Superior Recreational Products Awards Pete Mirich Elementary with Excellence in Recreation

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Superior Recreational Products awards Pete Mirich Elementary in LaSalle, Colo. as an Excellence in Recreation site for intentionally and thoughtfully designing their outdoor play environment.

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The community of LaSalle and Pete Mirich Elementary School needed a new playground because the old equipment was over 50 years old and this community did not have access to an all abilities and inclusive play area. Now all of our students have access to this new play area.

Superior Recreational Products awards Pete Mirich Elementary in LaSalle, Colo. as an Excellence in Recreation site for intentionally and thoughtfully designing their outdoor play environment.

Pete Mirich Elementary’s outdoor play site addresses intergenerational play, inclusiveness, and safety. The community sought to replace old equipment with an inclusive environment that breaks down physical barriers to access and social barriers to participation.

“The community of LaSalle and Pete Mirich Elementary School needed a new playground because the old equipment was over 50 years old and this community did not have access to an all abilities and inclusive play area,” Wellness Coordinator Annie Baker said. “Now all of our students have access to this new play area.”

This play environment incorporates wide ramps with access to multiple play events, play activities for children of all ages, and sensory areas catered towards children with Autism.

“This project was truly unique,” Jennifer VanWormer of GoPlay said. “It really shows that when a community comes together with a common goal in mind, it really can happen.”

Aligning their play environment to these best practices and creating a high quality outdoor recreation environment allows Pete Mirich Elementary School to become a positive gathering place for all community members and allows them to have a model site surrounding schools can replicate. To learn more about this project, visit srpplayground.com/inspirations.

Superior Recreational Products, a PlayCore company, is a manufacturer and supplier of premium recreational products like playgrounds, shade, picnic shelters, and site furnishings. Superior leverages its customer-focused expertise and complete collection of premium products to deliver an uncommonly easy way for communities like yours to create tailored recreational environments so they feel empowered to play, relax, and live.

PlayCore is a purpose driven Company committed to building stronger communities around the world by advancing play and recreation. The company infuses scholarly learning, through its Center for Outreach, Research, and Education, into its comprehensive family of brands. PlayCore combines best-in-class educational programming with the most comprehensive portfolio of play and recreation products and services to create tailored solutions that match the unique needs of each community served.

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