New Playground Provides Play With A Purpose

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A Q&A with Stacy Lewis, Executive Director of Luthercare for Kids

Luthercare for Kids recently celebrated the launch of a new playground at its Reamstown Early Learning Center. This organization provides year-round care and early learning services to help support working families or those pursuing education. They have a team of nearly 90 professionals—all whom have experience and training in working with young children—at five early learning centers in Lebanon and Lancaster counties.


New Smart Play: Cube, a Great Choice for 2 to 5 Year Olds

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Plenty of activities means plenty of fun on Smart Play: Cube 2-5! While this playstructure welcomes 2- to 5-year-olds for play, we recognize that there are huge developmental differences between 2-year-olds and 5-year-olds. That’s why we designed Smart Play: Cube to specifically meet the needs of kids ages 2 to 3.


TopsyTurny Spinner Will Keep them Coming Back

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The TopsyTurny Spinner provides a fun way for kids to gain the valuable spinning motion they need for healthy development and growth. It accommodates a large number of kids on the platform, between cables, and on the ground so that friends can play together. Spinning fast or casually rotating, the TopsyTurny Spinner is a great independent play component addition to any playground intended for 5-12 year olds..


General Recreation Publishes Community Build Playgrounds Website

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New Online Guide From General Recreation, Inc. – Community Build Playgrounds
Since we have been quietly guiding clients through the community build process for the apst 20 years, we thought it was time to share our committment to the process. We have launched a completely separate website dedicated soley to the Community Build Playgrounds concept. On this website you will find valuable insights about the structure and organization required and lots of other information to insure a successful project.


Canyon Collection™ New Product Release

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Rock Climbing Reaches New Heights with The Canyon Collection!
Rocks are no longer a stand-alone product off to the side of the playground. The Canyon Collection™ integrates with PlayBooster® playstructures to deliver a continuous play experience that’s both physical and imaginative.


Playground Accessibility a Top Priority for New School Playground

With construction of the new Willow Creek Elementary School underway in Fleetwood, Pa., Principal Lori Koehler and her team had two goals in mind with their new playground: to make it accessible to all children and ensure it was a smooth development process.

Aware of the involvement that playground development demands, the school selected Steve Hemler, sales consultant with General Recreation, to lead the project.


Creative sparks will fly at Anderson Farm Park

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When Montgomery County’s Upper Providence Township decided to enhance the newly developed Anderson Farm Park, a multipurpose band shell seemed like a natural fit. So naturally, they looked to General Recreation and Cedar Forest Products for solutions.


Shared vision for innovation drives memorial playground in Pilesgrove-Woodstown, New Jersey

Woodstown NJ Playground Equipment

Pilesgrove-Woodstown, New Jersey, is a small community with a big heart. In 2007, the community rallied together to build a playground in honor of John Vascek, Jr., a local young man who died in a motorcycle accident in 2004. “His family established the John Vascek, Jr. Memorial Foundation to keep his name alive, while donating to charitable causes. John loved children, so it was a perfect fit for the foundation to fund a new playground that would also be a memorial,” recalls Jamie Danner, treasurer of the Pilesgrove-Woodstown Recreation Commission’s board of directors.


The City of Pittsburgh’s aquatic playgrounds make a splash

Aquatic Playgrounds Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Troy Hill and Beechview aren’t your ordinary playgrounds. And, they’re winning awards. They are part of the City of Pittsburgh’s master plan to replace old swimming pools with aquatic playgrounds. About six years ago, City Parks Director Duane Ashley began to research aquatic parks and presented the idea to the mayor.

“We were interested in developing new play areas that are fun and accessible, as well as safe and cost-effective. Aquatic playgrounds fit that bill. They’re growing in popularity around the country, and for good reason, ” says Ashley.