June 01, 2012

GameTime Celebrates America’s Trails on June 2nd

America’s 200,000 miles of trails provide access to the natural world for recreation, and give many people the opportunity to connect with nature and escape the stresses of every day life. GameTime is a proud partner of American Trails and is excited to join the national celebration of these pathways on June 2nd with National Trails Day.

National Trails Day began in 1993 with the mission to increase awareness about trails and to celebrate the hard work and support of the people who develop and maintain the nation’s trail systems. NTD is the only nationwide celebration of trails and has grown to inspire thousands of people to enjoy the benefits and joys of trails with events and activities throughout the country.

GameTime believes in the importance of trails, and continues to develop innovative ways to bring play to nature and increase enjoyment of trail systems through our Play Trails solutions. PlayTrails links themed pockets of play elements in a linear pattern along or within a trail network, allowing children and adults to experience vigorous playful exercise while enjoying the beauty of the natural outdoor environment along the trail.

In conjunction with Play Trails, GameTime’s parent company PlayCore offers Pathways for Play as best practice guidebook for integrating play into pathway networks. This tool illustrates how to locate a path as well as how to infuse it with fun, meaningful learning opportunities. It is also an excellent resource for pathway owners who wish to build community interest, design a pathway management plan, align with national programs, and most importantly, create a Play Trail of their own that is a well-loved destination for children and families.

GameTime strives to reconnect families with nature and is proud to provide solutions that encourage play within the nation’s pathways.  For more information on Play Trails, contact a GameTime representative in your area at 800–235–2440, email info@gametime.com or visit www.gametime.com/playtrails. For more information or to register an event for National Trails Day, please visit www.americanhiking.org.

About GameTime:  GameTime has been a pioneer in the commercial playground industry since 1929 with a commitment to enriching childhood through play. GameTime combines the vast wealth of research and intellectual resources of our parent company PlayCore with an unmatched distribution network to lead the industry with innovative products, programs and play environments that inspire a child's imagination and promote health and wellness for future generations.