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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Archive for Empower Playgrounds

Reopening of Philadelphia’s Conestoga Community Playground

Last week, children in one West Philadelphia neighborhood received an early holiday present – a new playground. A ribbon-cutting ceremony helped mark the occasion, complete with a performance by the Conestoga Angels Drum Team and remarks from city officials. The grand reopening of Conestoga Community Playground marked the completion of the first phase of a multi-partner effort to completely rebuild the once dilapidated neighborhood… Read More >

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. The playground, Gateway to Laugher, was a community project initiated by Aimee Ford, a recipient of Benedictine University’s Arthur J. Schmitt Future Leaders Scholarship. Under Ford’s guidance, a Benedictine support committee was… Read More >

2017 School Trends: Child vs. Society

Teachers 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 budget cuts, legislature, and even parental concerns, education and childcare has largely remained the same. Now, society is seeing the effects firsthand—as many young adults entering the workforce struggle with decision-making, leadership,… Read More >