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Survey Examines Parents' View of Play

A new survey published by the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) showed the importance of play behavior and parents' opinions about it.

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PGMS Releases Compensation Survey

A compensation survey for grounds personnel has been completed for the Professional Grounds Management Society by Industry Insights Inc.

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Discover the Power of Play During Park & Recreation Month

This July during Park & Recreation Month, the National Recreation and Park Association challenges everyone to get their play on with their local parks and recreation.

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APSP Issues Statement on Electrical Incidents in Pools

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) released a statement regarding preventing electrocution in and around pools or spas.

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NFWF Announces $2 Million in Grants

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced 15 grant awards totaling more than $2 million from its North Great Plains Program.

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KaBOOM! Announces New Board Members, Leadership Appointments

KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play, announced several new board members and board leadership succession plans.

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Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

Park Planning & Maintenance Academy, Aug. 2 to 4 in Aurora, Colo. Presented by the Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute. (
2017 NRPA Annual Conference, Sept. 26 to 28 in New Orleans. Presented by the National Recreation and Park Association. (
FSB 2017 Trade Fair, Nov. 7 to 10 in Cologne, Germany. (

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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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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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It's Elementary: Use Color & Structure to Enhance the Playground Experience

The best playgrounds serve an aesthetic purpose while providing the surrounding community with a much-needed center of growth and development for children of all ages.

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A Bridge to Play: Magical Bridge Playground

When one mother noticed a dearth of accessible playgrounds in her area, she decided to start raising funds. The result has been called the most accessible playground in the world.

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Thinking Forward on Custom Nature Play

A result of strategic, collaborative partnerships and forward-thinking community leaders, the new custom playscape at Dove Springs Park in Austin, Texas, is turning heads.

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