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How to Choose a Theme for Your Community Playground

In today's media-saturated world, children as young as 6 months are already spending time on tablets and smartphones. By their teens, they spend, on average, seven hours a day using screen-based media outside of school and homework. This…

Trailside Park, Ashburn, Virginia

Check out this castle-themed wonderland in Ashburn, VA! Trailside Park has play fit for the kings and queens of Ashburn as they climb, slide, and imagine their way across this thrilling castle. [gallery columns="4" link="none"…

Why Schools Should Have More Playground Equipment

One of the most important but often overlooked learning spaces at any school is its playground. A school's play area is more than just a place to unwind or blow off steam in between math, reading and history. School playgrounds are…

Top Trends for Modern Playgrounds

Playgrounds have been around for a long time — the first one in the U.S. popped up in Boston in 1886 — and they're an important part of communities everywhere. In many areas, playgrounds play a critical role in creating compact…

Themed Playgrounds

Why Choose a Playground Theme? Building your playground around a theme helps make your play area a more engaging space at your school, playground, park or other facility. Themed play areas also inspire kids by helping suggest ways they can…

The Importance of Imagination in Child Development

Imagination is an essential aspect of childhood. Whether they turn a box into a fort or an old jacket into a superhero cape, kids use their imagination to transform the world around them. These hours of make-believe and playtime fun are…

Winter Outdoor Activities for Kids

When the weather gets cold, many parents worry that playing outside will be bad for their children. As long as you take the right precautions, encouraging kids to participate in outdoor activities, either with other kids or as a family,…

The Most Popular School Playground Games

Children play many classic outdoor games on school playgrounds, many of which have been played for generations, and some are new for this generation of youngsters. Kids love playing, whether it’s during recess, after school, on the…

A Blast From the Past: Old and New Playground Equipment

If you've been to a playground in the last few years, you've probably noticed they're significantly different from the ones you knew and loved as a kid. Playgrounds have changed a lot since their inception in the mid-1800s, but they're…