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Don't Let Winter Keep You Inside!

It’s cooling off here in the Midwest and all over the country! Although “cold” is a subjective term, we can all agree that winter in the U.S. brings cooler temps to most places throughout the country! However, just because it is colder or cloudier, doesn’t mean outdoor play is any less important! It requires more planning and a few different clothing options, but it can be done safely and the rewards are endless! Here are just a few of ...

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Fitness for Kids – How to Help Your Children be More Active.

Physical activity is important for all ages and with campaigns like NFL PLAY 60 and Let’s Move, we are reminded daily of the importance of movement. But how do we get our children to move with us? With schedules, school, homework and screen time, it seems difficult to motivate them sometimes. Here are a couple of tips to help! 1. Be the example.  If you have an active and healthy lifestyle, your kids will naturally follow. Prioritize exercise and limit screen ...

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Climbing and sliding make the perfect combination!

Introducing the Merge Climber and Intensity Slide Platform! Pair them together with one of the many Burke slides and you have fun and active events for kids! Climbable on three sides, the Merge possesses unique design lines that show a surprising use of shapes to create climbing paths up, over, around and through. Merge is designed to bring climbers together at the top and provide entry to an enclosed 72” high Nucleus™ or Intensity® slide platform. The flexibility and features ...

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Burke Celebrates 95 years with Playground Sale!

What’s the best way to celebrate 95 years of designing the industry’s most innovative playgrounds and recreation products? Of course, a HUGE playground sale with up to 40% off the most popular Burke playgrounds! Check out the website to find the best playground for sale for you: www.bciburke.com/95years.html.

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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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Add Adventure to Play with Versatile Verto Climbers!

Climbing – we all know it’s fun and exciting, but besides fun, climbing offers a plethora of other excellent developmental benefits, including balance, coordination and cooperative play. The latest series of climbers from Burke Playgrounds is versatile, customizable and helps create a sense of adventure for any playspace! The NEW Verto climbers offer versatility for playground design and creative climbing options for kids! These unique climbers have one, two or three climbing sections and can be combined in various configurations ...