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Types of Safety Surfacing Every Park Needs

Playgrounds Etc.’s safety surfacing technology creates a space where children of all ages can play safely. All surfacing options are tested and are certified to meet or exceed current and evolving safety standards. You can count on Playgrounds Etc. to bring you the latest and safest surfacing options for your park or municipality. Poured-in-Place Rubber…

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 Your Local Playground Experts In Texas

One of the things we know for sure at Playgrounds Etc. is that kids love to play and that’s just as true in Texas as anywhere else in the country. Another thing we know is that, no matter where you live in the great state of Texas, we’ve got you covered! From West Texas and…

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Top Indoor Playground Equipment

“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” ~ Diane Ackerman “Whoever wants to understand much must play much.” ~ Gottfried Benn Typically, when we think of playgrounds, we think parks, schools, daycare centers and the like. But great playgrounds can be found indoors, as well, and – like those outside – indoor playground equipment…

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What are the different types of play?

Design a playground with physical, music, nature, and dramatic play in mind Numerous studies have shown that play benefits children in many ways as they grow. From strengthening muscles, developing hand-eye coordination, to learning how to problem solve and communicate with other children as they play. But how do you plan a playground that helps…

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How to Sanitize Outdoor Playground Equipment

Keep Public Playground Equipment Clean These days we are extremely sensitive to our surroundings and the cleanliness of the places we go, whether that be indoors or out. You’ll be happy to know that it’s easy keeping outdoor playground equipment and amenities clean. All you need are cleaning products that are often already in your…

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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 Adult Fitness Parks

Commercial facilities of all industries could benefit from the installation of an outdoor adult fitness park. From county parks, office landscapes, university campuses, housing developments, and more. Though these facilities are all very different, the benefits of the use of the equipment are shared among them. What are they? Outdoor fitness parks make exercise fun…

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