the only place to sit was on an uncomfortable bench placed directly in the sun with poor visibility of …

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Driven to distraction

Following a period of decline, non-fatal injuries among children five years old and younger are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that between 2001 and 2010, the …

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