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Why You Need A Church Playground

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Oct 8, 2021 10:06:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: Community Parks, Playground Design & Planning

How to Turn Your Existing Playground Inclusive on a Budget

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Sep 24, 2021 12:11:00 PM

Community and commercial playgrounds are designed and built to last for years and years of enjoyment, but all playgrounds must be assessed annually for equipment that needs to be upgraded or replaced.

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning, Inclusivity, Accessibility

Five Advantages to Adding a Playground to Every Housing Development

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Sep 10, 2021 9:09:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: Community Parks, Playground Design & Planning

Inspecting Your Playground After a Flood

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jun 29, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Many Americans live, work, and play in areas prone to flooding with some estimates that 41 million people are exposed to flood risks on a yearly basis.

According to the Columbia Climate School, “In the past 20 years, flood-related disasters have cost the United States more than $845 billion in damages to homes, offices, and other infrastructure.”

Some of that infrastructure which can be flooded includes local parks and playgrounds.

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning, Safety

The Top Four Reasons You Should Update Your Playgrounds Right Now!

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jun 22, 2021 2:16:00 PM

If you have been thinking about upgrading a playground at a school or park, right now is the perfect time to do so. There are many benefits associated with updating your playground in the summer, as well as updating at this specific point in time. Learning about these benefits can help you to see why now is the perfect time to move forward with your playground updating and replacement needs. 

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning

How to Plan the Perfect Field Day for Your School

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on May 15, 2021 2:24:00 PM

One of the many things that students and parents missed last spring was the cancellation of memory-making events such as Field Day due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning

Why Moms LOVE Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on May 7, 2021 4:21:05 PM

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.

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Topics: Community Parks, Play & Fitness, Playground Design & Planning

The Benefits of Installing a Shade Structure Over Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Apr 20, 2021 1:30:00 PM

If you are in charge of building a new playground or ordering playground equipment for a daycare or school, one of the decisions you may be facing is deciding whether to order a shade structure to go over the playground. A shade structure helps to block out the sun's ultraviolet rays, shielding kids and playground equipment from the sunlight.

Learning about the benefits that shade structures have to offer can help you decide if it is worth investing in one for your playground equipment. Here are a few of the benefits. 

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning

Selecting a Community Playground Theme

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Mar 16, 2021 11:03:00 AM

Children and playgrounds have gone hand-in-hand since the first playground appearance in the United States in 1886. Unfortunately, today, kids are opting for more screen time than in-person play, some spending as much as seven hours a day on tablets or smartphones once they reach the teen years. Some children even as young as six months are using screen time in place of physical play.

Unfortunately, this propensity to replace physical outdoor play with inside screen time means kids are not getting their recommended 60 minutes a day engaging in physical activity—based on the United States Department of Health and Human Services daily recommendations. Thankfully, there is a way to make playgrounds more appealing, even to the modern generation and break them away from electronic play, getting them outdoors.

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning, Childhood Unplugged

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: Playground Design & Planning

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