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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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Debating the necessity of childhood: why questioning recess is ludicrous

For starters, it’s pretty absurd that I’m actually writing a post on why recess is necessary. Isn’t it obvious that it’s necessary? Turns out, it’s not. 40 percent of school districts in the US have reduced recess time and nearly 7 percent of school districts have eliminated recess altogether. As someone who makes an effort to incorporate playfulness into my own workday routine, I… Read More >

10 School Playground Fundraising Ideas to Get Everyone Involved

When building a playground, it’s important to realize you’re going to need money for more than equipment. Your budget should also account for surfacing, installation, maintenance and more. The price tag can quickly escalate, and of course you don’t want to cut corners. You want to ensure you’re giving children an amazing, inclusive and fun play area to create a lifetime of memories. Playground… Read More >

2016 US Play Coalition conference


The annual US Play Coalition’s Play Conference 2016 took place last month at Clemson University and focused on the importance of outdoor play of all types, including manipulative and nature play. Other central themes of the 2016 conference included redefining play, culture and community. The highly anticipated industry event brought together play researchers, park and recreation professionals, educators, health scientists, landscape architects, business and… Read More >