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Discount Playground Supply, announces the launch of their new web site.
Ding, ding goes the homeroom bell - and just like that, school is back in session! Enter the @TogetherCounts Back-to-School sweepstakes by sharing a back-to-school photo for your chance to win a $50 gift card!
The two-day Playground Maintenance Technician Program (PMT) focuses on practical playground maintenance practices, inspection principles and best practices in making repairs. This program does not focus on play theory or memorizing standards. Course modules explore the maintenance challenges associated with the common materials found in...
With summer winding down and back to school right around the corner, it’s time to begin the age old routine of signing our children up for sports and activities that keep them busy and physically active. For the parents of previous generations this task proved much easier. Gone are the days when kids came home from school, hopped on their bike...
Finding a meaningful source of inspiration is key to maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. A recent poll conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) found that more than half of all Americans are motivated to be more active when watching athletes compete in the Olympics.
When most kids think of a playground, they picture a place where they can let loose, make new friends, exercise, and have fun. It is a place where, no matter the equipment provided, most children can be relatively sure that they are going to thoroughly enjoy themselves.
If you’ve gone for a walk in your neighborhood this month, you may have seen numerous people hunched over their cellphones playing PokémonTM GO— a video game craze that has gotten people off their sofas and back outside.
Discount Playground Supply, in conjunction with Greenville Colorants LLC, announces the release of Maxx Clear H2O
Nearly three years ago my friend Mike Lanza, of Playborhood fame, and I joined forces to find a way to use technology to encourage kids to play outdoors. After considerable research we determined that the best platform was to use the then emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and Bluetooth Low Energy beacons.
This is the fourth in our 7 Elements of Play series, focused on balancing. In general, balancing helps kids build:
Not only is MASSIV the newest attraction at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island in Texas and the world’s tallest water coaster, it has also been outfitted with the latest technology developed by WhiteWater to make the uphill waterslide more economical to operate.
The Fibrex Group is pleased to introduce the first Steora Smart Bench available in the United States, and a business partnership with Include. Steora was invented by Wiz-Kid Innovator Ivan Mrvos of Include j.d.o.o in the Republic of Croatia. Include has developed the most technologically advanced and attractive solar smart bench on the market...
St. Louis, MO – SportsPlay Equipment, Inc., a Missouri headquartered manufacturing firm with plants in St. Louis and Park Hills, MO, announced today that it has acquired the JennSwing® and the Cubby® ADA swing seats from Deanna M. Johnson, the founder, developer and inventor of these well-respected special needs playground products which were...
There are two very opposite views of injury prevention in playgrounds.
By Shwetha Ramani, a freelance communications professional who grew up in India and is now exploring the world of PR on the other side of the world, in the U.S. She lives outside of New York City with her husband.
Sun City Resort by Sun International in South Africa lead the way as one of the world’s first WhiteWater Surf Wave pools. Now almost 25 years later the beautiful resort’s waterpark, Valley of Waves, unveils two new slides including a Boomerango waterslide which plunges from an 18 meter tower. The Boomerango was the first phase of a two part...
We anticipate July wll be bringing the heat. PGP would like to raise awareness of what this month is about to us all! It happens to be Park and Recreation month and UV Awareness Month.
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the playground safety inspector certification programs on reducing reported injuries sustained on public playgrounds in the state of California.
Modeled after sandcastles and geared toward toddlers, some newly constructed real estate along a busy road in southern Montgomery County are sure to elicit a few double takes from passersby this month.
GameTime, a leading manufacturer of inclusive playground equipment, is an exhibitor this week at the 20th Annual ADA Symposium in Denver, Colorado. The four-day event is a comprehensive conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act and is designed to provide the latest information on ADA regulations and guidelines, implementation strategies,...