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Playgrounds to Inspire the Next American Ninja Warrior

CATEGORY / Berliner, HAGS, Inclusive Play, Miracle Recreation, Net Play, Obstacle Course, Outdoor Fitness, Uncategorized

netplayOne of the best measures of the success of a play environment is how long people stay engaged with the space. The greatest factors influencing this are the level of challenge and variety of experiences. Over time children figure out how to use play equipment and the level of challenge decreases and it becomes harder to stay engaged for longer periods of time. When we introduce competition into play the variety of experiences is always changing and stays engaging. Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) is a sport in which a competitor, traveling on foot, must overcome various physical challenges.  OCR is a great way to stay fit, have fun, meet new friends and thanks to shows and competitions like American Ninja Warrior, Spartan Race, Warrior Dash and ToughMudder: Obstacle Course Racing can also make you famous.  Miracle Playsystems has several product offerings to help make your next playground design unique, challenging, and just maybe help a child become the Next American Ninja Warrior.Warrior Course 1-BUsing standard traditional playground elements like monkey bars, climbing walls, and crawl tubes we can help transform your park or school into an age appropriate obstacle course for all abilities.

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Be Inspired- Modern Adventure Play

CATEGORY / Berliner, 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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Designing Outside the Playbox

CATEGORY / Berliner, 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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Swarovski Play Tower – Snøhetta

CATEGORY / Berliner, Net Play, Playground Equipment

NetTower_Swarovski_001Check out the Berliner net play installation featured in dezeen magazine.

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10 Best Playgrounds of Northern California

CATEGORY / Berliner, 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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Fantastic Playground Curves Mean Elegance in Fun

CATEGORY / Berliner, Norwell, Park Equipment, Playground Equipment

NWJR204-HipStreamlined 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 its in while looking good.

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Playgrounds Need Creative and Unique Ideas

CATEGORY / Berliner, Playground Equipment

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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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Hot Trends in Playground Design

CATEGORY / Berliner, 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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