About PGP

Playground Professionals, LLC (PGP) is an Ashton, Idaho based publishing company. Created in 2010 as a media source to the playground industry, PGP publishes 2 directories, play and playground news, and an online magazine.


  • Playground and Play News and Views

    Play and Playground News Center

    All the latest play and playground news at your fingertips.

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  • Parks & Recreation Equipment Directory

    Park and Recreation Equipment Directory

    A directory of playground equipment manufacturers specializing in residential play equipment, dog park equipment, skate parks, water parks, rock climbing walls, surfacing, athletic equipment, as well as toys and games.

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  • Play and Playground Magazine

    Play and Playground Magazine

    Focusing on play and playground issues, problems, play equipment, health and safety, design, manufacturing, construction process, organization and companies.

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  • Local Playground Professionals Directory

    Local Playground Professionals Directory

    Need to purchase, install, plan or inspect a playground? Look for playground service professionals in your area.

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The Play and Playground Magazine

Play and Playground News Center

by: Playground Professionals
Moving countries generally means learning a new language, making new connections and, for children, learning new ways of playing. For kids from immigrant families who are settling in Canada, play can be a way to fit in and adapt to a new home. But some parents worry that these new ways of playing mean their children are losing touch with their...
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by: Ignacio Pérez
Gym workouts can be boring, especially if you don’t have an exciting goal like winning a marathon. Of late, the experience has become more important than the workout itself. The ‘Green Exercise’ movement is on the rise, and has turned the great outdoors into the ‘new indoors’.
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by: Playground Professionals
A recent Johns Hopkins study found that today’s kids are so inactive that by the time they reach 19 they have the activity level of 60-year-olds. I have a piece in today’s Wall Street Journal, “19 is the New 60,” looking at childhood sluggishness and making one blindingly simple suggestion. But first off: Why are kids so sedentary? On top of the...
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by: Playground Professionals
John Chavis Memorial Park near downtown Raleigh recently received a big infusion of funds that will help pay for major updates to the historic park that include a new community center, destination playground and water play area. The city won a $747,000 grant from the National Park Services' Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program, which is...
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by: Playground Professionals
Cambridge University has appointed the world’s first ever professor of play, Paul Ramchandani. A researcher who has spent the last 15 years leading the child and adolescent mental health research unit at Imperial College London, Ramchandani will take up the new role in early 2018. The position is funded through a £4m grant supporting the Centre...
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Parks and Recreation Equipment Directory