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Planning Tips Blog

Playground Project Timeline
Date Published: Jul, 10 2014
Planning and installing a new playground can be an exciting, if somewhat daunting task. To help you develop a better understanding of how much time the entire process takes we have outlined the basic phases of playground planning and installation.  Read More
The Basics For The Perfect Dog Park
Date Published: Jun, 20 2014
According to the ASPCA, there are between 70 and 80 million dogs in the United States. People have shared their homes with dogs for so long that some experts believe that common behaviors, like barking, have evolved in order to communicate with human roommates.  Read More
Can We Have a Playground, Please?
Date Published: Jun, 10 2014
Most educators can tell you stories about long waits for budget approvals and typically the bigger the commitment the longer the wait. Big purchases, like a playground, tend to spend more time in committee than the average supply order. Read More
Sizzling Park Spaces
Date Published: May, 23 2014
Adding a picnic area to your community is a great way to encourage active, healthy lifestyles and encourage residents to socialize together.  Read More
Four Essential Elements of Playground Design
Date Published: May, 02 2014
As the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Even though playgrounds have received major safety and aesthetic upgrades since many of us were children, the basics elements that compose an engaging playground have stayed the same.  Read More
The Importance of Sports
Date Published: Mar, 24 2014
Playing a sport can be one of the biggest commitments a child can make. Choosing a sport, joining a team and practicing regularly are unique experiences that can't be replicated by other activities.  Read More
Fighting Childhood Obesity with Play
Date Published: Mar, 05 2014
According to the CDC, Childhood obesity has more than doubled in the last 30 years while only about 29 percent of high school students exercise 60 minutes or more each day.  Read More
Making Fitness a Family Affair
Date Published: Feb, 27 2014
With most parents working 40 or more hours a week it's hard to find ways to worry about adult fitness, let alone children's fitness, but the reality is that America's families are struggling to stay fit. Read More
Exercise Infographic
Date Published: Feb, 20 2014
Plan & Create a Timeless Design for your Park!
Date Published: Oct, 08 2013
Whether you are planning a brand new park or making additions to an existing one, BYO Recreation is here to help you from start to finish! The first step is planning. Read More
Enjoy a Fun Cook-out Locally with Park Grills
Date Published: Jul, 22 2013
Visiting local parks is a great summer activity for family and friends. There are so many things to do; many parks offer commercial grills so their guests can cook-out Read More
Keeping Earth Clean One Person At A Time
Date Published: Jul, 09 2013
Keeping our Earth clean is obviously very important, so what can you do to help keep the Earth clean? As an individual, you may not feel like you can do any damage or help in any significant way, but you can! Let's take a look at some statistics. Read More
Picnic Tables, Bleachers and Benches! Learn What's Best for You.
Date Published: Jul, 04 2013
ATTENTION ALL PARK AND RECREATIONS! Today is the day you learn just how important picnic tables, bleachers and benches are to your park, school, daycare, place of business, church, playground and sports field. Read More
Pour Some Surface Knowledge into Your Brain
Date Published: Jun, 12 2013
The majority of injuries that occur in a play area are the result of children falling to the ground from structures, so it's important to have a good surface that will absorb the majority of shock from a fall. Read More
Shade Can Save!
Date Published: May, 14 2013
Stretch Your Budget
Date Published: Nov, 30 -0001
Who doesn't want to stretch their dollar further? If you have been trusted by your community or board to investigate the installation of a new playground or park space, you have been handed a challenging task. Read More

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