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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 Playgrounds

Making recess a reality at the TEC playground

When The Education Cooperative (TEC) school in East Walpole, Massachusetts, opened in September 2014, educators were faced with a problem: the school had no playground on site. There wasn’t a place for students to enjoy recess and play freely. As a school serving the special education community, administrators needed a playground that was also accessible for all students. With no inclusive playgrounds in the… Read More >

Bringing recess back to school

It’s mid-September and the 2016-2017 school year is in full swing. While that means plenty of classroom time for kids, it also means little time for recess in most districts. Sadly, recess is disappearing in schools throughout the U.S. A shocking 40 percent of school districts have already reduced recess time. What used to be a window allotted for free play is now used… Read More >

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 importance of play in childhood development while highlighting how designers translate play objectives into innovative, extraordinary and outdoor play environments,
Featuring more than 40 pioneering play spaces from around the world, the… Read More >