A Place for Everything

And everything in its place.

From sports parks featuring multiple ballfields to more passive recreation areas featuring picnicking spots and walking trails to destination playgrounds and beyond, designing and outfitting outdoor spaces can be a complex process.

What kinds of places will best serve your community? How can you fund development, or expansion of your existing spaces? What kinds of playgrounds will get kids moving? Get their imaginations humming? Get them playing together, regardless of physical and cognitive abilities? What kind of experience do you want to provide? What kinds of furnishings and other products will work best in your environment and context?

Our Guide to Playgrounds and Park Furnishings aims to answer these questions and more, helping you to sort through the myriad options available to choose the furnishings, play elements and other amenities that will best serve the needs of your community.

If you're looking to develop a new park, or if you'd like to bring an old park new life, turn the page and start reading for ideas about how to transform that site into a place to be remembered.


Emily Tipping
Editorial Director,
Recreation Management

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