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Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Playground

Increasing access to playgrounds has provided numerous benefits for children of all ages. One of the biggest benefits of playground equipment is that it boosts the amount of physical activity kids get. Children are also more likely to use a park […]

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Autism: Why Playgrounds Matter

How can a playground make a difference for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Play matters for everyone, including kids on the autism spectrum. Small playground design decisions can mean the difference between including or […]
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Developmental Disabilities Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Month. It's time to celebrate our local parks for bringing together people with and without disabilities to form strong, diverse communities. Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions that […]
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Why Are Playgrounds Important?

With today’s many options for children’s play, why are playgrounds important? It’s a fair question to ask in a world of video games, extracurricular activities, TV programs and other forms of entertainment. In reality, playgrounds […]
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How Playgrounds Fight Childhood Obesity

Is there a link between playgrounds and obesity among children? Do playgrounds help fight obesity among young children? There is mounting evidence to suggest this is the case. The CDC has followed initiatives regarding obesity deterrents […]
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The Importance of Recess for Kids With ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder that affects children of all ages. It can cause distraction, disorganization, concentration issues, forgetfulness, restlessness and more. Children with ADHD tend to have […]
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How Playgrounds Have Changed

How have playgrounds changed over the years? The history of playgrounds stems back to the 1850’s, when the very first playgrounds were created in England. In the 1900’s and early 2000’s, there does not seem to be much change on the […]
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Reimagining Gadsdenboro Park

Gadsdenboro Park in Charleston, SC has not always been the beautiful destination that it is today. This 5-acre park, formerly known as Concord Park, resides at the center of a 10-acre parcel that is bordered by Calhoun, Concord, Laurens […]
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Ocee Park Re-Opens with Miracle Playground

Ocee Park, located in John’s Creek, Georgia, received a Miracle Recreation® Makeover this past month, with help from Hasley Recreation, Inc. A brand new state-of-the-art playground took the place of an outdated structure. Robby […]
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