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Play in School Starts with Initiative

CATEGORY / Playground Equipment, School Playgrounds, Uncategorized

It’s that time again…get out the Vote. On November 8th millions of Americans will go to the polls and not only choose the next President of the United States but arguably more importantly vote for local measures and parcel taxes to boost funding for local initiatives.

  

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Designing Outside the Playbox

CATEGORY / HAGS, Inclusive Play, Miracle Recreation, Net Play, Playground Equipment, San Francisco, Uncategorized, Waterplay

The most common question we are asked as playground professionals is “What’s new in playgrounds?”. The current trend we are seeing in playscape design in Northern California and across the country is all about outside the box thinking. Whether it is developing custom designs or taking play outside of the play box and onto the streets. There is a trend happening to integrate play anywhere. Image Courtesy of Atlas Lab PeakExperience_003-A

We are finding playscapes popping up on streetscapes, in museums, in office buildings, and in shopping centers. The new look of playgrounds is changing and the designs are being created in ways that work towards building happier, healthier and more connected communities. 

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Architizer – 7 Children’s Museums That Inspire Play

CATEGORY / Net Play, Playground Equipment, School Playgrounds, Themed Play

Here is some fun design inspiration to share with you from Architizer. 7 Children’s Museums That Inspire Play and Learning.
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ChildrensMuseums_02 ChildrensMuseums_03“How might architects create spaces that encourage play, learning, and a feeling of childlike wonder? The architects behind these child-friendly museums take design cues from educational institutions, playgrounds, and conventional art museums. ” It is fun for us to see the world of architecture embracing playful design. We are excited to see if this can be translated into the designs of schools and other facilities for not only children but for adults as well. ChildrensMuseums_04 

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10 Best Playgrounds of Northern California

CATEGORY / Inclusive Play, Miracle Recreation, Nature Playground, Playground Equipment, San Francisco, Themed Play, Uncategorized, Walnut Creek

lafayette-park-playground-san-franciscoWith the Fourth of July fast approaching, summer is in full swing. We reached out to our team of playground consultants and designers, to ask them what their favorite playgrounds of the year are and compiled a list of our 10 favorite playgrounds of 2015. Our team selected these playgrounds for a variety of reasons – great design aesthetic, all abilities play, designs for all ages but most of all our kids love them and they are super fun.

  

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Be Inspired – Themed Play

CATEGORY / HAGS, Miracle Recreation, Park Equipment, Playground Equipment, Rocks & Ropes, San Francisco, Themed Play

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Just imagine! A place where imaginative play, social play and adventure are embraced. You dream it and we will design it. Bring us your ideas and we will create custom themed designs to bring your inspiration to life. One way to leave a lasting impression is to weave an impressive theme into its design, even if it is a simple one. Individual parts can be combined to make a playground that tells a story. 

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Heather Farm Park, Walnut Creek – Inclusive Playground

CATEGORY / HAGS, Inclusive Play, Miracle Recreation, Park Equipment, Playground Equipment, Walnut Creek

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All Abilities Playground at Heather Farm Park opened in October, 2014!Heather-Farm-(1) 

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Fantastic Playground Curves Mean Elegance in Fun

CATEGORY / Park Equipment, Playground Equipment

Streamlined designs put on a show for the eye. Twisting turns and swooping lines can take a bland design and make it extremely eye catching. With playscapes, fantastic curves make for elegance in terms of aesthetics, but also promote fun, flow, and even safety. Playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment should help beautify a place such as a park, church, school, or community event center. When the right amount of curvy movement comes together with functionality and durability, a great thing happens, a playground is created that will improve the space it’s in while looking good. 

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Playgrounds Need Creative and Unique Ideas

CATEGORY / Playground Equipment

The great thing about playgrounds is that they are set up to succeed from the start. What child wouldn’t want to take a slide ride or fly high on a swing set? This may be why designing and building playgrounds is so fun, they are just so well received by the community and children they serve. However, it is also important that they continue to be unique and creative so that the individual needs of the community are met and so that a place has a distinctive site to call their own. Here at Miracle Playsystems we really try to take each project and mold our designs around exactly what the client wants. We come up with project specific ideas so that each project is unique and creative. 

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A Durable Playground Saves You Money

CATEGORY / Playground Equipment, Playground Safety and Standards, Reducing Costs

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In challenging budgetary times it is important to think about today’s costs as well as tomorrow’s. At Miracle we take pride in reducing costs by providing durable, reliable equipment that needs little maintenance over time. We work exclusively with manufacturers like Miracle Recreation that have a long history in the business, so they know what it takes to get the job done right the first time. And don’t think these durable products are unattainable; we spend a great deal of time working with our product lines so that they are the best deals possible… so your project will be cost-effective in the long term and the short term. 

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Hot Trends in Playground Design

CATEGORY / HAGS, Nature Playground, Playground Equipment

Play increases self-esteem and creativity.

Playground designs are fun, no doubt. However, take them to the next level with some hot, cutting-edge play equipment

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