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College kids make play a reality for elementary school students

Students at the John Gates Elementary School in Aurora, Illinois started the 2016-2017 school year with a brand new inclusive playground, thanks to the hard work and dedication of Benedictine University undergraduates.…

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2017 School Trends: Child vs. Society

photo-boyonfirstplay_clarkv_080923_5543_edti_qccTeachers and administrators who’ve been in the field for a while will likely agree that how kids learn and what captures their attention has changed drastically over the years. Yet, due to …

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Four trends for parks & playgrounds in 2017… and beyond

As the new year approaches, you’ll undoubtedly see many lists of projected 2017 trends, from colors and clothing to cars and technology. You might ask yourself, what trends could impact the parks

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Tools to bring master plans to life

As a landscape architect, presenting and selling your ideas is half of the battle. Bring your presentations and master plans to life with help from Playworld’s collection of computer-aided designs that make …

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The house and playground that love built

The Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Danville, Pennsylvania provides a “home away from home” for families of children who are hospitalized or receiving outpatient care at area hospitals. The staff and volunteers …

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Keeping Kids Active: The Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes

together-counts-healthy-playground-makeover-sweepstakesRecent studies suggest children ages 10 to 16 spend only 12.6 minutes per day engaged in some form of physical activity–not anywhere near the 60 minutes suggested by experts. And compared to …

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PlayCubes™ Stay in Boston by Popular Demand

In May 2016, Chinatown Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston became home to the first installation of PlayCubes, equipment introduced in the 1960s by architect Richard Dattner and reintroduced …

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Fighting to make recess a reality

The ever-increasing pressure to cram more instructional time into the school day means students across the country are missing out on recess. And some parents aren’t taking the elimination of unstructured outdoor …

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