February 19, 2020

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The Growing Cost of Inclusive Playgrounds

A simple idea with profound implications – build a playground where children of all abilities can participate. A place where adventure awaits any that enter. Imaginations free to explore, and not a single child left to potential ridicule for not being physically or mentally able to play. An inclusive playground. What could ever be wrong […]

Your Official Guide to Backyard Climbing Walls

These days, most kids do not spend a lot of time outdoors. Who can blame them? Watching TV and playing video games inside are fun! However, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommends at least 60 minutes of daily physical activity to keep kids happy and healthy. One way to get your kids moving is […]

The Comprehensive History of Rubber Tire Mulch

Listen to this article Rubber tire mulch is a recycled product with a large market.  The mulch is used in landscaping and valued for not changing color or rotting, unlike wood chip mulch.  It is also marketed for use in playgrounds as a “green” alternative to wood chips or pea gravel. How did rubber tire […]

Arlington’s Playground of Dreams torn down after ‘grave safety concerns’

Arlington residents were shocked and heartbroken when their Playground of Dreams, built in 2006 by hundreds of volunteers, was torn down. “Grave safety concerns” forced the closure of the playground last week. The city is now figuring out what comes next for the spot at 5936 Chester St. Read full article

Town to seek more CPA funds for playground

More Community Preservation Act funds may come this spring to the troubled Buzzards Bay Park. Selectmen on March 12 announced a six-point plan to assure re-opening of the playground, which closed last summer after a child was seriously injured on the structure’s slide. Read full article

Ashley residents worried about playground plan

ASHLEY — Residents of the borough on Tuesday grilled council members and the borough’s economic development consultant about controversial plans to build a new playground near the site of the former Huber Breaker. Read full article

City council approves grant for playground equipment

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)— The St. Joseph City Council approved a grant Monday night to bring new playground equipment to six St. Joseph Parks. The $615,000 Community Development Block grant will be divided between playground equipment and new storm doors at the Pleasant Heights Apartment Complex. Read full article

Xenia elementary student found safe after wandering off playground during recess

XENIA — A second-grader was found safe at another Xenia school after wandering off the playground at McKinley Elementary School. Officers were first requested around 1:10 p.m. Read full article

Bowling Green, KY

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Playground Hunt – Austin, Texas

When it comes to public parks in the city of Austin, connectivity and natural amenities are key features. Nowhere is that more true than in Austin’s northeastern corridor near the border with Cedar Park, Texas. Neighborhood design on Austin’s northern borders tends to favor development that folds artificial and natural features. That’s why it’s not […]