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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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National Park Rx Day

Have you had a healthy dose of the outdoors recently? If not, Park Rx Day is just what the doctor ordered. April 24th marks the first ever National Park Rx Day. Sponsored by the National Park Service, it’s a full 24 hours dedicated to promoting parks, nature and outdoor play in an effort to improve human health. In other words, it is a time… Read More >

Ramona Quimby in 2016

This week iconic children’s book author Beverly Cleary turns 100. For the uninitiated, 91 million copies of her books have been sold since 1950. One of her most famous characters is Ramona Quimby, a feisty child whose upbringing was nothing short of “free range” by today’s standards. In a Washington Post article recognizing the milestone, Cleary said, “I don’t think I joined this century.… Read More >

Driving Empathy – Inclusion on the Playground

In my experience, most parents of children with disabilities are fully accepting of their family. They do not want their children to change, but they do yearn for understanding or empathy from other families. The playground can be designed to make that more likely. If we increase contact between typically-developing children and those with disabilities, they are more likely to understand one another. Six… Read More >