Jeff Hunter

Students at the J. Erik Jonsson Community School in Dallas peer out a window as volunteer workers install a new playground on their behalf.It took hundreds of hands and half as many backs to provide the J. Erik Jonsson Community School in Dallas with...
Although the big numbers are impressive-1 million bike helmets distributed, 500,000 car seats provided 100,000 smoke alarms given out- it's the little number that is most important. "To this date, we have 41 reported lives saved,...
North Cary Park in Raleigh, North Carolina
This bridge was made for walking, but today it's serving a higher purpose as a heat source.With North Carolina currently caught in a cold snap, 3-year-old Chloe Gurgel and 2-year-old Alexandria MacDonald have discovered that the black belt bridge...
Soft Play Soft-Contained Playgrounds
Theme play is one of Soft Play's latest ventures in soft-contained play equipment. It may sound like something a thrill-seeking snowboarder would brag about, but Soft Play, L.L.C. is quite proud of its "ability to go vertical."...
Playground Maintenance Software
Although Ken Kutska played in integral role in developing the playground safety and maintenance checklists found in the NRPA publication "Playground Safety is No Accident," it doesn't necessarily mean that he's thrilled...
Wet kids playing in a water playground
The philosophy is simple. Take the thrill and exhilaration that children receive by running  through a sprinkler on a hot summer day and turn it into a full-fledged water playground- or 'sprayground'-where anything goes. It's the...
Hadley Kramm second park Hadley's Park
Hadley Kramm gets a hand in cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of the second park. “Sometime in our childhood, we all sat and daydreamed about what it would be like to be somewhere exciting. To be someone exciting. To do something...
Playground Accessibility
Confined to a wheelchair by cerebral palsy, Karly Woodall of Meridian, Idaho, is unable to enjoy most playgrounds because of a lack of accessibility. Peggy Greenwell of the U.S. Access Board in Washington, D.C., spearheaded the drive for the...
Playground accessibility
There’s a big difference between the joy that can be found in a winter wonderland and at a winter playground, especially in Idaho.In need of a cover photograph for this, the inaugural issue of Today’s Playground, resident photographer Kort...