School Playground Planning

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School Playground Planning Guide

The Ultimate School Playground Planning Guide

Whether you’re building a new school playground or adding to an existing one, we walk you through the important steps to get it done, from navigating fundraising to vetting vendors.

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Free Guide—School Playgrounds

Don’t Let This Be You

Yikes! Is it time for a new playground? Give your school playground a thorough check with our free playground safety checklist, included in our free playground guide.

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School Playgrounds

Building a Sensory Playground on a Budget (Yes, It's Possible)

From a sensory path and maze to a giant Jenga and outdoor Lego wall, there's no shortage of ideas when it comes to making your school playground inclusive. Here's how one school made it happen.

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PTO Today Article

The Perfect Playground Plan

How an Illinois PTA raised money and built enthusiasm for a new playground project over five years.

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Playgrounds

Making Your Playground Fun for All

Time on the playground teaches kids skills they'll benefit from for life. Here's what experts say enhances kids' experience.

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Playground Companies

Playgrounds Resource Guide

Vendor listings for playground surfacing, recreational equipment, and shade products.

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Communications

Playgrounds Clip Art

Free images to spice up your messages about playground events such as cleanups or fundraisers.

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PTO Today Article

New Playground Inspires Community

How one group transformed a run-down school playground into a place to be proud of.

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PTO Today Article

Playgrounds: More Than Fun and Games

Long a favorite of many kids' day, time on the playground helps students develop important skills they need in school and in life.

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PTO Today Article

Major Project: A Safe Place To Play

The long-term commitment of many parents to provide a safe place for children and the community earned the award for Outstanding Job on a Completed Major Project in the 2013 Parent Group of the Year search.

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PTO Today Article

Learning on the Playground

Many school playgrounds today offer more than a place for kids to let off steam—they’re great places for learning, too.

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PTO Today Article

Put More "Play" in Your Playground

Take your next school playground project beyond the standard fare with some fun, inclusive components that also enhance learning for students of different ages and physical abilities.

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PTO Today Article

Building a Special Needs Playground

How one group funded its accessible playground project, making recess fun for all students at the school.

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PTO Today Article

A Playground That Teaches Science

Kids love the unique playground, and teachers have created a 47-page curriculum to go with it.

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PTO Today Article

6 Keys for Playground Design

Keep these important topics in mind when planning a playground to make sure the result is a space where children can have fun and be safe.

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