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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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Chicago Plays! Highlights the Importance of Parks and Playspaces!

Cities around the country are recognizing the importance of parks and recreation spaces and the sense of pride and community they can bring to neighborhoods. Chicago is taking a lead on this with the Chicago Plays! initiative. Launched in Spring of 2013, Chicago Plays! has a goal to build and improve parks throughout the city so that every Chicagoan is within a ten minute walk of a park. BCI Burke is excited to be part of the fun and has ...

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Fund your playground with grants from Burke!

One of the most difficult parts of playground planning is finding the funding to even start the planning process! Budgets are tight and often it is difficult to even know where to begin finding the dollars for a project. Playground grants are an excellent way to kickstart the fundraising process! Burke has a variety of options for grants finding. From now through June 19, 2015, Burke is offering $1 million of in-kind grants on playgrounds! The application process is simple, ...

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The Importance of Getting Involved in Schools.

In getting ready to attend the PTO Today Conference in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, I started thinking about PTOs and general involvement in schools and why it is important. As a child, I remember my mom being the PTO President and organizing events such as end of year picnics, fundraisers for a new playground, holiday parties and book fairs. It was a source of pride for me to have my mom in a position of planning and organizing events at ...

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Love the Earth Today and Everyday.

The 45th Earth Day is upon us and continues to help draw attention to environmental issues, but it is important to remember, there are 364 other days to care about the planet. At Burke, we think about the earth every day. As we create playspaces today, we don’t lose sight of the importance of preserving tomorrow. We are preserving it for the very population we are creating playgrounds for…the children. And their children. And theirs…and so on. What does it ...