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Movement Helps Keep Holiday Stress to a Minimum

It’s almost like holidays and stress go hand and hand…travel, tight timelines, so much preparation and, of course, no time for yourself. Many of the stressors are out of our control but some aren’t, and we can work to improve the things we can! Exercise, time outdoors and movement have long been helpful in reducing stress and helping us stay healthier and happier. This blog by The American Heart Association gives some helpful, simple tips to take stress levels down ...

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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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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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Play for Health!

Play is one of the most amazing things ever. It’s not only enjoyable but also beneficial to people of all ages and abilities! One of the major benefits of play is the opportunity to be physically active while having fun. Movement is inherent in play and instead of being a chore, it is an exciting and social way to get the 60 minutes of exercise recommended for children ages 6-17 by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. ...

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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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Parks Build Community

Bringing Play That Moves You to communities around the world is at the heart of Burke’s mission. Participating in Parks Build Community, a national initiative aimed at demonstrating the transformative value of parks on the health and vitality of communities across America, with NRPA and other national donors is an exemplification of our mission. The latest project, Trojan Park in Wellston, MO, is a new park with a variety of family-friendly amenities, including a state-of-the-art playground, basketball court, splash ...

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