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What Should We Include in our Park and Playground Design?

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Apr 21, 2017 10:40:21 AM

All too often, in an effort to design and build a park and playground as quickly as possible, many aspects of the process are overlooked or completely forgotten.

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning

Incorporating Technology In Outdoor Play Can Enhance the Playground

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Apr 12, 2017 2:17:48 PM

Kids and technology. They go together like sticky fingers on a clean glass door. Most of us are aware of the dangers that too much screen time can have on a child’s developing mind. Kids need physical exercise and opportunities for creative, imaginative play. On the other hand, it’s the world we live in. These kids are going to grow up to change the world, using technology to make it happen. 

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Topics: Product Features, Play & Fitness, Playground Design & Planning

Second Step in Playground Planning: Establish a Budget

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Apr 6, 2017 1:14:09 PM

As with any major project, establishing a budget is a critical step in the process.  Not only do you need to consider the playground equipment itself, but you must also account for the installation and inclusion of other elements for your Total Park Design.

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning

Key Considerations When Budgeting for a Playground

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Mar 10, 2017 11:14:41 AM

When budgeting for a new playground there are many factors to consider. There's the obvious cost of equipment, but many people overlook other critical factors such as the cost of installation, ground surfacing or other amenities such as benches, picnic tables, drinking fountains and trash receptacles.

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Topics: Playground Projects, Playground Design & Planning

First Step in Playground Planning: Gather Information

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Mar 3, 2017 6:17:51 AM

Whether you’re a proactive neighborhood resident browsing for information, an employee at a development company or on the playground planning committee at your kid’s school, you’ve probably come to the same conclusion -- building a new playground is no easy feat!

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning

Team Member Spotlight: Matt Wanner (Project Installation)

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Feb 17, 2017 8:43:16 AM

Last week we published a blog titled "We Bought Playground Equipment...Now What?!?" in which we spoke about the importance of doing research not only on the products you purchase, but also the company associated with the products and the services they offer.  

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Topics: May Recreation, Playground Design & Planning

We Bought Playground Equipment... Now What?!?

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Feb 9, 2017 8:53:38 AM

You form a committee... assign tasks... do your research... choose a supplier and then purchase your playground equipment.  Many may feel that is the end of the process.  However, that is only the beginning!  

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Topics: Miracle Recreation, Playground Design & Planning

Why use a "Total Park Design" as a basis for your project?

Posted by Randy May on Nov 11, 2016 11:28:22 AM

When designing a playground project it's important to consider not only the play structure itself, but also other items and accessories that make up the total park design. Additions such as shade, seating and litter disposals add to the overall experience and comfort of those using your play area.

By planning with the Total Park in mind you can increase the enjoyment of children of all ages, along with parents, educators, community residents or other guests. 

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning

Planning a Playground and Wondering Where to Start?

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Sep 23, 2016 8:05:04 AM

Building a playground, whether at a school, park, church, apartment complex or other location is a major project full of choices and decisions. These days there are so many cool structures, designs and ways to customize playgrounds that the options are almost limitless. Which is all great news, but it can also leave you wondering, “Where do I even start?”

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning

Destination Playgrounds Provide Multiple Benefits for the Community

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Sep 15, 2016 11:14:49 AM

Destination playgrounds have the unique ability to bring a community together. They can incorporate a theme, honor local history or include unexpected elements while providing a place to gather. They create a sense of community pride.

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Topics: Community Parks, Playground Projects, Playground Design & Planning

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