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2011-08-02 07:30:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In reporting that about 17% of children and adolescents are obese, the Centers for Disease Control notes that the lack of safe, appealing places for kids to play or be active is a major problem in many communities. Determined to reverse this trend, a growing number of parks and playgrounds are installing synthetic turf to help youth be active year-round. "Parks and playgrounds featuring synthetic turf create safe, accessible and resilient playing...

2011-07-12 15:41:00

NRPA and NASPD Urge Nation's Leaders to Create Jobs by Revitalizing Public Park and Recreation Facilities ASHBURN, Va., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) issued a letter to every member of Congress proposing the creation of a Conservation Construction Corps--a national employment program to put Americans back to work and revitalize local, state and national...

2011-06-25 00:00:30

Pacific Play Systems, Inc., based in Carlsbad California, offers free evaluations of existing sites followed by a design proposal customized to client's budget and needs San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2011 Pacific Play Systems specializes in commercial playground equipment, safety surfacing and installation for parks, schools and preschools in southern California. In addition, they offer shade structures, indoor playground equipment, sports equipment, water park play structures and site...

2011-06-16 00:00:29

San Jose's Filice Enterprises is now a full service playground outfitter because of its partnership with APE Playground Equipment and Custom Canopies, Inc. San Jose, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) June 15, 2011 Filice Enterprises, located in San Jose, is proud to announce that the company is now a full service playground outfitter for the Bay Area. With its partnership with APE Playground Equipment and Custom Canopies, Inc., Filice can now offer more choices in playground needs and safety. "We wanted to...

2011-06-15 16:29:00

First Lady joins KaBOOM!, Knight Foundation, Members of Congress on The Congressional Day of Service Event to build new playground at Washington, D.C. elementary school in one day WASHINGTON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Lady Michelle Obama joined more than 500 volunteers to celebrate building the 2,000th playground in the history of non-profit organization KaBOOM! on Wednesday at a Washington, D.C. elementary school as part of The Congressional Day of Service Event....

2011-05-28 00:00:50

Michelle Filice named vice president. San Jose, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) May 27, 2011 Filice Enterprises, a Bay Area playground safety surface installation company, is welcoming new Vice President Michelle Filice. Previously known as Filice and Son, Filice Enterprises' President Mike Filice took over when his father retired last year, and after a year running the business alone, brought on his wife Michelle to fill the vice president position. "Michelle brings over 11 years of retail customer...

2011-05-23 00:00:27

Keystone Gardens is reaching out to the Urban Areas of Philadelphia to help beautify their outdoor living space! Wayne, Pa (PRWEB) May 22, 2011 Keystone Gardens the Main Line's highly respected Landscape Design and Landscaping Company is on a mission from Mother Nature! With over 80 parks Philadelphia has the largest urban park system in the nation! Fairmount Park is the world's largest landscaped urban park. Keystone Gardens is on a mission to take that further! They will bring that...

2011-04-22 00:00:27

NRPA Presents Quick Tips in Observance of National Playground Safety Week Ashburn, Va. (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 In observance of National Playground Safety Week, April 25-29, 2011, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) encourages all parents and caregivers to be vigilant and mindful as their children play and interact in America's Backyard. Each year, more than 200,000 injuries happen on playgrounds. NRPA has provided five quick tips for adults, so they can ensure that their...

2010-10-30 00:00:40

When Denver Public Schools Force Elementary School learned that they would be getting a completely new playground under the city's "Learning Landscapes" program, they asked students to help design it. Students sketched colorful animals which soft play area manufacturer PLAYTIME then transformed into playground-sized climbers, tunnels and slides. The result not only offers a unique play experience, but it has instilled a rare sense of playground pride. Englewood, CO (PRWEB) October 29, 2010...

2010-10-11 09:41:00

WINSTON SALEM, N.C., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The PTA sponsors major funding projects annually, one of their newest projects was the second of two new playgrounds for the pre-school play park, Going Green was no question with the PTA, parent, staff and teachers. The vision for the school in 1991 is the same today providing a safe, healthy and enriched environment for the children who attend. Advanced Recreation Solution of Mooresville, North Carolina was a part of the Going Green...


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