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Making recess a reality at the TEC playground

dsc_9553When The Education Cooperative (TEC) school in East Walpole, Massachusetts, opened in September 2014, educators were faced with a problem: the school had no playground on site. There wasn’t a place for …

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Extraordinary Playscapes coming to Portland

Extraordinary Playscapes, an exciting exhibition by the Design Museum Foundation and sponsored by Playworld, will soon open in Portland, Oregon at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). The exhibition explores the …

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Parks Build Community in St. Louis

PHOTO - BRANCH OUT - 01 - MOBILEIn 2009, the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) launched Parks Build Community to draw attention to the core functions that America’s parks play in revitalizing underserved urban areas. Today, Parks Build …

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Three years later: play pays at Crystal Cove

crystal-coveHousing complexes often include a variety of amenities meant to attract new tenants and retain existing ones. From pools and gyms to gaming rooms and clubhouses, many developers look to provide residents …

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Finalists announced in KaBOOM!’s Play Everywhere Challenge

In May we told you about KaBOOM!’s Play Everywhere Challenge (PEC), a national competition that will award innovative, replicable ideas in city redevelopment and design that make play easy, available and fun …

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Sustainability: embracing the new eco-system in the housing industry

playgroundGoing green isn’t just good for the environment; it also is good for business, as many residents are interested in living in a community that upholds environmentally sound practices.

Decades ago, such …

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New Jersey nursery school updates playground with Playworld equipment

playworld prospect-minWhen Dana Cavanaugh recently became the director at Prospect Cooperative Nursery School, she strongly felt the Maplewood, New Jersey, facility was in need of new, versatile playground equipment that helped young children …

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Recess makes kids smarter

Shwetha Ramani is a freelance communications professional who grew up in India and is now exploring the world of PR on the other side of the world, in the U.S. She lives

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