Playground Signs and Labels, Playground Safety, Resource Guide

Fall 2012

Playground magazine Fall 2012

Along with a focus on playground safety clarifying the need and use of signs and labels on playground equipment, this issue contains a wealth of information in its Playground Industry Resource Guide. Contact information with mailing addresses, website addresses, and phone numbers is given for associations and organizations as well as companies that offer amenities, such as bleachers and bridges, drinking fountains and garbage receptacles, outdoor furniture, and safety signs. Play equipment companies are listed as well as companies that specialize in aquatic play and companies that provide safety surfacing. Playground design companies and safety consultants are found in this directory. Companies that provide shelters and shade structures and skateparks are also included.

In This Issue...

Park Score Table 2012
By: The Play and Playground Magazine
The Trust for Public Land (www.tpl.org) has released its latest research showing the largest park systems in the United States, along with a whole lot of other data regarding the country’s park systems.
Town of Millkin Sign
By: Lane Lindstrom
Last summer, in this space, I talked about how every playground has its own story (Playground, Summer 2011, page 6). Since then, I’ve been to or seen many more playgrounds, each with its own story. There are stories, however, which I, along with most anyone who cares about playgrounds and this...
By: Scott Burton
Every time I turn around, this subject rears its pretty/ugly head. That’s right, signs and labels can be “pretty” and “ugly.” Let me explain. The recommendations (law in many states) have changed drastically. If you have the right combination of signs or labels on your playground then you are in a...
Pad Playground Inspection APP
By: The Play and Playground Magazine
Your property’s playground represents not only a long-term investment, but also a safe haven for children of all ages. If properly maintained, it can provide fun and exploration for decades.  Keeping your investment in peak condition can provide many benefits. Research shows a well-maintained...
Playground Safety Labels
By: Scott Burton
Do you have all the correct warning and information on your playground(s)? Safety Play, Inc. offers Playground Safety Labels that are called for in the playground safety ASTM F1487-11 Standard and/or CPSC No. 325 Guidelines. These self-sticking labels are just $1 each or, with quantity discounts...
Let All The Children Play playground at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, NY
By: The Play and Playground Magazine
BBS Architects, Landscape Architects and Engineers designed the two-acre Let All The Children Play playground at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, NY, to accommodate children with limited physical and mental abilities as well as to preserve the old trees present at the site.
Playground Resource Guide
By: The Play and Playground Magazine
Download the PDF to view a treasure trove of playground industry organizations, manufacturers, and more.
Gametime Custom Playground in Texas
By: The Play and Playground Magazine
GameTime recently completed a custom playground in Arlington, TX, at River Legacy Park and it’s unlike any other playground in the country. The city of Arlington wanted a unique play space that was fun and exciting. They also wanted it to look like an extension of its natural environment.