March 29, 2020

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What are your kids playing on? Why Durham will replace this park’s rubber mulch

DURHAM- The shredded tire mulch in East Durham Park will be replaced after parent concerns about potential health hazards. While city staff members had been waiting on an Environmental Protection Agency study, the Durham City Council decided to go ahead and replace it. Council member DeDreana Freeman has led the effort to remove the tire […]

Rubber Tire Mulch – Hazard or Harmless?

Is Rubber tire mulch harmless or harmful. Virgin rubber playground surface CEO Nic Campesi discusses the issue at length. Read more about it here.

Coronavirus & Schools: What You Need to Know

With the coronavirus on the cusp of spreading in the U.S., and uncertainty high in the nation, it makes sense to ask, what will happen to schools amidst the spread of this disease? The answer clearly is still a question mark, but we can review the facts of this rapidly unfolding story to see what […]

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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 […]

Family of girl with rare disorder needs help opening special playground

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich.- Scarlet Clark is a little girl with a well-known grandpa, whose fighting spirit inspires everyone around her. Now, the 5-year-old is looking to bring smiles to the faces of other children in metro Detroit.  Scarlet was diagnosed when she was about 10 months old with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, or SMA. That means she’s missing […]

What are your kids playing on? Why Durham will replace this park’s rubber mulch

DURHAM- The shredded tire mulch in East Durham Park will be replaced after parent concerns about potential health hazards. While city staff members had been waiting on an Environmental Protection Agency study, the Durham City Council decided to go ahead and replace it. Council member DeDreana Freeman has led the effort to remove the tire […]

How Safe Is the Artificial Turf Your Child Plays On?

Soccer coach Amy Griffin was in a Seattle hospital visiting a young goalie who was receiving chemotherapy when a nurse said something that made the hair on Griffin’s neck stand up. It was 2009. Two young female goalies Griffin knew had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Griffin, associate head coach for the University of Washington’s […]

Fire at tire recycling plant continues to smolder

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The fire at the New River Tire Recycling plant will take three to four days to burn itself out and continues to send plumes of black smoke into the air, authorities said. The fire started early Tuesday morning and caused the part of the building’s roof to collapse. No one was injured. […]

Rubber Tire Mulch – Hazard or Harmless?

Is Rubber tire mulch harmless or harmful. Virgin rubber playground surface CEO Nic Campesi discusses the issue at length. Read more about it here.

Lloyd C. Wood Park Adds Rubber Tire Mulch

A new rope climbing structure was recently added at Lloyd C. Wood Park. In addition to the new structure the park swapped out wood chips for 64 tons of rubber tire mulch. Read more here.