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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...

2010-10-18 10:46:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- This month, LTR Products, a subsidiary of Liberty Tire Recycling, will take part in the largest trade show for parks and recreation professionals -- the 2010 National Recreation and Park Association's (NRPA) Congress & Exposition, which is being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from October 25-29. LTR Products is exhibiting at the show where it will share the features and benefits of its Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, an innovative and eco-friendly...

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...

2010-09-22 15:48:00

On Friday, Sept. 24, more than 200 volunteers in the Chicago area will come together to build one of the first playgrounds for and by children with autism PALATINE, Ill., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Little City Foundation in partnership with Discover and KaBOOM!, will build a playground in six hours based on insight gathered from children with autism; the playground will serve more than 50 of the most vulnerable children in the Chicago area...

2010-09-21 09:48:00

MONETT, Mo., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Miracle Recreation Equipment Company announced today their partnership with the new NBC reality series, "School Pride," to provide a Miracle playground for the Lanier Elementary School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "School Pride," from Horizon Alternative Television, is a proactive, alternative series on NBC that tells the stories of communities coming together to renovate their aging and broken public schools. Cameras follow students, teachers, parents...

2010-08-23 09:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, Boundless Playgrounds, and Pepsi are inviting the public to join them as they work together to provide all children with the opportunity to play together in a truly inclusive environment. The partnership is part of the Pepsi Refresh Project, a groundbreaking effort that funds ideas, big and small, that can refresh the world. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090521/NE21000LOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-08-09 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Edmonton, Alberta-based Audio Playground is the latest collaboration between Canadian producers Rubix & DRC and singer Anthony Gitto. The trio came together in June of 2009 and immediately burned up the music charts and the dance floor with its first single "(A Little) Respect," a remake of the new-wave hit by British synthpop duo Erasure. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100809/NY47633 ) (Photo:...

2010-08-03 07:25:00

Lack of Play Opportunities Has Greater Impact on Girls and Lower-Income Neighborhoods WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, opportunities for play are dwindling -- the U.S. is suffering from a severe shortage of places for kids to play. According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control, there aren't enough parks and playgrounds for children to be active every day. And while the lack of play opportunities affects all kids, it has a particularly negative...

2010-07-29 05:00:00

KaBOOM! Constructs Two Gulf Playgrounds this August to Commemorate the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina NEW ORLEANS, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the past five years, Gulf area residents have struggled to rebuild roads, homes, schools and businesses devastated by Katrina. To help rebuild childhoods, national non-profit KaBOOM! has channeled more than $9,975,000 into the Gulf and mobilized 31,325 volunteers to build playgrounds in the areas hit hardest by Hurricanes Katrina...

2010-07-06 09:40:00

WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Summer for many Americans is a time for outdoor activities, including trips to playgrounds with children. The nation's emergency physicians encourage everyone to have fun and stay active in parks and playgrounds throughout the summer, but urge parents and guardians of children to be aware of injuries that can occur in a matter of seconds if everyone's not careful. "In many cases, a playground injury may include a minor cut or a scrape," said...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.