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"Ode’ to Parks!" | Parks and Recreation Month

July 2015 marks 30 years of Park and Recreation Month and the importance of parks increases with each passing year.Parks create a backdrop to childhood but don’t lose their importance as we age. There are so many benefits to parks that we can’t list them all…but here is a snapshot! Community: Parks serve a variety of purposes from visual appeal to recreational opportunities to a place to meet. Whatever you might use a park for, they help us define the feel ...

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Great Play Giveaway WINNER Announced!

The Town of Shallotte’s 10-acre Mulberry Park will be a more active play space thanks to Rachel Johnson, the Parks & Recreation and Business Promotional Coordinator for the Town of Shallotte! Rachel is the Grand Prize winner of the Great Play Giveaway, presented by Parks & Recreation Business and Camp Business Magazine. The Burke Intensity®playground she won includes all new play events from our fitness product line, which is designed to challenge and exercise children’s bodies while they play. ...

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A great way to bring the community together – build a playground!

At Burke, we work with communities everywhere to build playgrounds and always love the excitement, cooperation and fun that comes from creating and installing a new playground for all to share. Community builds provide the forum for community members, regardless of differences, to work side-by-side for the better of their community. During the build process, a community is able to capitalize on the resources found within and translates that into financial savings and pride in ownership. A community built ...

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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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