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