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Can a small playground encourage inclusive play?

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Almost every inclusive playground I have ever seen is huge.  The new playground in Auburn, Wash. is 32,000 square feet and cost more than $300,000.    …

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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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Haiti: Day 5

By Julie Rearick

The ribbon-cutting is today at 10:00 am, but we left at our normal time of 7 a.m., so we could decorate the playground with balloons and ribbons.  Families stood …

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Haiti: Day 4

By Julie Rearick

We left the hotel at our usual time of 7:00 a.m. knowing we had two things to get done today: anchor the playground and haul gravel for surfacing.  We …

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Haiti: Day 3

By Julie Rearick

Today was a day of significant accomplishments, with the team digging more than 50 holes.

We mixed and poured concrete assembly-style like my good friends at KaBOOM!  Our playground …

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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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