Playground and Recreational Blog

TIPS TO BEST COMPLY WITH CPSC & ASTM PLAYGROUND SAFETY REGULATIONS

Did you know over 200,000 children visit the hospital each year with playground related injuries? In an effort to greatly reduce this number, both Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and ASTM International playground safety regulations have been put in place….

KIDS WITH DISABILITIES PLAY SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH THEIR PEERS

Mounting evidence demonstrates the importance of outside play on child development, particularly on gross and fine motor skills. That goes for all children, with or without disabilities. That being said, children with special needs may have conditions that impact their…

THE POSITIVE IMPACT OF OUTSIDE PLAY

Outside play encourages healthy brain development in children, including spatial awareness, motor skills, dexterity and balance. In recent years, the United States has seen an overwhelming decrease in the amount of time children spend playing outside. With a rise in…

Kids coloring on poured in place surfacing.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

Playground Assessment Do a quick assessment on the needs that are required for your playground. Learn what ADA requirements, licensing, and safety guidelines are required. Is your playground for a park, a school, church, commercial area, or residential? Knowing these…

Children playing on a commercial net climber.

MOBILE ALABAMA QUICK SHIP PLAYGROUND CHURCH PROJECT

We had the pleasure of providing a turnkey project that featured two commercial playground systems, arch post swing set, wood mulch with border timbers for the Rock of Mobile school in Theodore, AL. Both play systems were two of our…

PLAYGROUND SURFACING MAINTENANCE

Safety surfacing is one of the most significant aspects of your playground. It not only gives kids something for them to play on but also keeps them safe from getting major injuries. This is why it is important to make…

Dog park.

THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY FOR YOUR DOG

Those of us who have kids know that it is important to give our children time to play and explore and what happens if they don’t get that time.¬†This is the same for our furry friends. It may be hard…

TIPS FOR FINDING THE RIGHT SHADE

Summer months can be brutal on playgrounds and kids when the sun is constantly beaming down on them. The sun tends to make the playground equipment hotter which makes it hard for kids to play on when it’s a nice…