The Rise of The Playgrounds For Senior Citizens

Senior Sport

The Rise of The Playgrounds For Senior Citizens Senior citizens have long needed as much stimulation as they can get. When retirement arrives, it can be easy to just sit back and let life happen to you. But the very best senior citizens don’t just take it lying down, and instead focus on ensuring that they get more out of life through plenty of physical and mental exercise. And a new innovative approach to »



Playground Signs and Labels

Playground Safety Sign

Playground signs and labels provide important information to adults to help keep children safe.  Some signs inform users of important guidelines, others warn of hazardous areas where there may be increased potential for injury. There also signs intended to educate users on rules and regulations. In order to be most effective, signs should be placed at the entrance to the play areas or on the equipment in a clear and visible location. In areas where there are more than one predominate »



Military Child Development Centers (CDC’s)

Military Child Development Center

Child Development Centers (CDCs) are child care centers that offer care for children in age appropriate stimulating environments from ages 6 weeks to Kindergarten. The Philosophy of the CDC is one based on “hands on” active learning. These center-based programs allow opportunities for children to socialize with one another in a creative and enriching environment. The belief here is that the work of children is play, and it is through play that children naturally »



Incorporating STEM on the Playground

Village Sand and Water Factory

STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  STEM education is becoming increasingly important in our society as technology continues to advance and pervade all aspects of our lives.  But getting educated in STEM does not have to just take place in the traditional classroom.  STEM can also be incorporated in a big way into the concept and design of outdoor »



Fun for Fun Sake – Hillslides and Custom Water Play

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We love it when we create a new Outdoor Learning Environments at a childcare facility where the kids get involved in the construction.  It helps to broaden their learning process as they better understand how some of the things they use everyday were constructed.  We recently completed an Outdoor Learning Environment in the Seattle, WA area and during the construction of our custom water feature the kids put on their hard hats and pitched in »



San Marcos High School Custom Outdoor Fitness Course

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PDPlay was recently selected to design and build a custom outdoor fitness course for San Marcos High School in San Marcos, CA. The course included specially made fitness components and natural elements that were installed atop our poured-in-place rubber safety surfacing. The San Marcos High School Fitness Course was created as a full fitness regimen and incorporated a collection of hurdle jumps, climbers, parallel bars, and more. It was designed to promote all aspects of fitness including »



PDPlay Partners with the U.S. Navy for Natural Playground Project

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Last year, we were awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to build natural playgrounds at four separate bases in the U.S. for the families of Navy personnel to enjoy.  We recently completed the contract and are thrilled with the results! The playgrounds, located at child care centers on naval bases Kitsap-Bangor, Kings Bay, Murphy Canyon, and Pensacola, featured components such as local plants and boulders, mounds, and tree-surround seating areas to contribute to the authenticity of »



How Much Does a Natural Playground Cost?

Murphy Canyon

Throughout the years, we’ve designed and built numerous natural playgrounds for schools, community centers, daycares, and more, and as with most purchases, one of the first questions we’re asked is: How much does a natural playground cost? While the question is straightforward the answer is not always so easy.  Cost depends on a variety of factors such as but not limited too the readiness of the proposed area, accessibility of the proposed area for crews »



Poured-in-Place Turtle – Infant Playgrounds

Turtle – Infant Playground

You already know that PDPlay manufactures and installs state of the art rubber poured-in-place rubberized surfacing, but did you also know we can create independent, custom fun shapes with the same material? Introducing the Poured-in-Place Turtle: a new component that’s safe, durable, and palletized for shipment around the globe! The Poured-in-Place Turtle can be installed virtually anywhere, and is the perfect component for active infants. The thick, cushioned surface allows children to play safely while providing a durable, maintenance »



Building Playgrounds with Toothpaste Tubes

Building Playgrounds with Toothpaste Tubes

You already know that PDPlay builds playgrounds from recycled milk jugs, but did you also know that we can build them from recycled toothpaste tubes?! In fact, we recently teamed up with TerraCycle and Colgate to do just that for the BelovED Community Charter School in Jersey City, New Jersey. If you’ve kept a close eye on us the past few years, you may recall a similar project we did with TerraCycle and Old Navy, turning thousands of flip »