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National Playground Safety Week.

Founded by the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) in 1997, National Playground Safety Week is “a time to focus on children’s outdoor play environments. A time to pledge to use good judgment when playing. A time for gratitude for all the adults who work tirelessly on maintaining our playgrounds.” Play is essential to childhood and development. To keep play fun and productive, we need to focus on safe yet challenging play and adhere to the SAFE acronym: Supervision, Age ...

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Landscape Architects – Why They Deserve a Month.

When we hear “architect” we often think of someone who designs high-rise buildings or perhaps restores historical sites. While those are extremely important, we often forget to recognize the people responsible for designing the parks, play spaces, plazas, bike trails and other green spaces that make the outdoors fun, healthy and sustainable. Green spaces enrich our lives by exposing us to the natural beauty of the outdoors, keeping us moving and exercising and giving kids a healthy outlet for ...

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Announcing New Representation in Virginia

Burke is excited to announce that our exclusive North & South Carolina representatives have expanded to also cover the state of Virginia. Barrs Recreation is a long-term partner with Burke, representing the firm’s playground and recreation products in North and South Carolina for nearly a decade. As part of this growth, the company has changed its name from Playgrounds of the Carolinas to Barrs Recreation while continuing to provide outstanding service and support to their customers. “We are pleased to ...

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Have your city recognized as a 2015 Playful City USA community!

BCI Burke wants to make sure that you get the chance to take advantage of this great opportunity! Playful City USA communities are making play part of the solution that moves the needle on city-wide challenges and, in turn, developing a competitive advantage that attracts and retains businesses and residents. Playful City USA is a national recognition program that honors cities and towns across the country for taking bold steps that make it easy for all kids to get the ...

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New Rep Group: Play Illinois

BCI Burke has just announced that Play Illinois will be the exclusive manufacturers representative in the state of Illinois. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, the Play Illinois team has over 50 years of playground design and construction experience. The most valuable asset is the ability to provide exceptional client service and translate playground dreams to reality. “We’re very pleased to have Play Illinois join the Burke team,” said Mike Phelan, President and CEO of BCI Burke Company. “At Burke, we’re focused ...

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US Play Coalition 2015 Conference

BCI Burke Company will be sponsoring and attending the US Play Coalition conference, which will be held at Clemson University February 15-18. BCI Burke will be actively participating in the event and share information on the company’s innovative park and recreation products. The US Play Coalition is a partnership among individuals and organizations that recognize play as an important and necessary part of a healthy and productive life. The coalition has been in existence since the summer of 2009, and ...