4 Outdoor Trends in Fitness

Everyone knows that spending time outdoors is better for you than vegging out on the couch. Kids and adults who spend more time outside see benefits to both their physical and mental health. With spring right around the corner, there’s no reason to be cooped up in the...

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Is Poured-in-Place Rubber Safety Surfacing Actually Safe?

You probably already know that poured-in-place (PIP) rubber surfacing is the most popular playground surface choice for city parks and school playgrounds. The reasons are many. PIP safety surfacing gives you color, designs and theme options that are eye-catching (to...

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Designing a Playground for Children Who Are Blind

The Chicago Lighthouse is a world-renowned social service organization that serves the blind, visually impaired, disabled, and veteran communities. The Chicago Lighthouse wanted a safe, resilient, durable surface for their children’s solarium/play area, which was...

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Trike Paths Give Kids Safe Avenue to Explore

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. Even if...

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Danger or Risk? Do You Know the Difference?

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...

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Renovating Your Playground on a Budget – Part 2

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. Funding shouldn’t be a barrier in order to provide kids with a quality play space. But let’s be...

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Renovating Your Playground on a Budget – Part 1

No Fault Safety Surface installed for Arkansas Children’s Hospital Playground in Little Rock, AR This post is the first of a two-part series on renovating playgrounds on a tight budget. It addresses the need for planning. Part 2 will examine a number of ways to fund...

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