Category Archives: Playgrounds

Nonprofits: You Could Win Some Synthetic Turf!

If you’re operating a nonprofit facility, listen up! Synthetic Turf International has launched a contest, called the Better Play & Recreation Contest, which aims to recognize the dedication of nonprofits working to help kids, pets and their communities. The Grand … Continue reading

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How Safe Is Your Play Space?

This week is National Playground Safety Week! Use this as an opportunity to check out your playgrounds to be sure you’ve covered all the safety bases, from proper surfacing below the equipment to correct maintenance practices. And take it one … Continue reading

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Playground Injuries — Surprising?

I was doing some research on playground injury statistics the other day for an upcoming story, and I came across some numbers that surprised me. It’s not the fact that U.S. emergency rooms treat more than 200,000 kids 14 and … Continue reading

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Playground Safety Surfaces & Accessibility

Most readers probably know by now that the requirements for meeting ADA guidelines have been updated to include many recreational venues. (And if you’re not aware of this, please head over to this story from our January 2011 issue to … Continue reading

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