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BlogHistory of Placemaking and Inherent Limitations in Engagement

By creating places where people can participate in the ways they prefer, they are more likely to stay, return, and spread the word.

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BlogPrograms and Activities to Bring Learning Outdoors

Play environments should be viewed as resources for learning & child development. Consider bringing learning outside through activities that interest children.

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BlogEnhancing Brain Blood Flow and Arterial Health through Water Immerison

Aquatic immersion and exercise has been shown to improve brain blood flow and arterial health.

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BlogWhy Naturalized Playgrounds?

Naturalization adds value to play structures by enhancing visual quality as focal points, thereby attracting children outdoors to use parks and school grounds.

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BlogNational Demonstration Site Network: NatureGrounds

Integrate the living landscape with manufactured play equipment results in higher levels of physical activity and social interaction.

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BlogNational Demonstration Site Network: 7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design

Inclusive play provides high-quality outdoor play experiences for people of all ages and abilities that develop the whole child.

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Press​ IMPACT Parks Launches Nationwide

​IMPACT Parks helps philanthropists and organizations develop community parks and recreational spaces with measurable results and data

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BlogPhysical Activity Needs & Implications - The Importance of Physical Activity

Today, rates of overweight and obesity are dramatically higher than 30-40 years ago, overweight and obesity continue to pose a major public health challenge.

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BlogHow Intergenerational Play and Recreation Can Impact your Lifespan and Emotional Health

Intergenerational play is a great opportunity to enrich both people and the environment while promoting a wealth of positive benefits for all.