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  • St. Paul's Go-To Playground Designers Take a Big Cue from the Disabled

    Posted: Oct 31

    Jill Moore’s wheelchair doesn’t prevent her from exploring parks, playgrounds and other public spaces. In fact, as an inclusive play specialist for Minnesota-based playground designer Landscape Structures, she’s developed an expertise in noodling through landscapes that able-bodied people sometimes take for granted, searching for access opportunities and impediments designers might have overlooked, or as she puts it, “connecting the lived experience with the design.”

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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.</p> 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

  • Jun
    21-25

    Greater & Greener Conference

    Seattle, WA
    Annual conference from the City Parks Alliance
  • Jul
    3-6

    Kiwanis International Convention 2024

    Denver, CO
  • Jul
    15-17

    The United Conference - National Conference on School Leadership

    Nashville, TN
    Join us at the Annual NAESP Conference, now called the United Conference.
  • Sep
    8-14

    Kiwanis Celebrate Community Week

    Worldwide
    A weeklong initiative promoting collaboration, Celebrate Community is the evolution of Kiwanis One Day.
  • Oct
    1-31

    Employee Ownership Month

    USA
    A monthlong celebration of the benefits of employee ownership.
  • Oct
    4-6

    Miracle League All-Star Game

    Covington, GA
    Every child deserves a chance to play baseball.
  • Oct
    6-9

    American Society of Landscape Architects

    Washington, DC
    We look forward to connecting with you at the ASLA Annual Meeting.
  • Oct
    8-10

    National Recreation & Park Association

    Atlanta, GA
    Visit us at the National Recreation and Parks Association annual conference!
  • Oct
    8-11

    World Waterpark Association Show

    Las Vegas, NV
    The World Waterpark Association's Annual Symposium and Tradeshow
  • Nov
    13-17

    National League of Cities City Summit

    Tampa Bay, FL
    Visit us at the annual conference!
  • Nov
    19-23

    Athletic Business Show

    New Orleans, LA
    Visit us at the Athletic Business Show!