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  • A Daily Dose of Ecotherapy Eases Stress in Kids

    A Daily Dose of Ecotherapy Eases Stress in Kids

    A Daily Dose of Ecotherapy Eases Stress in Kids

    An interesting article about pressure on kids to perform well in school, excel in competitive sports, and handle other pressures could be alleviated with some simple one-on-one time with nature. See how outdoor play can help everyone live better. http://www.outsideonline.com/2037911/daily-dose-ecotherapy-eases-stress-kids  

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  • ASLA Anual Meeting & Expo

    ASLA Anual Meeting & Expo

    ASLA Anual Meeting & Expo

    ASLA 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo is almost here! This year’s event is in New Orleans, LA and we can’t wait to bring Play That Moves you to the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world! Within the 2016 ASLA Expo at Booth 1551, Burke will introduce the geometric celebration of play aptly named Novo™ Playful Furniture featuring a whole new way to interact with site amenities within a play environment. Burke created a category of multi-purpose site amenities that can be used in new ways from rest to play to interaction. Novo Playful Furniture combines form and function to create fun and creative site amenities that can also be used as play events. Users can balance on the Novo Bench or relax on the Novo Picnic Table and promote interaction. Also featured is the latest in the Ara Shade Collection, a set of beautiful and functional shades for play environments that provide necessary UV protection while giving height and dimension to playspaces. Add any of the six Ara Shades and meet the aesthetic and practical needs ...

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  • Parks Build Community

    Parks Build Community

    Parks Build Community

    Bringing Play That Moves You to communities around the world is at the heart of Burke’s mission. Participating in Parks Build Community, a national initiative aimed at demonstrating the transformative value of parks on the health and vitality of communities across America, with NRPA and other national donors is an exemplification of our mission. The latest project, Trojan Park in Wellston, MO, is a new park with a variety of family-friendly amenities, including a state-of-the-art playground, basketball court, splash pad and picnic areas complete with shade structures.  To see how communities and organizations can come together and make a positive difference in the world, watch this video. This is Play That Moves Us.

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  • More Play for Less with the Fall Fun Sale!

    More Play for Less with the Fall Fun Sale!

    More Play for Less with the Fall Fun Sale!

    We are so excited to make bringing play to your community even more affordable! We have more than 25 Burke playground structures that are up to 40% off list price! That means you can get more play value, development and community at a significant savings during this sale! Check out all of our sale structures and see how play can move you!

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  • GreatER play Giveaway Winner Announced!

    GreatER play Giveaway Winner Announced!

    GreatER play Giveaway Winner Announced!

    Bringing play to communities is what moves us at Burke to come to work every day and drives our passion to develop the best products and design the most inspired playgrounds! Last year, we decided to partner with Parks & Recreation Business and Camp Business Magazine to giveaway a playground to a community! So much FUN! The Town of Shallotte, NC won a playground that fit perfectly into their plan to add to the playground already planned for Mulberry Park! For 2016, we decided to give away a bigger playground and update the name to the GreatER Play Giveaway! We are excited to announce the City of Powell as the WINNER of a brand-new Nucleus®/Intensity® playground valued at more than $28,000! “This is an exciting time for us in Powell,” said Bowers, Assistant Director of Parks. “Our community is vibrant and we pride ourselves on providing outdoor spaces for the whole family. Winning this playground from Burke allows us to complete an outdoor playspace much sooner than we otherwise would have, giving our residents one more place to stay active and ...

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  • Park and Recreation Month 2016

    Park and Recreation Month 2016

    Park and Recreation Month 2016

    Discover your super powers and change lives! That’s the theme of this year’s Park and Recreation Month and it provides a reason (like we need one!) to get outside and promote health, fitness and enjoy the outdoors with friends, kids, neighbors, colleagues or even by yourself!  Need inspiration? Here are five things to do at a park near you! All parks are different so find one that has the amenities you need and check it out! 1. Play. If you have a child or children at the park with you, it’s fun to play on the swings, climb up the rock wall and slide down the slide! And it helps build strength, agility and balance! 2. Trails. Many parks have trails that loop around the area of the park and even connect to other parks or take you along a lake or river or even into the woods! Look for fitness equipment located along trails that will help take your workout to the next level by adding some strength or agility training. 3. Picnic. Grab a basket and blanket for a meal on the park ...

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  • GreatER Play Giveaway! (2nd Annual Contest)

    GreatER Play Giveaway! (2nd Annual Contest)

    GreatER Play Giveaway! (2nd Annual Contest)

    The second annual Great Play Giveaway is back…and it’s GreatER than EVER! Bring play to your community by entering to win a Burke playground valued at $28,000! Every park or camp that completes the short survey will be automatically entered for a chance to win! Want a better chance? Get an additional 5 contest entries for submitting a video that explains what the playground would mean to your camp and/or community. All you have to do is upload the video to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, or some other video hosting service and provide a link to it in your contest entry. Click here to register.

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  • Spring into ACTION with our spring playground sale!

    Spring into ACTION with our spring playground sale!

    Spring into ACTION with our spring playground sale!

    The days are getting longer and the chill is coming out of the air…that can only mean one thing…SPRING is around the corner!!!! Bring play to your community and get kids and families moving with up to 40% an incredible, active, imaginative playground!

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  • Burke Honors Representative Firms at National Sales Meeting!

    Burke Honors Representative Firms at National Sales Meeting!

    Burke Honors Representative Firms at National Sales Meeting!

    At Burke, we have the best people bringing play to communities across the United States and abroad! The Representative Awards recognize excellence in sales, customer support and service as well as an overall exemplification of Burke’s mission to create play that moves everyone. We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Representative Awards. This year’s winners are Snider Recreation as the Representative of the Year and Play It Safe Playgrounds as the Burke Choice Award.Michael Phelan, president and CEO of BCI Burke Company, presented the awards to both Snider Recreation and Play It Safe Playgrounds at the National Sales Conference in Galveston, TX. “After working together with us for more than 15 years, the team at Snider Recreation continues to be an incredible partner and share our mission and values,” Phelan said. “We are honored to present them with the Representative of the Year award and look forward to our future together in 2016 and beyond.” Snider Recreation represents Burke in the states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and western Pennsylvania. The Burke Choice Award is given to the Representative ...

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