Playgrounds

What does Playworld have in store for summer 2016? Watch the video now.
4/20/2016 The great people of Busy Bee's Playhouse in Roy, Utah invited Slyde the Playground Hound to come to the Grand opening of their new amazing playground! It had been over ten years that the school did not have playground equipment. The school worked together and raised money for a great cause.
GameTime
GameTime, a leading manufacturer of commercial playground equipment, recently installed a Challenge Course at Walter G. Byers School. Byers is a K-8 school near downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. Like most schools who serve middle school-aged children, Byers faced a student population that was less active once they grew too old for the...
A third grade teacher at a local charter school has received a company’s first ever award to promote child development. Diana Rowland, a third-grade teacher at the Sandhills Theatre Arts Renaissance School in Vass, ordered a set of “Blue Blocks” from Imagination Playground, LLC, a company that has created “a breakthrough play space concept that...
There are more than 16,000 playgrounds in England, but are there enough to serve the 11 million children aged under 15 nationwide? Well, those figures equate to around 690 children to each playground, so there’s clearly a problem here. What are the consequences of a society that doesn’t invest in play?
With the help of KaBOOM! and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Rocky Mount is getting three new playgrounds with much more than just a slide and some swings. Shovels will hit the dirt Saturday when hundreds of volunteers lend a hand to build a new playground at Buck Leonard Park. Parks and Recreation Director Kelvin Yarrell said the last...
ANSONIA — A wooden playground built by volunteers 25 years ago at the Ansonia Nature Center was torn down Tuesday afternoon after a city inspector deemed it a safety hazard. “Children had gotten splinters and although we knew that it was going to be taken down and replaced, the timing of it took us by surprise,’’ said Wendy Sabol, the nature...
As Summer rapidly approaches, many people are dreaming of vacation, summer camp, or just relaxing at the pool. Whatever your summer plans may involve, we’re here to help make them that much more memorable for you and your children; and, the best part: it won’t cost a penny (besides the gas it might take to get you there). We reached out to some...
castle
Play is a critical part of physical, emotional, mental and social development for EVERY child. Especially for children with disabilities, play is therapy – both physical and emotional. On the physical side, children’s muscles need to be exercised just like anyone else’s. And most importantly, on the emotional side, children need to interact and...
Ball playing sports facilities, including community fields, courts and courses, receive the greatest funding, attention, promotional support and real estate in our communities.
playground at Earl M. Lawson Elementary in Leavenworth
Tim McNamara, CPSI, ABCreative Playground Renovation Addresses All Abilities of the Children After 15 years, the aging post and platform playground at Earl M. Lawson Elementary in Leavenworth, KS, had outlived its usefulness. Parts were becoming hard to find and with the school being the home for the district’s Functional Life Skills program,...
The opening of the outdoor play area coincides with new child admission charges to the castle and gardens.
Imagination Station Arson
TROUTDALE, Ore. (KOIN) — An intentionally set fire destroyed the Imagination Station playground in Troutdale Saturday morning, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
Amsterdam’s Wild West
Ed's note - I'm a fan of Glasgow-based City of Play. I'm a sucker for cable spools and other playcycled materials. Though I'm born and bred in Canada, my roots are from Scotland's west coast. Having had the good fortune to visit and stay with family on several occasions as a young boy, I have a soft spot for the places along the River Clyde where...
Lets Play
KaBOOM! has teamed up with Let's Play to award $20,000 playground equipment grants to 5 communities. Let's Play is an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple Group to provide kids and families with the tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority.
One Thousand Playgrounds
On January 25th, 2016, the Playground Ideas community reached its 1,000th playground. What started with a small band of volunteers building playgrounds along the Thai/Burma border in 2007 has grown into a global network of play advocates.
Freedom Park
By Seth Nidever- Public criticism of changes to the handicapped-accessible playground at Freedom Park dominated the Hanford City Council meeting this week. Nine people stood up during the public comment period to say that the rubberized, cushioned surface around the playground equipment should remain rather than be replaced by cheaper wood chips...
A slide at Richmond's Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment. (Photo: City of Richmond)
Danger lurks in many places at the Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment in Richmond, B.C. The so-called "million dollar playground" in the Vancouver suburb has a 10-metre-tall treehouse, a twisting slide, and 35-metre-long ziplines. There are plenty of opportunities for kids to fall and hurt themselves — and one neighbouring community likes...
Playcore
Mara Kaplan- Building a community inclusive playground takes a lot of people, knowledge and funds. The idea often starts with a group of dedicated volunteers and their first step is research. They want to know what is already out there, how to raise money, how to select a site, all of that before they even get to how to make it inclusive.
Constitution Gardens Park
Constitution Gardens celebrates the past, present and future of Gaithersburg with unique interactive play spaces that have been inspired by the cultural, economic and natural history of the area.

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