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Risk taking play on playground equipment
by: Kenneth S Kutska, CPSI
This month I will discuss an emerging trend in playground equipment standards development. The focus of the hazard based approach is to embrace reasonable foreseeable playground related injuries regardless of what the equipment might be called, what specific category it appears to fit into, or what the equipment looks like. The United Kingdom’s...
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PlayCore
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PlayCore Holdings, Inc. (PlayCore), a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of a broad range of play and recreation products and servicestoday announced the acquisition of Fountain People, Inc. and its aquatic playground division Water Odyssey.
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Project Fit America, STRIVE award sponsored by AIG
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The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) thanks AIG for presenting the 2014 STRIVE Organization of the Year Award. This award recognizes organizations that embrace a "kids first" approach, evidenced by their implementation of recognized best practices and policies that protect kids by promoting responsible health and safety within their...
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Toro Announces ‘Green Spaces Make Great Places’ Grant Program
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Part of what makes a good community great are the green spaces for families, friends, neighbors and community members to enjoy. To help improve outdoor environments like neighborhood parks, playgrounds and other great spaces, Toro has launched “Green Spaces Makes Great Places” (http://bit.ly/GreenSpacesGreatPlaces). This second annual community...
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The Pepper Family Accessible tree-house
by: Mara Kaplan
“Imagine if you could create a world for your children, one that they would never forget...a magical tree house land filled with action, excitement and squeals of delight, a tree house, fueled by make-believe and the imagination of the young or a tree house inviting journeys to far-off lands, yet still safe to explore...Imagine that your children...
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