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Installation of a new GameTime play structure is now complete at Cedar Acres Park in Baker City, OR. The playground was installed by a group of volunteers from the Maintenance & Construction Section (MACS) of the Oregon Recreation & Park Association (ORPA) as well as MRC's Oregon playground designer Martha Rainey (pictured below getting her hands dirty).

The playground design possesses slides, climbing apparatuses, as well as a few other ground-level play components. Engineered wood fiber is being used for the safety surfacing throughout the use-zone of the playground to lessen the impact of falls.

The park equipment was purchased utilizing a $15,000 grant from the Ash Grove Charitable Foundation. The playground surfacing, supplies and hosting costs were paid out of the City Playground Equipment Improvement Fund, which was established in 2014. Local businesses and organizations including the Baker City Lions Club provided lunch and beverages throughout the two-day installation. The new Cedar Acres Park playground is one of three planned neighborhood park improvements in Baker City.

About Cedar Acres Park: Cedar Acres Park is bordered by Park Street and Idlewood Drive, mid-block between Cedar and Birch Streets. Aside from the new playground, the park consists of picnic tables and trash receptacles as well as a large green space that can be utilized for many recreational activities.

About MACS: MACS provides information and training to managers and technicians who are responsible for planning, designing and maintenance of park and recreation facilities. MACS provides networking and training for section affiliates to learn and share important information on maintenance and construction techniques, materials, regulations and standards. MACS offers a variety of training workshops throughout the year, including the annual Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) class and certification exam, the annual Playground Maintenance Technician (PMT) training, and more.


Posted by Matt Miller

The town of Windsor, CA recently unveiled a new GameTime playground at a park near town square, Town Green Park. With design concepts from Quadriga Landscape Architecture & Planning, as well as MRC's California playground design professional Leo Seavey, children in the surrounding area are now enjoying a gorgeous and fun play area!

The Town was seeking a playground design that had a fresh and modern appearance. With GameTime's new ShadowPlay features, we were able to design a beautiful, eye-catching design that is sure to liven up the landscape even when children aren't at play. ShadowPlay products from GameTime utilize acrylic panels to capture the sunlight and cast color shadows along the ground. The result is a vibrant and dynamic play experience that encourages cooperative, social and imaginative play for children of all abilities.

About Town Green Park:

Town Green Park is located at 701 McClelland Drive in Windsor, CA. The park is about 4.5 acres in size and has restrooms, a stage and of course a new GameTime play structure.

The park is also the location of the town's "Summer Nights on the Green", Farmers' Market and other special events.

About Quadriga Landscape Architecture & Planning:

Since their beginning in 1997, Quadriga has been committed to advancing their clients' interests, with careful attention to budget and constructability. They work regularly on outdoor locations such as parks and have a similar vision to us at MRC.


Posted by Matt Miller

Park goers in Middle Township, NJ are being welcomed by a new GameTime playground, a band shell and a restroom facility at Robert "Ockie" Wisting park. The town worked with MRC as well as Remington & Vernick Engineers of Cape May, NJ to design all three of the parks' new structures.

MRC's park designer Mike Nowak was the point of contact on the project and worked closely with Remington & Vernick throughout. Middle Township was seeking a smaller playground with a natural theme. Aside from the natural color scheme used, we also incorporated tree stump steppers as well as a mushroom themed picnic table with seats. Both the steppers and the table are manufactured using glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC), which is an extremely strong and durable material that can be easily molded into desired shapes prior to hardening. The play space was finished off with poured in place rubber safety surfacing to provide a high level of safety throughout the use zone of the playground.

In tandem with RCP Shelters from Stuart, FL, we also designed and manufactured a wood band shell with custom framing as well as a new restroom facility for the park. RCP has been manufacturing outdoor shelters and gazebos since 1957 and have become a trusted resource of ours at MRC. Whether we have a customer seeking wood or metal, custom or standard, large or small, RCP always has a solution that fits ours and our customers' needs.

Robert "Oakie" Wisting park is ready for action and we are happy to be a part of it!

Posted by Matt Miller

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