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May Recreation Equipment & Design is a top supplier of playground equipment, shelters, playground safety surfacing, splash pads, site amenities, and related products in East Texas. With our extensive experience in public and private projects, we know how to bring your project in on time, on budget, and beyond your expectations.
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Camping Looks to be a Popular Outdoor Activity in 2021

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Feb 23, 2021 2:42:00 PM

Everybody loves the great outdoors, especially camping and campgrounds. While hotels and airplanes were skipped by many last year after the COVID-19 pandemic started, many were able to social distance and vacation by camping.

Ashley Rossi, managing editor of Togo RV, told the USA Today this month, “Traveling with your travel bubble to a campground is one of the easiest ways to follow social distancing and maximize your time outside – you can avoid indoor dining, bring everything you need with you, socialize comfortably outdoors and get direct access to hiking trails and other outdoor activities.”

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Topics: outdoor play, childhood unplugged

Miracle Museum Can Turn Any Space into a Sensory Rich Play Area

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Feb 10, 2021 2:37:00 PM

Miracle Museum is the aptly named new-to-the-playground-industry children’s museum experience that can turn any space into a sensory rich play area. Children touch, listen, see, and play their way through the fantastical collection of products.

“When we were designing Miracle Museum, we were really focused on universal design … that means design for all, for all users,” said Craig Mellott, Innovation Manager, Miracle Recreation. “It’s approachable design, it’s fun design, it’s engaging design, it’s safe, it’s secure – it’s designed for all.”

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Topics: Inclusive Playground, New Products

Three Reasons Why Playgrounds are ESSENTIAL

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jan 21, 2021 6:48:40 PM

The Coronavirus has caused cities and states around the United States to take a look at many different types of businesses and places and determine what may be essential. While some cities have stated playgrounds and parks are essential, others have stated they should not be considered as such.

Fortunately, most cities and counties are changing their stance, with many recognizing the benefits of playgrounds, and in turn, deeming them essential. Here are three key reasons why playgrounds are essential. 

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Topics: Community Parks

Playground Needs for Child Care Programs

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jan 8, 2021 6:42:00 PM

The playground you set up for children at your daycare center should be designed to meet a wide range of needs for growing kids. Of course, you want to create a fun place that will encourage children under your care to play and get exercise (and enjoy plenty of fresh air and sunshine), but it also needs to encourage learning and socialization. That’s what’s best for promoting early childhood development.

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Unseen Risks of the Pandemic: Children's Mental Health

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Dec 15, 2020 1:00:00 PM

The current Coronavirus pandemic has people worrying about their health. Unfortunately though, the pandemic is taking its toll on people in a number of ways, including those who may not have even caught the virus. One of the unseen risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic is children's mental health. The mental health of children may be declining.

As a parent, this can be concerning, and you may be wondering why this is happening, what types of mental health issues children may be facing, and what you ca do to help your child's mental health. Here are some of the questions you may have, along with the answers. 

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Topics: childhood unplugged, kids health

History of National Disabilities Day

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Dec 2, 2020 5:30:00 AM

Making up the world’s largest minority, some 1 billion people worldwide currently live with a disability. This number means one in every seven people on earth is impacted by a disability. This number means one in every seven people on earth is impacted by a disability. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was created to raise awareness of the social, economic, political and cultural aspects of disabilities and how they affect the lives of billions of people worldwide.

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Topics: Custom Capabilities, Inclusive Playground, Inclusive

Four Rules to Live By When Asking for Donations

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Nov 19, 2020 10:30:00 AM

With the holiday season fast approaching, it also marks the time of year when charitable causes begin their respective donation drives. With lots of charities to choose from, many individuals and businesses usually narrow down their choices to a few select causes they find worthy. But as a charitable organization, are you reaching out to these businesses and individuals in the right way? In this post, we'll focus on some simple rules to live by when it comes to raising funds for your charity this year to set your drive up in the best possible way for success. Here's a closer look at these four rules and how to use them to your advantage:

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Topics: funding & grants

Why You Should Include Outdoor Play in Your Virtual Learning Schedule

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Nov 13, 2020 2:50:28 PM

With seemingly endless waves of COVID-19 barraging the nation, some schools are open, some aren’t. There are also more families opting for home schooling even if their district is open. If your child is learning at home, it’s essential to keep them active outdoors to help them stay balanced, healthy and happy. Check out these upsides to promoting outdoor time for your kids in this growingly uncertain world.

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Topics: childhood unplugged, kids health, recess

New Products from May Recreation!

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Oct 28, 2020 1:18:43 PM

We’re always looking for new and exciting ways to help you improve your playground project. That’s why we’re so excited to announce two new additions to the May Recreation lineup: Mini City and Miracle Museum.

Both of these product lines are designed to allow little ones to inspire, engage, and interact in a safe and meaningful way. They feature bright colors, durable construction and tons of interactive features to make your school, church, or neighborhood playground really stand out.

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Topics: Playground Projects, New Products

4 Methods to Engage With Donors

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Oct 21, 2020 6:10:44 PM

Getting your playground project up and running requires funding from donors in one form or another. If you are struggling with finding ways to engage with donors, consider the following four methods. Each one requires its own unique set of processes to implement, but they are all equally powerful ways to fund your playground project.

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Topics: funding & grants