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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 movement and exercise helps us feel better both physically and mentally. This doesn’t mean we have to run marathons (although you can!), it just means that if we replaced 15 ...

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BCI Burke Cooperative Contract Through OMNIA® Partners Renewed

Fond du Lac, Wis – BCI Burke, a leader in the play, playground, recreation and outdoor fitness industry, and OMNIA Partners, the largest and most experienced organization in public sector procurement, extended their contract for another three-year period. This competitively solicited and publicly awarded cooperative contract through Region 4 ESC, gives participants of OMNIA Partners access to BCI Burke products and services. “This cooperative contract will deliver value for our participating agencies seeking to create outdoor recreation spaces for their communities,” ...

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Your Partner in Playground Safety

This week, we recognize National Playground Safety Week as a time to focus on the outdoor environments where our children play! Creating safer play environments helps everyone gain the benefits from playing outdoors and is a top priority for us! From age-appropriate signage, products and playgrounds designs and rigorous safety certifications to a FREE Burke maintenance kit and playground safety kit from our partners at National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS), we’re proud to be your partner in playground ...

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Designing Spaces for Communities – The Importance of Landscape Architects

April is World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM) – a month-long international celebration of landscape architecture! Designed public and private spaces impact people and communities every day and provide places to connect, develop, play, reflect, learn, gather and grow. This year’s theme is “Growing Together,” a fitting way to describe how people grow together as communities, as individuals and with nature while engaging in and with these outdoor places. Think about the last time you were outside – did you go ...

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World Health Day – Play for Your Health!

Play is fun, developmentally rich AND it’s HEALTHY! On World Health Day let’s talk about a couple health benefits of play! Play keeps kids and families active and moving and helps them have fun while playing! Climbing, sliding, swinging, jumping and running are all great ways for kids to get the 60 minutes per day of movement needed. A well-designed playspace offers these and more activities for children of all levels and abilities. Outdoor play brings people, well, outdoors! And being ...

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MOVMNT Brings Movement to Communities

Fond du Lac, WI – MOVMNT™ brings movement for people of all ages and abilities and creates an atmosphere of competition, fun and engagement. Powered by people, MOVMNT doesn’t require electrical or batteries and allows everyone to be in control of their play experience. Studies show that active communities do better. Whether it’s higher graduation and lower obesity rates or better air quality and higher home values, having public greenspaces within your community helps to improve quality of life. For ...

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  • 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 ...

  • BCI Burke Cooperative Contract Through OMNIA® Partners Renewed

    Fond du Lac, Wis – BCI Burke, a leader in the play, playground, recreation and outdoor fitness industry, and OMNIA Partners, the largest and most experienced organization in public sector procurement, extended their contract for another three-year period. This competitively solicited and publicly awarded cooperative contract through Region 4 ESC, ...

  • Your Partner in Playground Safety

    This week, we recognize National Playground Safety Week as a time to focus on the outdoor environments where our children play! Creating safer play environments helps everyone gain the benefits from playing outdoors and is a top priority for us! From age-appropriate signage, products and playgrounds designs and rigorous ...