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Rise Up for Parks and Recreation

July is Park and Recreation Month and a time to celebrate and support our parks and recreation spaces! There are so many reasons these places are important to us and to our communities…here are our Top Five Reasons We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation! Parks get people moving. We love movement and so do our bodies! Whether it’s a swinging adventure, a ride on a trail or climbing to the top of a tower or a tree, research shows ...

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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 Fond du Lac, WI, we’re celebrating Family Health and Fitness Day on Saturday, June 11 at Walleye Weekend – a local festival held every June in the beautiful Lakeside Park! ...

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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 can sometimes take a backseat. Global Employee Health and Fitness Month was launched in 1989 by the National Association for Health and Fitness to help employers and employees create a ...

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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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  • Rise Up for Parks and Recreation

    July is Park and Recreation Month and a time to celebrate and support our parks and recreation spaces! There are so many reasons these places are important to us and to our communities…here are our Top Five Reasons We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation! Parks get people moving. We ...

  • 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 ...