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A Resolution we WANT to Keep

It’s a new year and as we welcome 2022, many people make resolutions to be healthier, spend more time with loved ones or take time for themselves. All of those resolutions can be accomplished with play. Hear me out…this is the real deal! Playing outside makes us healthier from increased Vitamin D to improved mental health and focus. It’s also an opportunity to spend time with children, friends, neighbors and spouses or, if you need a mental break, time ...

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Movement Helps Keep Holiday Stress to a Minimum

It’s almost like holidays and stress go hand and hand…travel, tight timelines, so much preparation and, of course, no time for yourself. Many of the stressors are out of our control but some aren’t, and we can work to improve the things we can! Exercise, time outdoors and movement have long been helpful in reducing stress and helping us stay healthier and happier. This blog by The American Heart Association gives some helpful, simple tips to take stress levels down ...

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Top Five Inclusive Playground Design Considerations

Inclusive playgrounds, recreation and outdoor fitness spaces help communities get outside, get moving and develop lasting bonds. There are many factors to consider in inclusive playground design…these are the Top Five from our professional team of playground designers! Play variety. Different people have different needs and thrive by participating in a variety of play activities. Having a multitude of play opportunities in different categories (sensory, spinning, swinging, etc.) is key to meeting everyone’s needs and preferences. It also provides a ...

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Getting Outside – Even When it’s Cold!

Being outside playing, socializing and getting much-needed movement has so many benefits and is extremely important for mental and physical health! For those in colder climates, it can be harder to get outdoors in the winter. Harder…but not impossible…it just takes a little more planning and preparation to be comfortable and have fun year around. Burke’s Nucleus Evolution Play System brings adventure to the playground in all kinds of weather. With towers, climbers, Rope Tunnels and Cobra® Slides, kids will ...

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Together Again - NRPA 2021

Together. That was the theme of this year’s NRPA, at least for us here at Burke. We were so excited to be together with our park and recreation friends, other exhibitors and together as Burkies. We were also excited about the hybrid model of this year’s NRPA and the opportunity to be together, apart with everyone participating in NRPA Virtual. We filled the Burke in-person exhibit space with products that encouraged togetherness, intergenerational engagement and inclusive play. The Brava® ...

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Trending in the World of Play

Play is part of us and helps us grow, learn and develop. Keeping abreast of trends in play is how we keep bringing you the best and most innovative products that keep communities moving in more ways than one. Outdoor fitness: With obesity rates rising amongst children and an increased amount of time spent on electronics, there is a heightened focus on physical fitness for all people, especially children. Moving fitness outside is really something that’s a win for everyone. It ...

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  • Family Health and Fitness Day 2022

    Movement and fitness are so important and parks, playgrounds, recreation and outdoor fitness spaces are the perfect places to move. Getting everyone moving is crucial to the physical and mental wellbeing of the community and gives us healthy ways to connect, engage and play together. In our home community of ...

  • Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

    Movement positively contributes to the physical and mental health of communities. Our places of work are often where we spend the most time and they are a huge part of our community. As we grow older, we tend to lose ourselves in our work routines and a consistent exercise ...

  • Mental Health and Movement

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month and to mark this important month, we want to talk about mental health and how exercising – and exercising with a community – can positively impact well-being. There isn’t one answer or one way for everyone but study after study shows that regular ...