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Creating Playful Places

CATEGORY / Park Equipment, Placemaking, Themed Play

Creating a successful play environment goes beyond just the play structure itself. We try to create special places for people to enjoy, bring happiness and make memories. These spaces have the potential to serve as the catalyst for transforming neighborhoods into communities. To ensure we create quality public spaces that encourage social interaction and physical activity, landscape architects and planners take many aspects into consideration to create a great sense of place. MPI_PlaceMaking

The term sense of place is often used in relation to those characteristics that make a place special or unique, as well as to those that foster a sense of authentic human attachment and belonging. Landscape Architecture/History: John Brinckerhoff Jackson, A Sense of Place, a Sense of Time “A sense of place is something that we ourselves create in the course of time. It is the result of habit or custom…. A sense of place is reinforced by what might be called a sense of recurring events.” 

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Be Inspired- Modern Adventure Play

CATEGORY / HAGS, Miracle Recreation, Nature Playground, Net Play, Rocks & Ropes, Themed Play, Uncategorized

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Remember when you were a kid and all you needed to have fun was a cardboard box and some markers? Or a tree to climb and a Kingdom to defend? Even though it feels like the times have changed for our kids, especially in the digital world they live in, there still is Adventure in their little lives. I see it when my son picks up a stick and turns it into a sword or a bow and arrow, and out of nowhere fends off an army of zombies or when he pretends to drive a racecar when I am driving him to school. (No I don’t drive that crazy) 

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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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