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Tips for Finding Grants for Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Sep 24, 2020 9:50:38 AM

Having a playground in your neighborhood provides a safe space for children to get outdoors, socialize and get the body moving in active play. However, most people don't have the ready funding to have one built in their community. While hosting bake sales and other fundraising events can bring in the neighbors who will give donations, another way to get the funding for playgrounds is to find grants.

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Topics: playground planning, Project Budget, funding & grants

Safety Aspects of a Modern Playground Setup

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Dec 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Kids of all ages enjoy having a place to play and commune with others, and playgrounds should be designed to meet those needs safely. Long gone are the days of rusty swings, unforgiving ground surfaces and hard equipment that youngsters can get hurt on easily. Today, a modern playground will feature equipment with safety surfacing materials, ample shade and appropriate ground cover that helps prevent injuries. Here are some safety aspects that should be considered when developing, constructing or renovating a playground.

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Topics: playground planning, playground safety

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 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: playground planning, Miracle Recreation, playground installation

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 planning, Total Park Design

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 planning