By: Jay Beckwith
With nearly 50 years of play design experience, Jay Beckwith discusses the necessary elements of play that must be considered when designing a play space. Great thought-provoking article!
By: Alexandra Estanislao
The longing to play is a natural desire in all children. Play is fueled by curiosity, and creative playgrounds spark spontaneous play for kids and provide wonderful opportunities for children to interact and actively learn. It is through the option of diverse types of playgrounds that various types...
By: The Play and Playground Magazine
“There is much art in the creation of vibrant public play spaces. Their aesthetic, their physicality and their spatial rendering push mind and body to new imaginative experiences. This presents a great opportunity for virtual galleries like...
By: Steven King
Steve King and his wife Barb founded Landscape Structures, Inc., a commercial playground equipment manufacturer headquartered in Delano, Minnesota in 1971. Steve is chairman of the board of the company and is also a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a Certified Playground...
By: Todd Lehman
Our kids deserve more. They deserve a play environment that grabs them when they walk by, makes their jaw drop, and shakes them silly instead of one that says, “Hey, I’m over here if you’re bored.”
By: Anne-Marie Spencer
The grand opening of Shady Lane Park in Houston, TX on Oct 10, was an event that capped off the NRPA Congress. It is the 4th in a series of “leave behind projects.” It seems there is something new to be learned from each ribbon cutting or grand opening in the recreation industry. Shady Lane was...
By: Ian Proud
How vital are playgrounds in today’s society? For many people, unstructured outdoor play is viewed as a luxury, not a necessity. As a result, children don’t devote as much time in unstructured outdoor play as they did decades ago.