Playground Professionals

With climate change and inflation on the horizon, being materialistic, wasteful, and acquisitive are traits we don’t want to pass on to our kids. They won’t help them become responsible adults (and the environment will suffer for it in turn). Now more...
Do You Know An Organization That Could Use $5,000?  The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) and AIG are proud to present the 2017 STRIVE Award for Organization of the Year. This award recognizes organizations that embrace a "kids...
Spring is arriving, new projects are being planned. Did you ever cope with one of those big dead walls at a playground, shopping centre or schoolyard? It can be a challenge to design such a place. Playnetic introduces the GameWall! The...
Recently, my two young screen-free kids (currently 2 and 4-years-old) have been doing something amazing. They play by themselves – sometimes for hours. The curious thing I noticed was that this magic situation seemed to be somewhat limited to...
BUFFALO, N.Y.  – Get ready for a big new addition on the city’s waterfront. City and state leaders came together Tuesday morning to break ground on the new 43,000 square foot Explore & More Children’s Museum at Canalside. When finished...
Sesame Workshop announced a new phase of its autism initiative Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children, which welcomes Julia, a Muppet with autism. Julia was introduced last year in digital form and will come to life as a...
Ashburn, Va. (March 27, 2017) —  For the third year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN, to...
A single bead of sweat rolls off my cheek and I watch it as it drops to the well-padded safety mat 20 feet below. An inner voice guides my decision of which movement should follow. Where should I place my hand next? Can I reach that hold? Will my toes...
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SportsEngine, a division of NBC Sports Group, today announced the acquisition of background screening service providers, National Center for Safety Initiatives, LLC. (NCSI) and Southeastern Security Consultants, Inc. (SSCI). Combined with the current...
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