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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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 >


Modular Design – Lessons Learned

As the oldest design festival of its kind in the country, DesignPhiladelphia highlights the work of thousands of local designers, architects and creative professionals to demonstrate Philadelphia’s reemergence as a 21st century city shaped by thoughtful design, collaborative business practices and community engagement. On October 13 as part of DesignPhiladelphia, Architect Richard Dattner, FAIA, presented “Modular Design – Lessons Learned” at the Center for… Read More >