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  • The Power of Age-Appropriate Challenges in Playgrounds

    Posted: Sep 26

    In an ideal world, every playground would strike a harmonious balance between challenge and safety. Unfortunately, this equilibrium isn’t always easy to achieve. The culprits? Parental concerns and increasingly stringent design standards that limit creativity and adventurous play equipment. But why is this balance so crucial?

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  • Delano's Landscape Structures builds some of the biggest playgrounds here and abroad

    Posted: Sep 18

    Landscape Structures' (LSI) local staff of around 500 — plus a select group of Twin Cities test kids — have shaped the way children play, from Shoreview to Brooklyn, N.Y., to Singapore.

    LSI builds 1,500 to 2,000 playgrounds a year for cities, schools, and private companies across the country and internationally. They can range from tens of thousands of dollars for small pocket parks to millions for destination playgrounds.

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  • Why Inclusive Playgrounds are Important

    Posted: Aug 6

    The conversation of inclusion is reaching past the point of ADA-compliant design. With 1 in 4 Americans having a diagnosed disability (CDC, 2022), inclusive spaces are becoming popular around the world. We, as commercial playground designers and manufacturers, are constantly learning what makes for a successful day of play—not only from caregivers, siblings, scholars and therapists, but also people with disabilities.

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  • Creating Opportunities for Adaptive Recreation

    Posted: Jul 1

    While more and more new playgrounds are being designed with inclusivity in mind, many older playgrounds don't have equipment and features to support adaptive play for all. If your favorite local playground is one of them, just know there are options for updating. One option that can be especially appealing is to retrofit the existing playstructure.

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  • Landscape Structures Stands Strong in Supporting Parks and Recreation Professionals: Launches 15th Annual State Speaker Scholarship Program

    Posted: Jun 20

    Landscape Structures, Minnesota-based commercial playground manufacturer, has proudly announced its commitment to supporting parks and recreation professionals through its 15th annual Parks and Recreation State Speaker Scholarship program.

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  • Playground Design Trends

    Posted: Jun 1

    Parents who haven't been to a playground in ages might be astonished by what they see when they take their little ones to the local playground for the first time. They may be struck by the sheer size of the equipment, with soaring towers that dwarf the equipment they played on as kids.

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  • Fair Play

    Posted: Jun 1

    When kids go to a playground, they do more than just play. They learn how to interact with others. They enjoy the moments of freedom from their parents. And they build key developmental skills.

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  • New Playground Designs Add a Whiff of Danger

    Posted: Apr 10

    Playgrounds are moving way beyond the usual, boring, simple swings and slides. Increasingly, conventional slides and swings are just small pieces of what have become complex and sometimes over-the-top playground spectacles, with themed sculptural mountains of play that climb to unexpected heights.

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb 27
    to
    Mar 1

    Calif. Parks & Recreation Conference

    Palm Springs, CA
    Featuring our own Jill Moore as speaker!
  • Mar 7

    PTO Today Expo

    Pasadena, CA
    PTO Today Spring 2024 Live Expo
  • Mar 12

    PTO Today Expo

    Edison, NJ
    PTO Today Spring 2024 Live Expo
  • Mar
    12-16

    SHAPE America National Convention

    Cleveland, OH
    2024 National Convention & Expo for health and physical education
  • Mar 20

    PTO Today Expo

    Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    PTO Today Spring 2024 Live Expo
  • Mar 21

    World Down Syndrome Day

    Worldwide
    World Down Syndrome Day is a global awareness initiative that has been backed by the United Nations since 2012. Join us by wearing brightly colored socks, long socks, printed socks, 1 sock... even 3 socks for 3 chromosomes to show your support and bring awareness to those living with Down syndrome.
  • Mar 27

    PTO Today Expo

    Marlboro, MA
    PTO Today Spring 2024 Live Expo
  • Mar
    28-30

    LABash Conference

    Davis, CA
    A landscape architecture conference for students, by students
  • Apr
    1-30

    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
    1-30

    World Landscape Architecture Month

    Worldwide
    WLAM celebrates the profession and introduces it to the next generation of landscape architects across the globe.
  • Apr
    1-30

    World Autism Awareness Month

    Worldwide
    The World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) is April 2, and the month of April is dedicated to Autism awareness as well. Join us in wearing blue on 4/2/24!
  • Apr 11

    PTO Today Expo

    Novi, MI
    PTO Today Spring 2024 Live Expo
  • Apr
    16-18

    Play Coalition Conference on the Value of Play

    Bloomington, IN
    Join us at the 2024 Conference on the Value of Play: The Future of Play
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day

    Worldwide
    In honor of Earth Day, we've pledged to continue planting trees with American Forests for every playground we sell!
  • Apr
    22-26

    National Playground Safety Week

    Nationwide
    It’s National Playground Safety Week, and there’s no better time to read up on some of the most important aspects of playground safety: audits and maintenance!
  • Apr 28

    Landscape Structures' 53rd Birthday!

    Delano, Minn.
    More than fifty years ago, Steve and Barb King incorporated Landscape Structures Inc. and we continue to come back to play!