This is the second post of the two-part series on renovating playgrounds on a tight budget. It looks at a number of ways to find the funds necessary to make improvements.
A top priority for those of us who create industry-leading playground safety surfacing is minimizing the risk of injury. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t understand the importance of active, adventurous playtime that allows kids to challenge themselves, discover their physical abilities, and develop their self-confidence.
According to National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) figures, local governments spend about $76 per resident on park and recreation services each year. Talk about return on investment! Whether maintaining an existing park or building an innovative new playground from the ground up, parks and recreation administrators deliver a tremendous service for a relatively small cost.
If your community is planning, building, or renovating a playground, chances are there’s a big gap between your vision and what your budget will allow. Don’t despair! You may be eligible for grants you aren’t even aware of. There are also community fundraising opportunities that anyone with a little time, effort, and perseverance can leverage to turn that dream playground into a reality.
No Fault Sport Group is proud to have been selected to install the surfacing for The Louisiana Governor’s Mansion’s combined tennis/basketball court. We completed the high-profile job in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in May 2017, and the results were outstanding (if we say so ourselves)!
Tricycles are a great way for toddlers to explore the world around them. However, neighborhood sidewalks aren’t usually the safest place for small kids and their tricycles. Driveways in front of our homes don’t often give kids enough space to discover either.
When it comes to providing safe play opportunities for both disabled and non-disabled children, not all playgrounds are created equal.
You wouldn’t be alone if you thought play areas that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are "good enough,” or if you believed "accessible” playgrounds and "inclusive” playgrounds are the same thing.
Parkway School is a Kindergarten through 3rd grade school in the Glendale Riverhills School District, which is located in a suburb of Milwaukee, WI. The PTO and school staff have been working hard fundraising for a few years for their new playground. Inclusivity and fun for all was top priority on their list of needs, making quality unitary rubber surfacing a must. No Fault partnered with Northland Recreation to make their playground dream a reality!
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says about 200,000 U.S. children end up in hospital emergency rooms every year due to injuries sustained on the playground, most of which are caused by falls, particularly from climbing equipment.
If you’re designing a playground or park play area, your job is to maximize your budget and provide a safe and fun space for kids. Whether you work for a school or municipal parks department, you want to make your school or park a better place for years to come.
The Brentwood Union School District (BUSD) in Northern California recently upgraded two of their elementary school playgrounds with No Fault PlaySafe 50 Turf along with Miracle Playsystems and Miracle Recreation play equipment.
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