Complementary Benefits Makes Adding Musical Elements to Playgrounds a Truly Smart Idea     Play and music already share a vocabulary. A self-contained part of a musical composition is called a, ‘movement.’ It is common for sportscasters to describe an athlete or team as, ‘getting into rhythm.’ The laughter that emits from a well-designed playscape is often,… Read more »

First Do No Harm with Goric’s Slack Line Playground Equipment     Goric is proud to offer an innovative and straightforward approach to slacklining. The line of Slack Line playground equipment gives playscape designers the ability to create a variety of fun configurations using multiple units, along with greater freedom on where and how to incorporate this healthy and… Read more »

These Inventive Structures Promote Aesthetic Beauty and a Whole Lot of Fun   ‘Form follows function,’ or so we are often told. Many follow this maxim to the letter. It seems on its surface to always make sense. If you want a fast slide, you need a tall tower. If you want a whole playground, you need a… Read more »

Natural Karolam® Robinia Wood Offers Impressive Benefits Over Modern Materials   K&K Karolam® – Robinia Wooden Posts | Video via YouTube.com   At their very best, playgrounds and playscapes mimic the joy of running, jumping, climbing, and otherwise playing in a wild and natural setting. They fulfill our instinctual desire to climb trees, swing from branches,… Read more »

Norwell Turns Northland Arboretum’s 12 Miles of Trails into a Beautiful Outdoor Fitness Playground   Finding Minnesota: Fitness Trail at an Old Dump | Video via minnesota.cbslocal.com   As Norwell Outdoor Fitness knows, if you want to improve your overall health, it is best to do so outside. Multiple studies have demonstrated that exercising outdoors burns… Read more »

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The Original Jungle Gym was a Tree, and Mitch Ryerson Knows How to Use Them     Creating a Playground Tree | The Esplanade Association via YouTube.com   When explored by the hands of a skilled artist, playfulness itself becomes an expressive language. At its best, the work of a well-seasoned woodworker, designer, and artist such as Mitch Ryerson communicates the power… Read more »

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Bundle Up and Head Outside for Some of the Best Playgrounds to Visit During Winter     Fuzzy socks, hot cocoa, oversized hoodies, a good book or two – the cold winter months seem almost custom-built to encourage all of us to stay indoors. However, it also never seems to take all that long before… Read more »

Introducing the Whimsical Power of Cemer’s Award Winning Modular Climbing Series     The playground equipment design and manufacturing firm Cemer has proudly produced innovative playground equipment for over twenty years. Most recently, the firm received long overdue international recognition as Red Dot’s 2014 award winner for Best Product Design in the Urban Equipment category. From humble… Read more »

How Creating Environments that Support Everyone’s Potential Became Mainstream Policy     The world is filled with unsung heroes and Susan Goltsman is certainly one of them. As a founding principal of the design firm Moore, Iacofano, Goltsman (MIG), Ms. Goltsman has worked tirelessly to move the idea that, “…every individual has the right to full and… Read more »

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A Small Collection of Resources on the Importance of Quality Playground Equipment and Design     One of the more wonderful aspects of play is how it can foster a sense of community. It is no accident that many of our first friendships were formed while using playground equipment. And just on the edges of that play… Read more »

Goric’s Newest Partner Will Keep You Motivated in the New Year     Goric is proud to announce that we are now representing the Norwell Outdoor Fitness equipment throughout the United States and Canada. Norwell is considered a front-runner within the outdoor fitness concept. Founded in 2007, you can already find their equipment in parks… Read more »