The First Wallholla in the USA, designed by Carve, manufactured & distributed by Goric in the USA & Canada

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The Southwest Corridor playground is a joint project between the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), a state agency, and The Boston Children’s Hospital, who raised the funds for the project.   When the project started there was a well-used basketball court, a small greenery beside it and a double bike and walking path running… Read more »

Designing Your Playground to Encourage Movement by JC Boushh

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The modern playground provides children with numerous opportunities and developmental benefits. These benefits include social, emotional, physical, and cognitive opportunities that are related to providing children with play components to climb, slide, and various opportunities for varied forms of movement. As safety concerns grow, fear of litigation, and safety zones become more and more evident… Read more »

True Tree Houses

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Over the years we have seen all kinds of play structure and some of the most creative and artistic have been found in Germany and throughout Europe.  I’d like to share some pictures of really unique tree houses.  I don’t foresee them on any North American public playgrounds any time soon but we can still… Read more »

Outdoor Table Tennis

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Get out your ping-pong paddles (say that 5 times in a row!) and let’s play some table tennis! Perfect for all ages and a nice change to play this game outside. We are now offering these amazingly durable and attractive ping-pong tables.  The table top is made of Polymer concrete with a PVC edge protector;… Read more »

Cool Slides – for Architecture, Art & Fun! Part 2

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By popular demand, we are posting more slide installations from our very innovative slide manufacturer! MSU Zagreb (Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia), 2009 Height – 11.65m (45’10”); 2 Stainless steel tube slides with a clear top cover 28th São Paulo Art Biennial – Brazil, 2008 Slide height – 14m (55′); stainless steel tube slide with… Read more »

The Best Designed Slide: How to Create the Perfect Hill or Mound Slide

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Hill Slide NYC

Important issues when designing a hill slide: 1. Adequate shading. All playground equipment needs shade.  All materials get hot, even plastic!  So make sure to design your area accordingly. 2. What material is appropriate for your requirements? Stainless steel, plastic (polyethylene) or corian?  They all have pros and cons. 3. Slope of the slide.  Be sure to… Read more »

Pushing the Envelope of Playground Design with Risk & Challenge by JC Boushh

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In today’s age of tech savvy children playground designers are constantly designing new and innovative play components to attract today’s wired-child to the playground. This approach to new and innovative designs many times comes into conflict with society’s preoccupation with over protecting children from life’s bumps and bruises. As children continuously seek new ways to… Read more »

Adults Want to Play, Too!

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How often have I heard from adults “I want to play at the playground too!”  And so we should be able to play too.  As someone who sells playground equipment I believe it’s my duty to play and test out playground equipment, cx fxand I’m loving every minute of it! Here are a couple of… Read more »