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The Great Play Giveaway


Burke brings play to a community near you with the 2018 Great Play Giveaway. We love play and can’t wait to share it with an amazing Burke playground giveaway for parks, camps or recreation areas!




2017 Great Play Giveaway Winner


We are so excited to announce Gustavo Vergara, Culture and Leisure Services Director, from the City of Cape Canaveral as the winner of the Great Play Giveaway presented by Parks & Recreation Business and Camp Business Magazine! As the winner, the City will receive a brand-new Nucleus®/Intensity® playground valued at almost $30,000!

As part of the third annual contest, all recreation departments and camps could enter to win a playground for their community that will help children develop skills that transcend the playground, including motor skills, cognitive planning and cooperation.

Cape Canaveral Mayor, Bob Hoog said, “On behalf of the City of Cape Canaveral, I’m grateful for the opportunity to enhance children’s lives through active play with this amazing gift. The playground will be a welcomed addition to Manatee Sanctuary Park which is our flagship riverfront park. The playground will improve the user experience for visitors to the park for years to come and we thank Northstar Publishing and BCI Burke for hosting the contest. Children from our summer camp program chose the color scheme and are excited to see their selection come to fruition.”

2016 Great Play Giveaway Winner


Bringing play to communities is what moves us at Burke to come to work every day and drives our passion to develop the best products and design the most inspired playgrounds! Last year, we decided to partner with Parks & Recreation Business and Camp Business Magazine to giveaway a playground to a community! So much FUN! The Town of Shallotte, NC won a playground that fit perfectly into their plan to add to the playground already planned for Mulberry Park!


For 2016, we decided to give away a bigger playground and update the name to the GreatER Play Giveaway! We are excited to announce the City of Powell as the WINNER of a brand-new Nucleus®/Intensity® playground valued at more than $28,000!


“This is an exciting time for us in Powell,” said Bowers, Assistant Director of Parks. “Our community is vibrant and we pride ourselves on providing outdoor spaces for the whole family. Winning this playground from Burke allows us to complete an outdoor playspace much sooner than we otherwise would have, giving our residents one more place to stay active and engaged.”


We hope the City of Powell enjoys their new play equipment as much as we enjoyed providing it to them!

2015 Great Play Giveaway Winner


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. A selection of climbers, spinners and overhead events make up this active and fun playground for families to enjoy while spending time together outdoors!


“Playgrounds and parks can play an important role in providing a space for families to gather and get much-needed time outdoors,” said Michael Phelan, president and CEO of BCI Burke Company. “We are so happy to be able to partner with Northstar Publishing, Inc. and provide a deserving community with a playground that will provide hours of enjoyment,” Michael added.


Rachel is excited to be able to help the Town of Shallotte get the park they hoped for! “I truly can’t express how thankful we are here at the Town of Shallotte and this couldn’t have come at a better time for us! We’ve been trying to figure out how we were going to fund the playground in our new park to the extent we wanted and winning this contest helps us create our dream playspace,” she said.