Sharp Decline in Children’s Unstructured Play Time Shown in New Study

Sharp Decline in Children’s Unstructured Play Time Shown in New Study

Posted: Sep 06

Over half of parents in a recent poll think that children today have fewer opportunities for play than children 20 years ago. Many parents polled reported their children get one hour or less of unstructured play time each day.

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Principals to Build Playground at Pennsylvania Elementary School

Principals to Build Playground at Pennsylvania Elementary School

Posted: Jul 06

More than 100 of the nation’s school principals will come together on July 8, to build a playground at Stonehurst Hills Elementary School in Upper Darby, Penn., as part of the jointly presented 2017 National Principals Conference, held July 9-11 in Philadelphia.

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Meta Study Shows Play  Shapes Children

Meta Study Shows Play Shapes Children

Posted: Jun 28

Children's early experiences and the settings they inhabit play a powerful role in shaping the adults they will become. That's according to a meta-study recently commissioned in partnership with the University of Minnesota's Institute of Child Development.

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Now Welcoming Preschoolers to Join the Band

Now Welcoming Preschoolers to Join the Band

Posted: Jun 21

The joy of making music on the playground can now be enjoyed at any age. The collection of Rhapsody® Outdoor Musical Instruments has expanded with six instruments that are a bit smaller and lower to the ground—sized just right for kids ages 2 to 5.

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And the winner is...

And the winner is...

Posted: Jun 12

A fourth grader who uses a wheelchair will soon get to play on the playground with her friends. Her story convinced a panel of judges to award the Mankato Downtown Kiwanis Club $25,000 in inclusive playground equipment as part of the Legacy of Play® Contest.

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Legacy of Play Contest Now Open

Legacy of Play Contest Now Open

Posted: Apr 12

Landscape Structures has teamed up with their partner, Kiwanis International, to host the Legacy of Play Contest, and give one Kiwanis club $25,000 in playground equipment.

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Smart Play®: Loft 2-5 Debuts at EPCOT® International Flower & Garden Festival

Smart Play®: Loft 2-5 Debuts at EPCOT® International Flower & Garden Festival

Posted: Apr 10

Landscape Structures is proud to have its playground equipment featured at the 24th Annual EPCOT® International Flower & Garden Festival. The newly introduced Smart Play®: Loft 2-5 is making its first appearance at the Festival, and bringing extra fun for 2- to 5-year-olds.

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M.E. O'Brien & Sons Named 2016 Rep of the Year

M.E. O'Brien & Sons Named 2016 Rep of the Year

Posted: Feb 16

Landscape Structures has named M.E. O’Brien & Sons, Inc., of Medfield, Mass., 2016 Rep Organization of the Year. The award was presented to the M.E. O’Brien & Sons team last month during Landscape Structures’ annual sales meeting in Minneapolis, Minn.

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Upcoming Events

Jan
23-25

Kansas Recreation & Park Association

Witchita, Kan.
We excited to support the appearance of speaker, Carla Rieger.
Jan
28-31

Ohio Parks & Recreation Association Annual Conference

Sandusky, Ohio
We're excited to support keynote lunch speaker, Richie Parker.
Jan
30-Feb 01

Indiana Parks & Recreation Association

Fort Wayne, Ind.
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Feb
06-08

PTO Today

Dallas, Texas
Expo 2018
Feb
08

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Houston (Conroe), Texas
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Feb
13

PTO Today

Raleigh, N.C.
Expo 2018
Feb
21

PTO Today

Columbus, Ohio
Expo 2018
Feb
28-May 28

Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival

Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
We're excited to participate for the 16th consecutive year and Disney's 25th anniversary of the festival.
Mar
06

PTO Today

Austin, Texas
Expo 2018
Mar
13

PTO Today

Edison, N.J.
Expo 2018
Mar
15

PTO Today

Pasadena, Calif.
Expo 2018
Apr
01-30

World Landscape Architecture Month

Worldwide
WLAM celebrates the profession and introduces it to the next generation of landscape architects across the globe.
Apr
01-30

Occupational Therapy Month

Worldwide
We celebrate Occupational Therapists! OTs are vital to assisting and supporting people of all ages and abilities to succeed in everyday activities and improve their quality of life.
Apr
02

World Autism Awareness Day

Worldwide
The World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) is on April, 02. Use #LIUB to share your experience across social media and help light the world up blue this April!
Apr
24

PTO Today

Nashville (Lebanon), Tenn.
Expo 2018
Apr
28

Landscape Structures' birthday

Delano, Minn.
More than forty-five years ago, Steve and Barb King incorporated Landscape Structures Inc. and we've been shaping play ever since!
May
01

PTO Today

Boston (Marlborough), Mass.
Expo 2018
Sep
28

Green Apple Day of Service

Worldwide
Join the movement with The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).