Santa Ana Library’s New Children’s Patio

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Unveiling of the new Children's patio at the Santa Ana Library

Location: Santa Ana, CASurface System Used: SpectraPourCompletion: March 2022Overview The City of Santa Ana is excited to open the Play and Learn Children’s Patio at the Santa Ana Main Library. The patio was previously an underutilized, empty space with small patches of grass and concrete. The new site was implemented to create a fully interactive play and learning space for … Read More

Oasis Park

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Location: Oasis, CASurface System Used: SpectraPourCompletion: October 2021Overview Oasis del Desierto (Oasis of the Desert) is the Desert Recreation District’s latest park located in Oasis, California. The park, which had its opening ceremony on October 1, 2021, is the first park in the community of Oasis. Input from the community was gathered during the creation of this park in order … Read More

Sierra Intermediate School

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Location: Santa Ana, CASurface System Used: SpectraPourCompletion: September 2021Overview The Santa Ana Unified School District, located in Santa Ana, CA, was preparing for a renovation of an existing campus to provide new classrooms and playgrounds for the preschool and kindergarten children. They knew they needed a surfacing company they could trust with high-quality, DSA-approved products and an excellent warranty. Safety … Read More

West Hollywood Park – Phase II

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An aerial photo of the progress at West Hollywood Park

Location: West Hollywood, CASurface System Used: SpectraPourCompletion: September 2021Overview The residents of West Hollywood, CA have something new to be proud of as the highly anticipated new West Hollywood Park is now complete! Phase II of the project, which completed in September 2021, accompanies the new 75,000 square-foot Aquatic and Recreation Center. Phase II included expanded green spaces with landscaping, … Read More

The Evolution of Play & Playgrounds

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Two children swinging on a swingset

It’s hard to believe that the concepts of play and playgrounds are relatively new in our history.  The theory that play is an integral part of human development only started to emerge towards the end of the nineteenth century. Before then, children were required to work in fields or factories, therefore public playgrounds did not exist. In the modern world, … Read More

Encouraging Health Equity Through Community Parks & Recreation

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A group of adults attending a fitness class outdoors are doing leg stretches. The participants are arranged in a line. The focus is on a mature ethnic woman who is smiling toward the camera.

The term “health equity” has quickly gone from a buzzword to a nationwide initiative across our country within the last few years. Under the health equity concept, everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this due to social position, ability, or other circumstances. Often, a lack of resources can hinder … Read More

Del Rey Lagoon Park

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Aerial view of the Del Rey Lagoon Park

Location: Del Rey, CASurface System Used: SpectraPourCompletion: June 2021Overview Local residents surrounding the Del Rey Lagoon have something new to be excited about! In June 2021, a new playground was completed that sits inland of the lagoon and is adjacent to a baseball field and basketball courts. The park also offers direct access to the lagoon for the residents of … Read More

What Makes a Product Sustainable?

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In today’s world, there continues to be an increased focus on “green” products and practices, and the demand for these sustainable products and services is on the rise! As a consumer of any product, it’s important to understand exactly what this means so we can make better choices in our homes, our work environments, and for our families. So, what … Read More

Olympus Park

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Location: Encinitas, CASurface System Used: SpectraPour SupremeCompletion: May 2021Overview On May 1, 2021, the City of Encinitas unveiled their newest community recreational facility – Olympus Park. This 3.1-acre neighborhood park includes various amenities, such as an exercise pad, dog park, skate park, and a bike pump track. The creativity of the designers can be seen in the botanical garden, public … Read More

How to Intentionally Design an Inclusive Playground

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Sister sitting next to disabled brother in wheelchair at playground

The need for inclusivity continues to grow in our society. From work environments and politics to schools and sports, diversity and inclusion is a fundamental part of the values and culture in our nation. The same can be said for one of human’s most basic functions — play. We must put an emphasis on creating and providing equality to everyone … Read More