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Are Playgrounds Too Safe? I Think Not.

NEOS2 Are Playgrounds Too Safe? I Think Not.

Lately we have been reading about playgrounds that are too safe, too boring, not challenging enough and so on. We even see studies that claim boring playgrounds lead to sedentary kids. We …

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LEEDing the Way with Play

rocky grove1 LEEDing the Way with PlayEven through these economic struggles, when development has slowed to a near standstill in places, one trend remains constant. The number of projects with a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED…

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Boring Playgrounds = Sedentary Kids

Could our societal priorities for young children – safety and school readiness – be hindering children’s physical development?

Recent research published in the February 2012 issue of Pediatrics magazine identified three primary …

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Today’s children – fragile, handle with care?

It’s natural for parentsbubble wrap 22 Today’s children – fragile, handle with care? to worry about their children, but today, some take being protective to extremes. A new reality show aims to help these worried parents give kids back their childhoods.…

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One nation, overweight

Recently,prevalence overweight One nation, overweight the Kansas City Star reported on Cali Ann Denham, an individual who has the cholesterol, high blood pressure and triglycerides of a middle-aged woman. The problem is that Cali is just …

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Landscape architects welcome new Inclusive Play Design Guide

bro1109026 Inclusive Play Design Guide cover2 Landscape architects welcome new Inclusive Play Design GuidePlayworld Systems recently participated in the American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) 2011 annual convention in San Diego. This year’s expo was the largest ever, with the second largest attendance in ASLA …

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NRPA 2011 Annual Convention – WHAT IT MEANS TO BE GREEN

NRPA 2011 A NRPA 2011 Annual Convention – WHAT IT MEANS TO BE GREENThousands of park and recreation professionals gathered last week at the Georgia World Convention Center in Atlanta to learn about new trends and innovative products making an impact in their industry.  The …

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Once Upon a Play Time

Once upon a time, a boy lived in a house at the end of a road. The house was surrounded by fields. The boy rode his

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