Author: dynamo

I recently met a little boy at a playground in a town just outside of Chicago. This young lad is 6, and deals with both autism and muscular dystrophy. He isn't able to answer me with words, and his attention is easily distracted...

The Christmas season may bring up different emotions and images for everyone. Whether it is the thought of watching moonlight glint on new fallen snow, hanging decorations on a palm tree, or spending precious time with family and friends . whatever your tradition ....

The topic of Risk Management comes up a lot when an organization is dealing with existing or new commercial playground equipment. But when applied to the playground equipment itself, this terminology falls short of describing what we as playground designers are trying to achieve....

The basic premise behind playgrounds is children having fun, and nothing else brings together fun and children more than the Christmas season. This year, Dynamo decided to help usher in the Christmas season and partner with our local community by participating in the annual...

No matter what the economic climate, spending money wisely never goes out of style. As with any large purchase, choosing the commercial playground equipment to invest your city, community or school.s finances in is a decision that requires research and the weighing of several...

Dynamo Playgrounds is a North American company who chose to break the mold and create unique commercial playground equipment that looked and felt different from what was commonplace in the market. First growing beyond Canada into America, Dynamo was pioneering playground concepts of motion...

In the last Play Matters article, we discussed how one of the main aspects related to commercial playground equipment safety is good maintenance. In the current economic times, however, many jurisdictions are finding that maintenance budgets are not as big as they used to...

Any manufacturer of commercial playground equipment will tell you that they build their equipment in compliance with the relevant standards or guidelines, and for the most part, they do. After all, no company is looking to cause any injuries to their playground users. ...

When the Parents' Council of Patricia Picknell Elementary School contacted Dynamo, they were looking for a play structure to fill in their backyard play area. Rather than suggest another large, sprawling structure like the school already had on their site, Dynamo's Ontario Sales Manager,...

It's no secret that a habit of regular activity helps the body in many different ways. Regular exercise can contribute to increased blood flow, decreased incidences of obesity, better physical fitness and improved mental acuity. And, as recent studies are showing, it may...