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Goric hand picks every item that they sell based on aesthetic design, equipment that is outstanding in terms of play value, durability with little or no maintenance, quality and environmental considerations. Their product line consists of: Play equipment for all children promoting the development of physical strength, experiencing the laws of gravity with the understanding of the importance of cooperation and social interaction; Equipment for the development of the senses designed for the use in public spaces, playgrounds and all areas for children and adults to discover sound, sight, texture and movement; High quality protective surfacing for all areas below and around play equipment; Water play equipment designed for public spaces for children to experience water and mud, water pumps, wheels and gates as well as flow patterns and water characteristics; Specialty items, such as hill slides, facades, and custom designs. If you are looking for something unique, chances are they can provide it for.   Brands: Linie M PlayPoints, eibe water play, Kraiburg -EuroFlex rubber surfacing, K&K Towers, climbers and free standing elements, SpielBau custom playgrounds, Rathschlag sensory and musical items.

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 •  January 10

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know we’ve touched on ADHD before. It’s important, of course, as a matter of public health and wellness. But it’s also a design concern of growing interest. More and more landscape architects, playground designers, and manufacturers are recognizing their role in creating environments that benefit those...

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 •  December 19, 2017

Most of your holiday shopping is done, right? Or maybe it isn’t. At Goric, we’ve decided to devote this week’s blog to helping you find gifts for the nature lovers in your life. Here are ten terrific gift ideas to finish off your holiday shopping. Or, for some of you, to get started. Birdfeeder or Bee Habitat
A birdfeeder can make a wonderful...

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 •  November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the people and places that bring meaning to our lives. At Goric, we’d like to recognize the holiday by expressing our appreciation for the work of five city park departments, which have excelled in making their park systems accessible places for recreation, quiet refuge, and play. In May, The Trust for Public...

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 •  November 16, 2017

Shade is an integral, if undervalued, aspect of playground design. Some of the best playgrounds earn their distinction because they offer a range of sun-protected areas where children can play and rest. And some very good playgrounds could be better if they provided more shade to sustain longer stretches of play, protect children from intense,...

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 •  November 9, 2017

In a 1923 interview with a New York Times reporter, Himalayan mountain climber George Mallory was asked why he wanted to climb Mt. Everest. His famous response, “because it is there,” may seem irreverent on its face, but beneath the deadpan lies a deeper truth. The desire to reach the top of things, to push ourselves to the outer limits of our...

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 •  November 4, 2017

Several weeks ago, at the ASLA conference in Los Angeles, Greg Miller, principal landscape architect at MRWM, and Lucy Miller, founder and director at the STAR institute for Sensory Processing Disorder, discussed how children with sensory disorders benefit from strategically designed playgrounds and gardens. Their presentation drew my thoughts to...

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 •  October 17, 2017

Common Ground, this year’s theme for the American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO, October 20-23, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, casts a wide net. As Vaughn Rinner, ASLA president, describes it in an open letter announcing the conference, the theme reflects not only common areas where...

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 •  October 13, 2017

There is a tendency for society to draw a line between work and play, but for many kids this is simply impossible. Studies suggest that time spent playing outdoors increases educational progress, by improving happiness levels and engagement. This is particularly true for those with ADHD, which the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports...

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 •  October 4, 2017

Los Angeles is known for fast cars, great beaches, Hollywood celebrities, and beloved musicians, such as the late-Tom Petty. Its parks and playgrounds may be less front and center in area tour guides, but they are nonetheless among the country’s best. From sculptural designs worthy of the boisterous and daring hand of acclaimed L.A.-based...

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 •  September 20, 2017

The book American Playgrounds: Revitalizing Community Space, by writer and architectural historian Susan Solomon, opens with a scathing—and forcibly blunt—indictment of modern American playgrounds, to wit: “Existing American playgrounds are a disaster.” The picture Solomon paints in the introduction of her 276-page historical review and...