Playground and Recreational Blog

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IPEMA CERTIFIED PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT KEEPS CHILDREN SAFE AT PLAY

Looking to install a playground at your facility? IPEMA certified playground equipment ensures compliance with ASTM standards, so you can rest assured children are safe at play. IPEMA resources include tips to choose the right surfacing for your playground, a…

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EXPLORING THE MENTAL BENEFITS OF PLAYGROUNDS

The physical benefits of playgrounds are widely recognized, but what about the mental benefits? Regular physical outdoor activity has been associated with better attention span, improved energy, elevated social skills and more. Parents can get children off to a healthy…

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CUSTOM PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT BUILT TO BEST FIT YOUR RECREATIONAL NEEDS

Not all recreational projects are cut and dry. Unique factors such as the condition of existing equipment, location and age appropriateness greatly impact the scope of any project. Fortunately, playground consulting services with licensed industry professionals can help you choose…

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BENEFITS OF HAVING A PLAYGROUND IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Parks and community playgrounds are vital to community togetherness, physical health and social well-being. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) highlights the benefits of well-planned parks, including the health, economic, environmental and social benefits. According to an analysis of…

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PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT ENCOURAGES UNSTRUCTURED, ACTIVE PLAY

Children develop spatial awareness and gross motor skills through the cause and effect experiences of active play. Major milestones take place on playground equipment including the early development of Balancing skills Motor skills Muscle strength and Coordination     North…

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WHY YOU NEED TO GET YOUR PLAYGROUND INSPECTED POST HURRICANE

Hurricane Michael crashed into the Florida panhandle packing winds of 155 mph and leaving a path of destruction in its wake. It was the largest storm ever recorded to hit the Florida panhandle. The hurricane made landfall as a category…