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Provide Play to Encourage Child Development

Problem Solver - August 2018

With all of these challenges, promoting quality play spaces has become more important than ever.

Encourage Adventurous Play

Problem Solver - August 2018

Three-dimensional rope structures can be found in a wide array of shapes or sizes, from tall towers to ground-level events, and every combination in between. There are no defined entry or exit points, and no specific path to follow as with post-and-platform playgrounds, so kids can choose their own adventure.

Destination: Playgrounds

Modern Playgrounds Create Fun Family Outings

Feature Article - July 2018

From climbing higher to making things more inclusive for people of all abilities, the latest trends in playgrounds are creating innovative destinations that families can't resist.

Get Moving, Get Playing!

Active Playgrounds for Kids on the Go

Supplement Feature - April 2018

Screen time might be tempting a lot of kids to forgo activity, but that doesn't mean you should sit back and let it happen. Designing active playgrounds is one way to encourage kids and their families to put down the device and get moving.

Play It Safe

Staying Educated & Knowing Best Practices Key to Playground Safety

Feature Article - January 2018

The safest playgrounds require continual attention. Ensuring children's safety means understanding best practices and constantly updating your knowledge to be sure you're ahead of the curve.

Landscape & Play

Natural Curiosity
The Children's Garden at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill.

Facility Profile - November 2017

The Children's Garden at the Morton Arboretum was a tremendous success from its opening day. Here's a look at how the Arboretum has partnered with its landscape architect over the years to continually improve the experience.

Widening the Playing Field

Diversity & Inclusiveness in Multigenerational Playgrounds

Feature Article - October 2017

Playground manufacturers are continually innovating and finding new ways to get people to move and play. Some of the latest equipment aims to grow play through all generations, encouraging people of all ages to play and grow together.

Do's and Don'ts of Inclusive & Multigenerational Play

Web Exclusive - September 2017

When planning for an inclusive and multigenerational playground, there are some specific things to keep in mind to make the project a success.

Add Shade to the Playground

Problem Solver - August 2017

There are various styles, colors and designs available to suit the needs of almost any playground. Look for canopies that are designed to block up to 97 percent of the sun's harmful UV rays, while keeping playground temperatures as much as 30 degrees cooler. The shade fabric should be breathable and weather-resistant. Choose fabric with knitted, lock-stitch construction to offer more air movement and better channeling of cool breezes. Additionally, look for high-density polyethylene that is resistant to mildew, fading and UV rays.

Engage Families With Playable Public Art

Problem Solver - August 2017

Public art is common in urban areas, from city squares to parks and plazas. For the most part, these public sculptures are meant to be enjoyed visually. But it doesn't have to be that way. You can install public art that gives people of all ages a chance to play and have fun.