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Benefits of Motion Play

There are many forms of motion play you see taking place on the playground everyday. Motion play not only provides fun for the children, but it also provides many great benefits for them while they are using the different forms of the motion play equipment. Take a look through and see some of the benefits motion play provides for your children. 1. Swinging Swinging is one of the most popular activities on the playground. Swinging helps children develop perceptual skills, spacial ...

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Apex Climbers

Take your playground design to a new level with Burke’s Apex Climbers! These climbers are the first of many new and exciting additions to Burke’s Intensity® fitness play series line. Active play is promoted by the use of creative and unique entry points to Intensity and Nucleus™ structures, allowing children to engage in continuous movement while developing strength, balance and coordination. Organic architectural lines provide open site lines for improved supervision while creating a fresh look. See more photos ...

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Grant Money Helps Build New Playground

Students at Celia Clinton Elementary School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, celebrated their new playground with a ribbon cutting in early October. Not only did the school receive new play equipment, but also two basketball courts and a running track. About $120,000 was spent to make the improvements and much help came through grants provided by the Rotary Club of Tulsa, the Helmerich Foundation and the Sharna and Irving Frank Foundation.

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National Child Educator Conference

The nation’s largest gathering of early educators will be the stage for BCI Burke to showcase their innovative products. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) will be held in Dallas, Texas, November 5-8 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The event will give Burke the unique opportunity to share playground, park and recreation expertise with teachers, principals and program directors for children. NAEYC is focused on improving the well-being of youngsters, with particular emphasis ...

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Muckleshoot Early Childhood Education Center

In the spring of 2014 Buell Recreation was awarded the Muckleshoot Early Childhood Education Center playground contract. The contracts included the demolition, removal and disposal of the current play structures and surfacing. The scope of this massive project consisted of approximately 25,000 ft.² spread out over three individual areas. The size of this project required a precise timeline in order to complete all three phase while keeping one phase open to the students at all times. The project started on ...

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Burke at NRPA Congress

BCI Burke will feature their signature Timber Tower at the National Recreation & Park Association Annual Congress and Expo (NRPA) in Charlotte, North Carolina. The showcase will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center October 14-16. In NRPA’s Booth 3834, Burke will showcase the Timber Tower accented by the recently released Trigon Tower and Jungle Vine Climber components that inspire kid’s socialization and cooperative play, while improving strength and coordination. The new play elements can be incorporated into Burke’s ...