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Frequently Asked Questions About Artificial Turf on Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Sep 8, 2022 3:31:00 PM

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

How Playgrounds Can Spark a Child’s Imagination

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Aug 25, 2022 2:26:00 PM

Never underestimate the power of a kid’s imagination. The more we do to help children develop their creativity and to explore the world of make-believe, the easier it is for them to socialize with one another, learn to cooperate and have plenty of fun in the process.

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Topics: Theme Playgrounds, Playground Design & Planning, Child Development

5 Awesome Ideas For School Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Aug 11, 2022 1:52:00 PM

Kids are getting ready to head back to school, and as they do, schools may be realizing that their current playgrounds are dated or no longer meet the needs of their students. If you are designing a new playground area for your school, or you are looking to enhance an existing play area, you may be looking for new ideas. Here are five awesome ideas that you may wish to incorporate into your school playground. 

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Topics: Custom Playground, Shade, Playground Design & Planning, Safety

School's Out - Upgrade Your Playground

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on May 18, 2022 1:38:00 PM

With school letting out for the summer, it's a great time to upgrade your school's playground to get it ready for next year's students. Playground equipment, no matter how durable, undergoes extreme wear and tear every school year. With a few months' break before the next school cycle begins, this is a good time to take a look at your playground for signs of wear.

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Topics: Custom Playground, May Recreation, Playground Design & Planning

Tips for Building a Playground for Toddlers

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Apr 19, 2022 10:53:00 AM

Playgrounds are wonderful places where kids can make friends, get some exercise and foster their development while having fun. Anyone who has been tasked with creating a toddler-friendly playground in a recreational park, school, church or other public space is likely to  need a few tips on what they need to consider when planning one. Our experts at May Recreation offer these tips for organizing and planning the perfect playground for toddlers.

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning, Inclusivity

Defy gravity with new Miracle components!

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Mar 15, 2022 1:30:00 PM



Whether you’re looking for an overhead event, deck to deck units, or ground to deck climbers, you’ll find what you’re looking for with these bold play elements. Inspired by roller coasters, these modular climbers will bring a variety of play types, thrilling visual appeal, and unique climbing challenges to any play space.

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Topics: Miracle Recreation, Playground Design & Planning

Three Reasons Your Planned Community Needs a Playground

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Mar 9, 2022 10:30:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Community Parks, Playground Design & Planning

Getting Your Playground Ready for Springtime!

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Feb 9, 2022 10:30:00 AM

Springtime means more outdoor time -- and not a moment too soon! While playgrounds are known for being spaces for kids, they are just as valuable for the adults in their lives, too. Playgrounds invite parents to get active with their kids, bring them outside to enjoy the fresh air and sunlight, and bond with their children while having fun. 

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning, Childhood Unplugged

Tips for Inclusive Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jan 17, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Playgrounds are intended to serve all children, regardless of their physical or intellectual abilities. Unfortunately, not all playgrounds meet this objective. With proper planning and execution, however, you can create a space that meets the needs of everyone. 

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning, Inclusivity

Age Inclusive Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Dec 29, 2021 7:55:22 AM

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.

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Topics: Community Parks, Playground Design & Planning

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