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Play It Safe

Regular Maintenance, Testing Vital to Improving Safety

Supplement Feature - October 2015

Playground safety surfaces are available to meet a plethora of needs and budgets. Understanding how to evaluate these surfaces and maintain them to ensure they are in good condition is key to a consistently safe play environment.

Create a Nature-Inspired Play Space

Problem Solver - August 2015

With their in-depth knowledge of playground safety, you can trust playground manufacturers to develop nature-inspired play that provides wonder and adventure to children via durable, safe and low-maintenance equipment.

Create a Destination Playground

Problem Solver - August 2015

Whichever route you choose, you'll be able to tailor your playground to match the context of your area, from local history to natural elements of the landscape and environment, or to express whatever you and your community can dream up.

Create a Recreation Space Designed for Families

Problem Solver - August 2015


Build Playgrounds, Build Community

Problem Solver - August 2015

1. Start by identifying the key players who will use the playground. This could be families in the surrounding area, local schools, childcare centers, church groups or other organizations.

Go Above & Beyond on Playground Safety

Problem Solver - August 2015

Talk to your manufacturer about the various elements that can affect the performance of your surface, from maintenance to weather, and more. And, don't forget that the more the surface is used, the less effective it may become. Some manufacturers offer post-installation field testing as part of the contract for a new surface. This can demonstrate the surface's effectiveness at your specific site. The clearest way to evaluate any safety surface is to conduct post-installation drop testing.

Ensure Accessibility for Your Playground Surface

Problem Solver - August 2015

You'll occasionally need to top off the surface, adding more wood fiber, to maintain proper protection. Keep a schedule for staff members, and be sure to conduct regular inspections of the surface. Remove foreign objects and rake the fiber to keep the surface level.

Natural, Thematic & Playable By All

The Latest Trends in Playground Design

Feature Article - July 2015

These days, playgrounds can be far more than the simple post-and-platform structures we've gotten so used to. From natural play to themes that excite kids and playgrounds for all abilities, there's a huge world of play out there to enjoy.

Bringing Play to Life

Creative Play Spaces and Playground Solutions

Supplement Feature - April 2015

Your playground doesn't have to look like every other. With creative approaches, customization, community involvement and more, you can build a unique playground that kids can't resist.


A Park & Playground Preserved
Cadboro-Gyro Park in Saanich, British Columbia, Canada

Facility Profile - March 2015

A Canadian park gets a makeover, and the improvements provide a much more effective play space for kids.