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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

Why Your Kids Need to be Playing Outside... Even in a Pandemic

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jun 25, 2020 7:30:04 PM

Normally when the days get longer and the weather becomes nicer, you'll see kids flocking to the playgrounds, basketball courts, soccer fields and more to enjoy time outdoors. Then, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and playgrounds across the country were shuttered in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. Now that the country is opening back up, so too are playgrounds - and that's a good thing.

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Topics: Community Parks, outdoor play, kids health

Outdoor Family Activities

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Dec 3, 2018 2:58:00 PM

Put down the screens!

In this day and age of Facebook, screen time and YouTube videos, real “face time” can get lost in the shuffle. And that’s too bad. Because growing children need time with other people to learn how to socialize and how to interact. They need time away from their screens so their growing minds and bodies can develop.

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Topics: Community Parks, outdoor play

Project Highlight: Menard Park – Galveston, TX

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jul 26, 2017 3:55:17 PM


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Topics: Community Parks

City of Tyler Bergfeld Park: Hub of Community Activity

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Aug 19, 2016 7:42:36 AM

City parks bring countless benefits to a community. They are often the hub of a city’s activity, hosting community events and providing a gathering place for residents to visit with friends, family and neighbors. People of all ages come together to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature. Parks not only promote physical activity, but also enrich lives by bringing local events, arts and community programs together.

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Topics: Bergfeld Park, Community Parks, Land Visions