Archive for Playgrounds

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. You might ask yourself, what trends could impact the parks

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Tools to bring master plans to life

As a landscape architect, presenting and selling your ideas is half of the battle. Bring your presentations and master plans to life with help from Playworld’s collection of computer-aided designs that make …

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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 …

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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

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Did you meet us in St. Louis?

The Playworld staff is settling back in after several days at the 2016 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Annual Conference in St. Louis.

nrpa-4They were among thousands of park and recreation …

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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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PlayForm 7 receives prestigious design award

pf7“Alone we are smart. Together we are brilliant.”

That quote, from educator Steven W. Anderson, is one I often share with others. It perfectly captures how I feel about my two-decade career …

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