Tom Norquist

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Tom is Senior Vice President of Marketing, Design and Product Development for GameTime, a leading playground manufacturer.  As a founding board member in 1995, past president, past treasurer, and current secretary of the International Play Equipment Manufacturer’s Association (IPEMA) and long-term active ASTM representative, over the past 31 years Tom Norquist has been involved in all aspects of the play industry. Tom is a founding steering committee member and active leader of the US Play Coalition. Additionally, Tom serves as a board member on Dr. Stuart Brown’s National Institute for Play.

Arch swing
Thinking about the wonderful and graceful art of swinging takes me back to one of my favorite childhood play experiences, swinging like Tarzan of the jungle on ropes suspended from branches of super tall Douglas fir trees in the Northwest. Swinging...
Climbing Trends on the North American Playground
In the public domain throughout North American playgrounds, climbing is routinely one of the most popular activities. When we ask why both children and adults like to climb, play scholars cite the challenge, the ability to get to the top of a...