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KaBOOM! Brings Play to Military Kids

During the "Week of Play," from April 23 to 29, The Carmax Foundation and KaBOOM! hosted 10 community events nationwide to bring play opportunities to the children of veterans and Active-Duty service members. Ten grants for creative playsets were provided to nonprofit organizations across the country that serve children specifically. Each grantee, from Seattle to Fayetteville, N.C., celebrated the receipt of these play sets through community events.

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Inclusive Fitness Coalition Launches Partnership for Inclusive Health

The Inclusive Fitness Coalition launched a new charge focusing on building inclusive health communities that provide the 54 million people living with disability in the United States equal access and opportunities for healthy living.

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2017 Finalists Announced for National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation

The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, announced the finalists for the 2017 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

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Bullying Prevalence Decreased Over 10-Year Study

The prevalence of bullying and related behaviors reported by nearly 250,000 students in Maryland schools declined significantly between 2005 and 2014, according to a study to be published in the June issue of Pediatrics.

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SHAPE America Promotes Healthy Summertime Activity for Kids

"Parents may be surprised to know that the majority of children in the United States are less active during the summer than during the school year and therefor are at risk for unhealthy weight gains," warned SHAPE America Hall of Famer Chuck Corbin, professor emeritus at Arizona State University.

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Planning Experts Look at Role of 'Sharing Economy' in Urban Planning

Community planning and transportation experts from across the country discussed the role that the "sharing economy" is having on urban planning during one of the most widely attended sessions at the American Planning Association's annual National Planning Conference.

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Military Recreation & Readiness: Innovation, Efficiency & Enhanced Community Engagement

What exactly does MWR do for our troops? Find out more about this crucial mission of our armed forces, as well as how communities and military are partnering to bring sports and recreation to veterans and wounded warriors.

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A World of Play: Trends in Playground Planning & Design

From inclusive playspaces that give kids of all abilities a chance to play alongside one another to custom-designed playgrounds that take a locality's history, culture or geology into account and beyond, playground designers and manufacturers continue to raise the bar.

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Delivering a Little R&R

Military service can put stress on both those who serve and their families. Here. we take a look at how one air base in Italy is providing a tremendous range of recreational opportunities to help ease the strain.

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Encourage Risk, But Safely: Playground Safety From Concept to Completion and Beyond

Ensuring kids on the playground are as safe as possible begins with smart planning and playground design, but it doesn't stop there. Proper supervision and continual attention to maintenance are also crucial.

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The Playground Checkup: Safe, Long-Lasting Playgrounds Require Standardized Maintenance Practices

Playground maintenance should be regular and standardized if you want to ensure your play equipment is in safe and proper working order.

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Free Webinar: 4 Technologies to Reduce Costs & Improve Water Quality

June 22, 2017, 2 p.m. EDT

Running an aquatic facility can be a costly endeavor, especially for facilities using older equipment. But more and more facilities are adopting new, cost-saving technologies that can improve water quality while also reducing operational costs. In this webinar, operational managers, facility managers, swim coaches and other key stakeholders at aquatic facilities will learn about four cost-saving technologies. Discussion topics will include automation equipment, disinfection and filtration.

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