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  • 2017 Great Play Giveaway Winner Announced!

    2017 Great Play Giveaway Winner Announced!

    2017 Great Play Giveaway Winner Announced!

    We are so excited to announce Gustavo Vergara, Culture and Leisure Services Director, from the City of Cape Canaveral as the winner of the Great Play Giveaway presented by Parks & Recreation Business and Camp Business Magazine! As the winner, the City will receive a brand-new Nucleus®/Intensity® playground valued at almost $30,000! As part of the third annual contest, all recreation departments and camps could enter to win a playground for their community that will help children develop skills that transcend the playground, including motor skills, cognitive planning and cooperation. Cape Canaveral will install this brand new playground customized with bright colors to fit the surroundings and enhance their city branding. “Playgrounds and parks play an important role in providing a space for families to be active, to socialize and get much-needed time outdoors,” said Michael Phelan, president and CEO of BCI Burke. “We are so happy to be able to partner with Northstar Publishing, Inc. and provide a deserving community with a playground that will provide years of active enjoyment and development,” Phelan added. Cape Canaveral is planning to install the ...

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  • BCI Burke Company awarded national cooperative contract with National IPA

    BCI Burke Company awarded national cooperative contract with National IPA

    BCI Burke Company awarded national cooperative contract with National IPA

    BCI Burke Company has been awarded a national cooperative contract by Region 4 Education Service Center, Houston, TX, made available through National IPA, to provide playground and recreation products to government agencies and educational institutions throughout the country. After competitively soliciting the contract, Region 4 ESC awarded the contract to BCI Burke on April 28, 2017. Through the agreement, BCI Burke’s products will be made available to all participants of National IPA. “National IPA is pleased to be partnering with BCI Burke to offer this competitively solicited and awarded agreement lead by Region 4 ESC. BCI Burke provides a breadth of playground and recreation options, built with the exceptional quality that will benefit National IPA’s participating agencies throughout the country,” said Ken Heckman, senior vice president, account management. National IPA is one of the fastest-growing cooperative purchasing organizations in the nation, and each contract is written to ensure maximum value and public procurement compliance for all parties involved. Additionally, a significant portion of National IPA’s revenue is allocated to education initiatives. “Our contract with National IPA simplifies the process for customers to purchase ...

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  • May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

    May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

    May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

    May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month – a perfect time to set goals and get more active! The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition challenges adults to 30 minutes of physical activity each day during May.  Adding 30 minutes to an already busy schedule might seem daunting, but there are ways to incorporate activity into your day that won’t require complete rearrangement. Walking.  Mayo Clinic says taking a regular brisk walk can help maintain weight and prevent things like high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Walk while your child is at baseball practice and, if you are feeling extra energetic, add in some squats and walking lunges for a dose of strength training. PLAY. Playing is not only fun and social for kids and families but it is a great way to exercise! Head to the playground (walk or bike if you can!) and play with your child(ren) on the monkey bars, swings and climbers  - you will have time with your kids and get exercise together! Active workplaces. We’ve all heard that sitting at a desk all day is ...

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  • Burke Spring Sale Save Up to 40%!

    Burke Spring Sale Save Up to 40%!

    Burke Spring Sale Save Up to 40%!

    Bring play to your community with Burke’s Spring Sale! We are so excited to make bringing play to your community even more affordable! We have more than 27 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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  • 2017 Great Play Giveaway

    2017 Great Play Giveaway

    2017 Great Play Giveaway

    We love play and the chance to give a community a beautiful new playground is exciting for the team at Burke! Valued at almost $28,000, the Great Play Giveaway playground offers opportunities for kids to climb, slide, socialize and learn. The contest is open to Parks & Recreation Departments and Camps in the 48 contiguous United States and the winner will receive the latest in Burke products for their community! The deadline to enter is May 6, 2017! Click here for more information or to enter!  

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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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