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2nd Generation Family-Owned Business Celebrates 70 Years: Kay Park Recreation Corp. Marks Milestone Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2nd Generation Family-Owned Business Celebrates 70 Years: Kay Park Recreation Corp. Marks Milestone Anniversary Janesville, Iowa—March 18, 2024—Kay Park Recreation Corp., a pioneering manufacturer of outdoor park equipment, proudly announces its 70th anniversary since its inception in 1954. Founded by Keith Borglum, affectionately known as “Kay,” the company has flourished under the ...
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Commercial Outdoor Furniture

Creative Ideas for Using a Frame-Only Product in Commercial Settings

Kay Park offers frame-only picnic tables as an opportunity for parks, recreational areas, and other outdoor spaces to customize the experience and involve the community in a subtle but rewarding aspect of the space. Below you will find out some reasons why a frame-only picnic table can be such a popular and interesting offering from ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

Healthy Habits Made Easy: How Parks Inspire Active Lifestyles

A park is part of many people’s vision of a healthy lifestyle. For a lot of reasons, outdoor spaces figure into a healthy way of life. From an exercise spot, to a place to soak up the vitamin D from the sun’s rays, to the fresh outdoor air. But that’s not the limit of a ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

Commercial Outdoor Furniture for Schools and Universities

While these may be uncertain times, you can have confidence in the social distance seating solutions you offer at your academic institution. VIEW PRODUCTS We Make Shopping and Ordering Made Easy As a procurement professional, whether in-house or part of a buying group, you are constantly being barraged by requests, demands, and specifications. Of course, ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

Concrete Cornhole Boards for Parks

Cornhole has become one of the fastest growing sports over the past decade – people are wanting to play it in recreational spaces. You need to consider the impact on your user experience metrics of providing attractive, consistent recreational accessories, as a park designer, procurement specialist, or retrofit team. Because public facing spaces like parks ...
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How to Improve The Experience At Your Park or Campground with Concrete Cornhole or a Pedal Boat.

Spring is here, and Summer is coming–are you ready to impress guests at your facilities? You hear it every year—get ready to impress the new incoming campers and visitors to your recreational facility. And every year it means reevaluating how you’re going to impress new guests. Kay Park has you covered. This time take our ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

Get More People To Your Park with Concrete Cornhole Boards

Kay Park is a supplier of commercial quality outdoor furniture, equipment, and infrastructure for the outdoor recreational market as well as other public-facing venues that cater to visitors, including hospitality providers and public parks. We also sell premium quality items for outdoor recreation that can be placed anywhere you want to improve the fun quotient ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

What Do You Put In A Dog Park?

Spring’s coming, and your dog wants more of the outdoors than the brief walks that the colder months sometimes necessitate. While you’ve probably visited the dog park a few times during the winter months, get ready because your best animal friend is about to convince you to spend some more time outdoors. This article is ...
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Benches Make Sense as Outdoor Recreation Increases

We probably aren’t telling you groundbreaking news when we say that more people have been finding as many reasons to get outside and breathe in the fresh air during the pandemic than they had in previous years. Shocker, right? What you may not know is that even though there have been a lot of changes ...
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Commercial Outdoor Furniture

Making Places, And Spaces, People-Friendly: Buying commercial outdoor furniture for businesses and industrial spaces

As we’ve mentioned before, buying commercial-grade furniture isn’t as easy as it sounds. In some of our previous blogs, we spoke about buying furniture for both indie and chain restaurants and in another blog, we spoke about outdoor furniture for hotels and resorts. But what about selecting the right furniture for business and industrial uses? ...
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Commercial Outdoor Furniture

What to Look for When Buying Durable Restaurant Outdoor Furniture

A Guide for Indie Restaurant Owners, Managers, and Restaurant Chains Over the past couple of years, you have seen firsthand how important it is to have some outdoor restaurant seating for your guests. The biggest hurdle is knowing what to buy but also where to buy commercial outdoor furniture that is long-lasting yet stylish. With ...
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Commercial Outdoor Furniture

Choosing the Right Commercial Outdoor Furniture for your Municipal Park

When it comes to a municipal park, public area, or parklet, having the right amenities for the public is critical not just for functionality, but for safety. Public areas take a beating. It’s not just the wear and tear of weather either. It could be the runaway bike (if it’s not locked up on one ...
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Commercial Outdoor Furniture

Tips to Buying Commercial Outdoor Furniture for Hotels and Resorts

Buying the right commercial patio furniture for your hospitality business can be a challenge, especially when it comes to choosing the right materials, style, and quantity. Spaces to Sit and Enjoy These days, more and more people want to sit outside, so adding more seating to your property will help fill that void. Knowing what ...
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How to Buy Commercial Outdoor Furniture:  Top 5 Things to Consider

When shopping for commercial outdoor furniture, whether it’s for a restaurant, hotel, park, or office space, choosing the right materials, design and functionality should be a top priority in your decision-making process.  Park benches, trash receptacles, picnic tables, commercial bike racks, pet-friendly products, and planters are just a few of the choices you have to ...
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Bike Racks

Bicycling is Seeing Exponential Growth, Bicycle Parking is a Necessity

Since the global pandemic, more and more people have turned to cycling as a means to travel. Whether it’s commuting to work, doing errands, or using it as an exercise tool, cycling’s popularity is up 7% year over year. It doesn’t look like this cycling trend is going away anytime soon which we’ll discuss later ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

Let’s Celebrate Our Veterans Together!

Every time an American Flag waves over a building or is visible in a classroom, it is a reminder of the men and women who set aside their fears and ran straight into danger in order to protect our great nation. On this day and all days, we are proud to celebrate the veterans of the ...
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Bleachers

Add Speedy Bleachers and Increase Attendance

As the COVID-19 era continues, so do we as a society. Sporting events, school functions, and outdoor fun will continue despite the global pandemic. However, safety is of the utmost importance. If you don’t currently have the ability to comfortably social distance your guests, we have the solution for you. Kay Park’s Speedy Bleachers offer ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

Take a Rest On One Of Our Stationary or Portable Benches 

Benches are exceptional solutions for creating ample seating in your indoor or outdoor venue, especially when they offer a backrest. Without a backrest, your guests can be tempted to leave your venue sooner because they are not comfortable. In order to increase the time your visitors spend at your location, install permanent and/or portable benches ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

Enjoy the Fresh Air Without Worrying About Battery Life

As we continue to settle into the new normal of working from home and homeschooling tomorrow’s leaders, it is important for everyone in the community to have time to breathe a breath of fresh air. The ability to complete work outside offers numerous health benefits, such as improved mood and decreased stress. To promote a ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

Quick Ship Bleachers Available Nationwide

As local events continue to be rescheduled, it can be difficult to know when you may need additional seating. The uncertainty of the COVID-19 era leaves many organizations making late decisions regarding events. If you find you are in a situation where your event will go on and you are without ample seating, you can ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

Ample Seating for Everyone on Our Team Benches

While it may only be summer, football season will be here before we know it. During practices and games, it’s important for these athletes to have a place to sit down and rest. Otherwise, they will quickly fatigue and be unable to perform at their best. Team benches offer football players and coaches a way ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

Get Ready for Back to School with New Bike Racks

While summer break may have just started, it’s important now more than ever to prepare for a safe back-to-school season. Each state has its own regulations on how it will handle students attending classes in the COVID-19 era. If your school district is allowing students to go back to school, students that ride their bikes ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

We’re Proud To Be An American On Independence Day & Every Day!

July 4th is the day for bar-b-que picnics, fireworks, and the great red, white and blue. You can never show too much pride on Independence Day, so wave our great American flag as high as you can on your flagpole! This day celebrates when our nation declared independence from Britain, which laid the groundwork for our sovereignties ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

Water Sports Combine Fun and Social Distancing

As more individuals and families seek responsible fun from the great outdoors, be ready to provide them with adventures on the water. The very nature of water sports allows participants to follow social distancing practices. You will quickly become everyone’s favorite socially responsible adventure spot to visit this summer. It’s Easy To Sanitize and Practice ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

Show Your American Pride This Flag Day

Our American flag deserves to be flown on quality flagpoles all year long, especially on a day as momentous as Flag Day. This national holiday is celebrated every June 14th to commemorate the day in 1977 when the Second Continental Congress adopted our flag. Whether you have a flag that has approached the end of its life ...
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Crowd ControlPark & Recreation Equipment

Prepare for National Get Outdoors Day Now!

Exercise and being outdoors are vital for our health, even in this COVID-19 era. You can prepare your outdoor venue now for national Get Outdoors Day on June 13th! The earlier you prepare, the better you can prepare your safety measures to ensure social distancing is maintained. Safe, Social Distancing Approved Outdoor Fun While the ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

Get The Grills Ready for 4th of July!

Prepare Your Outdoor Space for 4th of July Celebrations Everyone’s favorite all-American holiday is quickly approaching, and not even this global pandemic can prevent residents across the country from celebrating. The air will soon be filled with the sweet smell of various wood smokers along with gas and charcoal barbeques! Make sure your outside area ...
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Crowd Control

Use Crowd Control Barriers To Safely Reopen Your Business

Maintaining Social Distance As businesses are permitted to reopen after the COVID-19 quarantine, the health and safety of you, your employees, and your guests are still of the utmost importance. Social distancing is still a requirement in many areas and most businesses are limited in the capacity in which they can operate. In order to ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

Social Distancing on Outdoor Bleachers

We want to propose possible methods that would allow for some type of spectatorship so safe events can be held. It has been a repeated mantra, “bend the curve” or “flatten the curve”. We share a concern for our fellow man also. However, the goal has not been to prevent all infections at any cost. ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

3 Easy Steps To Sanitize Outdoor Surfaces

As parks and outdoor areas begin to reopen, it’s important to sanitize outdoor surfaces to keep everyone safe and healthy. Bleachers, benches, pedal boats, picnic tables, and other public amenities are incredibly easy to clean. It only takes three easy steps to provide peace of mind to your guests: 1. Spray It Down 2. Hose ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

Support Earth Day Initiatives All Year Long By Installing Durable Recycling Centers

Recycle All Year Long With Recycling Centers Made From Recycled Material! It’s easy for individuals to say, “I didn’t see a place to dispose of my waste,” or “It wasn’t convenient for me,” when bins are not available for their waste. However, many do not realize how many items end up in landfills each and ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

Recycled Plastic Benches Align with Earth Day Goals

We understand the importance of environmental protection. While few things in this life are certain, we must understand the importance of environmental protection. We only have one planet to inhabit. If we wish to provide a home for future generations, we must be mindful and supportive of actions that directly impact the longevity of our ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

Recycled Materials Create The Best Seating for Supporting Earth Day

Support Earth Day with Kay Park’s recycled plastic products. Now more than ever, we all can appreciate how great it is to spend time outdoors. To celebrate the Earth, reducing, reusing, and recycling, allows us to have a world we can enjoy. Utilizing resources already available ensures we don’t run out while also allowing us ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

National Gardening Day Isn’t Complete Without Kay Park Planters

April 14th is National Gardening Day! We wish you and your community gardeners a very happy Gardening Day! Gardening Day is a holiday celebrated by both avid and amateur gardeners alike. Regardless of one’s location in the nation and around the world, Gardening Day supports the idea of learning the importance of plant care and ...
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Park & Recreation Equipment

Dog Park Items Every Pet Park Needs

Upgrade your dog park with the items it needs to bring enjoyment to four-legged companions. Despite the current state of the world due to the ever-looming coronavirus pandemic, we can’t deny the fact our beloved furry friends need a place to stretch their legs and socialize. It’s beneficial for dogs and their owners to get ...
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