The New Shape of Play: Hedra

Because Play Will Always Shape Us, Introducing Hedra HEDRA Play is the universal language of fun, of collaboration, of growing. Play is key to helping kids becoming better adults. So we create playstructures to amaze and inspire, challenge and empower, promote empathy and pride.  We create playstructures that are design focused and packed with play
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Spring Garden Township Grows Gathering Spaces For The Community

After 25 years in the playground design business, there’s a youthful chime in Steve Hemler’s voice as he describes someone becoming part of General Recreation’s client family- starting with the Elmwood Park project. “We’ve been blessed over the years with long-time working relationships, however a new client still gets me giddy -  and we want
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New Inclusive Playground an Act of Friendship in Pittsburgh’s East End

In Pittsburgh’s Friendship Neighborhood, the team at The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center dreams as big as the children they serve. The “big idea” was an inclusive playground in their own backyard. This independent, non-profit organization helps children of all ages through services that establish and strengthen the family, including an adoption
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Inclusive Playgrounds Website Launch

We have just launched a new website devoted entirely to assisting communities plan, design and build inclusive playgrounds. Learn about inclusive play products and how they may create experiences that assist with child development. Our Inclusive Playgrounds Philosophy Landscape Structures and General Recreation, Inc, together, create inclusive play areas featuring activities that are age and developmentally  appropriate, sensory
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New Rhapsody Instruments Introduced

Landscape Structures introduced several new outdoor musical Rhapsody Instruments for public spaces. These new additions round out and already broad array of instruments available. The Rhapsody Vibra Chimes These large chimes provide the lowest, most resonant notes of the Rhapsody® collection. Eight Vibra™chimes, each with their own mallet, play eight different notes to make up
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New Crab Trap Offers a Unique Climbing Structure

Conquer the Crab Trap This unique climber, the  Crab Trap climbing structure, accommodates lots of kids all at once, offering an assortment of opportunities to climb, crawl and hang out. Attack the Crab Trap from the inside or the outside, the options are endless. Kids decide how to maneuver from one challenge to the next,
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The New We-Go-Round, Everyone Plays Together

Landscape Structures’ new We-Go-Round offers inclusive play and spinning for everyone. This patent pending next-generation merry-go-round offers plenty of space for more kids of all abilities. Strategic seating location areas leave ample space for wheelchairs,

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Play And Music For All: Harmony Playground at Saylor Park in Lititz, PA

Lititz, PA is a small, yet mighty town. Over the past two years, community members, organizations and businesses teamed up to raise $80,000 to incorporate accessible playground equipment into Saylor Park. Aptly named “Harmony Playground,” this play area now includes inclusive play structures for all ages, as well as Landscape Structures’ Rhapsody Outdoor Musical Instruments,
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Young Leader Rehabilitates Playground in Allegheny County’s North Park-Flagstaff Grove

North Park, Flagstaff Grove Playground Before 18-year-old Maria Ciao receives her high school diploma, she will have received the Girl Scout Humanitarian Award for her recent efforts to fund raise and install accessible play components on her local playground. She’d previously earned the Girls Scouts’ Gold Award, which is the organization’s highest award, for this
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New Playground Nurtures the Whole Child at Oak Knoll School in Summit, NJ

An interview with Christine Spies, Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child While many General Recreation client projects are years in the making, sometimes the creation of a great playground is very swift. With six weeks from “hello” to installation, Gen Rec’s Joe Del Vecchio worked closely with Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child
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