Play is not a four letter word

Author: Greg Harrison

Play is at the center of everything we do here at Playworld. It’s incorporated into our thoughts, decisions, actions, and creations. We’re constantly making changes.

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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.

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Keeping Kids Active: The Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes

Recent 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 the 1970s, children now spend 50 percent less time in unstructured outdoor activities. During this timeframe, obesity rates among American children have tripled. Sedentary lifestyles contribute to obesity, and the problem has… Read More >

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 by Playworld through an exclusive partnership between Dattner and the brand. Originally planned for a five-month installation, the Greenway Conservancy recently announced that the popular play equipment will now remain after rave reviews… Read More >

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 play during the school day sitting down. Playworld recently caught up with Amy Narvaez, a mom of two and recess advocate. She is the co-founder of “Recess for all Florida Students”, a… Read More >