Posts Tagged ‘ Natural Playgrounds ’

Giant Turtle Sighting at Kiwanis Park

January 29, 2015
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Giant Turtle Sighting at Kiwanis Park

New turtle sculpture for Kiwanis Park!The turtle replaced the White Oak car installed about 6 years ago. Part of the appeal of natural playgrounds is that they're never a fixed constant; they're always evolving. This sturdy concrete turtle should compl...

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Boring Playgrounds Linked to Sedentary Kids

January 2, 2013
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Boring Playgrounds Linked to Sedentary Kids

By Kerry GrensNEW YORK | Wed Jan 4, 2012 9:22am EST(Reuters Health) - Potential playground hazards, a focus on classroom learning, and boring play equipment have children spending too little time being physically active at daycare, according ...

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Natural Playgrounds & the Importance of Play

February 24, 2012
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Natural Playgrounds & the Importance of Play

I have several future blog posts in my  mental queue, but when I saw these excellent videos I felt compelled to share them right away. They were produced by Learning through Landscapes and compiled by the wonderful and always inspiration...

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New Play Equipment at Mary Holmes Park

July 17, 2011
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New Play Equipment at Mary Holmes Park

New play equipment has been installed at Mary Holmes Park.  Four traditional swings, a pair of toddler swings and a stand up teeter totter now form a secondary playground at the park.  A wide slab bench has also been added.  Kids love th...

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New Play Equipment at Mary Holmes Park

July 17, 2011
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New Play Equipment at Mary Holmes Park

New play equipment has been installed at Mary Holmes Park.  Four traditional swings, a pair of toddler swings and a stand up teeter totter now form a secondary playground at the park.  A wide slab bench has also been added.  Kids love th...

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Benefits of Unstructured Play

August 12, 2010
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Benefits of Unstructured Play

Climbing Structures at Pittsboro's newest park.One of my favorite parts of the new Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park (Formerly Rock Springs Park) is the wooded trail section just off of the playground circle. There's no great vista or amazing whoopdesnooz...

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Vroom! Vroom! New Car at Kiwanis Park

September 10, 2009
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Vroom! Vroom! New Car at Kiwanis Park

Watch Out NASCAR, there's a new car at Kiwanis Park carved by Chad Haddix. Partially inspired by Mader from the movie "Cars" and the game piece from the game "Monopoly", this car has been the first things kids run to since it's installation this morni...

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Kiwanis Park Virtual Ribbon Cutting

September 4, 2009
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Kiwanis Park Virtual Ribbon Cutting

Pittsboro's Kiwanis Park on Credle Street has undergone a major transformation this summer! Renovations include doubling the play space, the addition of colorful shade cloths, 10 new trees plus a variety of shrubs and perennial flowers. Natural play ...

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