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2011-03-24 00:00:28

Each year more than 200,000 children are taken to the emergency room as a result of an accident or fall on the playground. Nearly 70 percent of these injuries are the result of falls, rather than equipment-related. International Mulch Company, the makers of Rubberific Mulch, are providing tips to parents to keep kids happy and healthy while at play. A parent's guide to playground safety can also be downloaded at our Facebook page by visiting http://www.facebook.com/rubbermulch. Saint...

2011-02-27 00:01:44

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Hershey Company announced today their renewed commitment to bring the HERSHEY'S Track & Field Games to America's youth through local parks and recreation facilities in 2011. Ashburn, Va (Vocus/PRWEB) February 25, 2011 The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Hershey Company announced today their renewed commitment to bring the HERSHEY'S Track & Field Games to America's youth through local parks and...

2011-02-22 15:07:46

Study highlights importance of neighborhood design to encourage children to be more active outdoors What does it take to keep children active when they get home from school? It seems that what your neighborhood offers in terms of parks and playgrounds has a lot to do with it. In a study looking at the links between the quality of outdoor public spaces, parents' perception of them, and children's sedentary behavior, Dr. Jenny Veitch and colleagues, from the Centre for Physical Activity and...

2011-02-05 00:00:41

Product Giveaway to Award 2.8 Cubic Yards of Rubber Mulch including Delivery Dallas, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) February 04, 2011 Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, produced by LTR Products, a subsidiary of Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in the United States, is giving away a ton of Rubber Mulch. Pinnacle's second Free-Ton Rubber Mulch Giveaway began January 1, 2011, and runs through March 31st, 2011. One winner will receive one ton (2.8 cubic yards) of Pinnacle Rubber...

2011-01-31 13:21:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This January, in conjunction with KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America's children, 250 local volunteers will help build a 2,500 sq. ft. playground from the ground up for the YMCA of Honolulu Leeward Branch. LTR Products is helping to make this new playground project possible by providing the SMARTE System, a playground safety surface created from recycled tire rubber. (Logo:...

2011-01-26 10:13:00

RESTON, Va., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play (HSBS) today announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) to vendors to participate in its 2011 Preferred Vendor Catalog for its four-year, $12 million physical activity project. Funding for HSBS is provided by the Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of HSBS is to increase...

2010-12-06 13:49:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston-area homeowners, business owners and parks and recreation professionals now have an innovative and eco-friendly mulch option for landscaping and playgrounds. LTR Products, a subsidiary of Liberty Tire Recycling, is pleased to announce that it has launched its Pinnacle Rubber Mulch in Houston. Pinnacle Rubber Mulch is a viable, sustainable alternative to traditional wood mulch that can be used as a decorative landscape cover for parks,...

2010-12-01 14:01:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LTR Products, a subsidiary of Liberty Tire Recycling and manufacturers of Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Chris Hanson as account manager. In this role, Hanson will be responsible for overseeing and managing the company's largest retail accounts. He will also work directly with municipalities, parks and recreation professionals, and businesses to determine how Pinnacle Rubber Mulch can offer an innovative,...

2010-11-25 00:00:40

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is pleased to announce the launch of America's Backyard, a new program to engage the American public and showcase the value of public parks and recreation in communities throughout the U.S. Ashburn, VA (Vocus) November 23, 2010 The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is pleased to announce the launch of America's Backyard, a new program to engage the American public and showcase the value of public parks and recreation in...

2010-11-05 00:00:37

7,000 People Gather in Minneapolis for National Event Highlighting the Impact of Public Parks and Recreation, With Personal Video Message from the First Lady Ashburn, Va. (Vocus) November 4, 2010 Last week, 7,000 people gathered in Minneapolis, Minn., to participate in the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) 2010 Congress & Exposition: Connecting Communities, a national conference and trade show focusing on the reach and impact of public parks and recreation in the U.S....