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VORTEX SPLASHPADS: GAME ON!

VORTEX SPLASHPADS: GAME ON!
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Every year, the National Recreation and Park Association invites communities across America to celebrate July as Park and Recreation Month, to promote the importance of parks and recreation in health and wellness, conservation and social equity, and to recognize the thousands of park and recreation employees who keep parks running. The theme for 2019 is Game On, to emphasize the opportunities for play and fun available at your local park.

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Why it's important to play for life.

Why it's important to play for life.

As a proud sponsor of the US Play Coalition, Vortex has the opportunity to attend the Play Conference and sends every year a few different collaborators to be educated and inspired on the topic. Now that we are back from the conference, here are a few of our our key takeaways. The audience at the conference this year was very varied with many different professional bodies, all there to share their experience and expertise. There were doctors, landscape architects, educators, play equipment manufacturer, students and so on, all there for continued education on the topic of play.

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International Day of Families: What Healthy, Sustainable Play Means for Your Community

International Day of Families:  What Healthy, Sustainable Play Means for Your Community

Every year on May 15, families all over the world celebrate playing, learning, and growing together. International Day of Families was launched by the UN in 1993 as a way to highlight the role communities play in in family dynamics. Every year, the day focuses on a different theme such as education, migration, fathers, mothers, and, in 2019—climate action!

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A World Earth Day discussion: Water management and your Splash pad

A World Earth Day discussion: Water management and your Splash pad

April 22 marks World Earth Day—a date of coming together and exploring innovative, actionable approaches to environmental protection. At Vortex, where every drop counts, we're taking this opportunity to explore some of the sustainability options Splashpads offer communities and resorts. Specifically, we want to discuss the different water management systems Splashpads employ.

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Readying for the Warm Weather: Your Springtime Checklist

Readying for the Warm Weather: Your Springtime Checklist

Before we know it, the thaw will be upon us, scarves and mittens will be stored away, and families will be out in droves getting the most out of the sunny season. 

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An Insiders Look at Pico, Alto and Hop

An Insiders Look at Pico, Alto and Hop

It's been a few months since we launched the three new Water Journey™ designs and since our last blog post for that matter.  So here is getting back to the groove...

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Aquatic Play Without Going to Bid: How a Purchasing Cooperative Saves Your Community Time and Resources

Readying for next year's refurbishments or renovations? When it comes to making a bid, two options generally present themselves: a standard Request for Proposal (RFP) or purchasing cooperative. If you're already familiar with what differentiates these two avenues, the choice should be an easy one. If you're not, we'll just go ahead and spoil the rest of this article: a purchasing cooperative is always the better option!

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A Closer Look at Water Journey™ Pico, Alto and Hop

A Closer Look at Water Journey™ Pico, Alto and Hop

In our last post, we finally unveiled our three new Water Journey™ experiences: Pico, Alto and Hop! Today, we're continuing our Water Journey™ discussion by taking a closer look at the new designs. 

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Three New Formations: Introducing Water Journey™ Pico, Alto and Hop!

Three New Formations: Introducing Water Journey™ Pico, Alto and Hop!

Since our first post, we've been teasing three new Water Journey™ designs that take nature-inspired play to new frontiers. Finally, the wait is over—we're happy to announce the arrival of Pico, Alto and Hop!

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