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Top Five Inclusive Playground Design Considerations

Inclusive playgrounds, recreation and outdoor fitness spaces help communities get outside, get moving and develop lasting bonds. There are many factors to consider in inclusive playground design…these are the Top Five from our professional team of playground designers! Play variety. Different people have different needs and thrive by participating in a variety of play activities. Having a multitude of play opportunities in different categories (sensory, spinning, swinging, etc.) is key to meeting everyone’s needs and preferences. It also provides a ...

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Together Again - NRPA 2021

Together. That was the theme of this year’s NRPA, at least for us here at Burke. We were so excited to be together with our park and recreation friends, other exhibitors and together as Burkies. We were also excited about the hybrid model of this year’s NRPA and the opportunity to be together, apart with everyone participating in NRPA Virtual. We filled the Burke in-person exhibit space with products that encouraged togetherness, intergenerational engagement and inclusive play. The Brava® ...

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Our Park & Recreation Story

July is Park and Recreation Month and the theme for this year is “Our Park and Recreation Story.” Parks and recreation spaces are essential to life and we are proud to be part of an industry that makes a positive impact on people of all ages and abilities around the world and helps them create their stories. In the spirit of storytelling, we will share “Our Park and Recreation Story” – a unique unfolding of a company that you ...

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Adding More Play for Your Community

Bringing a new park, recreation area or playspace to your community helps keep people healthy both mentally and physically and provides a place for them to gather, learn and grow. Designing this new commercial playground allows you to customize the space for exactly what’s needed and will help everyone find the best of themselves through play. Sometimes that’s just “not in the cards” so to speak. You can still add value and bring more play to your community by ...

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Play That Moves Bossier, LA

Sometimes a play environment moves us so much we just have to share it. Field of Dreams park in Bossier, LA is that environment – a thoughtfully-designed playspace that invites everyone to experience the joy of play. Field of Dreams is universally-designed and includes all of the guiding principles with play variety, inclusivity and a feeling of togetherness that permeates the entire environment. Choosing the design and equipment for Field of Dreams was a group effort and called on ...

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Play That Moves Us

We often hear that one person can make a difference...in this case we see it firsthand. Devin Handy, a teenager from Victoria, Texas, who used GoFundMe to raise $700 and help a community park that had been destroyed by a fire, is on a mission for 2020. His mission is to make even more of a difference in the lives of people and to help the environment. Learn more about his story. Play is our passion, our mission and our ...

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