Exterior playspaces are essential for student health and mental well-being.


A once-bare concrete lot at Bayard Taylor Elementary School, Philadelphia, has been transformed into a modern play area.

An Energizing Place

Jan. 29, 2013
With help from Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels and his foundation, a sustainable, state-of-the-art play area rises at Bayard Taylor Elementary School.

Doctors group voices support for school recess

Jan. 6, 2013
American Academy of Pediatrics says regular recess is essential for students' well-being.
Playgrounds should be available for students during and after the school day to take a break from studies and encourage physical fitness.

Going out to Play on School Playgrounds (with Related Video)

July 1, 2012
A focus on student activity and exercise puts school playgrounds in the spotlight.

Know-How: Playgrounds

June 1, 2008
Safety is paramount when planning play areas for children.

Playground Injuries

Oct. 1, 2007
205,000 Estimated number of injuries per year on U.S. playgrounds that required treatment at hospital emergency rooms. 34.8 per 10,000 Rate of playground injuries sustained by...


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