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Playground Safety: 5 Signs Your Equipment Needs an Inspection


Every year, nearly 200,000 children go to the emergency room for playground related injuries and improper playground safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 20,000 of these children suffer from traumatic brain injuries, and 75…

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How You Can Keep Park Visitors Engaged During the Winter Months


During the summer, your park is likely teeming with visitors utilizing the outdoor spaces and park equipment such as benches, shelters, or playgrounds. By the start of fall, the kids are back in school, and you probably are starting to…

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CJR Memorial Park

How a Family Raised Over $350,000 for CJR Memorial Park


Here at River Valley Recreation, we love to share stories of fundraising success by dedicated groups determined to bring modern playgrounds to their communities. In the case of today’s highlighted project—the CJR Memorial Playground in Hawley, PA’s Bingham Park—a deserving…

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Allenwood Elementary Playground

New Jersey’s Allenwood Elementary Excited For New Playground


When existing equipment on elementary school playgrounds reaches the end of its useful lifespan, administrators and other school stakeholders often need to act swiftly to ensure that hazardous components are removed. And this can lead to some very uninspiring schoolyard…

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New Project Completed: Ocean Pines Playground Exceeds Expectations


Here at River Valley Recreation, we take pride in creating fun, high-quality playgrounds in partnership with community-based organizations, like our friends at Ocean Pines Association in Ocean City, Maryland. We recently completed a second playground project in Ocean Pines at…

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6 Options for Getting the Park Funding You Need: Resources We’ve Discovered to Help You Raise Funds


School is out, the sun is shining, and kids are itching to run around and play outside. And if they’re not, parents sure are excited to get them out of the house! Whether you’re a representative for a school district,…

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Playground Design: Creating Great Playgrounds for Today’s Children


As the member of a committee or board charged with bringing a new playground to your local park, schoolyard, or other recreational areas where kids or families gather, you likely have many concerns about equipment safety and durability among a…

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