Music is healing; it’s been shown to help improve memory, boost your mood (increase endorphins), reduce stress and ease anxiety. In addition to all these benefits, there’s one main benefit to adding outdoor musical equipment to a playground: music is FUN!
We've introduced Miracle's new, innovative play structure, Extreme Generation (or X-Gen), on the blog before, but wanted to share this short video so you can see it in action.
For many, springtime in Texas conjures up images of bluebonnets, rodeos, festivals, picnics and BBQ! Children love to explore outside, and playgrounds provide the perfect opportunity for friends and families to enjoy the spring weather.
You form a committee... assign tasks... do your research... choose a supplier and then purchase your playground equipment. Many may feel that is the end of the process. However, that is only the beginning!
In our industry, experts recommend doing your playground “spring cleaning” BEFORE spring. In fact, now is the perfect time to review your equipment, add new accessories or make upgrades to your existing playground. No matter the age, location or size of your current (or potential) playground, there are some general things to think about this time of year. We outline a few of those topics below.
One of the first steps when building a playground is to review and define your objectives. Is the goal to promote physical activity for students at a school? Enhance a neighborhood park to appeal to families and residents? Create a destination playground that brings people together?If one of your main goals is to create a gathering place that gets people talking, brings them together and keeps them coming back you’ll want a playground that stands out. Something different than every other park out there. Something that honors your community or enhances nearby elements. Perhaps a theme playground is in order.
Tavola, an award-winning community in New Caney, TX, sets itself apart with its beautiful wooded backdrop, greenbelt trails and plenty of amenities for the entire family.
May Recreation partnered with Friendswood Development and Kudela & Weinheimer (architect) to design/build their first playground back in 2014. We fell in love with the community, so we were thrilled when given the opportunity to partner with them once again to build a second, even larger one. This new playground is located near the new pool and rec center, and includes one of the latest and greatest pieces of playground equipment out there – Gravity Rail!