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Crafting Wonderland: A Guide to Designing a Toddler-Friendly Playground

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on January 17, 2024

Playtime is a crucial aspect of a toddler's development, shaping their physical, cognitive, and social skills. Designing a playground tailored to the needs of these little explorers requires careful consideration and a commitment to safety and engagement.

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning Child Development

Growing Fun: The Crucial Role of Landscaping in Playground Design

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on January 8, 2024

Playgrounds are not merely a collection of colorful structures; they are dynamic environments that can significantly impact a child's physical, cognitive, and emotional development. While play structures are essential, the surrounding landscaping plays a crucial role in enhancing the overall playground experience.

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning Artificial Turf

Common Playground Equipment Terms

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on September 6, 2023

Playgrounds have been an integral part of childhood for generations, providing children with opportunities for physical activity, social interaction, and imaginative play.

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Topics: Miracle Recreation Custom Playground Playground Design & Planning

Fundraising for Your Playground: Turning Dreams into Reality

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on August 4, 2023

Playgrounds are more than just spaces filled with swings, slides, and climbers. They are inclusive places where children's imaginations take flight, friendships are forged, and communities gather.

Realizing the dream of creating a destination playground, however, usually hinges on one critical factor: funds.

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Topics: Custom Playground Playground Design & Planning

Unleashing Joy and Creativity: The History of the Playground

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on June 20, 2023

Playgrounds hold a special place in our childhood memories—a realm where imagination takes flight, friendships are forged, and endless laughter fill the air. But have you ever wondered about the origins of these magical spaces?

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Topics: Custom Playground Playground Design & Planning Child Development

Help! My Neighborhood Needs a Park

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on April 7, 2023

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?

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Topics: Community Parks Playground Design & Planning Child Development

6 Considerations for Designing a Playground

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on March 7, 2023

Playgrounds should help children understand the world around them and master skills they need to succeed in life. Many playgrounds only focus on physical play, but they should also create opportunities for other types of play.

When designing a playground, it’s important to think about how it will allow children to use their minds and bodies to interact with others and the environment.

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning outdoor learning Child Development

Choosing Outdoor Site Furnishings

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on February 20, 2023

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.

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Topics: Community Parks May Recreation Playground Design & Planning

Five Must-Haves for School Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on January 4, 2023

Designing a playground structure can be overwhelming. There are so many types of equipment out there, that you may find yourself wondering what you need on your playground and why.

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Topics: Custom Playground Play & Fitness Playground Design & Planning Recess Child Development

Frequently Asked Questions About Artificial Turf on Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on September 8, 2022

Ground coverings play an important role at playgrounds. The ground coverings help to provide cushioning on the asphalt or concrete surface that playground equipment sits on. This helps to cushion and protect children's joints as they jump to the ground from playground equipment and helps to provide a bit of cushioning should they fall from the equipment.

There are many different options that are available for playground ground coverings, including mulch, sand, grass, rubber and artificial turf. If you are changing the ground covering at a playground, you may have many questions about different ground coverings, including artificial turf. Read on to learn more about artificial turf. 

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Topics: Playground Surfacing Playground Design & Planning

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