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2011-11-02 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) and their brand invention business ZAG today announced the launch of Playground Sessions - a multi-million dollar initiative that changes the way people learn to play musical instruments. Playground Sessions is groundbreaking, downloadable learning software that revolutionizes the traditional piano lesson by incorporating gaming, pop music and social networking elements. "Playground Sessions is essentially Rosetta Stone...

2011-10-27 09:00:00

BOSTON, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) is pleased to announce that it's teaming up with long-time partner KaBOOM! as well as with Revere Neighborhood Developers and the City of Revere to build its 11th playground this Saturday, Oct. 29 at Costa Park in Revere, Massachusetts. The playground build begins with a kickoff ceremony at 8:30 a.m. ET and the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110404/NY76997LOGO)...

2011-10-26 08:00:00

DELANO, Minn., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Landscape Structures Inc., the leading commercial play equipment manufacturer in the world, will unveil an innovative playable piece of art on Nov. 1. The playground was designed to be a central part of the recently rejuvenated Woodruff Park area in Atlanta, Ga. The playground will be revealed during the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Congress and Exposition, which is being held Oct. 30 - Nov. 3, at Atlanta's Georgia World...

2011-10-25 15:20:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Frog Lake, a small Cree community located in Alberta, Canada, now has a safe and sustainable playground for its 1,000 on-reserve residents to enjoy. This unique playground was built using only 100-percent recycled materials, including Pinnacle Rubber Mulch which was selected for the playground's safety surfacing. Manufactured by LTR Products, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based Liberty Tire Recycling, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch comes from recycled scrap...

2011-10-25 10:36:00

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Quitman Street Community School kindergarteners joined members of the community today to celebrate the completed expansion of the Central Ward school's playground. The new play space increases the existing playground space at the school by more than a third, the School, The Trust for Public Land, and Newark Public Schools announced. In 2000, The Trust for Public Land (TPL) developed a 35,000-square-foot playground at the Quitman Street...

2011-10-10 06:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Volunteers from National Wildlife Federation (NWF), ScottsMiracle-Gro and Charlotte Nature Museum convened yesterday to begin transforming outdoor spaces into natural playgrounds for Charlotte kids, with an eye toward eventually increasing opportunities for children nationwide to engage in unstructured play in and with nature. The Charlotte Natural Playscape, which is scheduled to be officially unveiled in the spring of 2012, is the first in...

2011-10-03 11:56:00

Find the Scariest Playground in America and you could receive a $15,000 Grant to Fix It! WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We've all seen scary playgrounds - playgrounds where the equipment is outdated, broken and unsafe. In the spirit of Halloween and to advance its mission of a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America, KaBOOM! announces the Scary Playgrounds: Let's Find 'Em & Fix 'Em contest, running from October 5-25, 2011. Winners...

2011-09-16 22:00:00

With kids spending lots of time outdoors, participating in leagues, and toting around heavy backpacks all day, strains, sprains, muscle pulls, and other mishaps are sure to follow. In fact, emergency rooms in the U.S. treat more than 9 million children each year for accidental injuries. Protect your children with these safety tips from Topical BioMedics. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2011 Kids are back in school, with a busy schedule that includes extra-curricular sports, playground...

2011-09-08 09:27:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Proving there are no limits on the human spirit, the two Grand Prize Winners of the Synthetic Turf Council's 2011 Search for the Real Field of Dreams Contest - Taylor's Dream Boundless Playground in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Van Horn High School in Independence, Missouri - overcame numerous obstacles to provide local youth with opportunities to play outside, enjoy sports and build self-esteem. "Our annual contest recognizes synthetic turf athletic...

2011-09-06 09:04:00

- Communities Fighting Play Deficit by Implementing Policies to Increase Play Opportunities for Children - WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With only 1-in-5 children in the U.S. currently living within walking distance of a park or playground, 151 cities and towns earned recognition from national non-profit KaBOOM! as 2011 Playful City USA communities for their efforts to increase play opportunities for children. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, play...