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Themed Playground Planning: The Ultimate Guide

How to plan the ultimate themed commercial playground Like anything else, playgrounds have evolved over time. Generation Xers played on equipment like plain slides, swings, and see-saws. Today’s children get to grow up on to the elaborate playgrounds that we have had the fun of designing and installing. Some of our favorites include Greathouse Park,…

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Dogs Just Wanna Have Fun!

Kids in the United States have had playgrounds to play in since the 1880’s, according to an entry in Wikipedia, “One of the first playgrounds in the United States was built in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in 1887. In 1906 the Playground Association of America was founded and a year later Luther Gulick became…

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Frequently Asked Questions about Playground Design

How much does a playground cost? While every playground project is different, each of our steel playground clients can expect certain costs while planning for your new playground. 7% to 15% Freight 22% to 40% Installation 20% to 50% Product 20% to 90% Surfacing What are some ways to secure funds? Partnerships For Play Planning…

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5 Top Playground Design Ideas And Trends

“Play is so integral to childhood that a child who does not have the opportunities to play is cut off from a major portion of childhood.” – Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite “Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” -Kay Redfield Jamison No one who has ever…

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5 Benefits of Outdoor Fitness Parks for Adults

All commercial spaces can benefit from the installation of an outdoor fitness park for adults. From county parks, office landscapes, university campuses, housing developments, and more. Though these facilities are all very different, the benefits are shared among them. What are they? Outdoor fitness parks make exercise fun Sometimes going to the gym could seem…

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Now Offering Quick Ship Commercial Playground Equipment

Ordered, Shipped, and Installed in as Little as Two Weeks! Ever been quoted a lead time of several weeks or even months for delivery and installation of new commercial playground equipment? Never again with  Playgrounds Etc’s quick ship playground equipment, you could have your playground delivered in as little as a week, and installed in…

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Create an Inclusive Culture at Your Church

The culture in everyday life constantly evolves and so does our individual understanding of how to be inclusive of individuals with special needs and appreciate their abilities. After all, about one in every five people have a disability in some form or another. If you’re like most church leaders, you know and understand the need…

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Enhance Your Playground without Breaking the Bank!

Commercial Playgrounds on a Budget What is better than a brand new playground for the children at your school, church, or local community? A playground on a budget AND saving money! Playgrounds Etc is always here with opportunities for you to save big on the latest commercial playground equipment!  The word “affordable” and playgrounds might…

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Why is playground maintenance important?

Playgrounds are a child’s place to run wild, explore, and seek fun and adventure. Therefore, we have a responsibility to keep them safe. Performing regular maintenance on your playground will help ensure the equipment our children are playing on is safe. Three Reasons to Regularly Inspect and Maintain Your Playground Keep Children Safe Did you…

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Playground Funding Options in Texas and New Mexico

The Financial Resources You Need to Fund Your Commercial Playground Equipment in 2020 We believe that well designed and functional playgrounds encourage the imaginations and creativity within our children to soar. Play aids in children’s physical and mental development and should be available to every child. There are plenty of funding options to bring play…

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