Inclusivity vs. ADA Compliance in Parks and Playgrounds
MRC Recreation Blog
by Liz Sankey
1w ago
When a child steps into a playground or park, they enter a world of possibility. These spaces offer more than just play equipment — they're a cornerstone of community, learning, and growth.  But how do we ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, can share in this experience? The journey begins with understanding the distinction and connection between inclusivity and ADA compliance. Let's explore this relationship, illustrating how you can create environments that welcome all ..read more
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How to Customize Your Smart Restroom for Your Park or Playground While Still Saving Money
MRC Recreation Blog
by Liz Sankey
3w ago
Public restrooms are essential in parks and playgrounds, but they often come with challenges like maintenance, cleanliness, and cost. Enter the self-cleaning public restroom: an innovative, customizable solution that addresses these challenges, saves money in the long run, and offers a better experience for park and playground visitors.  Let's explore how to integrate these facilities into your outdoor spaces effectively ..read more
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The Top Playground Equipment Trends in 2023 and What They Mean for 2024
MRC Recreation Blog
by Liz Sankey
1M ago
As playgrounds evolve into dynamic, inclusive, and educational spaces, 2023 has seen innovative trends shaping how children play and interact. From inclusive designs to sensory-rich environments, the playground equipment trends of this year not only reflect the changing demands of communities but also hint at the future of playgrounds in 2024. Let's dive in!  ..read more
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Designing Inclusive Playgrounds: Meeting Jake's Law Standards in New Jersey
MRC Recreation Blog
by Liz Sankey
1M ago
At MRC Recreation, our mission is to create play spaces that bring joy to every child. As a leader in the inclusive playground industry, we understand the importance of designing parks that are accessible to all children, including those with disabilities ..read more
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Smart Restrooms vs. Traditional Restrooms in Parks and Playgrounds
MRC Recreation Blog
by Liz Sankey
2M ago
When enhancing the experience in parks and playgrounds, the choice of restroom facilities can play a crucial role. Let's look at the new, innovative world of smart restrooms and how their features compare to traditional restrooms, focusing on their self-cleaning abilities, vandal-proof features, maintenance, customization options, and more ..read more
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Engaging Park Activities for Visitors in Chilly Months
MRC Recreation Blog
by Liz Sankey
2M ago
As the temperature drops and the days get shorter, many might be tempted to stay indoors. However, parks can still offer many engaging activities during the chilly months!  At MRC, we believe in the power of well-designed parks and commercial playground equipment to provide year-round enjoyment. Here's how you can make the most of your park this winter ..read more
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Managing Upkeep and Upgrades with Park Budget Constraints
MRC Recreation Blog
by 0dm1n
3M ago
Creating and maintaining a community park or playground is a journey that transforms spaces into hubs of joy and imagination. This process, however, often encounters the challenge of limited budgets. Understanding how to navigate these financial constraints is crucial for the success and sustainability of these vital community spaces.  Let’s dive in ..read more
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How Parks and Playgrounds Transform Communities for the Better
MRC Recreation Blog
by 0dm1n
3M ago
The joy seen in a child's face at a playground is a testament to parks' significant role in our lives. But these spaces are far more than recreational areas —  they are crucial in transforming and bettering communities.  Let's look at the benefits of parks and playgrounds across various settings ..read more
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Keys to Success in Park Safety Implementation
MRC Recreation Blog
by Liz Sankey
4M ago
If you're considering designing a park or playground, you're diving deep into themes, equipment, and more. But making sure your outdoor space is a safe environment is paramount. At MRC, we prioritize implementing safety measures that adhere to regulations and provide a secure and enjoyable space for all. Let's dive into the specifics.  ..read more
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Creating Welcoming Parks for Church Community Outreach
MRC Recreation Blog
by Liz Sankey
4M ago
Creating a park or playground at a place of worship is more than just offering a space for kids to play. It's an opportunity to build community, foster inclusivity, and extend outreach efforts.  Let's look at how playground equipment can transform your church, temple, mosque, or synagogue into a hub of activity and engagement ..read more
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