Park Place Recreation Blog

5 Reasons Recess is Important in Schools

Posted by Park Place Rec Content Team on Feb 23, 2018 5:30:46 PM

More and more schools seem to be placing priority on test scores and pushing other important things, like recess, to the side. Many think of recess as unnecessary – a break from learning or “free time” for the kids, but there is much more to recess than that. Recess is an important time for kids to learn skills that are a large part of their development into adulthood.

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Topics: outdoor play

Protect Against Skin Cancer with Shade Structures

Posted by Park Place Rec Content Team on Dec 27, 2017 12:15:24 PM

It’s important for kids to get outside and play, but it’s equally important to make sure they are protected from the sun. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

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Topics: outdoor play

Inclusive is the New Black

Posted by Park Place Rec Content Team on Nov 30, 2017 2:35:00 PM

We hear a lot about diversity and equal opportunity in the news, but most often it’s not in relation to children with disabilities; however, that seems to be changing. More and more people are bringing attention to the fact that children with disabilities deserve equality, too, by way of inclusive playgrounds.

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Topics: Inclusive Play

Healthy and Happy Kids

Posted by Park Place Rec Content Team on Nov 15, 2017 3:28:00 PM

Children who are active and get exercise are more likely to stay active as they grow older, leading to a healthier lifestyle. We’re not talking about going to the gym for cardio; exercise for kids should be easy and fun!

Playing on the playground is a great way for children to have fun and get various kinds of exercise at once; running, climbing, monkey bars, swinging, balancing and more. All of these activities on the playground improve their coordination, muscle strength and stamina. Playing on the playground will also help improve a child’s sleep and boost their mood – two things every parent wants!

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Topics: outdoor play

Miracle Recreation Fall Playground Sale

Posted by Park Place Rec Content Team on Nov 13, 2017 2:34:58 PM

With summer gone and the cooler weather moving in, now is the ideal time to update, replace or build your playground. Playgrounds play a large role in children's development, so it's important to have nice, up-to-date and well-kept playgrounds. 

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Topics: fall sale

Miracle Mega Tower

Posted by Park Place Rec Content Team on Oct 25, 2017 5:22:34 PM

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Music on the Playground

Posted by Park Place Rec Content Team on Sep 15, 2017 1:38:25 PM

Unstructured play on the playground is an integral part of every child’s development — social, emotional, physical and cognitive. Playing (and listening to) musical instruments can also be beneficial to these same aspects of a child's development. Music enriches the lives of children and enhances their learning and growth; so adding musical instruments on the playground enhances the overall play experience.

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Topics: Outdoor Musical Instruments

Updating Your Playground to be Inclusive

Posted by Park Place Rec Content Team on Aug 7, 2017 5:29:00 PM

Playing on the playground seems like such a simple thing for kids, but it’s so much more than that. Participation in playground play helps children develop physically, mentally and socially; from mastering motor skills and emotional control, to learning how to solve problems and make decisions, playground play helps shape our children into healthy, functioning adults.

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Topics: Inclusive Play

Project Highlight: Nature Playgrounds

Posted by Park Place Rec Content Team on Jul 27, 2017 1:42:55 PM


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Topics: Nature Play

XGen - Playground Innovation for the Next Generation

Posted by Park Place Rec Content Team on Jul 12, 2017 12:47:15 PM
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Park Place Recreation is a leading playground equipment consulting and design firm, serving South Texas for over 35 years. An exclusive regional representative for Miracle Recreation Equipment Company, Park Place partners with clients through all stages of the process from design, installation, fundraising and ongoing maintenance. Featured products include:

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