Our Company’s Response to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 Pandemic

To Our Partners, Our hearts go out to anyone in your community and around the globe affected by the coronavirus.  Like you, we are monitoring global events closely and taking all prudent steps to ensure the health of our workforce and the […]


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Ahrens/Paschall Memorial Park, Grinnell, Iowa

When Ahrens/Paschall Memorial Park first opened in 1994, it finally fulfilled a longstanding dream for Claude and Paul Ahrens, both of whom were monumental figures in the history and development of Miracle Recreation® and the playground […]

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 […]

The Importance of Sensory Play at Playgrounds

From day one, a child's brain is wired to use their senses to explore the world around them. Even before they can talk, babies put things in their mouths, make noises, and grab anything they can get their hands on. As children grow older, […]

10 Things Parents Should Know Before a Playground Trip

If you're planning on taking your kids out for a nice day at your local park or playground, there are some things you should know before you go. You should take some time to consider what to take to the park and what guidelines to give […]

The Importance of Imagination in Child Development

Imagination is an essential component of childhood, helping children learn many important lifelong skills. Most children can pick up an ordinary object — a box or a piece of cloth — and see its potential for a fort or superhero cape, […]

Cleaning Miracle Equipment to Remove COVID-19

Cleaning Miracle Equipment to Remove COVID-19 Please use the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for disinfection to remove COVID-19 from your Miracle equipment. CDC recommends using diluted household bleach […]

The History of Playground Equipment

Invention 1821-1900 1900-1930 1930-1950 1950-1970 1970-1999 1999-Present To modern people, it's obvious that kids need spaces where they can exercise their bodies and their imaginations. Playgrounds provide just […]

How to Help Children Make Friends on the Playground

As an adult, you want the kids in your life to have a fulfilled life full of fun and friendships. While you can provide playground equipment for the fun, you'll need to learn some skills to help the children with making friends. You can't […]