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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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Designing Water Journey™: Juliana Hamori and the Art of Inspiration

Designing Water Journey™:  Juliana Hamori and the Art of Inspiration

If you've been following our last few posts, you'll know that we're about to unveil three new designs in our Water Journey™ family. Leading up to the reveal, we've explored the current line's design philosophy, showcased its numerous features and spoken to our landscape architect about a few surprising applications. 

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Exploring New Landscapes: Our Chat with Landscape Architect Scott Stefanc

Exploring New Landscapes: Our Chat with Landscape Architect Scott Stefanc

We've spent our last two posts exploring Water Journey's nature-driven design and philosophy. Today, we're diving into applications. And who better to guide us through a discussion about water park design than our very own landscape architect Scott Stefanc?

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A Deeper Look at Water Journey™

A Deeper Look at Water Journey™

If you're just tuning in, we spent much of our last post discussing our Water Journey™ solutions while teasing some of our new products around the corner. In a nutshell, we explored how our design team endeavored to create a water play area that would be as malleable and shape-shifting as Mother Nature herself.     

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