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Ensuring Fun and Safety: Your Guide to Playground Safety

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on November 27, 2023

Playgrounds offer children the perfect space to run, jump, and play freely with joy and exuberance, but the equipment, surfaces, and surrounding area can also pose injury risks which is why playground safety is an important issue.

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Topics: Safety Pediatric Health & Wellness Maintenance

Weathering the Storm: The Impact of Mother Nature on Playground Equipment

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on November 10, 2023

Playgrounds are essential for children's physical and social development as well as providing a hub of joy and activity for the community.

This safe and fun environment is constantly exposed to the elements – from scorching heat to pounding rain to driving snow -- weathering can take a toll on the lifespan and safety of playground equipment.

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Topics: Shade Safety Maintenance

Playground Resurfacing: Important Safety Factor to Reduce Injuries

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on October 6, 2023

Playgrounds are a place of joy and exploration for children, but ensuring their safety is paramount.

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Topics: Playground Surfacing Safety Artificial Turf

Do I Need Artificial Turf?

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on December 16, 2022

If you're asking if you need artificial turf, the easy answer is yes. However, the question you should be asking is what type of artificial turf do you need?

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Topics: Community Parks Playground Surfacing Play & Fitness Safety Artificial Turf

5 Awesome Ideas For School Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on August 11, 2022

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

Building Risk Into Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on November 17, 2021

Are today's children (and their millennial parents) starved for risk taking? The popularity of reality shows like Survivor and Wipeout would suggest this is true as would their penchant for video games like Minecraft and Fortnite. All offer vicarious risk-taking from the safety and comfort of their homes.

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Topics: Childhood Unplugged Safety

Inspecting Your Playground After a Flood

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on June 29, 2021

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

Maintenance Tips for School Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on June 11, 2021

If your school has designed and built an amazing playground, accessible to all ages and abilities, then the reward is the smiling faces of students as they play on it.

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Topics: Safety

Hand Sanitizers for Playgrounds & Parks

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on July 28, 2020

With all our lives semi-permanently adjusted due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its risk of infection, everyone needs to do their part to maintain personal health protection and social distancing. Per the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), hand sanitizer and hand-washing are key activities that should be performed frequently to cut down on the chance of contact transfer of the virus along with masks. In this regard, May Recreation makes available an entire line of playground-specific hand sanitizer stands that can accommodate playground equipment and locations, complementing the regular cleaning of playground equipment and making sanitizing resources readily available for children.

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Topics: Product Features Safety Pediatric Health & Wellness

Outdoor Learning Social Distancing: How to Stay Safe

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on July 14, 2020

Playgrounds and outdoor learning activities provide a wealth of benefits to children. They learn to socialize, enhance their hand and motor skills, practice sharing and learn other positive benefits. Recess time also keeps children engaged in an active lifestyle, as this activity promotes both good physical and mental wellbeing.

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Topics: Safety Pediatric Health & Wellness

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