About PGP

Playground Professionals, LLC (PGP) is an Ashton, Idaho based publishing company. Created in 2010 as a media source to the playground industry, PGP publishes 2 directories, play and playground news, and an online magazine.


  • Local Playground Professionals Directory

    Local Playground Professionals Directory

    Need to purchase, install, plan or inspect a playground? Look for playground service professionals in your area.

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  • Play and Playground Magazine

    Play and Playground Magazine

    Focusing on play and playground issues, problems, play equipment, health and safety, design, manufacturing, construction process, organization and companies.

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  • Playground and Play News and Views

    Play and Playground News Center

    All the latest play and playground news at your fingertips.

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  • Parks & Recreation Equipment Directory

    Park and Recreation Equipment Directory

    A directory of playground equipment manufacturers specializing in residential play equipment, dog park equipment, skate parks, water parks, rock climbing walls, surfacing, athletic equipment, as well as toys and games.

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The Play and Playground Magazine

Play and Playground News Center

by: Playground Professionals
John Chavis Memorial Park near downtown Raleigh recently received a big infusion of funds that will help pay for major updates to the historic park that include a new community center, destination playground and water play area. The city won a $747,000 grant from the National Park Services' Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program, which is...
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by: Playground Professionals
Cambridge University has appointed the world’s first ever professor of play, Paul Ramchandani. A researcher who has spent the last 15 years leading the child and adolescent mental health research unit at Imperial College London, Ramchandani will take up the new role in early 2018. The position is funded through a £4m grant supporting the Centre...
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by: Playground Professionals
More kids will be playing in the shade at the Durango Community Recreation Center after community members raised money for a canopy. Carl Curtiss raised $23,000 through individual donations for the $40,000 canopy that will be installed this year, Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Metz said. The city will pay the additional $17,000 for the shade...
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by: Playground Professionals
South Dakota doctors routinely write prescriptions for everything from painkillers to ointments. This year, however, they’ll have a more novel option at their disposal: park prescriptions. Printed on a notepad with an “Rx” symbol in the top-left corner, a park prescription instructs a patient to take one free day at “any South Dakota state park or...
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by: Playground Professionals
The Erie Zoo will offer families a new feature starting Saturday [August 5, 2017]. Maleno Adventure Woods, designed to combine play opportunities with nature, is scheduled to open at 10 a.m. in the children’s area of the zoo, 423 W. 38th St. “We’re so excited and we know families will just love this,” said Emily Antolik, director of...
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Parks and Recreation Equipment Directory