Welcome to General Recreation

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General Recreation, Inc. has been assisting local clients for nearly forty years. Through our affiliation with nationally known manufacturers we offer the greatest selection and most innovative recreation products available. We’ve helped to develop thousands of recreation projects. Putting our design expertise to work, we have assisted public and private parks and recreation areas, schools, childcare facilities, community groups and institutions realize their potential.

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Website Playground Fundraiser Service

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Are you tired of printing out hundreds of flyers to try to raise money? Is your community exhausted of door-to-door sales? Is your leadership team running out of ideas to raise capital? Does your school need that extra “boost” to purchase new playground equipment? A strong web presence is essential in today’s culture, to present

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Fitness circuit playground a “win” for El Primer Paso

As the El Primer Paso school family and supporters gathered, along with New York Jets players, to spread 20 tons of green and white loose-fill rubber mulch around their new play area, Susan O’Donnell reflected that this was a “long-time dream” for the school.

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Hillside Slides: one unique solution

The hillside slide offers a fun, unique feature to space that often goes unused in parks. While all projects require attention to detail and effective communication, hill slides demand an up-close-and-personal relationship with topography and ongoing communication between playground consultant and customer. Here, Steve Hemler, a General Recreation sales consultant, provides his expertise on hill slides.

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Gen Rec announces powerful customer tool: Build Our Playground

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In an effort to partner further with potential customers and provide unmatched added value for our clients, we have developed a website tool that can be utilized by their communities to increase project visibility, to build community involvement, and to raise funding online.

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Honoring the past, celebrating the future: Anderson Farm Park

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Montgomery County’s Upper Providence Township in Oaks, P.A., is in the midst of implementing a four-year master plan to develop a world-class recreational area on the site of the original Anderson Farm.

“It hasn’t been a working farm for about 20 years and it’s a strong source of nostalgia in our community,” says Recreation Director Sue Barker.

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Procurement made easy with HGACBuy

General Recreation would like to announce a new contract intended to benefit agencies purchasing park and playground equipment.
Landscape Structures, Inc. products are now available for purchase through HGACBuy. This is a nationwide government procurement service that establishes competitively priced contracts for goods. It comes with the assurance that all contracts

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Before you buy: take a playground field trip

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It’s easy to make a brand-new structure look inviting and durable in a catalog, but how well does it hold up after three years (or more!) of wear, tear and weather?

While marketing materials and websites are helpful resources, we recommend that you take a playground field trip to see and touch what’s out there before making the decision to buy.

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Build Jake’s Playground heals a family; lifts up a community

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“Grief is exhausting. You don’t want to wake up from it,” admits Lynn Cummings. Her grandson Jacob Myles Cummings Nasto passed away in 2008. Jake’s rare heart condition, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, kept him in the hospital for operations and away from his favorite place: the playground.

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