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Knowledge is power, and knowledge not shared is knowledge wasted. The purpose of this blog is to share the wealth of knowledge that we have gained over our tenure in the playground and recreation industry. This blog covers a variety of topics that vary from installation of commercial playground equipment, shade and surfacing and other technical writings, to the impact of play on child development.

The whole world benefits when children play. Play aids in the development of not only children but communities and society at large. Children that play and grow together on the playground are better prepared later in life to deal with challenges and social interactions. This simple act of playing, while it may seem basic is worthy of additional thought and study; it is truly one of the most important activities in human development and to promote play is to promote a better world. Our mission is to help promote play and child development by providing the best playground and recreational products and services to our community at affordable prices. We hope that this blog and the information in it helps you to learn more about the importance of play and the industry.

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BENEFITS OF HAVING A COMMERCIAL PLAYGROUND NEAR YOU

Planning to install a commercial playground in your outdoor space this year? Get ready for increased physical activity, social interaction and more! Mounting research demonstrates outdoor play helps children achieve essential developmental milestones. Post installation, communities report a stronger sense…

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BOOSTING AWARENESS OF SUN EXPOSURE ON THE PLAYGROUND

Play longer with shades for playgrounds and other outdoor spaces. When it comes to shades for playgrounds and other outdoor spaces, there are a wide variety to choose from. Shades for playgrounds protect equipment from the sun, greatly reducing the…

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ANNOUNCING OUR 2019 TRIPLE PLAY GIVEAWAY WINNERS

This year marks Pro Playgrounds ten-year anniversary. In an effort to say thank you to the communities that have contributed to our growth and success we raffled off three of our most popular play items. The results are in, and…

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PLAYGROUND FLOORING

The installation of shock absorbent playground flooring has proven to greatly reduce the number of ER visits in children. Critical areas include high impact zones such as slide exits, monkey bars & zip line areas.   The U.S. Consumer Product…

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KEY ELEMENTS TO LOOK FOR WHEN HUNTING FOR PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

When searching for the ideal playground equipment for sale, be sure to check for a few key elements, like compliance with ASTM & Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) safety standards, before you make a purchase.   Playground Safety   ASTM…

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3 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A PLAYGROUND ON YOUR NEXT VACATION

  Surveys reveal higher satisfaction among family guests at hotels and resorts with playgrounds versus those without. This is likely due to the fact that children behave better when physically active. And let’s face it, the better behaved the child,…

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PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT BOOSTS MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN

A recent study analyzing obesity risks in children found the placement of playground equipment in the childcare setting had an overwhelmingly positive outcome on both child health and development. Post installation, children spent a significantly higher amount of time participating…

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PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT INSTALLERS OFFER TIPS TO BEST CREATE RECREATIONAL SPACE

Best create your recreational space from behind the scenes with expert industry insight. The playground equipment installers at Pro Playgrounds have successfully built hundreds of playgrounds and other recreational spaces across the United States from the ground up. Projects include…