(Re)Introducing the Spaghetti Line of Sculptural Play Equipment

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Goric is excited to announce the return of our full line of the Spaghettis, a series of imaginative and beautiful sculptural playground equipment. Several years ago our manufacturing partner Linie M (known then as Conlastic) lost the design rights to two of the Spaghettis within the series. Though it was unfortunate at the time to… Read more »

Creating Intergenerational Public Spaces

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A Place and Space for All Benefits Everyone   Many are well aware that intergenerational interactions create enriching experiences for all involved. With the incorporation of design elements that effectively encourage an active involvement from the many adults in a child’s life, a play area’s overall value and ability to promote strong development can be significantly increased. … Read more »

Why Sand and Water Play Are Good for Children

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Long before the iPad and Pokémon GO, there was sand and water. The two are foundational to the earth and offer near limitless possibilities for young children’s imaginations. During the summer months, I take my two-year-old son to Chicago’s Montrose Beach on the shore of Lake Michigan. After laying out a blanket, I let him dig… Read more »

Integrating Music with Playscapes

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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 »

A Better Approach to the Slack Line Trend

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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 »

Going Against the Grain of Modern Materials with Robinia Wood

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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 »

Project Spotlight: Norwell Brings Fitness and Fun to Nature

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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 »

Designer Spotlight – Mitch Ryerson’s Woodworking and the Art of Play

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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 »

Euroflex Balls and the Importance of Tactile Elements in Playscapes

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Supporting Sensory Play by Adding Texture   One of the best ways for playground and playscape designers to improve the quality of any surface space or area is by including a variety of tactile elements. Whether cut in half, or presented in full, Euroflex Balls invite exploration and encourage curiosity. Made from recycled rubber and… Read more »

Goric Brings Deltoik by Cemer to North America

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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 »

Our Top 5 Playground Related Blogs

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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 »

The Norwell Outdoor Fitness Line of Equipment Makes New Year’s Resolutions a Lot More Fun

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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 »