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.


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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The Play and Playground Magazine

Play and Playground News Center

by: Playground Professionals
Critical fall height is a reference you hear a lot when considering play equipment and safety surfacing. BS EN:1177:2008 According to British Standards EN 1177:2008 all play equipment with a free fall height above 0.6m requires a critical fall height certified flooring around the play equipment (this is the maximum platform height from which a...
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by: Jackie Edwards
Nearly 49% of children in grades 4 – 12, according to StopBullying.gov reported having been bullied recently within the past month alone. As the numbers of cases begin to soar, only a few cases are ever reported to the local authorities. Bullying usually takes place in school, outside school grounds, and even the on the bus. It also happens online...
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by: Playground Professionals
The Great Trail — previously known as the Trans Canada Trail — is a bit of a misnomer. Given that the recently opened trail is the longest recreational one in the world at a staggering 14,864 miles, the project is great indeed, a monumental achievement. However, it isn’t a trail.
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by: Playground Professionals
As she heads off to school, it's important for your child to have a good breakfast — preferably with a healthy serving of protein. Why? Research shows that children can sustain their attention better when they have a breakfast rich in protein. Protein is essential for attentiveness, concentration and thinking. And a protein-rich breakfast has more...
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by: Playground Professionals
In the heart of the Iron Triangle, Jasmine Malabed and her partner Dennis Hoskins are transforming a vacant lot into a 2-acre public bike park for kids. Getting kids outside and active is a vision we can get behind here at Title Nine, especially when it’s in our own backyard of Richmond, California.
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Parks and Recreation Equipment Directory