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2012-07-25 10:23:41

Orthopaedic surgeons provide safety tips ROSEMONT, Ill., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of children are treated for injuries related to playground equipment each year. The numbers are alarming and parents should pay attention. Statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show the following results for kids 3-16 years in the U.S in 2011: Approximately 104,157 were treated for injuries from swing sets More than 8,800 from seesaws or teeterboards...

2012-06-24 23:02:03

On September 29, 2009, 8 year-old Brody Cole lost his battle with mitochondrial disease. In the two years leading up to his passing, Brody said a special prayer that included the following ending: “And at the playground, I slide down the slide. Amen.” No one knows exactly what the meaning was behind his prayer, but with the help of Little Tikes Commercial and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, his dreams of an inclusive playground were fulfilled. Farmington, MO (PRWEB) June 24,...

2012-06-18 06:27:02

NEW YORK, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adrian Benepe, New York City's Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the past decade, will become Senior Vice President of City Park Development at The Trust for Public Land, the leading conservation organization for creating parks and playgrounds in cities across America. His new position was announced today by New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Christopher K. Kay, Chief Operating Officer of The Trust for Public Land....

2012-05-22 22:20:50

San Francisco, Sacramento, Boston, and New York Earn Top Spots SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A ground-breaking park rating system developed by The Trust for Public Land ranks San Francisco, Sacramento, Boston and New York as the nation's top city park systems. Mesa (Arizona), Louisville, Charlotte and Fresno received the lowest ParkScores among the 40 largest U.S. cities. ParkScore is the most comprehensive park rating system ever developed and was designed to...

2012-05-21 23:00:51

As a new study finds nearly half of children under five don´t have one outdoor play opportunity per day, a growing number of parks and preschools are choosing synthetic grass for their playgrounds to allow more opportunities for kids to be active. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under five play outside as much as possible, an April 2012 study led by Seattle Children's Research Institute found that nearly half of U. S....

2012-04-20 06:21:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With evidence from a new long-term study - published in early April - warning that half of American preschool-aged children are not getting enough daily, supervised outdoor play, the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) and other play advocacy and safety organizations are building awareness throughout National Playground Safety Week - April 23-27 - in an effort to improve the health of children and increase activity on...

2012-02-04 08:00:00

The ultimate children´s playground would be safe, fun and feature very interactive spaces to crawl through, jump on and slide. It would be located in places where parents need a break and kids need play time like airports, health clubs and military bases. Today in America reviews Playtime, LLC, a worldwide leader in safe and healthy playground on a new segment Childhood Development Series: Innovative Toys for Today's Active Child. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) February 04, 2012 Bringing...

2012-02-03 11:12:00

MONETT, Mo., Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Miracle Recreation, a nationwide leader in commercial playground equipment, recently received an award commending their commitment to safety. Established by the Army Corps of Engineers to honor companies that go above and beyond contractual safety requirements, the "Excellence Through Safety" Small Contract Award was given for the first time this year. Miracle Recreation Company was the first recipient. Miracle received the honor for an installation...

2012-01-05 09:00:00

America's State Parks stepped into 2012 in spectacular fashion with guided First Day Hikes across the country in all 50 states January 1st. From Florida to Alaska and Maine to California, over 14,000 people celebrated the New Year by hiking in a state park, choosing from 400 hikes sponsored by state park systems throughout the nation. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 America's State Parks stepped into 2012 in spectacular fashion with guided First Day Hikes across the country in all...

2012-01-01 08:00:00

Internet retailer ParknPool Corp. is finishing out 2011 with strong growth in sales and staff. The company is looking forward to even more growth through 2012. Lexington, VA (PRWEB) January 01, 2012 ParknPool Corp is bucking economic trends by posting growth in sales and staffing, along with other significant changes during 2011. While enjoying the first full year in their new green Operations Center, (opened in December 2010), the leading online retailer of outdoor furnishings and site...