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Double Wall Jump for dog agility from Dog On It Parks with a Boxer jumping over it.
Dog Parks

7 Essential Types of Dog Agility Equipment

Design a dog park that dogs and owners alike will love! Here are 7 types of agility equipment that every dog park needs.
Aerial view of Woodhaven Park playground in Eagan, MN with a rectangular hip and gable end shelter.
Shelters & Shade

The Importance of Shade Structures in Playgrounds

Shade structures are often overlooked, but are an essential part of every playground. Make them a priority in your project!
Group of people exercising on the Group Fit 1 multigym at Eastside Park in Richland, MS.
Outdoor Fitness

Discover the Benefits of Outdoor Fitness Parks

Fitness parks have a variety of physical and mental benefits. Discover why you should build one in your community!
Park Furniture

Site Amenities That Every Playground Needs

Make your park welcoming with site amenities! Enhance your outdoor space with just a few tasteful additions.
Natural Playgrounds

Design Tips for Creating a Natural Play Space

Rocks, logs, treehouses, and more! Learn what goes into designing a natural play space that kids will love.
Playground Design

How to Add Circuit Play to Your Playground

Playgrounds shouldn't have a finish line. That's why it's important to add circuit play to link activities together!
Group of four children sitting on a Raft Rider in fall weather.
Playground Planning

5 Grants That Will Kickstart Your Playground

Need help fundraising your playground? Check out 5 grants that will get kids playing in no time. Apply today!
Close up view of S-Shaped Tube Slide, 3-D Rock Challenge, Ladder Panel, Diamond Climb, Double Wide Slide, Wave Slide, and Challenge Ladder.
Featured Projects

The Best Hidden Gem Playgrounds in Alberta

It's time for a road trip! Grab your keys, load up the car, and discover the best hidden gem playgrounds in Alberta.
Aerial shot of Golden Isles Park playground and basketball court in Hallandale Beach, FL.
Protective Surfacing

Choosing the Right Playground Surfacing

Surfacing is the first thing kids will touch when they visit your playground. Learn which option will work best for you!