Great Play Giveaway Winner Announced


FOND DU LAC, Wis. – BCI Burke, a playground, outdoor fitness and recreation industry leader that brings play to communities around the world, is excited to announce Brian McKenna, Superintendent of Parks, Rolling Meadows Park District, as the winner of the Great Play Giveaway presented by Parks & Rec Business and Camp Business magazines! As the winner, the District will receive a brand-new Nucleus/Intensity playground valued at almost $30,000!

As part of the third annual contest, all recreation departments and camps could enter to win a playground for their community that will help children develop skills that transcend the playground, including motor skills, cognitive planning and cooperation.

“Playgrounds and parks play an important role in providing a space for families to be active, to socialize and get much-needed time outdoors,” said Michael Phelan, president and CEO of BCI Burke. “We are so happy to be able to partner with Northstar Publishing, Inc. and provide this community with a playground that will provide years of active enjoyment and development,” Phelan added.

When McKenna received the call that he had won the playground, he couldn’t believe it.
“I’m grateful for the gift of this playground as it will be a welcome addition to our parks system and allow us to increase play opportunities for the children. Adding more spaces for our community to get out and play is what we do and we’re excited to install this new playground for everyone to use.”