It's no secret that play and physical activity are essential ingredients for a child's growth and development. But what if your neighborhood is lacking a space for children to run, climb, and explore?
Topics: Community Parks, Playground Design & Planning, Child Development
Outdoor site furniture includes tables, benches, bike racks, bollards, and trash receptacles. We, at May Recreation, believe they’re an essential element for social spaces like parks, playgrounds, and running/bike paths, which create opportunities for interaction and help build a community.
Topics: Community Parks, May Recreation, Playground Design & Planning
If you're asking if you need artificial turf, the easy answer is yes. However, the question you should be asking is what type of artificial turf do you need?
Topics: Community Parks, Playground Surfacing, Play & Fitness, Safety, Artificial Turf
With summer kicking off in full force, plenty of kids are anxious as ever to find something that will occupy their free time. While some kids have siblings to blow off steam, others might only have themselves and their parents to spend the day with. Need help finding some ways to entertain your only child? Here are some useful tips to keep an only child occupied.
Topics: Community Parks, Childhood Unplugged
Modern communities often talk about their “amenities.” From local eats and shopping to festivals and events, the desire to create a sense of fellowship and opportunities to bring residents together help areas of town stand apart from one another.
Why should families have to do research before going to a playground, just to make sure that all of their kids will enjoy the experience, no matter their age?
What’s called for are age inclusive playgrounds. That way, no one feels left out, and there will be more fun to be had by all. After all, the more people you include at a playground, the more opportunities for kids to meet and expand their world through contact with people from different walks of life.
Many faith-based organizations and worship centers are now making a substantial contribution to children’s lives and to their general development. It is pretty typical for these facilities to have childcare centers, pre-schools, and even kindergartens. Having a playground that is safe and fun just makes sense in today’s modern church.
If you are the head of your local homeowners’ association or a developer designing a new neighborhood, including plans for a playground is a wise investment. Playgrounds and recreation spaces benefit your area by attracting quality tenants and homeowners, increasing property value, and enhancing the quality of life for families.
When communities consider building parks and playgrounds, they may naturally focus on the environmental benefits of creating green spaces or highlight the human aspect of projects that promote physical activity, social interaction, and mental well-being.
Topics: Community Parks
We think every DAY should be “Mother’s Day” but for over 100 years we have been officially celebrating moms on the second Sunday in May.
Topics: Community Parks, Play & Fitness, Playground Design & Planning