Blog: Playtime Today

  • Playground Safety First: A Toddler’s Point of View at Play


    What happens when you put a GoPro camera on a toddler and send him into a crowded play area? PLAYTIME wanted to know and so we did it! Check out the first-hand reasons that ‘Safety First’ is important in play area design.

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  • Hershey Lodge Adds Sweet Reese’s Water Walk

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    Hershey Lodge at Hersheypark caters to the families that visit the beloved amusement park. With a new Reese’s themed water walk and water play complex at the lodge itself, guests can have fun everywhere they go!

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  • PLAYTIME Stars at Ocean Lakes Sandy Harbor Splash Zone

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    Ocean Lakes Family Campground recently opened Sandy Harbor, a waterpark complete with lazy river, slides, toddler water play areas and more. The campground opened in 1971 and sees multi-generational families return again and again because of the campground’s constant desire to offer the kind of vacation that families love. PLAYTIME was proud to provide water play elements designed to look like the campground’s mascot, Sandy the Starfish.

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  • What to do with Vacant Retail Space – Play!

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    Adding a play area to the retail mix not only absorbs vacant space but also provides a ready-made clientele for both your existing retail tenants and new sponsors. From indoor shopping centers to outdoor lifestyle centers, family play areas can bring in sponsorship and retail revenue, foot traffic, and positive publicity.

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  • Results Gym and Fitness Boosts Membership with Play Area


    Results Gym and Fitness in Tremonton, UT was lacking a state-of-the-art fitness center for its small, family oriented community. Chelsea and Bryan Capener decided to open one themselves, complete with child care facility and fitness center play area!

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  • Educational Play Sponsored at Ashland Town Center


    WP Glimcher’s Ashland Town Center and its sponsor King’s Daughters Medical Center want to spark children’s interest in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – at an early age. The vehicle – a space shuttle and play area that educates about ‘healthcare that’s out-of-this world’.

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  • LAX Beach Airport Play Area Serves Family Travelers

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    Surf’s up! A new children’s play area – dubbed “LAX Beach” – has opened in the new Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Designed in tandem by Westfield and PLAYTIME, the new play area is part of a world-class dining and retail collection by Westfield featuring over 60 new premier shops and restaurants, including 22 local L.A. brands, cutting-edge design and dazzling amenities.

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  • Carowinds Carolina Harbor Extends Southern Hospitality


    Carolina Harbor at Carowinds amusement park features attractions for everyone, from a 7-story slide that satisfies thrill chasers to Myrtle Turtle Beach which entertains the park’s youngest guests. PLAYTIME contributed a dry playground next to Myrtle Turtle Beach complete with ocean-themed play elements.

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  • Topeka Rescue Mission Uses Play to Break the Cycle of Poverty

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    The Topeka Rescue Mission has been helping homeless families for decades but, recently, they decided to put more focus on children, believing that childhood experiences can help to break the generational cycle of homelessness. This approach includes play as a transformational experience in their lives. “A lot of these kids don’t get played with. That has a tremendous impact on their brain development and how they interact with others.”

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