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Making parks relevant

parksOne of the places that American parks began was cemeteries in the 1830s, where families would go to be closer to their deceased relatives. Since then, parks have ridden waves of prosperity …

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How to build a playground in 10 easy steps

Playworld playgroundIt’s exciting learning to do something you know you’ll do again and again … like cooking a favorite meal or wakeboarding … but how often will you build a playground?  For some, …

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Play pays in your residential community

By Jeanne Bernt

Playgrounds can help attract and keep tenants in your units, helping to maintain steady income. From concept and design to materials and finish, playgrounds are built to provide value, …

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The great summer playground challenge is on

No matter who you are, what you do, what industry you’re part of, if you have kids, are around kids, or are a big kid at heart, you undoubtedly have visited a …

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Architecture students join effort to save play in Philly

by Missy Benson

I recently had the opportunity to bring attention to a proposed play space for an elementary school designed by recent graduates from the Philadelphia University’s College of Architecture and …

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Parks + Real Estate = Increasing Value

We all know the benefits of getting outside: social, spiritual, physical, psychological … but did you know parks help raise property values in addition to spirits?

Parks unite communities and encourage residents …

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Safe playgrounds in multi-family communities

Playworld playground - apartments in Las Vegas, NevadaLast month we observed National Playground Safety Week. While most people picture playgrounds being in schoolyards or parks … a playground is anywhere there is play equipment, including apartment complexes. Regardless …

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National Physical Education & Sport Week

I passed a middle school softball game on my way home recently. Many of the players were carrying extra weight that seemed to be no problem at the plate, from where they …

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