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Play On!

Evolving Trends & Innovations in Playground Design

Feature Article - July 2016

Playgrounds have come a long way since their inception, with huge advances in safety, as well as increasingly creative solutions that get kids moving and having fun.

It's Elementary

Use Color & Structure to Enhance the Playground Experience

Web Exclusive - July 2016

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.


A Bridge to Play
Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto, Calif.

Facility Profile - May 2016

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.

A Playground for (All) the Ages

Bring Your Community Together With Fun And Fitness for Everyone

Supplement Feature - April 2016

These days, many of us are living longer. And longer lives means more seniors to serve in our communities, and a broader range of active ages and interests and abilities to engage. While playgrounds will almost always be focused on children, more communities are finding ways to encourage play across all generations.


Make Your Mark With Playground Design

Guest Column - April 2016

Your playground can stand out from the pack, but it's crucial that you work closely with an experienced and successful playground manufacturer to make it happen.

Safety vs. Risk on the Playground

Web Exclusive - April 2016

Playground safety has come a long way over the years. But has it come too far? The best playgrounds still encourage children to take risks in order to learn and grow.


The Intersection of Play & Sculpture

Guest Column - March 2016

There is a tremendous variety of art and sculpture in the public realm, and for the most part, kids love to play on anything they can climb. Here's how to make public art and play meet halfway.

Thinking Forward on Custom Nature Play

Dove Springs Park in Austin, Texas

Web Exclusive - February 2016

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.

Balancing Act

Safety & Risk on the Playground

Feature Article - January 2016

Play equipment is meticulously designed to protect children from catastrophic injury, but it shouldn't eliminate risk entirely. Finding the right balance is important to encouraging children's growth without risking their health.


A Community Rebuilds
Parker's Park in West, Texas

Facility Profile - January 2016

After losing his father to a fertilizer plant explosion, one boy sought to transform and heal his community through a playground rebuild.