Playground Shade: A Matter of Necessity

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Shade is an integral, if undervalued, aspect of playground design. Some of the best playgrounds earn their distinction because they offer a range of sun-protected areas where children can play and rest. And some very good playgrounds could be better if they provided more shade to sustain longer stretches of play, protect children from intense,… Read more »

The Continuing Discussion About Playground Equipment and Heat

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I just read this great article that I would love to share Download RIPRAP Dome Drama. The article is from Landscape Architecture Magazine, September 2010 edition, by Linda McIntyre.  I found it to be a fair, well rounded article about the questions and issues surrounding the playground heat debate. (The Union Square photo shows our Mountain… Read more »