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KEEPING THE PLAYGROUND COOL WITH CUSTOM SHADE STRUCTURES

A recent study assessing temperatures on playground equipment performed by Texas Tech Climate Science Center & Arizona State University determined shade structures greatly increase the safety and comfort of the playground equipment as well as the natural and artificial surfaces…

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NRPA CONFERENCE: INCREASING ACCESS TO COMMUNITY RECREATION & PARKS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend children participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day and yet research shows a significant drop in the time children are playing outside. Nearly 70 percent of U.S. children…

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT SURFACING FOR YOUR PLAYGROUND

Shock absorbing protective surfacing around and under the playground has been shown to greatly reduce the likelihood of head injuries to children. ASTM playground surfacing standard testing reveals a significantly smaller amount of head injuries occur when protective, shock-absorbing surfacing…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…