Entries by General Editor

Trash Receptacles Buyers Guide

When visitors come to your park, what do they see? Hopefully, they see a sparkling clean, inviting space that encourages them to linger a while. Keeping your park free of debris is a crucial part of projecting that image, and it’s an important way to honour the investment you’ve made in your green space. Outdoor […]

Cleaning PlayPower Canada Equipment to Remove COVID-19

Please use the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for disinfection to remove COVID-19 from your PlayPower Canada equipment. CDC recommends using diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, or most common EPA-registered household disinfectants. Household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses, when properly diluted. To dilute, please follow these instructions: […]

The Importance of Free Play

Children at recess and in other play situations have two main options: They can be allowed to play freely, or given structured activities and play to take part in. While both have their benefits, many caregivers opt for structured play to help encourage “productive” playtime and keep playtime under control. However, the importance of free […]

Designing a Senior Park

For seniors, parks and outdoor recreation spaces provide crucial benefits. These spaces can encourage elderly community members to head outside the home, exercise and socialize. Green spaces can be stimulating for seniors and can help them stay physically and cognitively fit longer. Fresh air, sunshine and physical activity can pay off for those enjoying their […]

Designing a Playground for Preschoolers

Preschool Playground Design For preschoolers, play is serious business! Before their school years, younger kids rely on playtime to learn and develop physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. Designing a playground for preschoolers allows you to create a safe and enriching space for the future generation! Big Concepts in Early Childhood Playground Design and What Kids Need Small […]